The Sziget festival in Hungary is one of the biggest, longest and, internationally broadest festivals in Europe. Last year half a million people, from a hundred different places, payed a visit to the festival island on the Donau. (‘Sziget’ means ‘island’ in Hungarian, so that explains it.) The line-up of the 25th edition (9-16 Aug) is, honestly, once again phenomenal.

Just so you can start enjoying yourself at home, here are a couple of names from the gigantic amount of bands that will be performing at Sziget. And remember; it doesn’t matter if your name is PJ Harvey, John Smit or George Ezra, everyone started practicing at home. Just like you. Everyone is a musician. Hit it!


PJ Harvey

The Kills



De Staat

George Ezra



The Vaccines

Bad Religion

How do you survive a weeklong festival? Check the festival survival guide for 10 tips that will help you pack (wetwipes!); what the best way is to make your way through the audience (military maneuvers!) and where you can best put up your tent (the distance from the toilet!).

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