Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival
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7 Aug 201913 Aug 2019Music Festival
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The Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe and it’s held every August on a large island on the Danube – the second largest river in Europe. More than 1000 performances take place on this spot annually.

Sziget Festival in Budapest 2019

The Sziget Festival 2019 is held from:
Wednesday, 07 Aug 2019 till Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019.

Sziget Festival Budapest
The first festival was organized in 1993 as a small gathering and since then it is evolved into one of Europe’s largest music festivals. The festival organizers strive to bring some of the biggest music artists each year to the festival.

Sziget Budapest Festival
This festival host over 1000 shows across 60 different stages for 7 days straight! Hundreds of nationalities are represented at Sziget each year, with people coming from as far away as Brazil or New Zealand as well.

About half of all visitors during the Sziget Festival comes from outside Hungary, especially from Western Europe. More than 560.000 visitors visited the festival in 2018 alone from all over the world.

Sziget Express Train
There is also a dedicated “party train” service (with live DJ performances) that actually transport visitors to the festival from all over Europe.

While music is an important part of Sziget, art is also a core element. There are multiple venues including a circus, theater, museum quarter and much more. Artists and performers from all over the world may display their talents on Sziget Festival.

Gorillaz in Budapest Festival
Recent past headliners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, and Rihanna. Sziget features artists from all over the world and brings them together for a week-long event of colorful art, dancing, and music activities.

Highlighters on 2019 are Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, Martin Garrix, Post Malone, Richie Hawtin, The 1975 and many more.

Sziget Aerial Photo
The Sziget Festival market itself as being more than just an average music festival. Freedom, fun, and love are the core of everything you will find here.

Obuda Island Budapest
The festival takes place in the middle of the Danube River, just outside the heart of the Hungarian capital Budapest. During the festival, it is unofficially known as the Island of Freedom.

Video: Official after-movie of the festival.

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