The Campus Festival in Debrecen was the first major music festival to be organized since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
“We can basically be pleased because this year was not about record-breaking. After two years, we were finally able to organize a festival. The number of visitors is also very good since 40 percent of the population has not yet been vaccinated, and the festival could only be entered with a vaccination card”, said Péter Miklósvölgyi, festival director.
It was a good decision to organize the festival. We had 60 days left for everything after the restrictive measures were lifted. Unfortunately, the epidemic situation did not allow us to book foreign bands, however, I think the audience was satisfied with local bands. They could choose from more than 200 shows. We are, however, planning international productions again next year, and the audience will be able to expect a bigger spectacle than ever before.
In addition to the big name Hungarian stars, an important feature of the Campus Festival is its diversity, with almost the entire spectrum of Hungarian music life represented on one of the 14 stages.
University Square (Egyetem tér) is one of the most colorful and visited daytime program venues at the festival every year. Nearly 300 university lecturers, workers and students entertained the audience
The greatest interest was in the presentation of László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology.
At the opening reception of the Campus, thanks to the VIP guests, more than HUF 7 million was collected in support of the Regőczi István Foundation, which helps children orphaned by COVID-19.
The next Campus Festival will be held on 20-24th of July, 2022.