Sziget Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Purchased tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition (TBA). You can read the festival’s statement here
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multi-genre music festivals in the world, taking place in Budapest. Born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the festival has been going steady since 1993.
One of the true bucket list festivals, Sziget Festival transforms Obuda Island into a fully functioning musical haven that welcomes over 550,000 people each year to witness a lineup that includes the biggest names in music. Recent past headliners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, and Rihanna.
What makes Sziget Festival so special is the plethora of other activities that compliment the music, such as dance stages, a cinema, theatre, contemporary circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach where you can take a dip in the Danube.
Óbuda Island is in the north of Budapest on the Danube. But it isn’t just the island where Sziget takes place, with the entire city lighting up for a week of non-stop partying.