• capital city: Budapest
  • population: 9,856,000
  • area: 93,030 sq. km.
  • languages spoken: Hungarian
  • music industry revenue: 2015 annual growth of 12.5% (Mahasz)
  • currency: Euro € (EUR)
  • Never clink glasses as a toast when you are drinking beer in Hungary!

For many years of socialist rule in Hungary, rock music WAS the cultural underground and a bona-fide agent of change. Post-liberation, a rejuvenated Budapest of re-claimed “ruinpubs” gave birth to a thriving indie music scene. It wasn’t long before euro-integrated Hungary was home to one of the largest mainstream, underground and world music festivals in Europe.