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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!