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!
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!).
Team lead Premium by day, poet by night. On weekends, Jorine likes to explore the outer corners of her spectrum of interests, be it at a punk concert, a techno club or a pop festival.