The Best Music Festivals in Budapest and Hungary

From the widely-adored Sziget to the smaller, electronic beach festival Balaton Sound, Hungary festivals have so much to offer. Check out the best Hungary and Budapest music festivals here.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 17th Feb 2023

What do you think of when you think of Hungary? Goulash? The beautiful Lake Balaton? Or maybe Houdini? Yep, if you didn’t know, Houdini, the Houdini, was born in Budapest. But out of all the things that spring to mind, we bet music festivals aren't one of them. 

It’s a tragedy that we don’t associate Hungary with music festivals when it arguably has some of the best. It has a diverse offering with beach raves, metal fests, electronic music bonanzas, and even one of the biggest music festivals in Europe - Sziget.

Hungary definitely deserves more recognition for the cracking festivals it puts on every year, and hopefully, this blog will help to do just that. So here are the best music festivals in Budapest and Hungary.


Sziget Festival


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When: Thursday 10th - Tuesday 15th August 2023 

Where: Hajógyári Island in Budapest, Hungary

2023 lineup: Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, and many more

Sziget is the champion of Budapest music festivals, being the biggest in the capital and even one of the biggest in Europe. With a super diverse lineup, everyone stays happy, and everyone has a good few artists to look forward to. And if you need a break from the music, you can head to the beach and take a dip, sit in on some talks, and even check out the cinema! Other artists on the lineup for 2023 include Sam Fender, Mall Grab, Amyl And The Sniffers, Mimi Webb, and The Comet Is Coming.



Kolorado Festival 


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When: Wednesday 28th June - Saturday 1st July 2023 

Where: Nagykovácsi, Hungary

2023 lineup: La Femme, Beton.Hofi, Belga, Carson Coma, Analog Balaton, Csaknekedkislany, and many more

One of Kolorado's core values is diversity. With DJs, alt-rock bands, singer-songwriters, disco singers and more, the forest festival has smashed it with its lineup. Another of the Kolorado's values is freedom. And with this, they encourage the crowds to feel free and express themselves, and the artists to experiment and be creative. It seems Kolorado has the perfect vision of what it wants to be. And judging by the success of the festival, we’d say they’ve nailed it.



Balaton Sound

When: Wednesday 28th June - Saturday 1st July 2023

Where: Lake Balaton, Zamardi in Hungary

2023 lineup: Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Adam Beyer, Charlotte De Witte, Carl Cox, Sam Paganini, Joseph Capriati, and more

Balaton Sound is a beach music festival that invites electronic music fans to enjoy their favourite music the way it's meant to be - at a beautiful, sunny location with sand and sea. Put together by the same team behind Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound attracts over 165,000 music fans from around the globe each year. And if you’ve got the energy after a long day dancing to your favourite tunes, there are boat parties to get the last bit of party out of your system. Looking for a massive rave? Balaton Sound might be the perfect festival for you. 



O.Z.O.R.A. Festival


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When: Monday 31st July - Sunday 6th August 2023  

Where: Dadpuszta, Hungary 

2023 lineup: Banco de Gaia, Yin Yin, Hedflux, Pitch Black, Tetra Hydro K, Peter Power, Orkesta Mendoza, Los Wembler's de Iquitos, Montoya, Liraz, and many, many more

OZORA is a “psychedelic tribal gathering” in Dadpuszta and is about so much more than just music. This trance music festival fuses music with psychedelic themes, including trippy decor and performers in mushroom costumes. Since its inception in 1999, OZORA has grown to become the biggest and most influential psychedelic gathering, with around 30,000 people attending each year. Easily one of the best music festivals in Hungary, if you like a trippy vibe and electronic tunes, you should check this one out for sure. 



Strand Festival 


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When: Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th August 2023

Where: Zamardi in Hungary

2023 lineup: Azahriah, Beton.Hofi, Carson Coma, Bagossy Brothers Company, and more

This multi-genre music festival in Hungary brings international and local artists to its stages. In between checking out some of the biggest names in the game, there are water balloon fights, yoga, and carnival games to give a try. Lineups for Strand Festival are usually diverse, with New Found GloryRag 'n' Bone ManSteve Aoki, and Milky Chance all having performed at the festival in the past. 



SZIN: Szegedi Ifjúsági Napok


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When: Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th August 

Where: Tisza River, Szeged in Hungary

2023 lineup: Timmy Trumpet, Lukas Graham, many more TBA 

SZIN Festival, when it started, was a festival different from the rest. SZIN was a festival that refused to censor the artists who performed there. In that sense, SZIN started as one of the freest festivals, refusing to stifle creativity and expression. Fast forward to the present, and SZIN still prioritises freedom and still seeks to give its guests a party to remember. Many more artists are still to be announced but with electronic legend Timmy Trumpet on the decks, we're sure it'll be top. 



Campus Festival


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When: Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd July 2023

Where: Nagyerd?, Debrecen in Hungary

2023 lineup: TBA

This multi-genre festival allows those under 18 to join in the fun. So if you’re looking for a family-friendly festival, this could be the one for you. There are lots of activities for children if they need a break from the music, and, with a strong community feel, it’s the perfect festival for introducing little ones to the festival scene. The fest hasn't announced any 2023 artists yet but its no stranger to welcoming international artists to its stage alongside smaller local acts - perfect for discovering new music while still enjoying the tunes you know and love. 



B My Lake 


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When: Wednesday 28th June - Saturday 1st July 2023

Where: Lake Balaton, Zamardi in Hungary

2023 lineup: Carl Cox, Ameme, Charlotte De Witte, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Indira Paganotto, and more

This award-winning electronic music festival will be back in 2023 with a lineup that explores all styles of the genre, including house, techno, trance, and more. Mostly focused on techno, some of the artists we've got to look forward to in 2023 include Charlotte De Witte, Indira Paganotto, and Adam Beyer. With stunning views, a lake to dip in, a supercharged party atmosphere, and the best names on the scene, B My Lake is the perfect fest for escaping the real world for a bit. 



There are some absolutely gorgeous Hungary festivals just waiting to be explored. And with summer temperatures floating around the 42-degrees mark, it might be the perfect country for soaking up some tunes and sun.

If you didn’t find what you’re looking for here, no worries. We have plenty more guides to help you find your dream festival for 2023, such as the best fests in GermanyCroatiaMalta, and more. Happy festival researching! 

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