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Herald News … Campus Festival – City of Debrecen – Hungary – 2015.


July, 22.- July, 26. 2015.

The heat is on … building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival  2015.

Sharing the latest news to the forthcoming four days Festival at the North-East part of Hungary in Debrecen. Reaching the end to the full swing in building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival 2015.

The venue is easy to reach from the city center even on foot or few minutes by tram or local buses runs to the on-site  during the festival.

The gate opens on Wednesday at 2 p.m., from that time campers may enter and occupy their place. The camp area is equipped with sanitary.

More than four hundred musical, cultural, sporty, handicraft, and leisure activities awaits to get into the mood for the audience.  There will be Hungarian bands performing  on the major stages such as: Paddy and the Rats of the Lord, Deák Bill Blues Band, the Skafunderz Debrecen, Tankcsapda, Ákos, Magdolna Rúzsa, Quimby and Kowalsky and Vega, Vad Fruttik. Caro Emerald – jazz-pop diva from the Netherlands and one of the flagships of dubstep, Modestep also will be coming from the UK with live performance, similarly to the drum’n’bass dj Wilkinson and many more will fill the venue  to be worthwhile to stay at the colourful programs.

Beside the music varied gastronomic for empty stomach, nighttime movies  out in the Great Forest, literary programs”, special play of lights on the building on the Water Tower.

The Campus Festival is organised every year since 2002. Last year was  recorded a record  in having 70 000 visitors.

On the spot tickets are available, such as the weekly pass for 4 days: 15990HUF. Ticket for one day entry cost 6990HUF. Ticket for Wednesday, before Day1 cost: 2990HUF.

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Some folks were not even born in those days … some already screamed and shouted. Will be interesting to see what to-day’s  youngsters think about the movie.

Going out to the Uránia Cinema and to watch the Hard Days Night movie is like hitting two birds with one stone!

No need to raise your eyebrow, here comes the answer ….

The Urania Cinema is not only one of the oldest and prodigious cinema in Budapest, but also one of Europe’s most marvellous theater building, built-in neo-Moorish style -1894.  Way back in time, originally it was operating as a club, science promotional events later scene, eventually fated adventure movies and last but not least over the past years, beside classical and contemporary films. The Film Theater presents the world’s awesome productions sharing films taken at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Moscow Bolsoj Ballet, the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theater, the London Royal Opera House, the National Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater with their digital HD projectors and sound system these become very popular by the movie lovers.

It is also a moody meeting place for public to be in a superb environment to have a cuppa of tea and snacks whilst waiting to have your seat and watch one of your interested films. Well, this was just a short background added to the Uránia Cinema, as a drop of water into the Sea.

The real update is about THE FILM which most probably by millions around the world have had already seen when they were in their teens. Yup, talking about the „HARD DAYS NIGHT” Staring John Lennon R.I.P. , Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison R.I.P. and Ringo Starr, directed by Richard Lester.

The movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary and can be seen as digitally restored in high quality pictures and remastered 5.1 surround sound on the big screen. The film is coming out again in your town and all over the world again. The sound was mixed by Giles Martin, the Beatles producer George Martin’s son who’s name is also connected to the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The movie takes place in ’64 and is a documentary, ​ shows a realistic picture in 24Hs where and what’s about to happen before a live recording the television show with the four lads from Liverpool, namely THE BEATLES … John, Paul, George and Ringo. The four lads decided for the first time not to pay too much attention to the rules they are given and go on their own to get a taste a bit of freedom. So they circumvented as many rules as they bear to do so. The figure that twists-and-turns the happenings is caused by Paul’s grandpa, who needs extra attention.  More than a dozen of well-known Beatles tunes fulfill the air at the cinema and listening to these „oldies” will surely bring back many folks cool and superb memories that’s for sure.

