Sziget music festival, held annually in Budapest, was canceled last year due to the pandemic. However, this year the festival will take place between August 10th and 15th, featuring performers from 62 countries across the globe.
The Festival Line-up
The festival will host headliners such as Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Mumford and Sons, Lorde and Macklemore. According to Kádár, the festival incurred a loss of 2.2 billion forints (approximately EUR 5.9m) during the two-year break.
New Features and Ticket Sales
This year, new aspects will be added to the festival such as sustainable initiatives, culinary services, and better amenities. Projections for ticket sales are looking great, with expectations of at least 100,000 foreign visitors and even more Hungarian festival-goers. Organisers are optimistic that Imagine Dragons, David Guetta and Billie Eilish’s performances will all sell out.
Entertainment in Various Venues
Performances will take place on forty stages, including the popular main stage, the Freedom Tent, and the Colosseum. The Freedom Tent will see performances by various artists, including Loyle Carner, SG Lewis, and Moderat. Moreover, the Colosseum will feature some world-renowned DJs, including Jeff Mills, Sven Väth, and Dixon. This year’s Cirque du Soleil tent will see Ukrainian circus students, who have fled from the war, perform with Prague-based group Cirk La Putyka.
Sziget Festival guarantees six days of stunning performances, various genres of music, and entertainment across several stages. The festival will not only contribute to the Hungarian economy, but also provide unforgettable memories to thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Questions & Answers
What is the Sziget Music Festival? The Sziget Music Festival is a famous music event that takes place in Budapest, Hungary.
When will the Sziget Music Festival be held? This year, the Sziget Music Festival will be held from August 10 to August 15.
Where does the Sziget Music Festival take place? The Sziget Music Festival takes place in Budapest, Hungary.
How many countries will be represented in the Sziget Music Festival this year? Performers from 62 countries will participate in the Sziget Music Festival this year.
Who are the headliners of the Sziget Music Festival 2022? The headliners of the Sziget Music Festival 2022 include Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Mumford and Sons, Lorde and Macklemore.
How much financial loss was sustained by the Sziget festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic? The two-year hiatus caused by Covid resulted in losses of 2.2 billion forints (EUR 5.9m) for Sziget.
How many people are organizers expecting to attend the Sziget Music Festival this year? Organisers are expecting the number of foreign visitors to “easily reach 100,000”, while the number of Hungarian festival-goers should be even higher.
What new features can be expected at the Sziget Music Festival this year? Several new features will be introduced in terms of spectacle, catering services, sustainability and amenities at the Sziget Music Festival this year.
Who are some of the performers at the Freedom Tent and the Colosseum? The Freedom Tent will see performances by Bonobo, Loyle Carner, Moderat, SG Lewis, and others. The Colosseum will feature a host of DJs, including Jeff Mills, Sven Väth and Dixon.
What special performance can be expected at the Cirque du Soleil tent? Visitors will be able to see Ukrainian circus students who have fled the war perform with Prague-based troupe Cirk La Putyka at the Cirque du Soleil tent.