| According to a South-Hungarian legend, for sue for a pretty girl’s hand from Harsány, named Harka, the Devil has undertaken to plow the limestone of the mountain in one night – only to fail, ultimately. The furrows of the plowed part of the mountain remained (by the name of « Devil-plow »). Moreover, this experiment resulted the hills of Siklós, Beremend and the suplhurous water of the bath of Harkány. Many similar legends girdle the locations of the Bárka Dock – Devil’s Cauldron Festival in Hungary. A peculiar « magic » oozes in the region – on one hand, the monumental natural formations, and on the other, the small charming Baranya villages, that inspired the organizers of the festival, and remain an inspiration to the artists who have been performing and creating here for many years. The organizers therefore need not, but to surrender to the impact of the local atmosphere, that enhances the local creation of the productions – we’ve seen these powers in action before when artists as yet unaquainted with each other got inspired and produced a multitude of unique, original co-productions.
The pan-art Festival labelled as ‘excellent‘ by the Hungarian Festival Association and awarded second place in the Hungarian festivals’ gradiation in 2010, befalls at almost 20 locations in 5 villages through the course of 5 days, every year in August. Several of the musical, theatrical, literary and fine art programs require an intimate, inward setting for a small audience, while some of them are real open-air festival-concerts with thousands present. The range provided by the artists is also wildly varying: productions of local folksong-groups or artists from the wider region (eg. from Pécs) rotate harmoniously with the performers of nationwide popularity (eg. Quimby), or world-famous artists from abroad (Tiger Lillies etc). However, the diversity of programs is connected by the personableness, the human-scale of the event, the interaction between artist to artist and artist to audience, the personal contact and the communion.
Tickets and passes
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 prices as follows:
Five-day-pass in advance:
You can also buy your tickets on the spot
Children’s events and the exhibitions are free for everyone. Every event is free for children under 10.
Most of the well-known box offices sell Ördögkatlan tickets nationwide.
At the Szabad Tér Ticket Office
(1065 Bp., Nagymező u. 68., tel.: 301-0147, nyitva h-p: 9-17h)
At the Cultur-Comfort Ticket Office
On mobile phones ont he www.ordogkatlan.hu site and with applications for smartphones (iPhone, Android)