Autumn is when Budapest’s club concert agenda goes into overload, and downtown venue Akvárium is no exception. Highlight for the coming season is the opening night of Budapest Showcase Hub, bringing together the best talent from around the region, while top-notch international DJs Paul van Dyk, Charlotte de Witte and Deborah de Luca take to the decks on various nights in October. On a different, sadder note, local music legend Tamás Somló will be remembered by friends and fellow musicians with a memorial night in November. The genius behind many of the songs of influential band LGT passed away in 2016.

  • October
On Thursday, October 12th, English drum and bass band, Rudimental return to Budapest – within the remit of CAFe Budapest – to blow the roof off Akvárium. The next day, another British performer, singer and songwriter Fink throws a potentially hot club party presenting his latest album, “Resurgam”.

On October 20th German Grammy Award-winning dance and electro DJ, Paul van Dyk spins discs late into the night at Budapest’s downtown club. Expect a massive crowd, as van Dyk was last in Budapest a long time ago. The next night brings together two different genres; local Rockabilly trio, Mystery Gang, entice everyone to the dance floor early on, before Argentinian house DJ Hernan Cattaneo blends beats behind the decks.

Towards the end of the month, on October 27th, Budapest’s eminent electronic record label, Be Massive, celebrates its 12th birthday with a big bash. On this special occasion, Belgian techno and electro DJCharlotte de Witte takes the audience on a musical journey into the darker realms of dance music. The next day, another electro-loving lady, Italian Deborah de Luca, shakes the walls of Akvárium, all arranged by Milan-based Black Mamba Production.

Marcus Miller should need little introduction. This two-time Grammy-winning keyboardist, clarinetist and primarily world-renowned electric bassist brims with countless recording credits as a sideman on albums across the spectrum of musical styles, rock, jazz, pop, blues, R&B, hip hop and new wave. This American musical prodigy promises a memorable show for October 30th.

  • November
During the first few days of November, partygoers can look forward to three Hungarian musical acts: on November 10th, rock & roll and indie band Fran Palermo present their new album. The next day, local electronic ensemble New Level Empire have an album release gig, before preposterous pop group Kelemen Kabátban launch into the biggest concert of their career.

The ultimate shop window for the most happening sounds around Eastern Europe, the Budapest Showcase Hub, brings the most challenging bands from the region for three consecutive nights around the city center. Acts from Estonia, Poland and Hungary kick things off at Akvárium on November 15th.

As the BuSH bandwagon moves to different venues on November 16th, back at Akvárium local rock ensemble Elefánt should have a few surprises on store while on the same day, Hungarian indie, folk and alt-rock band, Soulwave tread the boards. Between these two gigs, concertgoers are treated to another local alternative indie band, Koalabell.

There’s another birthday bash on November 17th, when a huge favorite in Hungary, Péterfy Bori & Love Band, celebrate their tenth anniversary with a fun-filled concert. On November 26th, friends, colleagues, and contemporaries of renowned Hungarian singer, songwriter and composer, Tamás Somló – who sadly passed away last year – perform the most memorable of his works. Tamás Somló would have been 70 this month.

For more details visit Akvárium Klub's website.