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In September 2021, Góbéfest returns triumphantly, the UK's only free weekend festival dedicated to music, dance, culture, food and drink in the legendary Transylvania region and the Carpathian Basin.

Event: A free festival celebrating music, dance, sports, food and drink from the Eastern European Carpathian Pool

Time: Friday 03 - Sunday 05 September 2021

Place: Cathedral Gardens, Manchester M4 3BG

Website: GobeFest.com

They come to Manchester for sausages, stew, beer, super-strong fruit brandy Palinka and over 57 varieties of Transylvania and Eastern European music live.

Maximum excitement with the sound offer from Hungarian, Balkan and Irish folk to klezmer, ska, jazz, Romani, classical, operetta and opera music.

The Polish representative Katy Carr will perform on the main stage on Sunday, September 5, 20-21. Katy is a fan of the 30s and 40s, plays vintage instruments, wears the clothes and hairstyles of the time. Katy lived in Poland with her Polish mother and British father for the first five years and is known for her songs about Polish history.

Her album Passport, a tribute to those who fought in World War II, won the award for Best Concept Album at the 2014 Independent Music Awards. In 2016, she was awarded the Polish Pro Patria Medal.

The three-day free event will be held in Manchester's central cathedral gardens, close to the National Football Museum.