UH Fest is a staple on the electronic/avant-garde music scene, presenting various genre-bending, thought-provoking music, lectures and talks. It traditionally takes place across various venues in Budapest. Several SHAPE artists performed at the Hungarian event this year: STARA RZEKA (PL), ÉTIENNE JAUMET (FR), GÁBOR LÁZÁR (HU), KLARA LEWIS (SE), KILLING SOUND (UK), STINE JANVIN MOTLAND (NO), IGNATZ (BE), SYRACUSE (FR), LANUK (HU)
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