The „Hard Days Night” first comeback intro started on October, 30. 2014. at the Uránia Cinema in Budapest and in the forthcoming weeks it will be covered at 14 countrywide at main cinemas … at  Balatonfüred, Debrecen, Eger, Hévíz, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Poroszló, Salgótarján, Szeged, Szentgotthárd, Szolnok, Szombathely és Tapolca.

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Rolled over to Debrecen to be present at the press call announcing details to the forthcoming Campus Festival 2014. Let alone, it is still in its teens, yet a significant entertainment festival in the North-East part of Hungary.

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Lajos Kósa – major at Debrecen welcomed the media representatives and opened his talk by going back to the year 2009 in recalling the time when the festival’s venue was moved from the Vekeri lake-side to the city’s Great Forest (Nagyerdő). Later, in 2011 became the major cultural event at Debrecen  in the line of festivals. In 2013, sixty thousand guests arrived to the Campus festival. This year hopefully this number will double  itself. The major was pleased to say the festival’s venue is dressed up with the new sport arena which went through a complete reconstruction, as well as the park’s forest. Boating on the lake with frogs croak filling the air can be also a timeout possession to the festival goers.

Péter Miklósvölgyi – festival director, said during the festival at the campus festival more than 200 events will take place. Visitors arriving to the  festival are welcomed by local, domestic and international productions of all sort of genres of music. The festival covers approximately 20 acres, whereas  theater, cinema, sports, humor, art, poetry, kids corner and gastronomy will be for all age at the fingertips to visit. Also added it is highly important that  the festival has finally found the ground a permanent location to arrange such a multiple event. From now on they can focus on inviting a number of performers, let alone the sponsors and visitors to join the festival. One of the highlights of the event will be performing and celebrating its 25 yrs. on stage the „Tank Trap” (Tank Csapda) Jubilee concert on July, 26. 2014.

Zoltán Szilvássy – rector – University of Debrecen added that this year, around 180 square meters of extra space was established by the University for the purpose  who wish to get into the science world during the festival. The University Square will introduce spectacular experiments … here is just a hint  … the flaming rocks and many more will catch the eyes of the festival visitors.

Upon the end of the press gathering followed the “grand” competition  between the invited sporty and musician members. Athletes and musicians pulled on their boxing glovers, of course theoretically in a competition named:  „ Game without no borders”  whereas their strength, their skills, stamina was needed. The  first competition was a challenge of „Beer tapping” . Then came the car “Wheel replacement” on a Polski Fiat 500 made vehicle, following the Slalom with the football and after the excitement came the laughter by the end when musicians, sport  athletics invited folks went into  “Blowing bubbles”.

So first things first … the two musicians from the Tank Trap band” Laci Lukács and Sidi undertook the „beer tapping” number, but when it came to timeout Attila Vajda – Olympic champion canonist was the beer tapping winner. Then came the Polski Fiat 500 made vehicle’s wheel change event. For the musicians took a little over six minutes to change a wheel. The measured time of replacement did not really have had come any close to the timing in the stables at the circus of Formula1. Of course there was a little twist in the job … the screws, screwed them up a bit. Here, too, namely Balázs Ladányi –  hockey athletes was the winner in that particular challenge. Not only has the ice-hockey puck, but he also has the touch to handle the screws properly … preformed better.

At the football  Slalom venue, two girls ventured, Kitti Kudorhandball player DVSC-TVP, undoubtedly handled the ball with great experience. Odette  – singer volunteered for the job, as she said before the match, many years ago tried to get into playing football. Both girls did well to tip the ball. Here Kitti Kudor led the football first into the net.  The day’s last „challenge” was to how big and far the colored soap bubbles can be led away. So by the end the happy-go-lucky game took part  with all the sporty and musicians being back in time as in their childhood era and having fun. Beside the individuals in the competition, others from the both teams as observers were present: Musicians:  Szabolcs Papp – Super No, Wolfie – Punnany Massif and Kowalsky and Vega musicianAthletes: Norbert Michelisz – Motorsport racing,  Eva Risztov – Olympic champion swimmer, Agnes Szilagyi – DVSC TVP handball player, Tibor Dombi – DVSC-TEVA football player. 

