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The Valley of Arts turns 30

Hungary’s largest art festival will have something for everyone at this year’s jubilee event

The 30th anniversary of the Valley of Arts – July 17 to 26 – will feature concerts and ensembles and other events focused on literature, theater and folk and classical fine arts. This year, cycling and thematic tours will also be available, and the audience will be able to enjoy an opera performance with the participation of the Hungarian State Opera House for the first time as well. 

Those performing at the festival include Ivan and the Parazol, the Erik Sumo Band, Irie Maffia, Bea Palya, Hiperkarma and the Kerekes Band. 

Natalia Oszkó-Jakab, director of the Valley of the Arts Festival, stated: “I consider the international quality of the Valley of the Arts to be of the utmost importance, and I aim to ensure and improve it every year while preserving the originality and local, human spirit of the festival.” The director also noted that the festival is now recognized by EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) and has collaborated this year with Hungary’s Palace of Arts, the Opera House and the Spring Festival.

The special, anniversary jubilee program promises something for everyone; other contributors include the National Film Institute, Hagyományok Háza (“House of Traditions”), MANK (Hungarian creative arts nonprofit) and Fonó (workshop community for folk music and other musicians). 

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