Between the 12th and the 20th of June Budapest and the Duna Art Company will host the Danube Carnival, the most colourful cultural series of events of the Hungarian summer, for the fifteenth time. The Danube Carnival is a ten-day long multi-cultural festival which includes a chain of international dance and music programs. The carnival atmosphere will be enhanced by the various forms of artistic expression involved including folk dance and music, contemporary dance, world music, symphonic and brass music. In addition to the Hungarian traditional and professional dance groups, the carnival will incorporate many European performers from outside Hungary as well as guest ensembles from overseas. The traditions of the Visegrad Countries are also highlighted.
This year 11 foreign ensembles with nearly 400 artists will be performing at the carnival which will span Budapest and beyond. The sites: Vörösmarty Square, Margaret Island Open Air Theatre, Ethnographic Museum, Heritage House, Mátyásföld, Békásmegyer, Budakalász, Üröm.
The Gala concert at the Margaret Island Open Air Stage will take place on the 18th of June. The show will feature nearly four hundred international and Hungarian artists with the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and the Duna Art Ensemble.
While on the 19th of June, in the heart of Budapest, more than 1000 participants will join the Carnival Parade – defiling to the Vörösmarty Square the dance and music groups celebrate the Carnival with a non-stop dance gala.
If you find yourself in Budapest during this festival, make sure you check it out!