Is it your first time at Sziget?
We have listed all the important info for an unforgettable adventure on The Island Of Freedom.
The Island Of Freedom
Sziget takes place from 10 to 15 August on the Óbuda Island in Budapest in Hungary. Every year, thousands of Szitizens from all over the world travel to the Hungarian capital and seek out The Island Of Freedom in the Danube.
For six days, you will see a varied programme of great music performances on the island, as well as new music, theatre, circus, workshops, dancing, art, food & drinks and much more.
First of all, it's important to get access to the site. This can be done with a Full Festival Pass, 3-Day Pass, or a day ticket. Don't wait too long to buy your tickets because the prices will increase.
Travel to Budapest
There are several ways to travel to Sziget, with train and bus being some of the cleanest options. The journey to Budapest is already an adventure in itself, and you might even make some new festival friends along the way. Another convenient option is traveling by plane. Budapest has a well-connected international airport, with many flights arriving daily from all over the world. Once you arrive, you can easily make your way to Sziget by taxi, public transport, or shuttle bus. And for those who prefer to drive, you can park your car safely in one of the guarded parking lots near the festival grounds.
Get ready for a festival adventure like no other! Not only do you get to enjoy top-notch music acts, but you also get to camp for free at Sziget Festival! With a Full Festival Pass, 3-Day Pass, or 2 consecutive day tickets, you can take advantage of the 'Basic Camping' option. If you're looking for a bit more comfort, there are various camping upgrades available. But, if you prefer city life, there are plenty of accommodation options in Budapest that will suit your needs. The choice is yours!
Camping on the island
Camping at Sziget is the ultimate festival experience - imagine waking up right in the middle of the action and being able to stumble back to your cozy bed after a long day of dancing! And guess what? You can camp (almost) for free anywhere you want! Just make sure to find a good spot with some shade or near a tree to catch some extra sleep in the morning. For those who crave a little more luxury, there are various camping upgrades available with added extras and services. Want a pre-set tent or accommodation? No problem, Sziget has got you covered. Plus, there's an Aldi on the site and a large supermarket called Auchan, just a stone's throw away from the festival grounds.
Stay in the city
You can also stay in the centre of Budapest. The connection is easy and on average, you can reach the festival site within 30 minutes. On this page, you will find a selection of hotels, hostels, and apartments in Budapest. The easiest way to reach Sziget is by the HÉV (railway) no. H5, which departs every 15-20 minutes from Batthyány tér or Margit híd. The stop to get off (and on) at Sziget is called Filatorigát.
For six days, you can enjoy all the beauty that Sziget has to offer. From the biggest artists like Billie Eilish, David Guetta, and Imagine Dragons, to discovering new music. There are all kinds of workshops, yoga, dancing, talks, games and way more! You can also see art: take a look at The Art Of Freedom where special art objects are placed.
Useful at Sziget
To make your stay on the island as optimal as possible, you can use extra services for a fee. Think, for example, of a locker, also available with an electrical outlet. Are you coming to Sziget by car? Don't forget to reserve a parking spot. Make your Sziget unforgettable by visiting one of the Sziget Cruisin' Boat Parties.
In Hungary, you pay with the Hungarian Forint. For half a litre of beer (Dreher!), you pay around 1300 HUF at Sziget, which is approximately 3 Euros.
Food & Drinks
Enjoy the adventure at Sziget with a variety of food trucks serving dishes from all over the world. With Hungarian delicacies, international treats, and vegan-friendly options, you'll never run out of options to satisfy your cravings. Plus, there's an Aldi on the island to stock up on your own groceries - perfect for a picnic in between performances!
You don't necessarily have to leave the festival site - there's all kinds of things to do day and night. But of course, it's fun to spend a day in Budapest, go to a boat party or visit a Ruin Bar. Did you know that with a Sziget Citypass by Budapest Card, you can use public transport for free and have one free entrance to a bathhouse?
All info in your pocket
Your ultimate festival buddy is here to help you to guide you through the days and nights during your stay. Download the Sziget Mobile app, get all the latest news, avoid queues by transferring money easily and securely from your bank card to your wristband.