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The Island of Freedom, Sziget 2015

Every year, ten thousands of festival fanatics travel their way  to a beautiful island nearby the Hungarian capital to listen and watch thousands of bands from all over the world. But Sziget is more than music!

Rock, dance, world music, punk, electro, funk, blues and classical music: No doubt, there is something for everyone on one of the sixty stages. The world music stage is one of the best in its’ genre with approximated 15.000 visitors per performance. But Sziget Festival is more than just music: theatre, movies, art, spirituality, sports, fairs, restaurants, shops, bars and tea houses..not to forget about the beautifully decorated campsites all over the island. And did we already mention the many parties at night at different locations?

See you abroad!

Sziget Festival 2015

  • Where? Budapest, Hungary
  • When? 10 - 17 August 2015
  • Genre Dubstep, Drum & Bass, EDM, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Techno, World Music
  • Location On an island
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Spotify Playlist

Line-up 2015

  • Alesso
  • Alt-J
  • Apollonia
  • Asaf Avidan
  • Arty
  • Avicii
  • Awolnation
  • Babylon Circus
  • Bassjackers
  • Beatsteaks
  • Blasterjaxx
  • C2C
  • Camo & Krooked
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • Che Sudaka
  • CRO
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Danny Byrd & MC Dynamite
  • Dixon
  • Dotan
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Ella Eyre
  • Ellen Allien
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Enter Shikari
  • Fauve
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Foals
  • Foxes
  • Fred V & Grafix
  • Function
  • Future Islands
  • The Gastlight Anthem
  • Gentleman
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Goran Bregovic
  • Gramatik
  • Gui Boratto
  • Halestorm
  • Hernan Cattaneo
  • High Contrast
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Interpol
  • Jaguar Skills
  • Jamie Woon
  • José González
  • Julian Jordan
  • Jungle
  • Kadebostany
  • Kasabian
  • Knife Party
  • Kraftklub
  • Laura Jones
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Lucas & Steve
  • Major Lazer
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Marina And The Diamonds
  • Mariza
  • DJ Marky & Stamina MC
  • Martin Garrix (end show)
  • Michael Mayer
  • Milky Chance
  • My Favorite Robot
  • Nero
  • NERVO
  • Paloma Faith
  • Passenger
  • Robbie Williams
  • Sander van Doorn
  • SBTRKT
  • The Script
  • Selah Sue
  • Sidney Samson
  • Sigma
  • SOJA
  • Stadium X
  • The Maccabees
  • The Subways
  • The Ting Tings
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Typhoon
  • Vitalic
  • W&W
  • William Fitzsimmons
  • Yellow Claw

The location

Budapest, Hungary

The Sziget Festival takes place at the Óbudai Island, nearby the centre of Budapest. The climate of Hungary can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. Boedapest offers a huge range of touristic attractions and has a very bubbly cultural scene. Especially the ruin bars, swimming pools and bathhouses are very popular among tourists. The festival site is easily accessible by subway.

Sziget Festival

Nyugati Station

Budget Parking

DBC Hostel

City Hostel Buda

Travel

What do I have to know?

The fastest way to travel to the Sziget Festival is by taking an airplane to Budapest and then getting a transfer to the festival site. Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take tents e.g. with you. Advice: Festival.Travel also offers cheap hostels and pre-pitched tents options.

In collaboration with Cheaptickets, we help you to find the cheapest flights to Budapest. This website compares every flight and will select the most favorable offer you can get.

What do I have to know?

Like previous years, the Sziget Express will again travel its’ way to the Island of Freedom! There are two different trains: the Festival.Travel Sziget Express and the British Knights Sziget Express. Both trains depart from Amersfoort (NL). This station is 19 minutes away (by train) from Utrecht Central Station. Destination: Budapest Nyugati. From here, it will take you 30 minutes with public transport to get to the festival (tickets cost €5 and are excluded).

Depart Amersfoort
– Friday August 7
– Sunday August 9

Depart Budapest
– Monday August 17
– Wednesday August 19

Tickets for the Sziget Express are available in the webshop. More information about the trains can be found here.

Festival.Travel Sziget Express

The Festival.Travel Sziget Express offers you the possibility to put together your ideal trip. Go for the maximal experience and leave August 7 and return the 19th. Don’t have a lot of days off? Leave the 9th and return the 17th.

Depart Amersfoort
– Friday August 7
– Sunday August 9

Depart Budapest
– Monday August 17
– Wednesday August 19

Tickets for the Sziget Express are available in the webshop. More information about the trains can be found here.

Activities before and after Sziget

Sziget: August 10 – 17
Festival.Travel Warm-Up Party: August 9
Sziget Detox: August 17 – 19
B my Lake: August 19 – 22

What do I have to know?

In collaboration with transport company Eurolines, we offer bus trips directly to the festival site. Eurolines is known for their profession and expertise. Want to travel cheap and carefree? For tickets and additional information, visit the website of Eurolines.

