For the first time SZIGET Festival is SOLD OUT!04.08.2014
For the first time in the history of the event all advance passes are sold out. As of 4th August, only day tickets are available for Sziget Festival that kicks off in exactly 1 week time with an eclectic lineup including; Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Placebo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Outkast, Blink 182, Korn, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Lily Allen, Madness, Bastille, Imagine Dragons Cee Lo Green, Manic Street Preachers, Axwell, The Kooks, Jake Bugg, Stromae and many many more!
One week before the start of Sziget - and for the first time in the history of the event - organizers announced that all presale passes are sold. Organizers have decided to reserve the last 1000 festival passes for on-spot sales, also as an effort to keep unofficial ticket retailers away from the gates. Károly Gerendai, founder and main organizer, said that the increasing interest was seen throughout the year and he believes that “it is because of the good line-up and the success of the services introduced couple of years ago.” More visitors are coming from Hungary and from all over Europe as well. He thinks that the latter can be thanked to the fact that Budapest is becoming trendier than ever in the last couple of years. It is also important to emphasize that Sziget puts a lot of effort in its international promotion and the hard work is evidently showing its results.
Gerendai has also added: “We have limited the number of passes in 45.000 and the day tickets have a limit as well, 25.000 daily. All together with the VIP visitors, contributors and staff the infrastructure of the festival can serve 85.000 people comfortably.” He expects that the final number of the total visitors throughout the non-stop week of fun can be more than 400.000 this year.
For all those wannabe-Szitizens that missed out on the presales period – and might not be quick enough to get one of those 1000 on-spot passes – organizers would like to emphasize the fact that day tickets for each of the 7 days are still available. At the same time, the Sziget crew kindly asks everyone to avoid buying passes from street vendors or internet advertisements, as many of those tickets are fake.
Sziget also does its best to support Szitizens with services that make the festival-holiday as comfortable as possible: Sziget Camping Sets are available to avoid luggage fees and to travel easy; Citypasses provide an easy and affordable way to explore Budapest; Safe&Fun insurances cover all risks a festival-goer might face.
Also, several parking options are available, so visitors can leave their vehicles at a safe place, without worrying about parking in a busy capital. Special Festfone cellphones and simcards are also available, so visitors can talk to each other for free without any roaming fees.
And just to give that last boost for late-deciders, here’s what’s waiting for you: Huge stars on the main stages; art, fun and tons of activities all over the island. During the day Szitizens can chill at the Sziget Beach, create their own souvenirs at one of the art venues, or just take time to have some adventures in the city of Budapest! The party already starts in the early afternoon and lasts till the sun comes up again!
More information and tickets: www.szigetfestival.com
Final Stage Line Ups
Leningrad, The 1975, Anti-Flag, Ska-P, Queens of the Stone Age, Deadmua5, Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons, Placebo, Skrillex, Bastille, Lily Allen, Maclemore & Ryan Lewis, Die Fantastischen Vier, Cee Lo Green, Manic Street Preachers, Korn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Madness, The Prodigy, Triggerfinger, The Kooks, Outkast, Calvin Harris
Brody Dalle, A Day To Remember, Casper, The Bloody Beetroots, Jimmy Eat World, Deniz Koy,u Thomas Gold, Sikztah, Girls in Hawaii, The Big Pink, Tom Odell, Miles Kane, London Grammar, R3hab, Madeon Andro, Michael Kiwanuka, Fink, Irie Maffia, Bonobo, Stromae, Kavinsky (Outrun Live), Axwell, Muzzaik, Palma Violets, Band of Skulls, Angel Haze, Kelis, Klaxons, Sandro Silva, Laidback Luke, Dave Marti,n Starlight Girls, The BossHoss, Jagwar Ma, Wild Beasts, Crystal Fighters, Quentin Mosimann, Fedde Le Grand, Julia Carpenter, INVSN, Mount Kimbie, NOFX, La Roux, Darkside, DJAIKOVSKI ft. TK Wonder & MC Wasp, Ian Autorun, Borgore, Black Sun Empire, Jade
World Village Stage
Cornerstone Roots, Oy Division, La Yegros Rupa & The April Fishes, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, DJ Kosta Kostov, Russkaja, Depedro, Yasmine Hamdan, Jupiter & Okwess International, Projekt Rakija, DJ Click, The Sexican, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Parno Graszt feat. Christophe Lartilleux/Latcho Drom, DJ Gaetano Fabri, Gasmac Gilmore, Terakaft, El Juntacadaveres, Gipsy Burek Orkestar, Fanfarai, Winston McAnuff & Fixi, Kobo Town, Fanfara Transilvania
Egbert vs. Secret Cinema, Joseph Capriati, Max Cooper, Steve Lawler, Mind Against, Miss Kitten, Martin Buttrich, Guy Gerber, Friction & MC Linguistics, Mefjus
About Sziget - Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the 'Best European Major Festival' award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 22nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer. Sziget is the Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It's many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn't forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special 'ruin pubs'.
The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.
Photo credit: Sandor Csudai
04.08.2014, 21:42 von Tobias Haslinger