More News

Sziget – Police running crime prevention point at festival

Police have set up a crime and accident prevention point within the area of the Sziget Festival, with uniformed and plainclothes police on duty in large numbers on Hajogyari Island, according to a Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) spokesman.

Simply Red, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna, December 6, 2022

Hucknall’s top song was a cover of himself

It seems like there have been Simply Red concert posters around town for yonks now, but unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic kept screwing things up, like it did everything else (remember Sziget?). Finally, though, the English soul and pop band will be in Budapest on ...

Budapest by balloon

From the canvas to the clouds

Hungarian artist Pál Szinyei Merse’s defining painting “Balloon” from 1878 can be seen in the National Gallery and now has literally floated into the city proper after 144 years with much celebratory fanfare, as it beautifully matches the occasion of a new venture in ...

John Cleese is still breathing and will finally appear in Budapest

English funnyman John Cleese has defied death and his “Last Time To See Me Before I Die” tour will finally get to Budapest this June 11 and 12 after being postponed in April 2020 and then in June 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Most read articles Entertainment

Sziget Festival draws around 450,000 visitors

An estimated 450,000 people attended this year's Sziget Festival, with the event drawing a sell-out crowd on its opening day and near-capacity crowds on two other days, the festival's main organiser said on Monday.

Sziget – Police running crime prevention point at festival

Police have set up a crime and accident prevention point within the area of the Sziget Festival, with uniformed and plainclothes police on duty in large numbers on Hajogyari Island, according to a Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) spokesman.

Most commented articles Entertainment

Entertainment centre successfully plotted escape from COVID-19

Make room for horror

While other businesses have been left reeling by the pandemic, 14 creative people have used the past six months to plan a new horror-themed 250-square-metre escape room – Hungary’s biggest. And they didn’t have to fire anyone, in fact hiring more employees and doubling ...

They passed the audition but the demise was fraught

Putting the fab back in the Fab Four

Beatles fans have long accepted the standard history that the group’s death throes in 1969-70 were a gloomy affair, as seen in the bickering and boredom of the recording sessions documented in the “Let It Be” film and the “cardboard epitaph” (as one reviewer ...

Iron Maiden, Groupama Aréna, Budapest, June 7, 2022

Music and an instrument of torture

Heavy metal is surely one of the lowest, least cerebral forms of rock music – fortunately rock is a broad enough umbrella to embrace both the ugliest and the cleverest – but it has its audience, and perhaps Iron Maiden’s show at Ferencvaros Football ...