New Music Centre Planned For Hajógyári Island In Budapest

  • 29 Apr 2021 11:10 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
New Music Centre Planned For Hajógyári Island In Budapest
A master plan is being developed for a pop music centre on Hajógyári island in Budapest, ministerial commissioner and head of the Petőfi Literary Museum (PIM) Szilárd Demeter told Népszava.

The government decided to donate a 30-hectare area on the island, including the ruins of the palace of Roman emperor Hadrian, to the PIM in March, and Parliament approved the deal on Monday.

According to plans, the future centre will utilise former shipyard buildings that were later converted to clubs.

A 3,000-person music hall, exhibition centres and a Rock Museum will be built on the island – home to the annual Sziget festival –and the event boat A38 will be relocated there.

The government has set aside Ft 23 billion for the renewal of pop culture in the next five years.


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