Can You Handle The 7-Day Sziget Mega Festival This Euro Summer?

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.