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Paloznak jazz festival to feature Rick Astley, Level 42

The 11th Paloznak Jazz Picnic festival to be held near Lake Balaton on Aug 3-5 will feature international performers, such as 1980s star Rick Astley and jazz-funk group Level 42 from England, along with renowned Hungarian performers.

The headliners on August 3, the opening day, will include funk-rock singer and bass player Nik West, followed by Astley.

On the second day, Dirty Loops, a Swedish group working out of New York, will give a concert to be followed by electronic music outfit Thievery Corporation from Washington, DC.

The headliners on the third night will include British acid jazz group Incognito, followed by Level 42 which will play in Hungary for the first time in Paloznak.

The over forty performers to feature at the festival will also include Hungarian jazz stars, such as Barabas Lorinc Quarter, Sena Dagadub, Random Trip and Vanavan.

The event’s host, the Homola Winery, will provide a special selection of local wines.

The Together for Autistic People Foundation, Semmelweis University’s Pediatric Center, the Superar Foundation offering free art training to disadvantaged children, and the Jane Goodall Institute will also be represented at the festival.

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