Global Best: Sziget Beats Glastonbury to Top Worldwide Music Festival List

  • 25 Jun 2024 9:40 AM
  • Budapest Business Journal
Global Best: Sziget Beats Glastonbury to Top Worldwide Music Festival List
Every year, music enthusiasts from around the globe converge at various music festivals to experience the electrifying performances of their favorite artists.

With countless festivals available worldwide, discerning the best ones can be daunting. Slingo has taken on this challenge, compiling an extensive analysis to identify the top music festivals of 2024, with Hungary's Sziget Festival coming out on top.

Sziget Sitting Comfortably at the Top

At the pinnacle of Slingo's ranking is the Sziget Festival, earning an impressive score of 8.50 out of 10. This accolade solidifies Sziget's reputation as the premier music festival of 2024.

Held annually on the picturesque Óbuda Island in Budapest, Sziget transforms the island into a vibrant hub of music and culture.

The festival's six-day duration allows for an extensive array of performances, art installations, and cultural activities, creating a truly immersive experience.

The scenic location in Hungary's capital city offers an enchanting backdrop that enhances the overall festival atmosphere.

Sziget Festival is renowned for its diverse lineup that spans multiple genres, ensuring there is something for every music lover.

This year’s headliners include global icons like Kylie Minogue, Halsey, Stormzy, and Fontaines D.C. Their performances are set to create unforgettable moments for the 90,000 attendees that Sziget attracts annually.

The festival is not just about the music; it's an all-encompassing cultural experience. From theater and circus performances to interactive art installations and wellness programs, Sziget offers a unique blend of activities that appeal to a wide audience.

This eclectic mix of entertainment options contributes to the festival's top ranking, providing an unparalleled experience for all who attend.

Sziget Festival’s affordability also plays a significant role in its top-tier status. With tickets priced at just under £240 (€279), it offers great value for a six-day festival, especially considering the high-caliber lineup and the multitude of activities available.

This combination of affordability and quality makes Sziget an accessible and attractive option for music lovers from all walks of life.

Glastonbury, Tomorrowland Round out Top 3

Securing the second spot in Slingo’s ranking is the legendary Glastonbury Festival, with a score of 7.50 out of 10. Known for its rich history and iconic status, Glastonbury continues to be a cornerstone of the global music festival scene. Its eclectic lineup, combined with the vibrant atmosphere of Worthy Farm, makes it a bucket-list event for many.

Ranking third with a score of 7.00 out of 10 is Belgium’s Tomorrowland, a festival that has become synonymous with electronic dance music (EDM).

Tomorrowland’s dedication to providing an unparalleled EDM experience is reflected in its star-studded lineup and innovative production values.

The ranking took into account factors such as festival length, number of performers, ticket prices, average number of attendees, and the number of stages as well to find out which festival is the best on the globe this year.

*********************************

You're very welcome to comment, discuss and enjoy more stories via our Facebook page: 
Facebook.com/XpatLoopNews + via XpatLoop’s groups: Budapest Expats / Expats Hungary

You can subscribe to our newsletter here: XpatLoop.com/Newsletters

Do you want your business to reach tens of thousands of potential high-value expat customers? Then just contact us here.

Related links

Kylie Revealed as Headliner For Opening Night at Budapest's 'Island of Freedom'

Summer Festival Guide: Top 15 Concerts @ Sziget Budapest - the “Island of Freedom”

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Budapest Business Journal

Hungary's largest and oldest source of business and financial news in English. Since 1992 it has presented essential information on Hungarian business life, including international analyses about the country. These days the BBJ newspaper is published every other week, while it releases daily business news online including premium paid content.

Explore More Reports

  • Summer Festival Guide: Top 15 Concerts @ Sziget Budapest - the “Island of Freedom”

    Summer Festival Guide: Top 15 Concerts @ Sziget Budapest - the “Island of Freedom”

    • 5 Jul 2024 6:06 AM

    Over 100 nationalities are represented at Sziget each year recently, with people coming from as far away as Brazil or New Zealand. So for expats living here it’s a golden summer opportunity to see a wide range of top international artists play live here in Budapest at the “Island of Freedom” – here are 15 of the best gigs worth considering this year.

  • Watch: Four Tet @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 12 August

    Watch: Four Tet @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 12 August

    • 5 Jul 2024 6:05 AM

    Four Tet is the electronic outlet for the solo work of Keiran Hebden. First single was the 36-minute ‘Thirtysixtwentyfive’ on Trevor Jackson's Output Recordings label (1998). ‘Dialogue’ was Four Tet's first full-length album, fusing hip-hop drum lines with dissonant jazz samples.

  • Watch: Liam Gallagher @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 9 August

    Watch: Liam Gallagher @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 9 August

    • 5 Jul 2024 6:04 AM

    It would be hard to top Liam Gallagher’s biblical Knebworth Park shows, which proved to be some of the biggest live events of 2022. But the always ambitious icon has once again excelled himself with news of a tour that will be bigger than biblical.