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  Sziget

The "biggest" party of Europe takes place on an island in the Danube, right in the centre of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Every August thousands from all over Europe head to what has become the biggest summer event of the continent. Over 1000 bands and artists perform on 60 stages: pop, rock, metal, hiphop, dance, world music, theatre, performance arts and everything in between.

Why do tens of thousands of people from all over Europe head to the Sziget festival year after year?

- The location of the festival in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. You can be in the city centre within 15 minutes! You can leave and enter the festival island as often as you like.

- The great weather; during the summer Hungary has the same climate as Spain. Forget about ponchos, bring some suncream instead! The wide variety of good food and beverage for cheap prices.

- The international atmosphere of the festival. This is where East-Europeans party shoulder to shoulder with people from West-Europe. Only 25% of the visitors come from Hungary itself!

- The ability to place your tent wherever you like, wether it’s next to your favourite stage or at the banks of the Danube river.

- The variety of activities. Whether you want to learn belly dancing, do some bungee-jumping, learn Hungarian, take a dip in the swimmingpool, watch a movie, sing karaoke or just play football, it’s all possible at Sziget. There’s so much going on that sometimes it’s hard not to forget there are bands playing too!

- The diversity of the bands and DJs performing and the number of stages. There is always something going on somewhere on the island. Any kind of music, any kind of entertainment.

- The fact it’s on an island and the sheer size of the island. There’s so much to see and do you can’t really see every part of the island in just one week.

www.szigetfest.eu


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Sziget news Sziget news Written 2019-03-11 12:39:40
SZIGET ANNOUNCE THE NATIONAL AS FINAL HEADLINER.

American indie rock nobility The National complete the illustrious Sziget headliner bill, joining global superstars Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Post Malone, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Martin Garrix. New additions to the genre-spanning line-up also include Brooklyn folk rockers Big Thief, DJ powerhouse Jax Jones, Canadian experimental rock collective Broken Social Scene and more. One, three, five and seven-day tickets and accommodation options for Sziget 2019 are now on sale. For more information, head to szigetfestival.com

With seven albums under their belt - four of which made NME’s top 500 albums of all time list - The National are one of the most successful and revered American rock bands in history. A sincerely conscious and political five-piece, their poetic, melancholic form of indie art-rock has won them awards including a Grammy in 2017, and their headline performance is set to be unmissable.

The undisputed king of collaborations and incredible multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa joins the line-up as well as powerful pop ballad one-to-watch Grace Carter. British music royalty and ex-Smiths and Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr is set to rock the Budapest stage, while British homegrown singer-songwriter Tom Odell will soothe the crowds with his stunning vocals and musicianship.

Texan psychedelic rock trio Khruangbin’s unique blend of soul, funk, instrumental rock and world music will provide the soundtrack to the sunny Hungarian summer, while electronic duo Honne’s synthpop bangers are perfect for when the sun starts to go down. Also announced are the likes of house music veteran Sonny Fodera, DJ, producer and remix wizard Jax Jones, emerging electronic star David August and more new talent to discover.

Over the years Sziget has played host to some of the most prestigious names in music, including the likes of David Bowie, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Iggy Pop, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Sex Pistols, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar.

More than just its headliners, Sziget brings together a programme of world music, theatre, cabaret, installations, performances and art. Set in the heart of Budapest on Óbuda Island, Sziget is a community built festival and known as the 'Island of Freedom'. Attended by 500,000+ Szitizens from over 100 countries each year, the festival is dedicated to embracing diversity as a part of its 'Love Revolution', using the power of the community to celebrate and bring love, acceptance, tolerance and freedom to the heart of Budapest and beyond. With preparations well underway for next August, year 27 is set to be Sziget’s biggest and best festival to date.

Sziget returns in 2019 between 7 - 13 August. Three-day tickets are now on sale starting at €199, with a ticket price increase set for 7 March. For more details on Sziget head to szigetfestival.com.

