Volt festival - Sopron, the town of stars
The VOLT Festival is one of the largest pop music festivals in Hungary, which has been held in Sopron every year since 1993.
The event is characterized by the diversity of music, in addition to rock, electronic music, world music and jazz concerts in various venues, representatives of many other genres also perform.
History of the VOLT festival
The festival got its name from the pop culture magazine called VOLT (meaning “was”) in the years after the fall of Communism, in the early 1990s. The first festivals were held between 1993 and 2001 around Easter time in the Sopron Sports Centre, where the number of performers and the audience grew year by year. Due to its growing popularity, the permanent venue and date of the event changed in 2002, when the Volt (now a co-festival of the Sziget Festival) became a summer festival and rents its location at the Lővér Camping in Sopron for young people wishing to party for a few days each year. The national success of the event is marked by the constant increase of the audience every year.
In addition to concerts and DJ sets, the festival program features theatre plays, film showings, exhibitions, talks and even sports programs. Radio Volt, which operates during the festival, delivers the atmosphere of the event to remote locations with interviews and its music.
The international rank of the festival is indicated by the fact that many well-known foreign performers come here from year to year, and that an increasing proportion of the audience comes from other countries (mainly Western and Eastern European ones).
Sopron, the town of stars
The stars of the Telekom Volt Festival left a lasting mark in Sopron, here you will find all their monuments: