Programs

VESZPRÉMFEST 2018


VESZPRÉMFEST 2018 (07/11/2018 - 07/15/2018)

VeszprémFest waits for its guests in July 2018 for the 15th occasion in Veszprém. More Shorter

VeszprémFest is a dynamic developing cultural event, which is creating real value for the joy of the local and national highbrow music and arts lovers.

Every summer for several days the event offers different music genres’ highest standard, world famous performers, whether it is world music, jazz, classical music, opera or pop music. There is some name from the last years’ premium category performances: Katie Melua, Vaya Con Dios, Diana Krall, José Cura, Nigel Kennedy, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Zoltán Kocsis, Richard Bona, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Andrea Rost, Erika Miklósa, Ramon Vargas, The Gypsy Kings, Candy Dulfer, Gilberto Gil, George Benson, Buena Vista Social Club Omara with Portuondó, Craig David, Lisa Stansfield and the list goes on…

Since 5 years the Rose, Riesling and Jazz Days accompanying event was showed with tradition making aim, within this framework people, who want gastrocultural experience, can know the offer of the excellent Wineries around Lake Balaton, artisan foods and the young figures of the Hungarian jazz life. The musical programmes of Rose, Riesling and Jazz Days can be visit for free. The individually selected programme is worthy accompanying of the big stage’s productions.

The other accompanying event of VeszprémFest from 2011 summer is the program series, which held in the Jesuit Monastery. The sacral square, which is highly informing, can receive 120 viewers, offers programmes along other music syllabus in each year: Liszt-year, Divas, Etnojazz and the Great Generation was the buzzwords of the last years.

 Our mission is unchangeable since the beginning:

VeszprémFest is a rural border fortress to the world-class music productions, for one or two days the home of the stars, who move familiar on the European and world stages, and this couple of days year after year is the most important entry in the calendar of the festival, culture and music fans. A couple of days, where people should be there, a couple of days by us in Veszprém.

 

Detailed program:

 

Ziggy Marley

Through his three decade in the profession with 16 albums Ziggy has built up a career live up to his heritage. He has 8 Grammy and one Emmy Awards and not only a singer, but he’s also a humanitarian songwriter, producer who’s going further and further in life.

Ziggy’s musical career goes back to his early days when he was 10 years old, he often watched his dad working during the studio sessions. 3 out of 8 albums made in collaboration with the Melody Makers have won Grammy-s, given several sold out concerts and hits like „Look Who’s Dancing,” „Tomorrow People” and the „Conscious Party”.

His solo career began in 2003, since he has won the Grammy Award in 2006, 2012, 2015 and 2017 in the best reggae category. In 2011 with his album called Family Time he won the best album for children category with his first record dedicated to the little ones.
In 2011 he released his first comic-book, called the MARIJUANAMAN. In 2012 he has founded the Ziggy Marley Organics company, that has quickly become one of the first on the bio coconut oil and hempseed market. His products available in more than 1000 shops. In 2013 he has won the Daytime Emmy Award with his song “I Love You Too” and he also published a book for children with this title.
2014 he got free hands working on his fifth solo album called the Fly Rasta, he wrote his sixth self-titled sudio album in 2016 which has also won a Grammy.
„Everything happens, when it needs to happen. This is how it was from the beginning of my career. Every projects born from an inspiration. Metaphysical and universal forces are working in everyone of us. They are elemental and natural part of our lives. This album is one of them. I’ve got the message. Came in the right time and I’m ready to give it away.”

He will play in Hungary for the first time.

Date: 11. July 2018. Wednesday 9 pm.
Location: VESZPRÉM ARENA


Félix Lajkó and the VOŁOSI (PL)

Félix Lajkó, violinist and songwriter awarded by the Liszt Ferenc Award was born in 1974 in Topolya (Vojvodina). His first instrument was the zither at the age of ten. He started playing violin in the elementary school, when he was at the 6th grade. He left the secondary school of music in Szabadka to travel to Budapest with a borrowed violin...since he travels around the globe and encharm his audience with his play.