NEW LINE-UP ADDITIONS

The National
Mura Masa
Johnny Marr
Tom Odell
Big Thief
Honne
Jax Jones
Coheed & Cambria
Broken Social Scene
Khruangbin
David August
Polo & Pan
Black Mountain
Ocean Alley
Grace Carter
Sonny Fodera
Burak Yeter


ALREADY ANNOUNCED

Foo Fighters
Ed Sheeran
Florence + The Machine
Post Malone
Twenty One Pilots
The 1975
Martin Garrix
Richard Ashcroft
Franz Ferdinand
James Blake
Years&Years
Tove Lo
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Kodaline
Chvrches
Jungle
The Blaze
Razorlight
Son Lux
Richie Hatin CLOSER
Maribou State
Jain
IDLES
Yeasayer
Yellow Days
Parcels
Superorganism
Pale Waves
Tove Styrke
Boy Pablo
Masego
Iamddb
Protoje &The Indiggnation
Xavier Rudd
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Alma
Gang Of Youths
Of Mice & Men
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Wanda
W&W
Vini Vici
Carnage
Sigala
Yungblud
Elderbrook
Roosevelt
Anna of The North
Hucci
Fakear
Tamino
Valeras
Welshly Arms
Sziget news Sziget news Written 2018-05-25 06:08:15
Sziget is proud to announce its final additions to the lineup for 2018. Internationally acclaimed artist and multi-talented musician, Bonobo will perform a very special live set on the sun-soaked island of Óbudai-sziget.

Since releasing Black Sands in 2009, the British musician gained acclaim for his use of sample-based production and multi-layered atmospheres. His unique style and stunning single Kerala earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic/ Dance Album. The musician's style is not only tinged with electronic undertones but also incorporates elements of world music and organic instrumentalization, making him a perfect announcement for this inclusive gathering of 'Szitizens' from around the world.

Joining him is EDM producer, DJ, singer-songwriter and label owner, Flux Pavilion. After being nominated for BBC Sound of 2012, the multi-talented artist has toured the world and released multiple hit singles such as the massive 'I Can't Stop'. Alongside him is Dutch duo Yellow Claw, hailing from Amsterdam, they often incorporate elements of all genres such as hip-hop, dubstep and big room house when performing, and are currently signed to Diplo's label Mad Decent. Also announced are Oscar and the Wolf, Rhye, Michael Calfan and What So Not.

Taking place on Budapest's Óbudai-sziget, Sziget is one of the world's largest music and arts festivals, transforming into the 'Island of Freedom' every year in August. Welcoming over 450,000 'Szitizens' from around the world and all walks of life. Revellers are sure to enjoy performances from some of the world's biggest artists and best new talent, including hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, and acclaimed DJ extraordinaire Kygo. There’s also the mindblowing virtual band, Gorillaz, pop’s newest darling and 2018 Brit Award winner, Dua Lipa, songstress Lana Del Rey and the folk-rock legends Mumford & Sons who are playing a European festival exclusive.

This year, elrow will be hosting an epic End Party in the Bacardi Arena. Elrow's known for its amazing, crazy, and colorful parties. For Sziget, the group's unique show concept will be Sambowdromo do Brasil, showcasing interactive performances, stilt walkers, acrobats, confetti blizzards and much more!

The celebrated festival won ‘Line-Up of the Year’ at the European Festival Awards 2017 after standing out among a group of festivals including Glastonbury, Roskilde and Lollapalooza, for a second year running in a category compiled by experts and voted for by the public.

One, three, five and seven day tickets for Sziget are on sale. Prices start at just €75. For more information and tickets, visit szigetfestival.com.

Line-Up (A-Z):

Alle Farben
Arctic Monkeys
Asaf Avidan
Aurora
Bastille
Bilderbuch
Blossoms
Bonobo live
Borgore
BØRNS
Cigarettes After Sex
Clean Bandit
Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons
Delta Heavy
Desiigner
DJ Licious
Don Diablo
Dua Lipa
Everything Everything
Fever Ray
Fink
Flux Pavilion
Gogol Bordello
Goo Goo Dolls
Gorgon City live
Gorillaz
Halott Pénz
Jan Blomqvist
Joe Goddard (live)
JP Cooper
Kaleo
Kendrick Lamar
King Arthur
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
KSHMR
Kygo
La Femme
Lana del Rey
Lemaitre
Lewis Capaldi
Liam Gallagher
Lianne La Havas
Little Dragon
Lykke Li
Michael Calfan
Milky Chance

