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14th July, 2016

Sziget founder opens Budapest beach

Karoly Gerendai, founder of the Sziget Festival, has revamped the area around Lake Lupa, a former quarry on Budapest’s northern outskirts, into a beach-like resort and watersports centre, set to officially open tonight.

Gerendai signed a 20-year contract to lease the area with an option to buy it later.

Before he began his latest project, swimming in Lake Lupa was forbidden.

“This summer will be a test mode in order to gain some experience for next year, to see how things work out,” Gerendai told HVG.

Daily tickets will be Ft 2,000 for adults and Ft 5,000 for couples with two children.

One concept behind the project is the same as at the Sziget festival, as catering and other services will be contracted out. (hvg.hu; N p.6)
14th July, 2016

Red Bull air race here this weekend

The Red Bull air race championships returned to Budapest this weekend with 14 competitors attempting to fly their small speedy planes under the Chain Bridge.

Several main roads and public transport routes will be closed near the Buda and Pest embankments from Thursday to Sunday as spectators gather to take in the stunt performances on Saturday and Sunday. (MH p.14; inforadio.hu)

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