Sziget’s winning festival recipe comes not only from its prime location on the island of Óbudai-sziget in the Danube in the heart of Budapest, but also from its 24-hour non-stop mix of music, art, food, performance and regional culture. It has become one of Europe’s most popular summer festivals, recently having received the honor of “Europe’s Best Major Festival.”
Sziget Party Island
Sziget is a music festival. It attracts big name musical talent, but it’s the sheer variety of musical experiences that sets Sziget apart. The diversity of performance, music and art is sure to have something for everyone.
Spread over a remarkable six days, Sziget’s genre-spanning lineup covers everything from rock, indie and pop through to all varieties of dance music. In its acclaimed 28 edition history, Sziget has seen main stage sets from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna.
But Sziget doesn’t stop at just the music, with the Hungarian festival also laying on all kinds of other activities for festival-goers to enjoy or take part in, such as dance, art, comedy, a cinema, a theatre, contemporary circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach along the Danube in which you can swim in.
And not only world’s biggest artist, but also upcoming talents and niche genres like world music, jazz and classical music get booked. Furthermore, Sziget can be perfectly combined with a city trip. In no-time you are in the city centre of Budapest where you can relax in one of the traditional spas or go for a drink in a typical ruin bar.
Line up for this year:
Kings of Leon