Budafest Festival 2018
Budapest’s ‘metro’ festival’s sophomore year sees capacity more than doubled
Last year saw the arrival on the festival scene of Budafest, a multi-venue ‘metro’ festival right in the heart of the Hungarian capital. This year 5,000 guests can enjoy a feast of clubs and electronic music, huge, open-deck boat parties, a spa party and pub crawls, as well as the culture of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Festival-goers can explore the city by day and party all night at incredible venues such as Otkert, Akvarium, Fogashaz and Szechenyi Spa. Budafest embraces the essence of this spectacular city to deliver an unforgettable experience, alongside crowds of like-minded people.
Budafest By Day
By day, Budafest attendees can explore the city on their own, or can join in the optional scheduled activities, including pub crawls – a great way to see the city, boat parties – a highlight of 2017, with a 1000 capacity, open-deck miniature ferry offering unparalleled vibes and views, and the Szechenyi Spa – the perfect way to handle a hangover – relax in the thermal baths, laze in the sunshine, then hit the sauna and steam rooms.
Budafest At Night
At night, Budafest comes alive, as guests move between the mind-blowing venues, all walking distance from each other, to enjoy world-class DJs. Otkert is a converted ruin bar with open-air atrium and possibly the coolest VIP area in Budapest. Akvarium is one of the city’s most credible concert halls, located under a giant glass ceiling with water feature above. It also brings the festival vibes with a huge outdoor terrace. Fogashaz is the quirkiest ruin bar to be found anywhere in Budapest. With a maze of secret rooms, terraces and dancefloors, this is a trip down the rabbit hole.
A must-do optional extra is the Spa Party where one of the biggest and most visually impressive thermal spas in Europe is transformed into a party haven. Don’t forget your swimwear.
This year, the city’s various bars, clubs, concert halls and hotels will play host to the heavy-hitting likes of Skream, Camelphat, Richy Ahmed, Artwork, B.Traits and Solardo by night, while boat parties and organised pub crawls will keep the bleary-eyed entertained by day.
Alongside the world-class DJs, expect some visually stunning events hosted by renowned concept-driven brands including, Festival Of The Dead, The Psychedelic Funhouse, Carnival Of Light, Foreverland, Dazed and more.