About the festival
Szalóki Ági kids' concert
Lakatos Mónika & Rostás Mihály
Folk dance gala
Ledpuppets puppet show
Bognár Szilvia Sextet
Martonvásár Moms’ Choir
Singing workshop by Napfonat
Singing workshop with Sára Bolyki
Transcarpathian gala show
Kenderkóc Toy Corner
Folk Instrument Exhibition
Sarjú Banda & Tükrös Zenekar
Langaléta Garabonciások street theatre performance
Fire performers' show
Opening of Béla Kása's exhibition
Borbély Mihály Polygon
Drama workshop by MASZK Theatre Group
Barrel Organ Show
Fanfara Complexa & Bognár Szilvia
Fairy-tale concert by Julcsi Paár
Aniko Domak & her students
Ethnosound drum workshop
Trilla – Festival of Folk Song at Martonvásár
After last year’s success, Trilla (vocal trill) festival returns to Martonvásár from September 2-4. The free, outdoor event series awaits everyone who is fond of folk songs, likes to dance, to play, to learn while playing, or just wants to chill and listen to the eminent performers of the Hungarian folk- and world scene in sublime surroundings.
Trilla ventures to refresh our idea of folk heritage. In many ways a continuation of The Day of Folk Song (Magyar Népdal Napja), Trilla treasures tradition, while showing its relevance today. The lineup features artists devoted to, but also experimenting with folk music; young talent and mould-breaking musicians.
Among others, Szilvia Bognár Sextet, Mihály Borbély & Polygon Trio,the Womex awardee Mónika Lakatos & Mazsi Rostás, the fresh Aurevoir, the famous Sarjú & Tükrös band, acappella chores like Dalinda and Napfonat or the family favorite Ági Szalóki will perform but you can also learn at singing workshops and folkpub quiz, and then at night party till you drop at traditional dance houses with Fanfara Complexa.
Children can delve into the stories, music and artefacts of folk heritage, play and learn about the world around us through sound. Handpicked workshops ensure a rich experience for all ages, in the picturesque setting of Martonvásár complete with a castle. The castle park as well as the main square offer musical and folksy activities from am until late night.
Park Stage – Brunszvik Park
The perfect spot for family programs and leisurely listening, leafy Brunszvik Park welcomes laid-back festival-goers. Lean back on a beanbag, drink in hand, while the kids play with hand-crafted toys, listen to the concerts or just hear the leaves rustle in the gentle autumn breeze. Children’s concerts, folk games and the Park Stage lineup awaits the whole family!
Entry through Agroverzum.
Main Stage – Town Square
Evening concerts take place at the recently renovated main square (Emlékezés tere). Listen to the excellent musicians and dance until midnight in the heart of Martonvásár, directly opposite to the Castle Park. During the day, a craft market offers folksy rarities on the path connecting the Main Stage and the Castle.
How to get there?
Martonvásár is easily accessible from Budapest, Székesfehérvár and Lake Velence by train. Trains are fast and frequent, and all stages are a 2-minute stroll away from the station.
Ride to Trilla, or hop on the train with your bicycle, and explore Martonvásár on two wheels. An easy ride from both Székesfehérvár and Lake Velence, Martonvásár is a tempting destination for cyclists. If you feel confident, you can pedal the 35 kms also from Budapest, the very last stretch will take you to Road 7. Plan your trip with merretekerjek.hu.
The proximity of Lake Velence adds to the Trilla experience, but Lake Balaton isn’t far either - recharge your musical batteries after/before a dip. Parking is limited within Martonvásár, but organizers will ensure assistance, if needed, on the spot.
The organizer of Trilla Festival, Hangvető has been center stage in the CEE region since 2004. We cultivate world music talent, produce and organise events, take on consultation and implementation of cultural development strategies, and create training programmes for industry professionals through international cooperation.