Your Guide to Sziget Festival 2017

 

Sziget Festival 2017
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This summer’s Sziget Festival 2017 is set to be bigger than ever, with an incredible line-up spread over five days on an island in the middle of Budapest, Hungary. Festival goers will enjoy top music acts, from Wiz Khalifa to Pink, as well as a range of awesome summer activities.

Why not make a proper trip out of it? Budapest is one of Europe’s gems. The city is a fusion of East and West, with stunning gothic architecture and a beautiful historic center. Budapest is known for over 100 natural hot springs, so you can relax in one of the city’s many Turkish baths during the day and party all evening at the festival.

Sziget Festival 2017 Location

Sziget Festival 2017
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The festival is located on Obudda Island in Budapest, Hungary. The island is to the north of the city centre, on the Danube river and is easily accessible by public transport or taxi from the city center.

When is Sziget Festival?

The festival runs from August 9-16, 2017

Where to Stay in Budapest

You can camp on the island, but if camping isn’t your thing, AllTheRooms has every kind of place to stay for you in Budapest, from the traditional InterContinental through to a cute Airbnb.

Explore all places to stay in Budapest

Sziget Festival 2017 Line-up

Sziget Festival 2017
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The week-long festival has an incredible line-up, with the likes of Wiz Khalifia, Rudimental, Major Lazar, Interpol, Metronomy and Pink taking the stage. View the full Sziget line-up.

Getting to Sziget

Sziget Festival 2017
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Budapest’s main airport is about a thirty-minute drive from the city center. You can take a bus between the airport and center for just over $1.

Sziget Tickets

A five-day pass for the festival costs $299 and a seven-day pass $320. Purchase tickets online.

What to Bring to Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival 2017
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Clothes for rain or shine – even in August, the weather in Europe can be unpredictable

Camping gear if you are camping

Spare toilet paper – in case the toilets are running empty

Flashlight

Blanket to sit on during the day

Sziget Festival Pro-Tips

If camping isn’t your thing, make the most of the city’s incredible nightlife and pick a place to stay in the city center to make sure you’re near the best bars and clubs.
Arrange a place to meet friends in case you lose each other and have no phone signal or battery.
It can get hot in Budapest – make sure you bring a refillable water bottle to the festival to ensure you stay hydrated.

Carmela is a Journalist from London. She recently quit the rainy UK and moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she is a Content Writer for Alltherooms.com

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