Immerse yourself in music, arts, theatre, culture, and history at Budapest’s Sziget Festival Every August nearly half a million festival goers flood to Budapest from all over Europe to jump into the week long Sziget Festival, considered one of the best rock festivals in Europe. Each year there are over 1000 performances from up and […]Sziget Festival 2019 Budapest, Május 9. park, 1033 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Hungary
Every August nearly half a million festival goers flood to Budapest from all over Europe to jump into the week long Sziget Festival, considered one of the best rock festivals in Europe. Each year there are over 1000 performances from up and coming local artists to some of the biggest artist in the world. Past headliners have included Prince, Iron Maiden, and R.E.M and this year is one of its biggest yet.
2018 saw Kendrik Lamar, Gorrilaz, Lana Del Ray, Mumford & sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo, and Artic Monkeys will be headlining the main stage each night, with other global names such as Shawn Mendes, Bastille, Liam Gallagher, and The Kooks right alongside them on the line up.
The festival takes pride in exhibiting music from all genres and Sziget has World Music, EDM, Latin-Reggae, Hungarian Music, and Rock stages to ensure that there is always something for you to enjoy and plenty of opportunities to discover new music. The Park Tribute stage welcomes tribute bands from some of your all time favourites and offers you the chance to sing-along to Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, ABBA, and Blink 182.
But Sziget is about so much more than just music; art, theatre and the bizarre litter the festival grounds. The Before I Die wall is an interactive art installation allowing all festival goers to share their deepest secrets. Get lost in the I Ching Labyrinth, an ancient Chinese ritual that allows one to find the answers to their deepest concerns and desires.
‘Sziget Festival promotes the Love Revolution encouraging us to realise that the power of our Diversity unites us and together we can change our environment.’
Theatre and performance is a huge draw to this festival with the Cirque Du Sziget, the festival’s annual circus performance, street theatre performances, and comedy and talk shows in the Magic Mirror LGBT venue. Sziget Festival also plays host to the World Living Statues Festival, where 10 carefully selected statues perform to win over a Jury and the votes of festival visitors.
The fun fair, games tent, chess tent, and sports zones offer places to unwind after hours of dancing and partying, alongside museum, arts, and cinema installations that offer just a taste of Budapest’s history and culture.
The festival actively promote Budapest’s CITYPASS, which includes all of the city’s trams, buses, metros, suburban railways within the city limits, the Sziget boat service between the city and festival, and the airport shuttle between Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport and festival.
In addition to this you get discounted free and discounted entry to the many baths, spas, and beaches as well as many other museums and sightseeing activities around the city.
Camping is available at the festival with various options starting from free basic camping, themed Italian, French, and Spanish grounds each with their own unique personality, to VIP and eco camping options so there’s sure to be an option to suit you.
If you’re looking for more comfort pods and huts are available on site, or a whole host of 3-5* hotels are located in the city and on the free shuttle route to the festival.
Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cities with history, culture, and nightlife filling the streets. The city is Hungary’s capital and the Parliament building is one of the biggest in the country standing in an impressive location looming over the Danube river.
Gellért Baths and Spa centre offers many saunas and plunge pools, an effervescent swimming pool and even a wave pool. The Danube Promenade offers shops and restaurants and the city is filled with museums and art galleries to explore.
The festival takes places on Wednesday 7th to Tuesday 13th August 2019.
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