Sziget Festival, which takes place in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, is the country’s flagship event and biggest festival in Eastern Europe, welcoming 500,000 visitors over the course of one week.
This year’s 26th edition welcomes Dua Lipa, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Kygo, Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons, Shawn Mendes, Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Stormzy, Lykke Li and many more, Aug. 8-15.
As well as its star studded lineup, this festival offers much more than just music. Collaborating with the ‘Art for Love’ initiative, the festival venue will be scattered with installations, sculptures and other diverse and inspiring visuals, acting as a showcase for the talent of young creative minds. Installations include ‘The Fairy Town’, a village of small wooden houses, with rooftops that double as seats for Sziget citizens. Combined with fluorescent paint, the glittering village will give a magical view to passersby.
Just a forty minute taxi journey from the airport, the Sziget festival is close to many of Budapest’s major historic tourist attractions such as City Park where the Szechenyi Baths, the city’s largest and warmest thermal spa, is located.