VOLT Festival 2014 – Day 2 (3rd July)


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Day two of VOLT Festival in Sopron had an early start with the Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra (PASO) show in the afternoon. They wrote a song about Budapest way before George Ezra did, painting a more realistic picture of the city, but what actually makes them stand out is the amazing live show they put on. If someone was hungry for new music then they were the perfect choice of entertainment – even the sun came out!

Though our main interests were somewhere else, there was still time to look around, and see others. That’s how we ended up at the Halott Pénz show, who are a rap band and are surprisingly awesome live even for those who don’t usually listen to that kind of music. It was so good we were willing to almost miss out on Magna Cum Laude playing the Main Stage – and they are leaders of the Hungarian music scene for experimenting with new things.


Foals were the absolute best of the day. No better words to say than they killed it. The heavy breakdowns in between songs were unexpected yet brilliant. You don’t hear that by simply listening to the album. It’s safe to say they even topped Thirty Seconds to Mars, who were up next.

First things first, we had a great time at 30STM entertainment wise. We loved the sing-alongs, the balloons, confetti canons, and a handful of lucky fans had the time of their lives on the stage. But 2/3 is not the whole band. Shannon Leto was missing. It’s not our job to talk about why but he wasn’t there, and no one replaced him on the drums. That can be very, very annoying during a live performance, no matter how big of a band they are.


The rest of the night consisted of seeing Kaukázus, an alternative band, and dancing to more ska with Irie Maffia, whose front-lady is the most brilliant singer ever. Fact. I Am Legion from the UK also showed up but dub-step is really something we cannot understand yet.

Recap of Day Three coming soon.

Dóra Udvardi
Dora covers the events of the Hungarian music scene – or wherever she's actually living – over at Alt Scribe. She gained interest in writing about music when she created her first blog on Buzznet in 2011. Since then she became a featured blogger on the site, where she shares about fragments of her life, travels and music experiences. She's the person to go to if you want to know about actual music events. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: All Time Low, The Carbonfools and The Kooks. SPECIALIST SUBJECT: The Hungarian music scene

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