He worked together such famous musicians like György Szabados  Boris Kovač, a francia Noir Désir zenekar, Alexander Balanescu, Boban Marković, Roby Lakatos. He released many albums, wrote plays and composed soundtracks since 1994. We can enjoy his talent 3 times with 3 different line-ups during VeszprémFest.

Contribution:

Félix Lajkó – violin
Krzysztof Lasoń – violin
Stanisław Lasoń – cello
Zbigniew Michałek – violin
Robert Waszut – contrabass
Jan Kaczmarzyk – alto/viola

The internationally recognized polish VOŁOSI created an original genre. They play jazz mixed of modern, traditional, folklore and classical elements with Carpathian roots. In their music these classical, folklore melodies are combined naturally, so Félix Lajkó could easily connect to their soundworld. The “stringed rockstars” title in the Hungarian press is also not too far from reality considering their live experience. It opens a different musical dimension touches your soul and takes you away. You can feel the heart and soul of the musicans.

Date: 11. July 2018. Wednesday 7 pm.
Location: HANGVILLA

 

Aloe Blacc

With his mega-hit “Wake me up” written in collaboration with the swedish DJ Avicii and which has sky-rocketed to the first place of the toplists in more than 100 countries, the Grammy awarded singer-songwriter has shown how powerfully could he grab the complexity of the human emotions.

Blacc’s third solo album, the Lift Your Spirit pushes forward the fusion of the folk, soul and pop music, making it absolutely enjoyable, but at the same time it’s message is also important. Giving fresh interpretations to songs from such legends like Sly Stone or Stevie Wonder. The Lift Your Spirit holds songs where Blacc’s poetical, but bitter lyrics harmonize with ear-catching melodies resulting the perfect balance.

After the song Wake Me Up has been sold more than 5 million copies and reached half billion shares Blacc’s main goal became to his popularity in order change the way of our society, while his music remains filled with positivity. “ When I write the lyrics I try to tell the stories of the disadvantaged ones, what struggles they have to overcome during their life” said Blacc.

Date: 12. July 2018. Thursday 8 pm.
Location: Historia Kert, Nagyszínpad


Amy MacDonald

Amy MacDonald, the singer-songwriter guitarist from Scotland lives an active life, touring the world, represents her country, performs in front of huge audiences in many European festivals or just lives for her creativity. The young lady still lives her twenties, while she already has a successful career.

Scotland’s most famous, young artist loves football so it is not surprising, that she was the main performer on two of her country’s worldwide followed sports events. She sang on the Commonwealth Games’ then on the Ryder Cup’s opening ceremony in 2014.

In 2007 she released her debut album called This Is The Life, which was sold more than 3 million copies. Her latest, Under Stars album was released in 2017, probably her most “rock&roll” oriented one. This album is the 29 year-old Amy MacDonald’s best of her career from every aspects. Her rich voice is much more dominating on this one. The well-known melodies have become stronger, more adventurous and fascinating. Her new bandmates gave her new chances to lose herself in her work. Close like-minded musicians, give her the freedom to reach new heights.

Her performance in Veszprém will be the first in Hungary.

Date: 12. July 2018. Thursday 10 pm.
Location: Historia Kert, Nagyszínpad


Lajkó Félix és Jojo Mayer (USA)

Jojo Mayer, the Swiss drummer who lives in New York is one of the best drummers in the world due to his creative and innovative technique. First he started as a jazz musician, during his career he played together with famous artists from other genres and tried different directions (drum'n'bass, jungle, african tribe music). Together with Félix Lajkó they invite the audience to a real adventure.

Date: 12. July 2018. Wednesday 7 pm.
Location:  Templomkert

 

José Cura | Miklósa Erika | Ramón Vargas | Rost Andrea

The jubliant 15 year-old festival goes back to it’s root and invites you to an opera night. Four well-known stars will come to stage who have been here before, but we can see and hear them performing together for the first time.

