in cooperation with WOMEX

7–9 September 2023
Veszprém, Hungary



Baklava MK


Balkalar HR


Besart Zhuja XK




Dina e Mel HR


Divanhana BA


Dunjaluk HR


Flying Nomads BG


Gipsy Groove XK


Kalata MK


Koszika RO


Lenhart Tapes RS


Naked RS


Oratnitza BG

#Bulgarianfolkmelodies #irregularrhythms

Perija MK




Rodjenice RS


Shkodra Elektronike AL


Vladimir BA


About the festival


Discover new music and the authentic sound of a wildly colourful region. BALKAN:MOST, a free open-air festival brings you 30 concerts in 3 days, by the fresh talent of 9 Balkan countries, in the heart of beautiful Veszprém. 

Rebellious, like Dubioza Kolektiv, spirited and sensual like Marina Satti, bohemian as La Caravane Passe, full of bouncy joy like Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra and enticing like Daniele Sepe’s jazzy pieces, music reveals the yet unknown faces of the Balkans, free for all to explore.

Laugh and cry to Bosnian blues aka sevdah, revel to neofolk, vibe to gipsy hop or upland electronica, check out gigs by Bulgarian Oratnitza, interpreters of Bosnian sevdah Divanhana, get lost in the woods with Macedonian Perija, sing, dance and discover like never before.BALKAN:MOST Festival is just as fun, complex, and crazy as the music of the Balkans! BALKAN:MOST is a celebration of South East European culture that resonates all throughout Europe.

The festival is the closing event of a four-year project for Balkan music: MOST. The success of this support program is unprecedented, with multiple MOST-supported artists performing at the most prominent stages. Gathering them all in one place for BALKAN:MOST Festival will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to know the true colours of the Balkans.




Not only is BALKAN:MOST a freakishly good festival, it is also the closing party of a four-year-long European project, MOST Music. ‘MOST’ means bridge in many Slavic languages, symbolising the project’s goal to connect the Balkan world music market to the rest of Europe. This ambitious project, led by the Hungarian world music company, Hangveto, wants to see a close-knit European music market with strong regional brands such as the Balkans.


With 30 bands and musicians, over 80 young managers, and 60 festivals and clubs involved, MOST signifies an unprecedented rise in the representation and recognition of Balkan world music internationally. The project oversaw the rise of Balkan artists to international fame, the implementation of many professional training sessions, networking events, and traineeships – countless seized opportunities.

Come along, as we celebrate at BALKAN:MOST! Let’s cheer for the MOST Music project’s achievements and enjoy the awesome lineup starred by MOST musicians.


VEB 2023

The Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme is a celebration for this town and region, helping the area advance to the status of a major European cultural scene and tourist destination. In organising a string of showcase events, our aim is to boost the number of culture consumers.


Hangvető is a hub for world music in Central Eastern Europe and beyond. We organise festivals, produce films and training programs, provide strategic consulting to cities and European Capitals of Culture. Hangvető is the leader of the MOST, the Bridge for Balkan Music project as well.

Most Music

The mission of MOST is to boost the music market of the Balkans by connecting and supporting people in the world music market. We support artists, young managers, festivals, music venues and institutions. MOST builds a bridge made up of personal connections, experience and exchange.

Piranha Arts

Piranha Arts, based in Berlin, is the owner of WOMEX. WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts.