Sziget Festival today reveals the dates for the 2015 edition, which will take place from the 10th – 17th of August. Set on an idyllic island in the heart of Budapest, Sziget festival celebrates music and arts with more than 50 venues open all day and night for 7 days.
As the dates are announced, tickets also go on sale! With lots of packages and luxury camping options available there’s a ticket for every type of festivalgoer. Options available here:http://szigetfestival.com/tickets
First acts will be announced soon. For an exciting sneak peek into the world of Sziget, check out the official 2014 aftermovie..
Tickets & Travel
Early bird tickets are now available. More information on the program, tickets, accommodation, travel, parking and insurance offers all available on the website: www.szigetfestival.com
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 festival goers 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.
About Sziget – Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 23rdd 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’.
The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.
Photo by Sandor Csudai