Volt is a multicultural festival happening in the middle of a forest from Wednesday 3rd until Saturday 7th July 2013 with 15 stages and approximately 200 performances over a wide variety of musical styles: rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, electro, world music, as well as DJs, and theatre shows.
Nearly 100,000 visitors descend on Sopron, the town hosting Volt which lies on the Austrian-Hungarian border, 60 km from Vienna, 200 km from Budapest, 90 km from Bratislava.
The Telekom Main Stage will host both Thirty Seconds to Mars and Queens of the Stone Age on the opening day. Also confirmed are Hurts, Billy Talent, Papa Roach, Example, Jamie Woon and the Parov Stelar Band. Plus Sven Väth, Fritz Kalkbrenner, and Gus Gus. In 2013, Day 0 will evolve around the 10th birthday of Hungarian band Punnany Massif.
Theater at VOLT
Thanks to the National Cultural Fund, the Hungarian Theatric Society, can bring again the world of theaters to VOLT. In the morning, there will be program for the smallest festival fans with logical games, handicraft workshops and an exciting play house. For the afternoon, the organizers have dance lessons and chess duels in store for us. During the night they entertain the audience with musicals and dance shows. A theatre group from Békéscsaba and the ExperiDance group will tell us about the life of Frank Sinatra in the musical called The Voice during the night. The audience can also attend the international production of GG Tánc Eger, the Táncfantáziák, also TÁP Theater’s play, JövedelmezÅ állás and the performance of Manna Produkció, Nyuszihopp-hopp.
A 4-days festival passes priced at 100 euros. To buy tickets now, click here.
Gates open at 2pm on Thursday. You can look around and settle into the camping area and take part in a 'socialising' event and sleep in your own tent or wooden bungalow.
There are three places (mobile container units) on the campsite for showering where men and women bathe separately. There are also bio toilets (mobile toilets) and container toilets on the site, which are regularly cleaned and checked.
Sopron is 210 km from Budapest, so you can be at the VOLT Festival in about 2.5 hours from the capital which has good European rail, road, and air links. There are frequent trains leaving from Budapest's Keleti Pályaudvar (Keleti Railway Station) and Déli Pályaudvar (Déli Railway Station) to Sopron, with dedicated trains running to the festival between Budapest and Sopron.
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