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Season:summer3 Month:August3 Continent:Europe3 Country:Hungary frequency:yearly3 First edition:1993

The Sziget Festival is a music festival held in August each year, in Budapest, Hungary. The festival takes place on Óbudai-sziget, an island on the Danube in which over a thousand performances taking place every year over the course of a week.

Sziget started out as a student event in 1993, but today it’s one of the biggest European music festivals. Most of the audience come from abroad and especially from West Europe.

A so-called party train service with DJ’s are included in the festival’s program, which transports festival goers from around Europe, and also a surreal amusement park. These unique features has contributed into Sziget being named the European “Burning Man“.


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Sandor Csudai
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