SZIGET: a perfect summer vacation for fans of music, art and culture.
From Aug. 7 to 12, Budapest will host a diverse selection of artists from all over Europe in the atmospheric setting of Sziget Fesztivál (in Hungarian), on the island nestled in the Danube River ‘Óbudai-sziget’ also referred to as the “Island of Freedom.”
In its 30th anniversary year, Sziget Festival will feature more than 50 venues ready to welcome hundreds of artists not only musicians but also, and in large numbers, circus performers, dancers, jugglers, acrobats and thespians. A nonstop succession of performances, workshops, sports activities and talks make the Hungarian event an ode to heterogeneity, integration and the discovery of new cultures without borders.

The festival gets its name from the Hungarian word “sziget,” which actually means “island.” Started in 1993 as a modest display of local talent, it has gradually expanded its scope, becoming one of the world’s largest cultural events. Its duration, a full week, sets it apart from traditional summer festivals. With more than 60 stages, the Sziget Festival is not limited to live music, but provides a platform for a wide range of art forms, including DJ sets, theater, film screenings, dance, circus, street performers and sports. It is a melting pot of artistic and musical expressions, welcoming genres ranging from pop to metal, hip hop to jazz, and beyond.

The idea for the festival was born in 1993 by Péter Sziámi Müller, with the organization of Gerendai Károly. Since then, it has grown steadily, also welcoming world-renowned international artists. Although it has had several names over the years, since 2002 it has been known simply as Sziget Festival. In addition to the main festival, it has also had a counterpart in Transylvania called Peninsula/Félsziget since 2003.

After our media coverage in 2023, with 42k people on the “Island Of Freedom” dancing with Moderat, Ben Böhmer, Diplo, David Guetta e and more, this year there are Fred Again.., Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Fisher, Kylie Minogue, Bebe Rexha, Artemas, added among the already announced Liam Gallagher, Editors, Halsey, Janelle Monáe, Stormzy, Louis Tomlinson, Raye and many names of Electronic/Techno like Four Tet, Artbat, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Barry Can’t Swim, Honey Dijon, Dom Dolla, Anotr, Loco Dice, Overmono, Ady, Nico Moreno, Nia Arhives, Kevin De Vries, NTO, Enrico Sangiuliano, Joris Voorn, Sam Paganini, Ellen Allien, Fideles, Colyn, Anfisa Letyago, Len Faki, Charlie Sparks, Rebuke, Dyen, Daria Korolova, LP Giobbi, Tinlicker, Chloé Caillet, Amémé, Tini Gessler and more!

In this beautiful setting, in this world outside of time and the usual everyday, the programming of Lightstage, the boutique stage that over the years has become a landmark for Szitizens on Liberty Island, returns again in 2024.
Lightstage 2024 will also be able to count on the support of MIC and SIAE as part of the “Per Chi Crea” program, which awarded the project: New Sounds From Italy presented by L’Alternativa srl.

Complete line-up: 43.Nove (I) * Adriana (I) * Alex the Judge and the Forbidden Fruits (I) * Butter Bread (A) * Cherym (IRL) * Cucamaras (UK) *  dj WAD (I) * Elasi (I) * Esther (Se) * Gallus  (Sco) * Giuse The Lizia (I) * Goldy.mp3 (D) * Guatemala (I) * Jack Valero (Uk) * Jiska (D) * Klara Keller (Se) * Laila Al Habash (I) * LELAND DID IT (I) * Muovipussi (FIN) * Popa (IT/LT) * Szakács Erika (H) * The Curious Kind (H) * The Meffs (Uk) * US (Fin) * Wism (I). The DJs, who as always will contribute to the great atmosphere that has been created for years under this wooden cathedral lit by hundreds of bulbs, will be: AmA Dj * Carlo Chicco Dj * Chroma Sound System * Deer Waves dj-set * dj WAD (I)*  Fab Mayday Dj * Gianpiero Dj * Stefano di Matteo Dj


Also ready are the timelines of the Circus, Theater and Dance Theater section, Magic Mirror with its performances that unabashedly enter the queer world and the daily parades that enliven the island every day at a wide variety of times. Also presented was the new Sziget Beach concept embellished with a series of acoustic performances and the acclaimed Traveling Funfair village, with old-fashioned entertainment that takes us back a century with games of skill and dexterity.

Ticket sales for the 2024 edition are proceeding apace to the point that twice as many 6-day passes have already been purchased compared to last year’s edition. A large turnout is expected, most of which will be accommodated in the camping areas inside the island provided with adequate facilities such as bathrooms and showers to serve the tens of thousands of Szitizens ready to immerse themselves in the pure atmosphere of the event.

The city of Budapest is easily accessible from Italy, which can count on multiple air connections with almost all the major capitals of our country. Instead, for those who would like to reach the festival by organized Bus or by car, the ‘highway provides a convenient and well-served route for driving enthusiasts. The organized Bus will leave on August 6 evening from Bologna, Padua and Trieste. There is also a parking lot near the festival area that can be reserved from the official festival website.

The Sziget Festival takes place in the city, less than 20 minutes from the city center, and is well connected by both public transportation and the contracted Taxi service. In addition to the normal services, only for the days from August 6 to 13, you can buy the Sziget City Pass by Budapest Card that allows access to the thermal baths for free, use of the shuttle bus for the route from the airport to the island and vice versa, use of public transport and the opportunity to take advantage of the countless discounts in museums, restaurants and attractions or monuments. An all-round organization as always that also allows you to experience the Hungarian capital with its artistic beauties and its nighttime contents made up of boat parties and parties in suggestive places such as the castle.

