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7 dates to look forward in the summer

From festivals and cultural events, here's what we expect to making headlines and gracing your social media feed across Budapest in 2018. Have a look at our overview of events in Budapest, plan your summer ahead and make sure you don't miss out.

The Illusionists/ 4th May

In the ring of music concerts, a new tour circus, THE ILLUMINATORS, is going to be a really refreshing program, which will visit Hungary this year as part of its European tour. The magicians of the eye-catching production flush their viewers into their impossible land within two hours. Ladies and Gentlemen, the world of our most secret dreams, Magic is back!

Tickets: https://www.jegy.hu/program/the-illusionists-81578

Brain Bar / 31st May, 1-2nd June

The world's greatest masterminds gather in Budapest once again to debate futures.
Brain Bar brings together the brightest minds from all over the globe to discuss what's to come. Technology itself is NOT the future. What really matters is the moral choices we make as humans.

Tickets: http://brainbar.com/tickets

Lenny Kravitz / 3rd June

His 20-year career has won him the Grammy Award four times, and apart from ten studio albums soundtracks can be linked to his name. With a seemingly endless string of hits – from ‘American Woman’, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, ‘Fly Away’ and ‘Again’ to recent tracks such as ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ and ‘The Chamber’ – and multiple awards including four Grammy’s, Lenny Kravitz is one of the world’s most succesful artists of his generation.

Tickets: https://www.ticketpro.hu/konnyuzene/2244170-lenny-kravitz.html

VOLT Festival / 26-30 June

VOLT Festival is a multi-genre festival in Sopron, Hungary. One of the biggest in eastern Europe, the festival hosts over 100,000 music-lovers every year. Founded in 1993 in the wake of the fall of the USSR, VOLT's lineup stretches well beyond music, encompassing a wide range of genres and arts. Moving to its current location in 2002, each year the festival takes over the small town of Sopron and turns it into a musical paradise.

Tickets: https://volt.hu/en/tickets/category/entry-ticket

Balaton Sound Festival /4-8 July 2018 

Balaton Sound is an EDM, house and techno festival on Lake Balaton, Hungary. One of the biggest open air electronic music festivals in the world, you know you're going to get a lineup with a wide range of artists and sounds. Sziget's sibling festival, Balaton Sound is a fully immersive experience. With nine stages, carnival rides, food and drink markets, chill out spots, sunbathing and water sports, the festival has everything you could possibly need for an unforgettable break from reality. Already into its second decade, the festival is firmly established as the ultimate beach party music festival.

Tickets: https://balatonsound.com/en/tickets/category/entry-ticket

Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, 27 – 29. July, 2018

If you are a Formula one fan and happen to be in Budapest in the middle of the summer, you shouldn’t miss the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix. The racetrack is in a valley, surrounded by a beautiful hillside, so you can enjoy much of the race from any point. You can also follow the race on several well-positioned giant TV screens. Though drivers often criticize the track, because it’s narrow and there are few points where they can overtake each other. After Monaco, the Hungarian F1 race has the slowest average speed.

Tickets: http://www.mygpticket.com/f1/eng/race/hungaroring_f1/

Sziget Festival / 8-15 August

The Island of Freedom returns! The community of Sziget was founded 25 years ago based on the idea of creating a temporary “dream nation”, celebrating and sharing the best from cultures and people across the globe’’. Sziget Festival is a multi-genre island festival in Budapest, Hungary, in August. Now one of Europe's most iconic music festivals, it has become famed for its diverse lineups that span everything from EDM, house and techno to rock, pop and indie. Lighting up the city for a whole week, Sziget brings some of the world's biggest artists to its island, with names including Muse, Robbie Williams, Rihanna and David Guetta. But Sziget isn't just about the music, with there also being a host of other activities to get involved in and experience, from an amusement park, workshops and beaches, to surreal venues and installations dotted around the site.

Tickets: https://en.szigetfestival.com/tickets/category/entry-ticket

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