Culture & Art

Budapest Spring Festival will be held online

The 40th Budapest Spring Festival (BTF) will be streamed for 10 days.

The Budapest Spring Festival has been one of the largest and highest-quality cultural festivals in the country since 1981. The series of artistic events has inspired several generations with leading domestic and foreign performers for 40 years, creating a unique cultural event in Hungary’s capital. 

Due to the pandemic, the festival was delayed in 2020, but this year, Budapest will revive the tradition this spring, between April 9 and 18, online.

BTF brings culture to both locals and visitors, said Erzsébet Németh, Deputy Mayor for Humanities. Even in these difficult times, Budapest considers it important to preserve traditions it can be proud of and which unite the people living here. Budapest Spring Festival is one such tradition that the capital will see through, she emphasized.

Csaba Faix, CEO of Budapest Brand, the organizer of the festival, pointed out that the festival has always been a world-class series of events in Hungary, framed by the presence of both Hungarian talent and foreign stars. Our goal is to get closer to people via the festival and provide an experience that will give them strength after the long confinement, he said. 

The organizers are preparing a highlight event every day. These will be complemented by side events, combining the tradition of the past with present trends, he added. 

All performances will be free to follow online. Program details will be announced at a later date.

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