Summerfest international folklore festival starts on Saturday

Summerfest, an international folklore festival held in Szazhalombatta, south of Budapest, will get under way on Saturday, organisers told MTI.

The highlights of the week-long progamme’s 200 events will include shows by seven folk groups as well as seven theatrical performances from countries including Brazil, North Macedonia, Croatia, India, Poland, Serbia, and Senegal.

Over the course of the festival’s 30 years, nearly 50,000 participants from 112 countries have participated in events held in Szazhalombatta, Tokol, Rackeve, Szigetszentmiklos, and Dunavarsany.

Hungarian performers this year include the Turay Ida Theatre, the Fitos Dezso Company, the 100-strong Gypsy Band, the Duna Ensemble, the Forras Folk Dance Company, Andras Berecz, as well as the FlamenCorazonArte Dance Theatre.

The festival will end in a spectacular gala on Aug. 20, Hungary’s national holiday.

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