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Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and already celebrating its 23
r d edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.
Sziget is the
Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It’s many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other
cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn’t forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special ’ruin pubs’.
Travel options to Sziget include all possible methods, so you can come by bus, train, airplane, car, or even boat. Accommodation is also very easy to choose. Many of the fans will stay at the festival area in tents or caravans, but if you are not the camper type, you will find a huge number of hotels and hostels nearby.
live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers. Check out the Sziget Festival Official YouTube Channel for videos of last year's performers!
Make sure you also check out the
Sziget 2014 official aftermovie:
Sziget key facts: Date: 10-17 August 2015 Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest, Hungary Weekly capacity: 415 000 Festival passes available from 189 EUR (actual price depending on time of purchase and camping options) - Check here! Organizer: Sziget Cultural Management Main acts in 2014:
Queens of the Stonage, The Prodigy, Placebo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Outkast, Blink 182, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Lily Allen, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Ceelo Green, Manic Street Preachers, Axwell, The Kooks, Jake Bugg, Stromae, Die Fantastischen Vier, La Roux, Clean Bandit, Fedde Le Grand, Ska-P, Bombay Bicycle Club, The 1975, A Day To Remember, Tom Odell, Miles Kane, Jimmy Eat World, Casper, Crystal Fighters, Klaxons, Madeon, R3HAB, Borgore, Laidback Luke, Darkside, Bonobo, Anti-Flag, Palma Violets , Fink, Wild Beasts….
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