5 Tips for This Year’s Sziget Festival

In Budapest

Alcoholic beverage producer and distributor Diageo, in collaboration with Sziget Festival, has collected some useful and practical tips to ensure that the Sziget experience remains both memorable and safe.

The five tips:

  1. Hydrate often – The weather in August in Hungary is usually hot and sunny. Alcohol and summer heat can be a dangerous combination, so it's very important to stay hydrated. Alcohol can quickly dehydrate your body, which can lead to headaches, dry skin and mouth, and dizziness, and heat only intensifies these effects. Look for the free Drinkiq drinking water points, refresh yourself and always drink a glass of water between two alcoholic drinks.
  2. Don't drink on an empty stomach - Always eat before drinking alcohol and have a snack in between drinks. Food slows down the absorption of alcohol and replaces the salts and minerals in your body that we lose while drinking.
  3. Listen to your body, know your limits - Drink at your own pace and enjoy the moment. If you feel dizzy or uncomfortable, stop. Excessive drinking can easily lead to dehydration, which not only spoils the festival experience but can also cause serious health problems.
  4. Take a break often - If you've pushed it too far, give yourself time to recharge. Drink water, have smoothies or juices that help replace the minerals lost in our body, and eat nutritious food rich in protein and carbohydrates to restore your blood sugar. Be permissive, give yourself time to recover so you can continue the fun with renewed energy.
  5. Take care of each other and plan ahead - Plan ahead to make the experience smooth, know how you will get home and if you decide to leave early, be sure to tell your friends. Discuss a meeting point in case someone gets lost, or you attend different programs. Continuous use of your phone is essential to make a video of the best concert, stay in touch with your friend and find each other easily, or stay in touch with the day's line-up and the Sziget program list, so make sure that your phone is always charged. If you can, bring an external battery or a power bank with you to make sure that your device doesn't run out when you need it the most. Do not leave your glasses unattended and do not accept drinks from strangers, and always look out for each other.
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