29 Jul at 21:00 – 4 Aug at 21:00 UTC+02
OZORA Festival is one of the most influential psychedelic trance festivals in the world. Started in 1999 to celebrate a solar eclipse in Hungary, the festival has since grown into a behemoth. Ozora was the perfect place for the one daylong open-air celebration and more than 20,000 people took part in the event. Five years later in 2004 the happening came to life again under the name of Sonar Plexus. From 2005 it started growing as O.Z.O.R.A. Festival and by 2010 it had become one of the world’s most influential psychedelic tribal gatherings.
One of the most immersive festivals in the world, OZORA’s six music stages are just the beginning of the festival experience.
Artists fill the festival with colour, while activities, workshops, and more combine with a scenic site worthy of exploration to create something truly consciousness-raising.
Location: Hungary, Europe.
Dates: July – August.
Approximate size: 30,000 (25,000 pre-sale tickets, 5,000 at the gate).
The festival has been held on an estate in Ozora near the small village of Dádpuszta every year since 2004. The first modern music festival held in Ozora was called Solipse and took place during the Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999. Solipse did not get a sequel until the first Ozora Festival was held in 2004.
The Ozora Festival is one of the two sizeable psytrance festivals in Hungary (the other being Solar United Natives festival), and is one of the largest psychedelic trance festivals in the world. As of 2016, it annually attracts close to 60,000 people, similar to Boom Festival in Portugal and Antaris Projectin Germany who also reach more than 40,000 visitors every year.
Due to its success, several one-day spin-offs from the Ozora Festival have been held in several other countries such as Paris, France and São Paulo, Brazil.
Ozora is considered one of the “leading festivals” around the world, “one of the largest gatherings of trance and psychedelic music in the world”, and according to Trax Magazine “the principal hub of psytrance culture in Europe”. La Dernière Heure likened Ozora to an “ecological Tomorrowland with the Peace & Love atmosphere of a 21st-century Woodstock“.
The exact location of the O.Z.O.R.A. festival is Dádpuszta, Hungary.
ON THE ROAD
Coming to Ozora by car can be an affordable and convenient way of getting there, especially if you carpool. Not only is it cheaper to share the costs, but this way your CO2 footprint is also smaller… Bonus!
If you have room in your vehicle, please post your travel plans online to try and fill up the spaces!
Flying is no doubt one of the easiest ways to reach our country. All major International Airlines land at the main Hungarian international airport (BUD – Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Budapest). The airport is situated about half an hour away from Budapest city centre.
FESTIVAL BUDAPEST AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUSES
The OzoraShuttle airport transfer is available as follows:
Airport to Ozora: 07.26 – 07.31
Ozora to Airport: 08.02 – 08.06
The OzoraShuttle staff will guide you right from the main parking of Budapest Airport to the Festival’s gate, which means you do not need to further organize any point of your journey between Budapest Airport and the gates of O.Z.O.R.A. Festival.
Be sure to reserve the transfer online in advance! Tickets will be available at ozorashuttle.com
If you choose to travel to Ozora by train, there is a cheap regular train service (with extra carriages) from Budapest to Simontornya many times a day.
Trains depart from Déli Pályaudvar (Déli pu. = Southern Railway Station) and usually stop at the Budapest Kelenföld Railway Station as well.
The Party Bus Shuttle circulates between the Simontornya station and the festival gates. They transport you to the festival for ~€5.
For further information please, check MÁV-START Co.
OFFICIAL TAXI PARTNER: HAMAR TAXI
You are welcomed at the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport where our hostesses await for your arrival.
We offer our services to the O.Z.O.R.A. Festival directly.
You can make reservation and pay the taxi or the minivan at our website: www.ozorataxi.com.
You can find further information about the latest news on the official Facebook site of Ozora Taxi.
Contact: Hamar Attila +36209805697
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN BUDAPEST
Public transport tickets in Budapest cost cca. 1 Euros.
Buses number 100E & 200E run between the airport and the city centre.
Please check further information for public transportation on: bkk.hu/en/timetables/
Have a safe journey and enjoy the ride!
Are There Age Restrictions?
This is an all ages festival but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 14 get in for free.
On Festival Grounds
ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE FESTIVAL
Relax and get into the vibe. Find your home for the week, make friends with your new neighbours, tuck the lineup into your back pocket and go explore a little. We want you to enjoy the festival, let go of your troubles and experience the unity of humankind.
OUR TIPS TO MAKE YOUR STAY MORE ENJOYABLE
Most importantly: have fun, feel free and open your mind, your heart. Take care of yourself and of each other!
With such a large gathering it’s vital to treat everyone with respect and help the ones in need. If you see someone looking a bit cold, hot or lost, please lend them a smile, help them get warm or cool down, and help them find their friends. One of the reasons we all love this scene is that we are like a big global family, so let’s never forget to act like one.
Dealing or using drugs is illegal at O.Z.O.R.A. Festival – as they are in Hungary. Taking drugs can be a dangerous and unpredictable experience that could ruin your festival adventure. Be careful and whatever you do, never consume unknown substances. Let’s get high on life and love instead!
Dehydration is also a known danger at festivals. Please, drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated! Pure water is the cheapest and one of the most effective ways to do this. Alcohol is not a good option as it causes further dehydration. It’s always good to have a few packets of electrolyte supplements at hand just in case!
Please, remember that it can get really hot and sunny in August. This can often be the cause of overheating. Overexposure to sunlight can be dangerous. Please, take time to cool down regularly and make use of the many shaded areas as much as you can. Always use sunscreen, protect yourself from getting sunburned. Hats are a great idea!
Fires are allowed if encircled with stones and guarded in a responsible way. PLEASE DO NOT leave fires unattended! Be good fire keepers! Thanks in advance. Read more about fire safety.
DOGS / PETS
If you can, please DO NOT bring your dog/s and pets to the festival for understandable reasons, but it’s not forbidden.
If you do bring them, please look after them at all times! Provide water for them! Clean up after them! Make sure they have collars, identification tags with contact information in case they get lost. Please, don’t bring your dog if it is aggressive or in heat! Read the relevant part of Terms & Conditions – PETS here.
SECURITY & SAFETY
Try to camp with a group of friends. Get to know to your neighbours and look out for each other’s belongings. Please, do not leave valuables in your tent! We will be doing our utmost to make the site as secure and safe as possible, but there are always going to be a few bad apples. Be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious please, report it immediately to a member of the security team or crew.
Please, do not take matters into your own hands. Leave it to the guys we employ whose job it is to keep you safe and protected.
Keep a copy of the program guide with you so that you have a good map and always know who is performing, when and where.
If you lose something or someone, are looking for a lift back home or just want to tell everyone you love them, feel free to use the large message board conveniently located by the Info Point.
During the event, hospital care will be provided by the Dunaújváros Hospital. We ask everybody who goes to the hospital to have their identity documents with them, as well as their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or travel insurance for healthcare. If you do not have a European Health Insurance Card or travel insurance, you will have to pay for the medical treatment provided at the hospital according to the related Hungarian laws and regulations.