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The HUG meeting is a wonderful human togetherness, the main purpose of which – as the name suggests – is a great hug, an embracing connection between the lovers of handpan, nature, and ourselves.

 The HUG handpan gathering and lifestyle camp will be organized for the third time by the team of MAG Instruments (the first Hungarian handpan making workshop) and the ToSoDa Project (discovered by the Szimpla Lemming Program). The date of the meeting is again at the end of the summer, due to the coronavirus epidemic, between August 10 and 14 for five days.
 The new venue of the event is Pápateszér, which is located at the foot of the Bakony Mountain, along with pine and oak forests, surrounded by deer herds, 50 minutes south of Győr and less than two hours from Budapest. For five days in such a fabulous environment, we can relax and connect to nature, to each other, and ourselvesin joy and happiness.

On the stages of HUG, you can enjoy the pure cheerful music-listening, and in the spirit of the lifestyle camp, countless movement and self-knowledge sessions, lectures,and workshops will show the way to personal development, true peace, and balance. In the spirit of movement and self-knowledge, there will be cocoa ceremonies, chi kungyogaacroyoga, hatha flowniabreathingtransdancehealing intimacylove-languages, and forest bath. There will be workshops for handpan, djembe, and didgeridoo instruments. As part of the sound therapy, in addition to the handpan, the healing waves of the electric violin will also recharge you.
Don’t forget to bring your own instrument, to have it with you when you’re in the mood for spontaneous joyful music-playing or jamming. Weguarantee it will be so!

Due to the current situation, the organizers are able to present you domestic handpan and world music performers on its outdoor stage. The coming of foreign performers is also planned and is under organization, but their arrival is still a subject of future regulations. The quality and atmosphere will be demanding and diverse, just as the line-ups of the previous years. It is without question that the music will be first-class throughout the five days. The names of the performers will be announced soon. Of course, the main organizer Tosoda Project, the only handpan band playing spiritual drum’n bass in the world, will also give a concert, and they alsoplanning a secret surprise.
As always, there will be a raffleamong pass buyers, and the main prize will be a MAG Instruments handpan!

In the Pápateszér lifestyle camp, it is important for us to use ecological solutions in the venues and community spaces as much as possible. The event is garbage-free. Please bring your own plate, mug, and cutlery, and as few plastic bags and disposable, packaged items as possible. 

The Hungarian Handpan Gathering and Lifestyle Camp can be classified asan outdoor event with less than 500 participants, so participation based on the current legislation does not require the existence of a vaccination certificateIn the case of any change in the Covid situation, the passes purchased in advance will either be valid for next year or redeemable at 85% of the amount paid. 
Because of the coronavirus, we continue to pay close attention to our number, clearness, and proper disinfection. The maximum number of people is 500, and for that, the main reason is to maintain the family, human scale of the event.
The organizers reserve the right to change the program.

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Thank you for joining us!

In the next year we will also look for enthusiastic volunteers who will be happy to co-operate with us.
The main volunteer groups for the 2022 HUG meeting will be:
admission, info desk, cleanroom, security, kitchen and tea house groups.

If you have any other plus questions feel free to email us at volunteers.hugfestival@gmail.com.

What we offer: twice a day meal (cold buffet breakfast and a hot meal), drinks, volunteer t-shirt, tent site and festival pass.

Join us and help our volunteer organizing team with your active participation!

Press contact: Szilvia Tóth

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