Sziget Festival kick-off in Budapest today!

Budapest is invaded by people today coming for the annual Sziget Festival, one of the coolest and best music festivals in Europe every single year.

Some of the artists performing at Sziget Festival today (August 7th, 2019)
Some of the artists performing at the Sziget Festival today (August 7th, 2019)

The festival attracts almost half a million people every year who pay the quite steep entrance fees to see and listen to some of the best artists from around the world. In 2019, the Sziget Festival is arranged between August 7th and August 13th. On the opening night (which is tonight), one of the highlights will already perform, Ed Sheeran.

But, there are so many stages and places to visit at the island (Sziget means island) where the festival is arranged, that you will have a hard time getting bored. There is something happening at the different stages all the time, so make sure to take a careful look at the schedule and plan your whereabouts if you do not want to miss out on something important.

Other artists coming to Sziget 2019

Ed Sheeran will perform tonight, but he is not the only hotshot coming to the festival this year. Some of the other famous artists coming include Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, Florence and the Machine, Martin Garrix, The National, The 1975, CHVRCHES, Kodaline, Of Mice & Men, James Blake, Franz Ferdinand, and lots of others.

If you want to see the full program of the festival, visit the official website of the Sziget Festival which can be found here.

Other programs in Budapest

If you do not want to spend all your time at the Hajogyari island, but instead spend some time in the center of Budapest as well, that is a good idea. There are lots of cool programs in the city center, and you should, of course, drink some good Hungarian wine, taste the Hungarian Goulash soup, maybe enjoy a river cruise, and definitely, enjoy the view from the Gellert Hill!

You can read about lots of activities and programs in Budapest here in the Budapest Guide, so make sure to look around!

The Sziget Festival is rocking Budapest right now!

One of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe is the Sziget Festival in Budapest. Every year in August, almost 500,000 people come to take part in this festival arranged at the Old Buda Island in the midst of the Danube River.

In 2018, the Sziget Festival is arranged between August 8th and August 15th. We do not know the total amount of visitors to come to the island this year, but if they are lucky, the record of 495,000 visitors from 2016 will be beaten.

Sziget Festival 2018

To entertain this amount of people, there are almost 1000 different artists performing during the festival. Most of the visitors sleep at hotels, hostels and in apartments close to the island, but the most dedicated fans sleep in tents on the actual island. That is very nice if the weather is nice, but if it rains a lot, sleeping in a tent at the festival can be considered heavy pioneer work!

Sziget Festival 2018

Every year there are several really big names coming to the festival. Some are having amazing events, while there are some big disappointments as well every year. This year, Kendrik Lamar has been considered a giant disappointment, but on the same evening, Gorillaz did a fantastic event.

Gorillaz at Sziget 2018

Some of the most famous artists coming to Sziget 2018 are Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Lianne La Havas, Aurora, Sofi Tukker, Popof, Labrassbanda, Zhu, Borgore, Fink, The Living End, and lots of others.

Sziget price

Does it sound cool with the Sziget Festival in Budapest? Would you like to come for one of the last days, or maybe next year? The price for a day ticket to Sziget is 79 Euro (in 2018). If you want to stay for three days, the price is 199 Euro. The price for the full week is 325 Euro.

Watch Sziget Live online

In 2018, you can also follow the Sziget Festival live online. You can find the live streams available from the Sziget Festival right here.

Have a good time at the Sziget Festival and enjoy your stay in Budapest! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!


Muse and David Guetta to Sziget Festival 2016

Sziget Festival 2016 is closing up, and even though it is far away, the biggest artists are already planning their arrival to the festival. Yesterday Sziget announced some of the artists that will come to the festival in 2016.

Sziget Festival 2016

For Hungarian the Euro 2016 might be the highlight of the year since the Hungarian team managed to qualify after beating Norway in the play off matches in November. But, for musicians and artists the Sziget Festival is the highlight and among the artists that were announced yesterday for Sziget Festival 2016 were: Muse, David Guetta, The Lumineers, Years and Years and quite some more.

Are you looking forward to the Sziget festival in 2016? You can read more about it here!

