International Headliners @ Essentials Festival, 25 - 28 June

  • 14 Jun 2015 1:30 AM
International Headliners @ Essentials Festival, 25 - 28 June
Between 25 and 28 June 2015 the Hungarian capital has something special to offer festival people, as Budapest Essentials returns for the second time... Again it aims to turn the whole city into one urban festival, the programme, in summary, is a selection of everything captivating in Budapest: street food madness, vivid nightlife and cultural events on every corner in additional to the various international headliners.

This time party people got the chance to experience the city from a new perspective: not only the popular downtown clubs will host parties, but special venues all over downtown, some set up at UNESCO World Heritage sites, will be used as locations for the one-of-a-kind events of Budapest Essentials.

The British synthpop queen La Roux joins Budapest Essentials, whose latest LP was released last year. La Roux’s electrifying concerts are complete with her number one hits, like In For The Kill or Let Me Down Gently.

Following the dancefloors of Ibiza and Mexico’s BPM Festival, Budapest can finally welcome Solomun from Hamburg, whose own label, Diynamic, means a fresh new sound for the German house/deep house scene.

Katy B’s unique and personal live act amends Budapest Essentials as well, the London based singer mixes sensual vocal themes with the core sounds of underground music. For those of you, who are more familiar with popular genres, her name might ring a bell from BBC’s Voice.

Sub Focus, who himself is a pioneer of the drum and bass genre, will rock the dancefloor with his eclectic and trendsetter DJ set. Additionally, Carl Craig, one of the godfathers of traditional Detroit techno, moreover the free-minded and outspoken Dope D.O.D., nevertheless the mesmerizing house overlord Gold Panda, are all making their way to the Hungarian capital for the last weekend of June 2015.

The organisers fundamentally changed the concept of their urban festival: this year there will be less foreign acts we're told.

The festival is apparently shifting its focus more to the touristic, cultural and gastronomic opportunities Budapest offers, and will shed light on creative young locals, living and framing contemporary Budapest.

"This time, we transform the most special public spaces and buildings of Budapest to real festival venues. We aim to provide the opportunity to all of our guests to attend all signature events, sparing the painful decision of selecting one, or only a few. We want to create a real urban festival atmosphere, and prove that locals make Budapest one of the most liveable and colourful capital of Europe,” said Dr Gergely Csókay, chief organiser of the Budapest Essentials Urban Festival.

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