What do I have to know?

From Utrecht (NL) it is approximately a 1.400 kilometres ride to Budapest. This will take you around 14 hours in total. During the ride you will pass several toll roads. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but we would still advice you to bring cash with you.

In Austria and Slovenia it is obligated to have a vignette on your car. A vignette is a form road pricing used on vehicles to indicate that road tolls have been paid. The sticker has to be visible on the front window of the car when you pass the border of Austria/Hungary. You can buy vignettes at every border or at the ANWB in the Netherlands. There are different vignettes for cars and motorcycles. Last, you can buy vignettes with different validities, such as 10 days, 2 months and 1 year.

Accommodation

Camping Alternativa

Camping Alternativa

Enjoy the Dolce Vita feeling and Italian ambiance at Camping Alternativa. Perfect choice for people that prefer a bit more service than you get at the regular campsite. Italian / English speaking host present.

from € 14 p,p,p,n
DBC Hostel

DBC Hostel

Rather spend your nights in a hostel nearby the island? DBC Hostel in Budapest is a good choice. Do not only experience the Sziget Festival, but discover one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

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City Hostel Buda

City Hostel Buda

Stay in City Hostel Buda in pretty Buda! The hostel is located at the west side of the Gellért Hill Park. At the other side of the hill, you can find the famous Gellért Thermal Bath.

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VIP Camping

VIP Camping

Don't want to miss a thing of the festival, but also preferring some luxury? Then the VIP Camping is the perfect spot for you. Take a refreshing dive into the swimming pool or enjoy a snack at the VIP snack bar.

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FAQ

Festival

When is Sziget 2016?
The Sziget Festival takes place from 10 to August 17, 2016.

When can I enter the festival site?
A 7 Days Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Monday August 10th 2015 at 10 AM. Early move-in is possible with a Moving-in Weekend Ticket or a Moving-in Sunday Ticket. A 5 Days Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Wednesday August 12th at 6 AM.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the night of Sunday the 16th on Monday the 17th. Everyone is requested to leave the festival terrain on Monday morning.

What is the minimum approved age of a Sziget visitor?
Sziget Festival does not know a minimum approved age, but children below 14 years old cannot enter the festival terrain without the guidance of an adult. Children below 11 years old are allowed to enter the festival for free.

How can I pay at this year’s Sziget Festival?
The only way to pay at the Sziget Festival is with the Festival card. This electronic currency can be picked up for free at one of the many charging points. Here, you can top-up the pass with cash or debit/credit cards. More information about the payment system can be found here:

What is the exact location of the Sziget Festival?
Majus 9. Park, Obudai eiland, 1033 Budapest, Hungary.

Tickets

What is the difference between a 7 Days Pass and a 5 Days Pass?
A 7 Days Pass is valid from Monday the 10th (10AM) until Monday the 17th (8AM). A 5 Days Pass is valid from Wednesday the 12th (6AM) until Monday the 17th (8AM).

Is it possible to upgrade a 5 Days Pass to a 7 Days Pass?
Yes, you can buy an Upgrade Ticket to upgrade your 5 Days Pass to a 7 Days Pass.

How can I pay?
You can choose one the following transaction methods by our professional ticket partner (Paylogic):

– iDeal
– Bancontact/Mr.Cash
– Mastercard / VISA
– Bank Transfer
– Pay Pal
– Maestro
– ING Home ‘Pay / Belfius Direct Net / Direct Debit / Giropay / Sofortuberweisung / VISA electron

All tickets carry my name since I’m the one who made the order. Is this going to a problem for my friends?
On the tickets you can find the name of the person who purchased the tickets, not to whom the ticket belongs. As the tickets are scanned at the entrance of the festival, the barcodes will get checked to verify the tickets’ validity. Subsequently they can check the system to check the name of the ticket holder. Does a ticket change its’ owner? Please let the ticket provider (Paylogic) know by mail customerservice@paylogic.com.

Can I refund my ticket?
No, Festival.Travel is not permitted to accept or change returned tickets, but it is possible to sell your ticket to someone else. Would you like to have more information on reselling your ticket, or planning to do so? Please contact clientservice@festival.travel.

Hungary

What is the currency in Hungary?
The official currency in Hungary is the Forint (HUF). The rate of exchange is at the moment 389 HUF / 1 PND. 307 HUF / 1 EUR.

To which time zone does Hungary belong?
CET – Central European Time / European Central Time (Standard Time).

What are the phone numbers of emergency services in Hungary?
Ambulance: 104
Police: 107
Fire service: 105
AAA road service: 188

Do I have to bring a passport or identity card?
In Hungary it is sufficient if you have an identity card with you.

What kind of plugs do they use in Hungary?
In Hungary they use European plugs, so you don’t have to bring universal plugs.

Can I drink tap water?
You can drink water from the tap, as long it is not indicated you can’t.

Another question?

Ask your question via the contact form. We’re happy to help you with your choice!

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