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What to do and see at the legendary Sziget Festival 2018 in Budapest

Sziget Festival 2017 Magyar Dal

Photo, 2008 Gergely Csatari

PERIOD: 08 - 15 August 2018
PLACE: Budapest, Hungary

Who said that August is synonymous with beach holidays?

Sziget Festival it represents the best answer to those who are looking for an alternative destination to the classic summer holidays. For a week, in the middle of August, you will discover the evocative charm of the Island of Liberty, or Obuda; a fluvial island surrounded by the waters of the Danube.
A spectacular location in the heart of Budapest. The island of Obuda is a natural park that, during this period, turns into a parallel world made of music, theater, visual arts, installations and much more.

Art and music are, therefore, the extraordinary protagonists of one of the most popular summer events. It is no coincidence that, every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors take part in this event. Boys and girls from all over the world, all united under one banner. In fact, Sziget Festival is characterized by the spirit of peace and brotherhood, which makes the atmosphere truly unique and magical.

Sziget Festival boasts the presence of around 60 structures, and more or less large stages, which host world-renowned artists and great international promises. Precisely on these stages, during the previous editions, figures such as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Cure, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Lou Reed, Muse, Manu Chao, Radiohead and many others have risen.

The festival, born in 1993, reaches its XXVI edition. Over the years he has been awarded numerous awards, reflecting the goodness of the review. In the 2015 he won the European Festival Awards for the best line up. In the 2012 and 2014 it was voted best European Festival in the "big festival" category.

Art Of Freedom, is the collection of visual and spectacular installations; colorful sculptures and stunning artistic projects. Art Of Freedom contains the creative projects of all those who want to show off their talent on the island of Liberty.

Sziget Festival is a wonderful experience. It's the best opportunity to have fun, listen to good music and experience a beautiful city like Budapest.

Sziget 2012 (7)

Photo, 2012 Derzsi Elekes Andor



Thanks to the Budapest-Ferihegy International Airport, the city can be easily reached by direct flight from major European and non-European cities.

The center is just 16 km, and can be reached by bus and train. Through our official page all the practical information on the airport, connections and tickets for public transport are available.

Getting around the city by public transport is convenient and economical. From the center, with the H5 line of the suburban train, you arrive at the entrance to the island of Obuda. The nearest stop is "Filatorigát". The frequency of runs varies from 10 to 15 minutes (in the evening). Info and tickets to move, from this link.


For the 2018 edition, there will be big names on the bill. Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar, Kygo, Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Son, Shawn Mendes, will be the headliners of the evenings. But the big names do not end here. Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Stormzy, just to name a few.


As per tradition, and in line with the main world festivals, tickets will be sold in limited sequences, with increasing prices. First purchased, and less paid! It would be ideal to buy the ticket in the SZITIZEN PRIME version. These are tickets offered in the first 25 hours of the opening of the sale; the price is really discounted. If you do not have to be among the lucky ones, you can buy tickets, however, at a special price.

The ticket to attend one single day, at your choice, costs 79.00 €. The ticket allows only to participate in the festival, for the selected date. By purchasing two tickets for as many consecutive days, you will have access to camping and showers for the day.

3 DAY WEEKEND TICKET allows you to access, at your choice, the 2017 Sziget Festival for three consecutive days. It includes the basic camping, with the possibility to camp in all the areas destined with the use of baths and showers. Costa 199.00 € per person.

7 DAY PASS is the solution to fully experience the 2018 Sziget Festival. Access for all the days of the Festival and base Camp included (you can camp everywhere on the island and also use the showers and toilets). The price is € 325.00. By purchasing the ticket within the 31 / 12, you will pay 275 €, while, within the 31 / 05 / 2017, 299.00 €. By adding 50 €, you can expand your 7DAY PASS with the MOVING PASS that will offer you the opportunity to access the campsite first of all: from 05 to 08 August.


Every day, for the entire duration of the festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive parties on the Danube, on board of suggestive boats. From here, you can let loose, dance, savor delicious cocktails and soak up the sun. And of course, admire the beautiful palaces and monuments of the Capital. Tickets for sale for the single party will be an allR3zo whole day of 29.00 € per person. Limited tickets available at special price of 24.00 €.


The Campsite is the best solution for those wishing to fully experience the Sziget Festival, 24 hours on 24. Solution that, of course, also allows you to save money. An experience that, in our opinion, is advisable.

Sleeping in Budapest, however, is by no means an option to be overlooked. You can always go to the Festival in the early afternoon, and enjoy the city by day and by night. From this link, the best offers on hotels, apartments, guest-houses in Budapest.

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