José Cura the world famous the Argentine tenor had witnessed important events, because in 5th August 2004 VeszprémFest has started with his arias. 6 years later he came back to perform at an opera gala. Erika Miklósa Kossuth, Liszt Ferenc and Príma Primisszima awarded coloratura singer has sung here for the very first time in 2006 as the The Queen of the Night, then in 2008 she sang together with Ramón Vargas at an opera gala. In 2012 she performed in Don Pasquale succeeded as Norina. Ramón Vargas, born in Mexico, he is also one of the world famous tenor singers will return to Veszprém for the third time. In 2005 he played with Andrea Rosta in Rigoletto by Verdi, in 2008 we could hear him at the above mentioned opera gala with Erika Miklósa. After her highly successful first performance as Gilda in 2005, Andrea Rost, Kossuth, Liszt Ferenc and Prima Primissima Prize-winning soprano singer returns to VeszprémFest after 10 years to sing with Ramon Vargas again. We will greet them all as old friends here in Veszprém. The icing on the cake in the festival programme of this year is that they will sing together on one stage for the first time.

So we have plenty of reasons to celebrate. Come and join us!

Date: 13. July 2018. Wednesday 9 pm.
Location:   Historia Kert, Nagyszínpad


Lajkó Félix solo concert

Félix Lajkó, violinist and songwriter awarded by the Liszt Ferenc Award was born in 1974 in Topolya (Vojvodina). His first instrument was the zither at the age of ten. He started playing violin in the elementary school, when he was at the 6th grade. He left the secondary school of music in Szabadka to travel to Budapest with a borrowed violin...since he travels around the globe and encharm his audience with his play.

He worked together such famous musicians like György Szabados  Boris Kovač, a francia Noir Désir zenekar, Alexander Balanescu, Boban Marković, Roby Lakatos. He released many albums, wrote plays and composed soundtracks since 1994.We can enjoy his talent 3 times with 3 different line-ups during VeszprémFest. Fiendish improvisations, soaring melodies, and virtuosity transport the audience to another world. The violinist evokes feelings, moods and images through the language of music

Date: 13. July 2018. Wednesday 7 pm.
Location:  Templomkert

Joss Stone

At 30, Joss Stone, English soul, R&B and reggae singer – songwriter has spent half her life with music. She signed to a major label at 15, and released her debut album, The Soul Sessions, aged 16. Stone’s voice sounded nothing like a teenager’s but was reminiscent of a seasoned singer who has spent years in smoky nightclubs. It’s no wonder that The Soul Sessions has become a modern classic. Fourteen years and a handful of albums on, the count is 14 million albums sold worldwide with her success paving the way for a new generation of British female soul artists. She has earned numerous accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations.

In her short young life and already long career, Joss has performed onstage with the likes of James Brown, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson and Melissa Etheridge among many others. She’s contributed to albums by Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr, played the Super Bowl pre-game show and performed on the Grammy’s. In her thirty years she’s participated in more moments of absolute musical wonder than most people can hope for in an entire lifetime. And she’s approached it all with a sense of independence and joie de vivre. Stone has always been a bit of a rebel, whether she’s dancing barefoot onstage, dyeing her hair various colors, or speaking out issues she’s passionate about, which is part of what her fans love about her: she’s a free-spirit, following her own instincts at all times.

In 2015 her seventh album Water For The Soul was released. The year before, after years of dreaming and planning, Joss began her Total World Tour, with the aim of performing in every country on the planet.

She is currently touring the world and as part of this tour she will be on stage with her pop and soul hits in Veszprém.

Date: 14. July 2018. Saturday 9 pm.
Location: Historia Kert, Nagyszínpad 

Source: http://veszpremfest.hu

Meet in Veszprém in 2018, as well!

Address: Veszprém Castle
E-mail: info@veszpremfest.hu
Phone number: +36 88 800 900
Website: http://www.veszpremfest.hu
Date of event:07/11/2018 - 07/15/2018
Organizer Name: Veszprémi Ünnepi Játékok Kft.
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér 22.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 800 900
Organizer Email: info@veszpremfest.hu
Organizer Web: http://www.veszpremfest.hu