Guide to Sziget Festival – Island of Freedom in Budapest

Imagine a warm summer night on a lusciously green Óbuda Island just outside the city of Budapest, enjoying some of the most famous music artists in the world, fireworks lighting up the sky and staying up all night til’ the crack of dawn.

All this and so much more to explore is waiting for you at Sziget Festival taking place in Budapest, Hungary from 10-17th of August 2015. If you haven’t been visiting Hungary yet – this crazy summer music festival is a good enough ‘excuse’ to head for the Eastern Europe on your well-deserved holiday!

Sziget Festival in Hungary

Who to see on the stage:

The list of artists performing at Sziget is rather long and impressive: Avicii, Knife Party, Florence & The Machine, End Show with Martin Garrix, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams, Limp Bizkit, Marina and The Diamonds, Paloma Faith among lots of other performances from world’s top artists!

Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary

Where to get tickets:

Day Tickets for any day starting from 52 € can be bought directly from the webshop.  There are also multiple-day passes available for those wishing to party hard several days in a row!

What to bring along:

In addition remembering to pack your ticket with you, we recommend bringing closed shoes and a pair of flip flops, sun glasses, sun lotion, bathing suit, towel, rain jacket, mosquito spray… And even if you’re going to party hard like a rockstar, don’t completely loose your common sense – or your friends!

How to get to the island:

Sziget is within an easy access via public transport whether you will be arriving from the airport, by train or by car. If you have the Sizget-Budapest Citypass you may access the direct shuttle bus for free. The more specific schedule for this bus will be announced during July.

Now you can also download a free mobile app to navigate more easily through the festival.

Sziget Festival in Budapest

And while in Budapest, why not to give a couple of days to discover the true soul of this characteristic Hungarian capital? If you decide to stay in the city overnight, we have a couple of excellent and affordable hostel tips for you.

Where to stay in Budapest

Yolo Hostel in Budapest, Hungary

YOLO Hostel is located just 500 meters from the main squares of Budapest city center, a few steps from the banks of Danube River and the most important sights. Prices starting from 11,04 €.

CityHeart guesthouse is very well located at the Deak Square in the centre of Budapest, near the most popular downtown walking street near the crossing point of 3 metro lines. Prices starting from 5,93 €.

Absolute Hostel is located in the heart of the Pest side and has easy access from all train stations, bus stations and airport. Prices starting from 7,54 €.


Photos: Sziget Festival Official Website