Mumford & Sons
My Baby
Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker
Nothing But Thieves
Oscar and the Wolf
Parov Stelar
Pertubator
Petit Biscuit
Punnany Massif
Rhye
Scarlxrd
Seasick Steve
SG Lewis
Shame
Shawn Mendes
Slaves
Sofi Tukker
Stormzy
The Kooks
The Living End
The War on Drugs
Tujamo
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Vad Fruttik
What So Not
WhoMadeWho
Wolf Alice
Yellow Claw
Yellow Days
Zara Larsson
Zhu
Zonderling

+ many more artists across over 50 stages
Sziget news Sziget news Written 2018-05-19 07:03:34
- Arriving by train to Sziget -

Budapest has three major train stations: Nyugati Pályaudvar, Keleti Pályaudvar, Déli Pályaudvar. From any of these train stations you can get to Sziget very easily by public transportation. Plan the best route to the festival via the BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) route planner site.

But we also have some tips:

From Nyugati Pályaudvar (20-25 minutes):

Take Tram 4-6 (right in front of the station) towards Széll Kálmán Tér. Get off the tram at the third stop called Margit Híd-Budai Hídfő. You will cross the Danube on the beautiful Margharet Bridge. On one side you can see the Margharet Island and on the other side you can see the Parliament and also the Castle!
At Margit Híd-Budai Hídfő take the stairs and get on the HÉV towards Szentende / Békásmegyer. The Sziget stop is called Filatorigát (4th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!
From Keleti Pályaudvar (40-45 minutes):

Look for the metro sign at the station! You should get on Metro 2 - Red Line towards Déli Pályaudvar. Travel on this air-conditioned, comfy vehicle until Batthyányi Tér (5th stop).
At the Batthyányi Tér station look for the HÉV lines and get on this train-like wagon chain and ride until Filatorigát (5th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!
From Déli Pályaudvar (25-30 minutes):

Look for the metro sign at the station! You should get on Metro 2 - Red Line towards Örs Vezér Tér. Travel on this air-conditioned, comfy vehicle until Batthyányi Tér (2nd stop).
At the Batthyányi Tér station look for the HÉV lines and get on this train-like wagon chain and ride until Filatorigát (5th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!
Sziget news Sziget news Written 2018-03-13 08:23:22

LANA DEL REY ANNOUNCED AS FINAL HEADLINER FOR SZIGET 2018

The dreamy pop queen joins the star-studded line up including Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Kygo & Mumford & Sons as headliners and over 100 artists across the seven-day festival.

8th-15th August 2018
Óbudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary
szigetfestival.com



Sziget can today reveal that Lana Del Rey will be bringing some glamorously melancholic pop to the 26th edition of Sziget. She’ll be joining the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Kygo who are all headlining this unforgettable festival. Hosting some of the world’s biggest stars, Sziget has 50 stages, bringing together over 450,000 people and is tipped as the continent’s Glastonbury equivalent. Having won ‘Line-up of the Year’ in 2017, Sziget is back 8-15 August. Day tickets start at €70 with three, five and seven-day tickets also available. For more information and tickets, visit szigetfestival.com.







The ‘Lust for Life’ hitmaker, Lana Del Rey will be bringing her unique style of glamorous pop melancholia to Budapest’s Sziget Festival in August. Recognized for her dreamy lyricism, tragic romance and ability to tap into historic pop culture, she’s come a long way from her New York roots. Her homemade music videos for ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ went viral for their stylized cinematic qualities in the build up to her breakthrough album ‘Born to Die’, for which she won a Brit award. Her second album, ‘Paradise’ earned her two Grammy nominations

Del Rey’s most recent accomplishments include collaborations with The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky and Stevie Nicks for her number-one album ‘Lust for Life’. Recently it was revealed that the pop icon was in the process of writing a musical and shared a dreamy rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘You Must Love Me’, originally performed by Madonna. She is sure to exude retro sensibility with futuristic flair when she plays the sun-kissed island of Sziget this summer.

Further new additions to the Sziget 2018 line up also revealed include Fever Ray, BØRNS, Asaf Avidan, Don Diablo, Aurora, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ZHU, Tujamo, Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons, Jan Blomqvist & band and SG Lewis.

