- 13 Feb 2013 8:00 AM
The festival fans decided themselves by voting which cities could enter the summer-starter festival in a world heritage site in Hungary for free. Those having a permanent address in the five lucky cities can enjoy concerts of bands like Down, Scooter, Asking Alexandria, Ensiferum, Skindred, The Devil Wears Prada and several other Hungarian and foreign artists, as well as regular Hungarian vine-drink Furmint fröccs, sunshine, bank of River Tisza and the real festival mood.
While only one Hungarian and one foreign city were invited to Hegy’ 2012, this year the festival will entertain residents of five cities for free: besides Kecskemét, four cities abroad got invited. Out of the 20,000 devoted fans on Hegyalja Facebook fan page voted that residents of Slovakia’s Dunajska Streda, Ukraine’s Berehove, Serbia’s Subotica and Romania’s Odorheiu Secuiesc could enter the festival for free, though Subotica and Senta got votes neck and neck, and only some hundred votes set the final result in favour of Subotica.
Based on the results of the voting local residents of the four foreign cities and Hungary’s Kecskemét can enter Hegy’ Festival 2013, and enjoy concerts like Down, headed by the ex-Pantera chief, or Britain’s Asking Alexandria, the legendary Scooter, Anti-Flag, Coal Chamber or Skindred, an long-time favourite resident at Hegy’.
„We appreciate all of our fans’ for their eager participation in the voting. We are very happy that Hegyalja Festival’s initiative motivated so many people. We congratulate with the four cities abroad, as well as Senta, though it didn’t win this year, its close competition with Subotica was really quite keen. We are looking forward to meeting the residents of the winner cities in Tokaj, and, maintaining the tradition, we’re going to announce another vote next year”, says Béla Bukovinszky, chief organizer of Hegyalja Festival.
Residents of the winning cities should do nothing else but like and follow Hegyalja Festival’s Facebook fan page, where they’ll be provided with all the necessary information. Those who have a permanent address in the five cities can get a weekly pass for the festival, and the camp sites (Hegyalja Camping or Tisza Camping) are also free for them. So everyone in these cities can prepare their favourite sneakers and swim suits, as the real festival-heads from Hungary and the foreign countries are going to launch the summer at Hegy’ Festival this year again.
Hegy’ is a place that makes you come back, because between the Tokaj mountains real people, real music, the real festival experience wait for you. The Borsodi Hegyalja Festival is the only 4 day festival in Hungary where festival experiences become part of the world heritage. Between 25-30. June you can enjoy the river Tisza, the Tokaj wines, the best concerts of foreign and Hungarian bands too. More than 200 performers, party until dawn, rowing on Tisza, theatre, wine cellars, interesting talks with the best guys and most beautiful girls.
Source and tickets: www.hegyaljafestival.hu