Sziget Fesztival line up in 2015

Sziget 2015Sziget Festival is definitely one of the biggest and also the most popular festivals in Hungary. Sziget Festival also became the best festival at the European Festival Awards in 2014 and the festival also became one of the largest music and cultural festival in whole Europe. So if you want to be part of one of the best program during summer visit Sziget Festival where you can enjoy the best parties, concerts, colourful and various cultural programs including cinema, dance and theatre, bungee-jumping, different sport activities such as volleyball and so on.

Good news for all the Sziget lovers, the festival announced 20 new performers of Sziget in 2015. With the colourful and diverse programs Sziget offers visitors can experience every music style that is existed from punk-rock and electro to pop and soul.

20 new artists coming to Sziget in 2015

20 artists have just been added to the list of artists coming to sziget in 2015, and those are: Alesso, Beatsteak, Dotan, Dropkick Murphys, Foals, Foxes, Future Islands, Gentleman & The Evolution, Halestorm, Interpol, Knife Party, Marina and the Diamonds, MO, Nervo, Paloma Faith, SBTRKT, Selah Sue, The Maccabees, Typhoon, Vitalic Live, William Fitzsimmons and Yellow Claw. For full list, visit this article.

This year Sziget Festival takes place from 10th August to 17th August in 2015 in Budapest. If you want to know more on the line up of Sziget in 2015, the programs and on the tickets please visit the official site for more useful information on the festival.

Robbie Williams to Sziget Festival in 2015

Robbie Williams ConcertEach day more and more details and programs are announced for Sziget Festival in 2015 and one of the highlights of the festival will be definitely the Robbie Williams concert.

This will be the very first time Robbie Williams will be on the stage of Sziget in 2015. Sziget Festival is one of the most popular events in the life of Hungary which takes place each year in the capital city of Hungary in Budapest. Every year the festival offers the best programs and this year will not be any different from the previous years as in 2015 the most popular artists and bands will perform again including the world wide known Robbie Williams, Florence and the Machine, AWOLNATION and The Subways as well. Robbie Williams is on a world tour with the Let Me Entertain You Tour and on this occasion he will visit Budapest as well. The Robbie Williams concert on Sziget Festival will be on the very first day of the festival on Monday 10th August in 2015.

Tickets are already available and if you want to know more information on the prices, the tickets and the programs check the following site.

Sziget Festival 2015

Sziget 2015Sziget Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Hungary although during the summer Hungary has plenty other festivals to choose from such as Volt Festival, Balaton Sound and so on.

Every year the festival opens it gates for the visitors in the capital of Hungary in Budapest. The festival takes place on an island called Hajógyári-sziget in Budapest in every August since 1993. The festival like in every year so far will be held in 2015 from 10th August to 17th August. The festival offers a wide range of various programs and concerts from different artists and musicians from all over the world. The festival popularity grows every year and it attracts thousands of people from the four corner of the world. The programs and concerts are not announced in 2015 yet but Sziget always has the most popular and unique musicians and singers. Last year’s most popular performers were Prodigy, Macklemore & Ryan, Placebo, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Lily Allen, Deadmau5, Korn, Blink-182, Bastille, La Roux and so on. There are also different tickets you can buy from the different daily passes to the weakly passes.

If you want to be part of one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Europe then you can not miss Sziget Festival in Budapest. If you want to know more about the festival and find other useful information, visit our page dedicated to the Sziget festival.

Sziget Festival 2015

August 10th – August 17th

For more information on other things happening in Budapest, check this site!

Hungary’s most popular festival!

Sziget Festival, the island of freedom

Hungary has some really good festivals during summers. Probably the most popular one is Sziget fesztivál which is always held in the beginning of August every year since 1993. This year Sziget will take place on August 11th-18th in the Hungarian capital Budapest! If you never visited Budapest before it is a really good opportunity to go and spend an amazing time in this beautiful city during the festival.

Sziget 2014

The festival will be held on the beautiful island (Hajógyári sziget, that is why the name Sziget) in the very heart of Budapest. Sziget provides non stop party, lot of live concerts with worldwide known artists and bands. The festival attracts around 400,000 people from all around the world. There are not only concerts during the festival, but Sziget gives you a real festival feeling with many other cultural programs like theater, circus and other venues as well.

