Sziget Festival organizers expect to break record attendance

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The crew of Hungary’ Sziget Festival is expecting a similarly big crowd this year as last, meanwhile the event that’s already among the largest in Europe, managed to grow to maximum capacity, a press release said yesterday.

“We expect that this year we will also host more than 400,000 fans throughout the week," said main organizer Károly Gerendai. “This year we managed to restructure the festival area in a way that it can conveniently host an even higher number of visitors, if needed,” he added.


The organizers not only worked on developing the infrastructure of Sziget, but also put in a big effort to provide a very colorful program, the press release said, adding that new program venues will appear, old venues will move to new areas and the already famous visual experience of the festival will be augmented.


“It’s a good indicator of what we’re actually working on to tell you the basic stats: We will have artists from 47 countries and already sold tickets to visitors from 89 countries. So, the Island of Freedom is truly an international place, maybe the most international spot on Earth during that week,” Gerendai added.

Gerendai recently talked to the Budapest Business Journal. Click here to read the report.

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