Looking Forward To Sziget Next Week

  • 1 Aug 2013 10:06 AM
Looking Forward To Sziget Next Week
Around 65,000 daily revelers are eagerly awaiting the start of Sziget 2013. Now dubbed the 'Island of Freedom', previously awarded the ‘Best Music Festival in Europe’, certainly the biggest cultural extravaganza held in Budapest. Sziget is a multi-dimentional festival with real international appeal - around 60 different nationalities snap the tickets up. Last year over half the crowd came from abroad, e.g. 4,000 Brits were part of the 350,000+ event attendees over the week. Traditionally, meaning for the last 20+ years, both locals and international visitors get to, in a word, ‘party’ day and night for a week. This year there’s so much more on offer than ever before, as the video in this article shows.

To get a taste of Sziget's new, wierd and wonderful attractions just click the vid above.

“Similar to Glastonbury, there's a certain wackiness at Sziget; performance artists wander around in a variety of guises, there's a theatre tent with circus performers, palm and mind readers, art tents, sculpture, literature, even cocktail bars. But there's also an order to proceedings that makes it feel less anarchic than its Somerset counterpart,” writes Gary Edwards.

“The festival also features the Sziget Eye - a big wheel that offers fantastic views over the site and beyond - bungee jumps, a 'Boris bikes' style bike hire scheme to explore the site and the city...

While Budapest tends to bask in the 30's in August, festivalgoers at Glastonbury are often in need of Wellington boots and a canoe to get around the flooded, muddy site. (Also Glastonbury can’t) compete with the low costs of drink and food - both on site and in the city."

Detailed program by clicking here

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