Save the date: 30 March – 1 April 2018
The Mediterranean in focus
Castle Garden Bazaar

Easter traditions from Hungary and the Mediterranean. The festival features the best of Sardinian, Corsican, and Dalmatian polyphonic male choirs along great artists of the Hungarian Dance House movement. Family programmes have falconry, horses, Sicilian puppetry, Easter processions and passion plays.

Pont Festival 2017 Playlist

Programme in 2017

Afternoon programmes

Saturday 5-6 pm

Throat singing workshop by Huun-Huur-Tu – Sign Up

THE WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED, YOU CAN ONLY SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST.

Please sign up to take part, a valid ticket for the afternoon programmes OR evening concerts is required.
Please arrive on time, as late arrivals will be turned back.

The workshop will be held in English.

Sunday 5-6 pm

Boomwhackers workshop – Sign Up

Please sign up to take part, a valid ticket for the afternoon programmes OR evening concerts is required.
Please arrive on time, as late arrivals will be turned back.

Both days 4-7 pm

Falconry demo: learn about the ancient custom & meet falcons, hawks and a majestic eagle.

Workshops for the whole family. Try your hands at traditional Turkic crafts, with experienced facilitators ready to help.

Delicacies of Nowruz, Turkish coffee and baklava

Unique crafts, authentic rugs, photos and a documentary screening from the Central Asian region.

Evening concerts

1 April, Saturday

2 April, Sunday

Tickets

THE PASS GIVES ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAMMES AND CONCERTS ON BOTH DAYS OF PONT FESTIVAL.
BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE CONCERTS YOU ALSO GET ACCESS TO AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES.
ALL PROGRAMMES ARE FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6.

1 April, Saturday

2 April, Sunday

Passes

AT PONT FESTIVAL

AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES

500 Ft

500 Ft

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EVENING CONCERTS

3000 Ft

4000 Ft

6000 Ft

REDUCED TICKETS

EVENING CONCERTS

1500 Ft

2000 Ft

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STUDENTS AND PENSIONERS ARE ENTITLED TO 50% REDUCTION FROM TICKET PRICES (VALID CARDS SHOULD BE PRESENTED).

REDUCED TICKETS COST THE SAME BEFORE AND DURING THE FESTIVAL.

Prior to the Festival reduced tickets can be purchased at Budapest Spring Festival ticket vending points, see the list here.

About

Pont Festival

Pont Festival, born from the cooperation of Hanveto and Budapest Spring Festival, brings the wonders of the world to Budapest. Two early spring days dedicated to diversity and tradition, through the prism of UNESCO’s intangible heritage list: interactive family programs and concerts bring cultural treasures from across the globe.

Along Hungarian heritage, the Kodály method or the Táncház movement, we showcase music, customs and crafts of distant cultures. This year, Turkic heritage and the Central Asian region is in our focus. The venue, Castle Garden Bazaar provides a suitable setting, with views to the heritage listed Castle District and the Danube Bank.

Afternoon programs cater for all ages: kids can make felt balls, headdresses and clay horses, listen to stories in a yurt or try their hands at ebru; grown-ups can sample Nowruz cuisine, Turkish coffee, marvel at authentic handcrafts. A falconry show, a date with an eagle, workshops and unique exhibits will attract young and old.

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VENUE

Programmes and concerts of Pont Festival will take place in the Aula and Event Hall of Castle Garden Bazaar.

Constructed between 1875 – 1883, based on neo-renaissance plans by Miklós Ybl, the Castle Garden Bazaar was rejuvenated and extended to host a cultural venue and community centre. State-of-the-art facilities and a gorgeous location host programmes for all ages.

Find Pont Festival workshops and concerts in the Aula and the Event Hall, enjoy the falconry demo in the Neo-renaissance Garden. In line with Pont Festival’s theme, views of the world heritage listed Danube Bank and Castle District serve as backdrop.

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