Half of Sziget Budapest Visitors Are Foreigners This Year - Dutch, Brits, Irish Most Dominant

  • 10 Aug 2023 12:59 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Half of Sziget Budapest Visitors Are Foreigners This Year - Dutch, Brits, Irish Most Dominant
Dutch festival-goers form the largest group of foreigners at this year's Sziget, Hungary's biggest music festival, organiser Tamás Kádár said during a walkthrough.

About half of visitors to Sziget are foreigners, Kádár said a day before the start of the festival which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. After the Dutch, the Brits and the Irish are the next biggest groups of festival-goers, he added.

Among the headliners the six-day Sziget boasts this year are Billie Eilish, making her debut in Hungary, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Mumford and Sons, and Macklemore.

Visitors will also be treated to a showcase of four circus troupes on each day of the event being held from Aug 10 to 15, organisers said earlier.

Two circus schools, Amoukanama of Guinea and Hungary’s Baross Imre Circus School, will get to perform in the Cirque du Sziget area of the festival grounds, while visitors will also have an opportunity to see Ukrainian circus students who have fled the war perform with Prague-based troupe Cirk La Putyka, along with Canada’s Cirque Alfonse troupe. Australian group Circa will be closing out the show each night.

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