A European alternative to Burning Man.

It's not like anyone ever needed an excuse to visit Budapest, but if you were looking for something to seal the deal, then the 7-day extravaganza known as Sziget Festival should have your attention.

Going steady since 1993 off the back of the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Sziget Festival (Hungarian for 'island') is a colossal takeover of Hajógyári Island to transform it into a musical haven that welcomes over half a million people every year.

What was once primarily popular with indie-rock artists back in the day, Sziget Festival now boasts more than 1000 performances across the week-long fiasco. The likes of the Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Gang of Youths dominate the line-up for 2019. Aside from the various stages, the festival's website promotes other attractions such as cinemas, theatres, circus shows, sporting events and even beach parties.

That's enough from us - we'll let last year's after movie do the talking instead.

Sziget Festival runs from the 7th-13th of August, with early bird ticket sales running until May 9th.