to attract 60,000 fans
dance band The Prodigy, US rockers Korn and “organic” rappers The Roots will
headline this year’s VOLT Festival in Sopron from Wednesday to Saturday (4 to 7
Acts to follow
musicians will perform on more than ten stages in front of at least 60,000
guests. The performers will also include Swedish electronic jazz duo Koop, the
funk and breakbeat band Fort Knox Five and the British producer duo Coldcut.
Local favourites Neo, Kistehén Tánczenekar, Anima Sound System and Kispál és a
Borz will also appear.
15 years of growth
VOLT festival will be the 15th. The first VOLT festival was held in 1993 in the
smallest hall of the sports centre in
At that time the entrance fee was HUF 220, five bands performed, and 800 people
turned out to watch. In the following years the number of guests and musicians
rose, as did naturally, the price of the tickets.
moved to the main hall of the sports centre, with tents in the corridors, by
the entrance and in the surrounding streets. Until 2001 the festival always
took place in spring. Many guests opted for the local student hostels, bed
& breakfasts and hotels, although in true festival style some settled for
the often wet park in the city centre.
the organisers moved the festival to the summer because of the weather, and
changed the venue to the L?vérek hills in
for logistical reasons. They also teamed up with the organisers of
festival. VOLT has since become well-known both in
55,000 guests last year.
festival has changed fundamentally since 1993, but the aim of the two main
organisers has remained the same: they want to create an eclectic programme
that they themselves find exciting.
the borders between them play no part at the festival, which means that there
is room for rock, electronic music and jazz, as well as world music, films and
Tickets & info
Tickets bought in advance cost HUF 5,500 per
day and HUF 12,900 for the week. At the gate tickets will set festival goers
back HUF 6,000 for one day and HUF 15,900 for the whole event.