At the Sound of the University (SOU) battle of the bands, organised for the fifth time this year, we provide a breakout opportunity for university bands. Each year, we seek young, creative, and unique voices, bands who understand and convey the atmosphere of the Regatta.

We choose the top 10 bands from the applicants with the help of a professional jury, while you can vote for the top 10 on the Danube Regatta Facebook page. Facebook votes and the professional jury’s points together determine who makes it into the top 5, who are then given a chance to perform their best songs in the finals.

The professional jury evaluates the performances, and the total number of points determines the winner of SOU, who will be given the chance to perform at Strand Festival and EFOTT, and will receive a dynamic microphone with stand and cable, courtesy of Sennheiser.

Members of the Jury:

Dávid Laszip (Manager of Kelemen Kabátban)
Franciska Holler (Manager of Patikadomb)
Máriusz Fodor (Hungary’s advertising composer, associated bands include Kaukázus, Magashegyi Underground)
Makumi Kamau, alias Kama (Frontman of Mary PopKids)
Peti Radics (vlogger)


2014 – Magidom
2015 – Twentees
2016 – METEO
2017 – Fák Alatt Zenekar

TOP5 bands:

The SOU 2018 winner is: JACKIE'S GUN!