Sziget Festival 2009

Wednesday 12th to Monday 17th August 2009
Budai-sziget, an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
early bird camping ticket £134; non-camping ticket £107
last updated: Tue 28th Jul 2009

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Sziget has loads of other things on offer to festival goers, as well as the music, there is; theatre, dance, classical music, cabaret, performances, films, fine art, crafts, literary presentations, programmes for kids, sports and other free time activities.

Sziget Festival, (pronounced see'-get) takes place on Óbudai-sziget ("Old-Buda Island"), an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary. Taking place in August, the festival started as a local event in 1993 playing host to various Hungarian artists and has grown into a large European festival, showcasing over a thousand international artists, from many genres, to 400,000 visitors, half of which come from outside Hungary.

2009's Sziget Festival will be from Wednesday 12th to Monday 17th August.

The first acts confirmed for 2009 are The Prodigy, Placebo, Armin Van Buuren, The Offspring, Snow Patrol, Die Toten Hosen, Pendulum, Fatboy Slim, Superpusher, Coldcut, Backyard Babies, Birdy Nam Nam crew, Blasted Mechanism, Matatu, Miloopa, De Staat, Expatriate, Donots, Buena Vista Social Club, Bloc Party, The Ting Tings, Klaxons, Lily Allen, Calexico, So Kalmery, 08001, Speed Caravan, Haydamaky, Disco Ensemble, Figli Di Madre Ignota, Guajiro Mirabalt, Jesus Ramost, Manuel Galbánt, and Tiken Jah Fakoly.

Musicians representing successful UK-based anti-racist campaign Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) are taking part in a unique and important show on the opening day of Budapest's gigantic Sziget music festival. Sam Duckworth aka Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is curating the music for this special one-off set, with the full Get Cape band complemented by artists including Drew McConnell, members of The King Blues and Kid British; Mpho Skeef; Jimmy Pursey, Low Key, Eslam Jawaad, Lee Mavers, Shlomo, and DJ The Last Skeptik. The set will also feature collaborations with leading Hungarian musicians, still to be announced, with one or two surprise guests still in the offing.

Camping information
Camping Tickets are valid from 10th August 10:00am, Non-Camping Tickets are valid from 12th August 06:00am. Both types are valid to 17th August 08:00am. Daily ticket holders can enter the festival site from 02:00am to midnight on the day indicated on the ticket, and can stay until 08:00am the following day.

For those wishing to extend their stay on at the festival once the validity of their ticket has ceased, a new wristband can be purchased. Those who don’t buy a new one will be obliged to leave the festival site.

Early bird camping tickets are on sale priced at £134; a non-camping ticket is priced at £107. Day tickets are not yet on sale.
Children aged 10 and under have free entry if accompanied by an adult. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

To buy tickets, click here.




Wednesday 12th to Monday 17th August 2009
Budai-sziget, an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
early bird camping ticket £134; non-camping ticket £107
last updated: Tue 28th Jul 2009


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