Was a fine day, not just  the weather was in favor, because by the end of the programs dark, heavy clouds surrounded the area and later shocking rain poured not just at Debrecen but throughout the country.

 Most probably those who will take part and time to be at the Campus Festival will enjoy every minute , see what the Campus Festival at Debrecen  has come up to for those rolling in Debrecen.

Unfortunately, there is no English link at the Campus Festival’s web page. Only an option to visit: … good luck!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter




Venue: Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square – Budapest

Sunday, May, 11. 2014.

It all started Ten Years ago  …  The celebration starts at Ten  A.M. …

Ten kilometer on the run!

This week-end, the weather will be in favor for outdoor programs, so the weather guru spread the news, and having had said that, hopefully there is nothing to spoil by enjoying the ray of sun and having a splendid time with family members and friends.

Hungary joined the European Union on May, 1. 2004. and as to celebrate  this event a 10-kilometer run kicks off at 10 a.m. The route planned through one of the most beautiful areas of Europe…  the center of Budapest and the River Danube. Rolling by the emblematic venues … the Margaret Bridge, passing the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Rudas Baths, Castle Garden Bazaar and so forth will be a superb occasion for foreigners staying in Budapest to have a glance and better on take a full visit to these highlights of the Capital. These routes were completed by developments of ten major European Union funding. The performers in a ten-year-old Hungary’s run will receive a symbolizing medal.  So for the „roadrunners” pretty sure this a good news … The run is free of charge. Only needed to register before the start off at the competition’s website:

The start and the results will be published at the Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square. This venue will stand for the day as  Fesztival on the “Day of Europa Day”.  Family programs will be throughout the day. Outlining some program as: kids puppet show, the ester chain fairy band, kids bouncy castle (to loosen their redundant energies), arts and crafts, slam poetry competition, international jazz concert, culinary delights. Needn’t have to worry all your sensory organs will may be filled on the spot.

Beside the 10 years anniversary celebration held in Budapest further additional cities in Hungary are holding Europe Day celebrations between the May, the 1st and 16th. 2014. Here are some dated and cities, if you around these places: May, 1. –Békéscsaba, May, 3. – Somoskő, Szekszárd and Pécs, May, 8. – Kaposvár, Nyíregyháza and Gyöngyös, May, 9. – Kecskemét, Szolnok and Szomnbathely, May, 10. – Dunaújvros, Szeged and Debrecen, May, 11. – Budapest, Veszprém and Miskolc, May, 16. – Győr, Tatabánya and Zalaegerszeg.

A joint sensational jazz concert with 10 awesome musicians, 9 arriving from other European Union countries to celebrate with Hungary the 10th anniversary.  Also the High Mountain Underground, the last but not least the 30Y concert will close the program of the day with guest Jenő Menyhárt.

At the Podium Stage … “100 years, 25 years, 10 years shown through a photo exhibition turning points in Europe”. On display André Kertész, Lobenwein works  of Thomas  and the EU accession in 2004 documenting with photos. In connection with the theme of the day Eph Stephen Zambo will hold a presentation titled: “Iron Curtain in Europe and beyond”.

The Europe Day stands for as European celebration of peace and unity. On this day of historical significance “Schuman declaration” anniversary. This year’s Europe Day celebrations will also be commemorating the history of Europe which is also an important determinant of events. Ten countries joined in 2004 and are celebrating the accession of the ten-year anniversary including Hungary. Most sure many may remember, or should I say will never forget the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain came down 25 years ago, and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, as well.

The is of the European Commission Representation in Hungary and Széchényi 2020 program supervisor Prime Minister on behalf of the Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest runs BB Ultramarathon organizers. Other supporters of the event are the European Parliament Information Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Update by Aggie Reiter