Party of the year starts tomorrow

Hungary's biggest festival to celebrate its 25th anniversary

MH – 2017.08.08. 13:22 –

Half a million visitors are expected to come this year to the 25th Sziget Festival, or as the organizers called „Island of Freedom”. The seven days festival of non-stop music and arts starts tomorrow.

In every summer, Budapest's Óbuda Island becomes the Island of Freedom for one week. For festival visitors, or as they call „Szitizens”, in every mid-August it becomes an exit from the bustle of the everyday life. The 25-year-old festival hosts almost half a million visitors from more the a hundred countries every year and it offers more than just a diverse music line-up, there are also artistic and socially responsible programs, and theatre, dance, circus shows across more than 50 venues.

This year the festival will be held between August 9th and August 16th, and the visitors can look forward to main stage masterclasses from the likes of P!nk, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the Chainsmokers, Major Lazer and a huge closing party with Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike.