Sziget Festival – a meeting point of Europe
Young and less young people come each year from almost all over Europe to spend a week together at this Budapest festival which has become one of the greatest and most aknowledged culutral events in Europe.
Do not hesitate, pack your tent (or book a hotel for a favorable price) and come!
The festival is organized every year in August on an island not far from the downtown area but far enough to be able to enjoy loud music. Its importance is shown by the fact that there are more foreign participants each year than Hungarians and that there are specific guides available in Budapest and on the Internet, dedicated to this festival.
Few other festivals have such a wide range of cultural, artistic and musical program. Every kind of genre can be found here: you can go to theatre, cinema or folk dancing clubs, listen to world famous concerts and groups, do any kind of sports (beside lifting the glasses of beer), activities, games.
Be prepared to get puzzled to choose from the hundreds of programs that are presented in the Budapest Sziget Festival Guide. It is impossible to feel bored, and if you feel like having a short break you can always take a boat and float to explore Budapest!
And let’s see some of the great performers who appeared on the Grand Stage of the Festival just to give you a little taste: Lily Allen, Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Primal Scream, Placebo, Kasabian, not to mention Radiohead, Iron Maiden, and Blur. From the world music scene we could enjoy last year for example Buena Vista Social Club and Boban Markovic Orchestra.
All in all, it is a great meeting place of people, culture, get inspirering ideas but most of all: To have fun!