Góbéfest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Szekler people – a group of ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, which is part of Romania.
With its roots firmly in Transylvania, Góbéfest 2018 will also showcase the practices and folklores of other minority cultures across Europe.
“You have heard all the mysterious myths and legends, now come and experience the magic of Transylvania, right in the centre of Manchester. Góbéfest promises to be a unique celebration, offering a dazzling extravaganza of music, dance, cuisine and multicultural activities , captivating the whole family with the authentic and diverse sounds, tastes and flavours of Transylvania and the Carpathian Basin. I am really looking forward to involving more cultures in the festival this year, celebrating diversity and difference and welcoming youth leaders from around Europe.”