Sziget Festival 2011

Wednesday 10th to Monday 15th August 2011
Budai-sziget, an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
£150 with camping; non-camping ticket £125
daily capacity: 77000
last updated: Thu 21st Jul 2011

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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.

2011's Sziget Festival will be from Wednesday 10th to Monday 15th August, with camping available from the Monday.

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Line-up

The latest additions are Goose, Helloween, Turbostaat, Amy Winehouse, Kasabian, The Maccabees, Good Charlotte, Deftones, Within Temptation, Lostprophets, Kid Cudi, Peter Bjorn and John, Choc Quib Town, Socalled, and Cheikh Lo.

They join Pulp, Interpol, The National, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Smash Mouth, The Chemical Brothers, Gotan Project, Dizzee Rascal, Marina And The Diamonds, Skunk Anansie, Hurts, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Hadouken!, Crystal Castles, Afrocubism, Eliades Ochoa, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Sonata Arctica, Triggerfinger, Goran Bregovic Wedding And Funeral Band, Les Hurlements d' Leo, Debout Sur Le Zinc, Ojos De Brujo, Rotfront, Verdena, Söhne Mannheims, and Great Imitation,with more still to be announced. There are many more still to be announced. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Day 0

Prince, who appears at Sziget Festival for the first time headlines 'Day Zero' which takes place traditionally before the festival. This year falling on Tuesday 9th August when only a few stages are open. The line-up also includes New York's The Klezmatics, Serbian Boban & Marko Markovic Gypsy Orkestar, and Russian ska band Leningrad.Each year alongside international stars the line-up also includes established Hungarian names.

There are actually two days of events before the festival proper, 'Day One' which features only Hungarian acts, and 'Day Zero'.

Tickets

A camping ticket is priced at £150, or £125 without camping, and a caravan pass is priced at £100. To buy tickets, click here. Beware of false tickets. Buy your ticket only from authorised vendors.

Children aged 10 and under have free entry if accompanied by an adult. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Camping information

Camping Tickets are valid from 8th August 10:00am, Non-Camping Tickets are valid from 10th August 06:00am. Both types are valid to 15th 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.

Sziget attracts 60,000-70,000 visitors per day. There are many reasons to explain the international success of Sziget Festival. Apart from the line-up and wide variety of activities like swimming, karaoke, lessons in Hungarian or bellydancing, the location is one of them.

The festival is held in a park on the Sziget Island in the heart of Budapest. The diversity, quality and price of food and beverage at Sziget are incomparable with other festivals. A pint of premium beer will set you back £1.50, and for £3 you can make your choice between Indian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Hungarian, vegetarian or fast food.

CityPass

Festival-goers will be able to buy a CityPass for only €25, granting free entry to the Turkish baths, spas and lidos of the city and use of all public transport for twelve days.

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Wednesday 10th to Monday 15th August 2011
Budai-sziget, an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
£150 with camping; non-camping ticket £125
daily capacity: 77000
last updated: Thu 21st Jul 2011


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