Sziget Delivered on Its Promises

In Budapest

Once again this year, hundreds of thousands of visitors have experienced the unique feeling of the Island of Freedom and the huge changes the festival has undergone. The program was more colorful than ever before, as the Sziget's scenery was restored to its former glory, and the festival's services were also greatly improved compared to previous occasions. Next year will see the 30th Sziget, and we already know when: we can celebrate the special occasion between August 7-12. And a special ticket offer is coming right after the festival, so secure your place for the next edition.

Those who have been to the Sziget several times before were surprised by the big change, those who visited for the first time were sucked in by the unique experience of this year's festival. Whether for this reason or not, Sziget has truly evolved in every way. The bygone world of mobile toilets was a thing of the past, the stages have become more beautiful, and the container toilets that have been installed have also blended into the festival's appearance like so many other visual elements, welcoming the public in ever-cleaner conditions. (A major development this year was the removal of the mobile toilets from the guest areas, which are replaced by flushable container blocks, which offer a new level of comfort in terms of function.)  

The exciting decorative elements, the stunning Art of Freedom creations, were also back. Never before had the festival's hospitality offered so much and with so many amenities, the VIP experience was further enhanced and the campsite services were more diversified. And the grass was happily green throughout the festival, as if it had been marched in terry socks by tens of thousands of people a day, from stage to tent - and back again.

“We promised a great renewal this year, and the feedback shows that we have managed to keep our promises," said Tamás Kádár, Sziget's main organizer, who promises a similar, if not better festival experience for visitors next year, on the 30th edition. 

"This year was a watershed in the history of Sziget. We have managed to redefine the Sziget experience by taking a big step forward and enhancing the guest experience, while the festival's diverse program has also been shaped to exceed expectations of the domestic and ever-expanding international audience," added Kádár.

"We were delighted to see how much interest there is in Sziget after last year's year, which was still groaning with the pandemic. We can't complain about the number of visitors this year either, and we are confident that the message of renewal will be spread around the world," he noted, also revealing that they expect two nearly sold-out days and a total of just over 420,000 visitors by the end of Sziget.

The organizer also announced some good news, a kind of anniversary gift

"Next year, we will celebrate together for the 30th time on the Island of Freedom. To mark the occasion, from 8 p.m. on August 17, for 48 hours, Szitizens can buy a six-day pass or a VIP pass at a very special price, but we are also preparing a new pass version for visitors aged 21 and under," said Kádár, who added that the details are worth keeping a close eye on Sziget's website and social platforms.

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