Sziget is one of the world’s largest music and arts festivals. It takes place on Budapest's Óbudai-sziget, which is appropriately transformed into the 'Island of Freedom' every August. It welcomes 'Szitizens' from over 100 nations, of all backgrounds, in one place. Revelers will enjoy performances courtesy of some of today’s biggest artists, including hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, and acclaimed DJ extraordinaire Kygo. There’s also the mind-blowing virtual band, Gorillaz, pop’s newest darling and 2018 Brit Award winner, Dua Lipa and the folk-rock legends Mumford & Sons who are playing a European festival exclusive.

The celebrated festival won ‘Line-Up of the Year’ at the European Festival Awards 2017 after standing out among a group of festivals including Glastonbury, Rokslide and Lollapalooza, for a second year running in a category compiled by experts and voted for by the public.

One-, three-, five- and seven-day tickets for Sziget are on sale. Prices start at just €70. For more information and tickets, visit szigetfestival.com.


Sziget 2018 line up :

Arctic Monkeys
Dua Lipa
Gorillaz
Kendrick Lamar
Kygo
Lana Del Rey
Mumford & Sons
Shawn Mendes
Liam Gallagher
Bastille
Lykke Li
Stormzy
Parov Stelar
The War On Drugs
The Kooks

Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker
Kaleo
Zara Larsson
Gogol Bordello
Clean Bandit
Blossoms
Fever Ray
Milky Chance
Børns
Wolf Alice
Lianne La Havas
Desiigner
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Asaf Avidan
Little Dragon
Cigarettes After Sex
JP Cooper
Gorgon City live
Goo Goo Dolls
Fink
Seasick Steve
Don Diablo
Above & Beyond
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Petit Biscuit
Aurora
Nothing But Thieves
Slaves
KSHMR
Everything Everything
Borgore
ZHU
Lewis Capaldi
Lemaitre
The Living End
La Femme
Sofi Tukker
Scarlxrd
Joe Goddard live
Tujamo
Ummet Ozcan
Sam Feldt live
Jay Hardway
Delta Heavy
The Him
Seven Lions
Alle Farben
Yellow Days
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
Bilderbuch
WhoMadeWho
Shame
My Baby
Jan Blomqvist & Band
SG Lewis
Perturbator

TICKETS
Starting at €70, are available here:
https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets/category/entry-ticket


8th-15th August 2018
Sziget news Sziget news Written 2017-04-21 05:58:11
The full program of Sziget Festival is still expanding as there are more than 50 venues where non-stop program will entertain the Szitizens for a whole week. This time Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biffy Clyro, Birdy and more have been added to the line-up. Discounted tickets are available until 31st May.

Sziget Festival has multiple venues with an endless variety of program featuring the biggest headliners, the most exciting bands of today, the freshest European talents, world music performers from all over the world, the biggest DJs and many more. It is worth to take a look at the already announced performers of Sziget as it will be a really intensive week. This time Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biffy Clyro, Birdy, Breaking Benjamin, Tycho, Don Diablo, Marteria, Allah-Las, Bakermat and HVOB have been added.

Tickets for a discounted price are available until 31st May!

All names announced so far in alphabetical order:

Alex Clare
Allah-Las
Alt-J
Andy C
Anne-Marie
Bad Religion
Bakermat
Bassjackers
Bear's Den
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Birdy
Breaking Benjamin
Cashmere Cat
Charli XCX
Chef'Special
Clean Bandit
Crystal Fighters
Danny Brown
De Staat
Dimenson
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
DJ Shadow
Don Diablo
Dubioza Kollektiv
Flume
Fritz Kalkbrenner
George Ezra
GTA
GusGus
HVOB
Interpol
Jagwar Ma
Jamie Cullum
Kasabian
Kensington
Leningrad
Leon
Mac Demarco
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Major Lazer
Mando Diao
Materia
Maurice West
Metronomy
Nervo
Nothing but Thieves
OH Wonder
Oliver Heldens
P!NK
Paul Van Dyk
PJ Harvey
Rita Ora
Rone
Rudimental live
Steve Aoki
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
The Courteeners
The Kills
The Naked and Famous
The Pretty Reckless
The Strypes
The Vaccines
Tom Odell
Two Door Cinema Club
Tycho
Valentino Khan
Vince Staples
W&W
Watsky
Weval
White Lies
Wiz Khalifa
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