If you want to know more about Sziget, visit our site about the Sziget Festival.

Sziget Festival 2014

Today the dates for the Sziget Festival in 2014 were made public. This festival, the most popular of all music events in Hungary every year, will come back to Budapest and the Hajogyari sziget again in 2014. The dates? August 11th-14th.

Not much information is out there about the festival yet, but we can know for sure that it will be one crazy party with hundreds of thousands of people, several hunded bands and artists performing and lots of cool activities and fun stuff available at the island during the festival time.

In 2013 they brought the “Budapest Eye” to the island for the festival. Maybe they will do something similar in 2014? Time will show and we will try to keep you updated on further news concerning the Sziget Fesztival in 2014!

Sziget Festival 2014

Sziget Festival 2012 live on YouTube

Sziget Festival 2012 has been going on for some days, but yesterday was the official opening with artists such as Placebo and others performing. A new thing this year is that the festival is broadcasted on YouTube, so there you can follow the events on the Main Stage, A38 Stage and the Otp Bank World Stage live… This is an amazing chance to enjoy the festival live on the net, especially for those who would like to be there, but could not be there for some reason.

Don’t you know what Sziget Festival is? It is one of the best festivals in Europe, and each summer about 400 artists come to perform at this event in front of several hundred thousand people dancing, singing along and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere on this great festival in Budapest.

Tonight, August 9th, you can for example see the follow artists live:
Tankcsapda, Citizens, Korn, Maxima Park, Caro Emerald and quite some more.

On August 10th, you can see the following artists live:
Viza, The Black Seeds, Wild Beasts, La Selva Sur, Compact Disco, La Brass Banda, Bebel Gilberto, Roy Paci, Shantel and quite some more…

On August 11th you can see the following artists live:
Jungle by Night, Imam Baldi, Sergent Garcia, Two Door Cinema Club, Carbonfools, Sum 41, Molotov, Fink, Katzenjammer and some more….

On August 12th you can see the following artists live:
The Subways, Freshfabrik, Figli Di Madre Ignata, Paolo Nutini, Rotfront, Leningrad, The Ting Tings, Yonderboi and some more.

The webaddress where you can see it all live:

Still, there is a problem, and that is that this broadcast is supposed to be limited for people in Hungary, so for people surfing the net outside Hungary, this is supposed to be closed, and you will not be able to see it (you should still try though). If you try, and it does not work, the problem is that you do not have a Hungarian IP address and we have written some articles earlier about how you can fix that problem, and enjoy broadcasts limited to Hungary online from all around the world. If you are interested, check out the following two articles:

How to watch Hungarian TV from abroad?
How to get a Hungarian IP address?

We wish you good luck and hope you will enjoy the live broadcast from Sziget Festival in Budapest and Hajógyári Sziget just as much as we do!

Placebo live on Sziget 2012 - as seen on YouTube

How to get from Budapest Airport to Sziget Festival (Obudai Island)?

I will arrive to Budapest Airport Terminal 2, and wonder how I can get from here to the Obudai Island where the Sziget Fes(z)tival is arranged. Can you please help?

In general we would recommend arranging with an airport transfer which is not especially expensive, but it will take you directly from the airport to the island and it is a very efficient way of getting there. Still, if you want a more advanced and public transportation way of getting to the Obudai Island, Sziget Fesztival, the following can be a working solution.

First travel with bus 200E from Budapest Airport Terminal 2 to Köbánya Kispest (metro station). From there you can travel with the metro to Deák Tér, then change to the red metro and travel to Batthány Tér (red metro). There you can change to the HEV traveling towards Szentendre. You need to stop at Filatorgiat, and then you are there.

Another option, much easier, is to travel with the special bus for the Sziget Festival from Liszt Ferenc Airport (Budapest Airport). This will be operating between August 4th and 8th between 9 in the morning and 00.30 every day, every second hour. On August 13th this bus will be operating from 3.00 til 14.00 transporting people back to the airport. We do not know anything about the actual cost of this bus, but it seems like a good solution to get from the airport to Obudai Island
(this information is valid for Sziget Fesztival in 2012…)

In case you are confused, Obudai Island is the same as Hajogyári sziget and Óbudai sziget. These are just other versions of the same place.