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Dear Reader, 

First for your interest, here's a quick guide to the best acts at Sziget Festival 2019.

Hungary's biggest summer fest deserves much credit for an impressive line-up, and new 'Green Programme'.

There's a huge variety of performances, ranging from international stars to Korean Theatre, Music, Circus.

Follow any of these links to see a video of these headliners in action, and to know more about what's on:

Thursday 8 Aug: Franz FerdinandThe 1975Richard Ashcroft
Friday 9 Aug: Martin GarrixTove Lo
Saturday 10 Aug: The NationalMacklemore
Sunday 11 Aug: Post MaloneYears & Years
Monday 12 Aug: Florence + The MachineCatfish & The Bottlemen
Tuesday 13 Aug: Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters

As always, you can find more events to suit your taste in the Xpat Calendar.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Summer Night Classical Concert @ Castle Garden Bazaar

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble invite audiences into their world of classical and folk music, showcasing tunes by the most famous Hungarian composers like Kodály, Bartók and Liszt.

8 August - 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.

'Night Of Falling Stars' @ Buda Open Air Theater

On this special night you have the opportunity to marvel at one of the brighter meteor showers of the year accompanied by a symphonic concert, followed by a scientific presentation about falling stars.

9 August - 1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós u. 21.

'Food Is A Right' Weekend @ Aurora

The organisers aim to raise awareness about, "Housing poverty, homelessness and mass food waste". Saying, "People have to know that a lot of people face these problems day by day: poverty, starvation, homelessness & housing difficulties".

10 August - 1084 Budapest, Auróra 11.

Beatles Music Meeting @ Kobuci Garden

This event for lovers of the UK's most famous band is described as 'Hungary's National Beatles Meeting', featuring a raffle, quiz and of course concerts.

11 August - 1033 Budapest, Fő tér 1.

Massolit Book Club: Children’s Books From All Over The World

This time book lovers have the chance to go back to early experiences with literature. All countries have their own children’s classics, and each of us has one that's close to our heart, this event is about sharing these stories.

12 August - 1072 Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 30

Jazz Stars Chris Potter & Gilad Hekselman @ Budapest Jazz Club

Saxophone genius Chris Potter, guitar master Gilad Hekselman, plus internationally praised local drummer Ferenc Németh, is a "promising mix of three extremely virtuoso musicians" say the organisers.

13 August - 1136 Budapest, Hollán Ernő u. 7.

Bem Cinema: Love And Death

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.

14 August - 1027 Budapest, Margit krt. 5.


Take A Ride To Sziget With City Taxi

Following an annual tradition, the official taxi partner of Sziget Festival is expat friendly City Taxi. This special Sziget taxi service offers fixed rate prices you can trust. Also, if you have a valid wristband or voucher, City Taxi can take you to the ticket control point right inside the island. 

Hertz Car Rental Hungary Mastercard Discount

Valued Mastercard® Cardholders benefit from up to 10% discount off the best available rates at participating Hertz locations worldwide, including Hungary!

'The Art Of Cake' By The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

Every special occasion in history has been celebrated with cakes in some shape or form. At The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest they are bringing that history to life through the creativity of the pastry team, led by Pastry Chef, István Mázás.

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