- 10 Aug 2022 11:06 AM
- Hungary Matters
In 2019, the event drew over half a million people.
”This year we’ll have one less festival day, and the unbelievable and continuous increase in artists’ rates until 2019 appears to have stopped.
But we still pay them in euros and dollars, and the forint has weakened a lot in the past two-and-a-half years, so calculated in forints we’re paying much more this year,” Kádár said.
He revealed that Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa are the priciest acts this year, costing “millions of euros”.
Other headliners include Tame Impala, Calvin Harris and Kings of Leon.
The six-day Sziget on an island in the Danube starts Wednesday 10 August, it runs until late next Monday night. when Arctic Monkeys play the last headline slot.
Artists from 54 countries will perform for festival-goers from 103 countries. Most pre-purchased passes were bought by visitors from the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy.
Kádár said tickets for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are nearly sold out.
The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.