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Sziget Festival 2024, 07 - 12 August. Best Hungary Events

Sziget Festival 2024

WHERE: Budapest, Hungary
WHEN: from 07th to 12th August 2024
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.



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.

Photo, 2012 Derzsi Elekes Andor


There are many international guests at the 2024 edition. As per tradition, numerous musical genres will be represented: ranging from pop to rock, via electronics and techno.

Main Stage is the beating heart of the Festival, where the largest and most important stage is set up. It will host performances by Fred again.. • Halsey • Janelle Monáe • Kylie • Liam Gallagher • Martin Garrix • Sam Smith • Skrillex • Stormzy • Bebe Rexha • Fisher • Louis Tomlinson • RAYE • Tom Odell • Azahriah • Becky Hill • Yves Tumor • LANY • Zoe Wees • Joker Out • Joesef • Dagny • Beton.Hofi • Margaret Island.

Fans of Techno, EDM and electronic music can go wild at the Bolt Party Arena. Guaranteed entertainment all night long, until dawn, with guests interactions and young DJs. Colosseum is a spectacular amphitheater with a very unique stage (with the head of a giant gladiator). Electronic music and lots of special effects await you here, from noon until 05:00 in the morning.

Music, but also lots of entertainment over the 6 days of the Festival. From morning until late at night! Fascinating circus art and the best jugglers await you at Cirque du Sziget. Contemporary dance, innovative shows and theater will enliven the Theater and Dance Corner. And, again, traveling fairs, sports and outdoor games, challenges, beach activities… A truly rich and varied programme, suitable for all tastes.


As per tradition, and in line with the main world festivals, tickets will be sold in limited sequences, with increasing prices. Buy first, pay less! The ideal would be to purchase 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 rate.

The ticket to attend a single day, of your choice, costs from a minimum of 104€, to a maximum of 114€, depending on the day. The ticket only allows you to participate in the festival, for the selected date. By purchasing two tickets for as many consecutive days, you will have access to the campsite and showers for the day. Also available in the VIP version, adding 90€ to the single day ticket price. Boat party tickets cost 41€ (standard) and 114€(VIP)

The 3 DAY WEEKEND TICKET allows you to access, at your choice, the Sziget Festival 2024 for three consecutive days. It includes basic camping, with the possibility of camping in all designated areas with the use of toilets and showers. It costs 251€ per person in the standard version, and 459€ in the VIP version.

Sziget Festival - 2015.08.15

Photo ©, Derzsi Elekes Andor

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 356€ standard (293€ up to 21 years old), and 587€ VIP.

The VIP versions of the day ticket and season tickets offer exclusive services such as wifi, premium bathrooms, exclusive areas.

All tickets price include taxes and commissions.


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.

*all information contained herein, including timetables and prices, is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered official. All names and trademarks herein belong to their respective owners.


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