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Sziget Festival 2022, 10 - 15 August. Best Hungary Events. Program

Sziget Festival


WHERE: Budapest, Hungary
WHEN: 10 – 15 August 2022

Who said that August is synonymous with beach holidays?

Sziget Festival it represents the best answer to those who are looking for an alternative destination to the classic summer holidays. For a week, in the middle of August, you will discover the evocative charm of the Island of Liberty, or Obuda; a fluvial island surrounded by the waters of the Danube.
A spectacular location in the heart of Budapest. The island of Obuda is a natural park that, during this period, turns into a parallel world made of music, theater, visual arts, installations and much more.

Art and music are, therefore, the extraordinary protagonists of one of the most popular summer events. It is no coincidence that, every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors take part in this event. Boys and girls from all over the world, all united under one banner. In fact, Sziget Festival is characterized by the spirit of peace and brotherhood, which makes the atmosphere truly unique and magical.

Sziget Festival
Photo, 2008 Gergely Csatari

Sziget Festival boasts the presence of around 60 structures, and more or less large stages, which host world-renowned artists and great international promises. Precisely on these stages, during the previous editions, figures such as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Cure, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Lou Reed, Muse, Manu Chao, Radiohead and many others have risen.

The festival, born in the 1993, reaches its XXVIII edition. He has been honored, over the years, with numerous awards, reflecting the quality of the event. In the 2015 he won the European Festival Awards for the best line up. In the 2012 and 2014 it was voted best European Festival in the “big festivals” category.

Art Of Freedom, is the collection of visual and spectacular installations; colorful sculptures and stunning artistic projects. Art Of Freedom contains the creative projects of all those who want to show off their talent on the island of Liberty.

Sziget Festival is a wonderful experience. It’s the best opportunity to have fun, listen to good music and experience a beautiful city like Budapest.

PRACTICAL INFO

HOW TO GET

Thanks to the Budapest-Ferihegy International Airport, the city can be easily reached by direct flight from major European and non-European cities.

The center is just 16 km, and can be reached by bus and train. Through our official page all the practical information on the airport, connections and tickets for public transport are available.

Getting around the city by public transport is convenient and economical. From the center, with the H5 line of the suburban train, you arrive at the entrance to the island of Obuda. The nearest stop is “Filatorigát“. The frequency of runs varies from 10 to 15 minutes (in the evening). Info and tickets to move, from this link.

Sziget
Photo, 2012 Derzsi Elekes Andor

PROGRAM SZIGET FESTIVAL 2022

There are many international guests at the 2022 edition. As per tradition, numerous musical genres will be represented: ranging from pop to rock, through electronic and techno. Here are the main artists who will perform:

  • WEDNESDAY 10: Dua Lipa. Rüfus du Sol. Nina Kraviz. Milky Chance. Yves Tumor & its band. Channel Tres.
  • THURSDAY 11: Kings of Leon. Bastille. Rilès. Yung Lean. Seth Troxler. Alice Merton.
  • FRIDAY 12: Justin Bieber. Stromae. Jungle. Woodkid. FKJ. slowthai.
  • SATURDAY 13: Calvin Harris. Lewis Capaldi. Alan Walker. Beabadoobee. Bad Gyal. Sevdaliza.
  • SUNDAY 14: Tame Impala. Anne-Marie. Steve Aoki. Caribou. Jon Hopkins. Sigrid.
  • MONDAY 15: Arctic Monkeys. Sam Fender. Princess Nokia. Clutch. Holly Humberstone. Fontaines D.C.

TICKETS

As per tradition, and in line with the main world festivals, tickets will be sold in limited sequences, with increasing prices. The sooner you buy, the less you pay! The ideal would be to buy the ticket in the SZITIZEN PRIME version. These are tickets offered in the first 25 hours of the opening of the sale; the price is really discounted. If you are not among the lucky ones, you can buy tickets at the EARLY BIRD fare.

The ticket to attend a single day, of your choice, costs from a minimum of €80 to a maximum of €90, depending on the day. The ticket only allows you to participate in the festival, for the selected date. By purchasing two tickets for the same number of consecutive days, you will have access to the campsite and showers for the day. Also available in VIP version starting from 155€.

The 3 DAY WEEKEND TICKET allows you to access the Sziget Festival 2022 at your choice for three consecutive days. Includes basic camping, with the possibility of camping in all designated areas with the use of bathrooms and showers. It costs €235 per person in the standard version, and €385 in the VIP version.

6 DAY PASS is the solution to fully experience the Festival. Access for all days of the event, and basic camping included (you can camp anywhere on the island and also use the showers and toilets). The price is 345€ standard, and 585€ VIP. By adding 55 €, you can expand your 6 DAY PASS with the MOVING PASS which will offer you the possibility of accessing the campsite first of all.

The VIP versions of the day pass and subscriptions offer exclusive services such as wifi, premium bathrooms, exclusive areas.

BOAT PARTY

Every day, for the entire duration of the festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive parties on the Danube, aboard suggestive boats. From here, you can go wild, dance, taste delicious cocktails and sunbathe. And of course, admire the beautiful buildings and monuments of the Capital. Tickets on sale for the single party of the day, at the full price of 33€ per person. Info and tickets are available on the official fb page.

WHERE TO SLEEP

The Campsite is the best solution for those wishing to fully experience the Sziget Festival, 24 hours on 24. Solution that, of course, also allows you to save money. An experience that, in our opinion, is advisable.

Sleeping in Budapest, however, is by no means an option to be overlooked. You can always go to the Festival in the early afternoon, and enjoy the city by day and by night. From this link, the best offers on hotels, apartments, guest-houses in Budapest.

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