This is a total vacation, where art, music, culture and sociability come together in an experience that is difficult to repeat elsewhere and that has been going on for decades, always preserving the usual philosophy and approach on the part of visitors.

Fred again.. / Halsey / Janelle Monáe / Kylie / Liam Gallagher / Martin Garrix / Sam Smith / Skrillex / Stormzy / Bebe Rexha / FISHER / Louis Tomlinson / RAYE / Four Tet / Tom Odell / Aurora / Azahriah / Big Thief / Fontaines D.C. / Marc Rebillet / Becky Hill / MØ / ARTBAT / L’impératrice / Yves Tumor / Crystal Fighters / LANY / Sven Väth / Richie Hawtin / Teezo Touchdown / Barry Can’t Swim / grandson / Honey Dijon / Dom Dolla / ANOTR / Apashe with Brass Orchestra / MEUTE / Loco Dice / Overmono / Argy / Nico Moreno / Nia Archives / Kevin de Vries / Editors / Kiasmos live / Modeselektor / NTO / Enrico Sangiuliano / Joris Voorn / KI/KI / Job Jobse / Eric Drew & Octo Octa / NEIL FRANCES / Franc Moody DJ set / Luude / Camo & Krooked / DubVision /  Tkay Maidza / LIBERATO / ZOLA / Zoe Wees / Joker Out / Goldband / Yard Act / Joesef / Joost / Warhaus / Sam Paganini / Ellen Allien / Fideles / Colyn / Anfisa Letyago / Len Faki / Charlie Sparks / Dyen / Rebūke / Daria Kolosova / LP Giobbi / Tinlicker / Chloé Caillet /  VICTORIA (dei Maneskin) / AMÉMÉ / Artemas / New West / Nova Twins / Blondshell / Mannequin Pussy / Wednesday / Royel Otis / Dead Poet Society / Karpe / DAGNY / Pip Blom / P Money / Whiney / L’Entourloop / Ari Abdul / Iñigo Quintero / Jeremias / Sullivan King / Songer / MUST DIE! / Riot Ten / WHIPPED CREAM / Kojaque / Tini Gessler / D-Sturb / Rebelion /  Venerus / Marc Maya / Sarah Story / Adaro / Andrew Mathers / Archie Hamilton / Blinders / CAIVA / CCL / Clara Cuvé / Coeus / Deaf Jules / Denes Toth / Dj Seinfeld / DV8 / Eleganto / Enzo Siragusa / Ferrari Rot / Frederic / Frontliner / Funk Tribu / Hard Driver Live / Héctor Oaks / Jonathan Kaspar / Justin Mylo / Lucia Lu / Marco Bailey / Merow / Merve / Mesto / Moksi / Murdock presents : X-Ray / Narciss / NUZB / Outsiders / Panic / The Viper / Parkerstrange / Park Time Killer / Platon Karataev / Primeshock / Raven / Supergloss / ZISKO / Satarii / Mimii / Cary / Skuff Barbie / DJ Ron / Torky Tork / D-LOW / M.O.M. / Middle School / EKLIPS / Rague Wave / Bratři / Carmen Lisa / Chéri / ClockClock / CUT_ / Ezhel / Future Static / God is an Astronaut / Gray / Joe Unknown / K!ngdom / Kybba / Lyra Valenza / Migh Delete Later / Naska / One Eat One / OTOY / Die P / Hexer / Grinch / Pimf / Ramkot / Reanny / Redzed / Rhove / Rockefellababe / MC Claudio / Rushy / SKAAR / Soft Boy DJ’s / SOR / Strarbenders / Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem / Antti Paalanen / Bobo & Behaja / Bukahara / Bénin International Musical (BIM) / Dhoad / DJ Mukambo / Djmawi Africa / Eléonore Fourniau / Ensamble B11 / Eskorzo / Flavia Coelho /  Folkatomik / KillaBeatMaker / Mitsune / Morena Leraba / Nasip Kismet / Saïd Tichiti & Vázsonyi János / Shagan / Sidi Wacho / Siti & The Band / Sukh Mahal / Tęgie Chłopy / uKanDanZ /  Yagody / Yungchen Lhamo / 6363 / Aladarus / Analog Balaton / ASAN Budapest / Kristóf7s / Bernathy Zsiga / Besh o droM / Beton.Hofi / Chris.SU / Incident / Markov / Bohemian Betyars / Bongor / Beatrick & Friends Live / S*GGRÁZÓS Buli / Hundred Sins Live / Co Lee / dtnb. / Duckshell / Elefánt / Freakin Disco / OT X / IamYank / James Cole / Jazzbois / Kitti Kay / Lerm / SouveQ / Lil Frakk / Margaret Island / Mateo & Spirit / Metha / Pogány Induló / Pola / Poli / Raasa / Raul Young / Dave Wincent / Retrouve / Romano Drom /  Roocha / SanFranciscoBeat / Secret Factory /  Shabaam / SISI / Sobek / Mulya / Sonic Rain / Svetec / The Anahit / Myamo / tritxn /  Schomey / WAVY / ZitheRandom / Zoord / Ótvar Pestis

LIBERATO / VICTORIA  (Makeskin) / Naska /  Venerus / Rhove / Laila Al Habash/ Giuse The Lizia/ dj WAD / One Eat One / Folkatomik/  Enrico Sangiuliano /  Sam Paganini / Fideles / Anfisa Letyago / Elasi/ Popa/ WISM/ 43.Nove/ Guatemala/ LELAND DID IT/ Alex the Judge and the Forbidden Fruits

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