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Happy Art Festival Nyíregyháza 2008

Vidor Fesztivál Nyíregyháza 2008
August 29 - September 6

2008 marks the seventh Happy Art (Vidor) Festival in Nyíregyháza. The event has grown into one of the largest art festivals of Hungary, presenting some 400 events at 70 locations, within a mere 9 days.

Happy Art Festival Nyíregyháza, Vidor, photo diary

This year’s "Vidor fest", Europe’s largest free festival of world music introduces an outstanding musical program, with the participation of such icons as the guitar hero Al Di Meola and the legendary Habib Koité from Africa, who fuses different traditions of the uniquely rich musical culture of Mali; the traveling ambassadors of Russian music, the Terem Quartet; one of the most well-known and most liked ska band around the world, the London based Ska Cubano; and a new star, Ana Moura from Portugal. Fifteen countries from three continents will be represented by the 150 musicians performing at the Vidor fest. Many of the invited artists will come to Hungary for the very first time, exclusively for this concert.

The festival features a prestigious film competition, and the most renowned theater companies of the country present last year’s best new comedies. A jury of six members will give out ten awards for the best performance, the best directing, the best actor and the best actress, for the best episode actor and the best episode actress, for the best set design, for the best costume design, for the best street performance, and for the best film comedy.

During the festival, Nyíregyháza’s Main Square will become the country’s largest movie theater, where an expected 3-4 thousand strong audience will have the opportunity to watch the crème de la crème of last year’s new movie comedies.

Puppet shows and art exhibits round out the event, where visitors can see creations of Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, along with artwork of József Szurcsik.

Program sampler

Friday, August 29, 2008

Móricz Zsigmond Theater:
  • 19:00 The Ugly One (A csúnya, Der Häßliche) by Marius von Mayenburg – dark comedy
  • 22:00 The Ugly One
Kossuth Square:
  • 19:00 Opening ceremony
  • 19:15 Söndörgő, Szentendre (Hungary) based ensemble playing Southern Slavic folk music
  • 20:30 Habib Koité & Bamada
  • 23:00 Pyrotriumph – fire jugglers
Vidor Garden:
  • 22:00 DJ Kokalo World Music Party
Mustár Radio:
  • 07:30 Top 100 of world music history

More information:

Ticket prices

Main Stage
  • Ticket I: 1200 - 4400 HUF
  • Ticket II: 1000 - 3900 HUF
  • Ticket III: 900 - 3700 HUF
Studio Stage
  • Ticket I: 3000 HUF
  • Ticket II: 2600 HUF
  • Ticket III: 2200 HUF
  • Puppet theatre performance: 100 HUF
  • Stand-up comedy: 1200 HUF
Hotel Barbizon: 1900 HUF
Palace Cinemas: 500 HUF
Kossuth Square: free

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the theatre (on weekdays, between 9 AM and 5 PM),
or at the entrance, one hour before performances start.

Address: Nyíregyháza, Országzászló Square 6
Telephone: +36-42-507-006 or +36-42-507-007


Al Di Meola

Habib Koité

The Terem Quartet

Ska Cubano

Ana Moura at SMF 2008


The organizers reserve the right to change the program at any time.