7 Top Summer Festivals in Budapest – Ultimate Guide for 2024

  • 4 Jul 2024 7:54 AM
  • We Love Budapest
7 Top Summer Festivals in Budapest – Ultimate Guide for 2024
The hottest festivals in and around the capital have kicked-off, and "you won't want to miss out" say our friends at WeLoveBudapest! From pulsating techno vibes, to traditional Hungarian ‘dance house’, to chart-topping pop acts, here's the ultimate guide to the season's best fests.

1. Duna-part Feszt

3 days of partying on the picturesque banks of the Danube in Ráckeve, split between 3 stages with a mainstream music line-up, perfect for those who enjoy popular acts.

While there's no camping available directly on the festival grounds, excellent public transport connections make it easy to get back and forth from Budapest each night. Alternatively, there's a campsite located just 15 minutes away in Ráckeve if you prefer a more festival-style stay.

Location: the park of the Savoyai Castle, Ráckeve
Date: 4-6 July
Ticket prices: pass – HUF 28,690, daily ticket – HUF 13,590 
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2. Bánkitó Festival

Nestled in the charming village of Bánk, Bánkitó takes place right by the picturesque lake, with a campsite nearby for a truly immersive festival experience.

Known as the ‘biggest small festival in the country', it has certainly grown beyond its small beginnings and offers a diverse program that goes far beyond just music - it has an eco mission too.

Expect a vibrant mix of live music - including acts like Elefánt, Hundred Sins, Dé:Nash, Freakin' Disco, 6363, Дeva, and the Mayberian Sanskülotts - plus film screenings, theatre performances, visual arts displays, and even dedicated children's activities and a civic presence. 

Location: Bánk, Lake Bánki
Date: 10-13 July
Ticket prices: season ticket – HUF 52,500, HUF daily ticket – 19,600 
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3. Bass Paradise

Get ready for three days of earth-shaking bass at Bass Paradise! This electrifying festival goes beyond your typical electronic music event, putting the spotlight firmly on pounding basslines and driving drum beats. It's a full-on sonic assault, perfect for those who crave a truly immersive experience.

This year's lineup boasts some of the biggest names in bass music, including Subtronics, Friction, Modestep, Shiverz, and Kompany. So, if you're looking for a festival that will get your heart racing and your body moving, Bass Paradise is the place to be. 

Location: Törökbálint
Date: 11-13 July
Ticket prices: pass – HUF 44,990, daily ticket – HUF 13,990-22,990
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4. Katlan Festival

Underground electronic music festivals are known for their unique locations, and Katlan Festival takes the cake! Nestled in the Öreghegy quarry near Tárnok, this festival offers a truly unforgettable setting. The venue itself is a fascinating blend of modern vibes (reflected in the music) and a rugged, almost prehistoric atmosphere.

This year's lineup is sure to impress even the most discerning electronic music fan. Headliners include the one-and-only Tommy Cash, the legendary Infected Mushroom, and rising stars like Andrey Pushkarev, Technical Hitch, and Oxidaksi. But that's not all – a whole host of other talented artists will be taking the stage, making Katlan Festival a must-attend for any underground electronic music enthusiast. 

Location: Tárnok Quarry
Date: 12–14 July
Ticket prices: pass – HUF 24,990-29,990, two-day ticket – HUF 17,990-19,990, daily tickets – HUF 9,900-11,990 
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5. Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival needs no introduction. As one of the biggest festivals in Hungary and all of Europe, it's a bucket list experience for many. But what truly sets Sziget apart is its incredible diversity.

This year's lineup is no exception, boasting a mind-blowing range of artists that cater to every musical taste. From chart-topping pop stars like Kylie Minogue and Liam Gallagher to underground favourites like Fontaines D.C. and Yard Act, Sziget has it all.

Think ‘unashamed mainstream' to ‘deep underground' – and everything in between! There's also much more than just music to discover at the Óbuda Island. Expect a full programme of performances, art installations, and cultural experiences. 

Location: Óbuda Island (Hajógyári Island)
Date: 7–12 August
Ticket prices: pass – HUF 119,900, three-day ticket – HUF 99,900, daily ticket – HUF 32,900
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6. Folkpark

Folkpark is a one-day festival dedicated to celebrating the vibrant traditions of Hungary. Also known as the Táncházfesztivál (lit. ‘dance house', a folk dance event aimed to revive Hungarian folk music and dance traditions), this lively event promises a full day of cultural immersion.

While details about this year's lineup haven't been released yet, last year's festival boasted an impressive roster of performers, giving you a great idea of what to expect.

With three dedicated dance floors, you'll have plenty of space to show off your moves or learn some traditional Hungarian steps. And don't worry about working up an appetite! A folk pub will be on hand throughout the day to keep your energy levels high with delicious Hungarian fare. 

Location: Budapest Park
Date: 15 August
Ticket prices: HUF 1,999-2,499
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7. INOTA Focus: Turbinacsarnok

INOTA Focus returns this year, albeit on a smaller scale compared to last year. This one-day techno event takes place at the unique Inota Thermal Power Plant, located just a two-hour drive from Budapest (though outside Pest County).

While the distance might be slightly further than in previous years, the industrial setting is more than worth the trip. Prepare to be transported by the raw energy of the venue and the pulsating techno beats.

This year's headliner is the renowned Ben Frost, but the party doesn't stop there. Expect to see some familiar faces behind the decks, including Alpha Tracks and Boston 168, ensuring a night of unforgettable techno.

Location: Inota Thermal Power Plant
Date: 12–13 July
Ticket prices: daily ticket – HUF 12,800 
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