What Do You Get in Return for a Sziget Day Ticket?

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What do we get for a Sziget day ticket? Definitely more than just a big concert. If you do it right, you could go on a serious cultural and party tour for the price of a concert ticket. In the Sziget App, you can also reserve unmissable experiences.

In recent months, the big international stars have given each other the door handle in Budapest, and we had to spend an average of HUF 30,000-40,000 per standing ticket for each concert. But that's roughly what Belgian fans did too, paying EUR 105-125 for a Rammstein standing ticket, depending on how close they were to Till Lindemann, and for the Imagine Dragons concert day in Transylvania the other day - according to the news - a ticket cost up to RON 1000, which corresponds to roughly HUF 78,000.

"We calculate the daily ticket prices for Sziget in a way that they are not higher than the price of a concert in the Budapest Arena," said Tamás Kádár, the main organizer of Sziget, and this is the case this year too (Those who bought tickets early paid under HUF 30,000, but now the day-ticket is around HUF 40,000). Those who are already preparing for the festival know that the Island of Freedom is not just a concert, but a feeling of life that must be experienced, selected from dozens of concerts and colorful cultural programs every day. So let's see how you can get the most out of a day ticket on the island.

If you want a complete picture of the Island, you can start the day at 10 a.m. with yoga at the DropYard, or at the Global Village, where the hatha yoga workshop starts at 11:30 a.m. After we have revived the dormant spiritual energy, we can stay nearby at the Ethnosound workshop, lost in the wonders of world music. We can also go to LightStage by 12:30 a.m. and tune in to other genres of music with concerts by young and talented, emerging, or already recognized musicians.

Of course, you don't have to start with a heavy dose of music in the early afternoon. The ArtZone, located next to LightStage, awaits you with so many interesting arts and applied arts workshops, where you can easily find good friends in addition to the joy of creating. And it's worth going to the big tent of Cirque de Sziget at 2:00 p.m., where the performance of the Imre Baross Circus School will begin.

It is recommended to actively use the Sziget App or the Sziget Passport. If we are already at the circus, the opposite side offers Vándor Vurstli, the traditions of Hungarian fair entertainment are revived here, and you can spend as much time as you want. Not far away is the Magic Mirror, the unmissable program venue, where already in the afternoon you can watch interesting films and take part in exciting discussions on various LGBTQ topics. We definitely have to come back here by, say, 11:00 p.m. one day, because of the main show.

So we're somewhere around 4:00 p.m, and we've already done yoga, learned something about ethnic music, listened to young talents, been to the circus and Vándor Wurstli and, if possible, ran into one of the performances of the Sétáló Utcaszinházak (Walking Street Theaters). From 4:00 p.m. you can visit the Theater and Dance venue, you can't go wrong here if you want to see a spectacular and exciting dance performance. Of course, the Main Stage starts at 4:00 p.m. It is definitely worth a visit around 6:30 p.m. when invited domestic and international guests reflect on the importance of environmental protection, human rights, equality, and peace as part of the Love Revolution Special. Then the "main performers" come until 11 p.m, and everyone can choose what they like, from all over the world.

After the Main Stage is over, head back to the Magic Mirror, where drag divas bring out the devil in an elementary show every night from 23:00 Queenz - The Show with Balls! at their performance. Those who can't fit in here don't have to despair either, because at the same time another exciting performance, Future Cargo, is starting at the nearby theater venue, which is also an unmissable program.

Then you can get a little taste from the FreeDome presented by the Mastercard tent or start the party time, at the biggest venues, such as the TicketSwap Colosseum, which presents the best of alternative electronic music, or the Samsung Party Arena, which features stars from different international party brands every day, and at many smaller venues until dawn.

If you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of the night, be sure to visit the theater venue, where two spectacular light installations await everyone every night. On the northern side of the island, the Everness Chill Garden by Tanqueray offers an ambient-chill atmosphere.

Then, in the morning, slowly moving towards the HÉV, we are already thinking that after a good night's sleep, it would be worth coming back for another round in the evening.

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