VeszprémFest is a 15-year-old dynamically developing, large-scale cultural event, which creates true value for lovers of art and quality music from Veszprém and the whole country.
For several days, this summer festival offers the most famous world-class performers representing various music genres, be it classical music, world music, opera, jazz or pop. Already over one hundred Grammy Award winning performers have performed at VeszprémFest.
Just to mention a few names from the past years: Tom Jones, Lisa Stansfield, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Roger Hodgson, Kool&the Gang, Emeli Sandé, Katie Melua, Vaya Con Dios, Diana Krall, Nigel Kennedy, José Cura, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Kocsis Zoltán, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Miklósa Erika, Mory Kanté, Jan Garbarek, The Gypsy Kings, Rost Andrea, Mezzoforte, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Craig David, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® feat. Omara Portuondo and the list goes on...
The magnificent outdoor venue of VeszprémFest is Bishop’s Garden. Just a few steps from the Eastern walls of the 1000-year-old Veszprém Castle, residence of Hungarian queens for centuries, the Bishop’s Garden is a fascinating and inspiring venue at VeszprémFest. It is located at the Séd brookside, surrounded by the former summer residence of the bishop. The beautiful view of the castle and the Baroque architecture of the city make it a special and outstanding venue for the concerts. In case of bad weather, an alternative location is available for the festival: the Veszprém arena, which is one of the most modern stadiums in Hungary.
Side events are held alongside the main stage performances, adding new locations to the festival every year. The Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days on Óváros Square is a permanent event the Jesuit Temple with its unique imposing space and the exhibition areas in the Dubniczay Palace are returning events.
Our mission has remained unchanged since the beginning:
Let VeszprémFest become a regional stronghold of world-class music performances, a home – even if only for one or two days – for stars who are at home on world stages.