More than just music on a magical island: Sziget 2018

Only one week a year, the Óbuda-island, in the middle of dazzling Budapest in Hungary, gets transformed into one big festival site. Welcome at the Island of Freedom.

Get ready for one of the biggest music festivals in Europe! But Sziget is more than ‘just’ a music festival. Imagine yourself on the island in a world of theater, circus, art, culture, spirituality and sports and visit one of the many restaurants, bars and coffee houses. Discover new artists on the World Music Stage, rave in the Colosseum, tan and take a swim at Sziget Beach or get married with a stranger in the one and only Sziget Chapel. Last edition attracted more than 496,000 ‘Szitizens’ from all over the world. Sziget will celebrate her 26th anniversary this summer from 8 to 14 August 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

See you abroad!


  • Where? Budapest, Hungary
  • When? 8 - 14 August 2018
  • Genre Dubstep, Drum & Bass, EDM, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Techno, World Music
  • Location On an island
  • Sziget Festival 2018
  • Sziget Festival 2018
  • Sziget Festival 2018
  • Sziget Festival 2018
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  • Sziget Festival 2018
Spotify Playlist

Line-up 2017

  • Alex Clare
  • Alex Vargas
  • Allah-Las
  • Alma
  • alt-J
  • Andy C
  • Bad Religion
  • Bakermat
  • Bassjackers
  • Bazzookas
  • Bear’s Den
  • Besh o droM
  • Betyars Bohemian
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Biga Ranx
  • Billy Talent
  • Birdy
  • Bixyga 70
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Brutto
  • Brutus
  • Bulbatuzak
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Chef’Special
  • Chico Trujillo
  • Clément Bazin
  • Cosmo
  • Crystal Fighters
  • Dakjabrakja
  • Danny Brown
  • De Staat
  • Dimensions
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • DJ Ride
  • DJ Shadow
  • Don Diablo
  • Dremen
  • Dubioza Kolektiv
  • Electrorumbaiao
  • Elle Exxe
  • Flume
  • Fritz Kalkbrenner
  • Full Trunk
  • Galantis
  • Gaye Su Okyol
  • George Ezra
  • Glass Animals
  • Goran Bregovic &
  • Wedding and Funeral Band
  • Greetings Sugar
  • GTA
  • GusGus
  • Hanggai
  • Her
  • Hurts
  • HVOB
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Interpol
  • Irah
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Jewish Monkeys
  • John Langan Band
  • Käptn Peng &
  • Die Tentakel von Delphi
  • Kerekes Band
  • Kinsfolk
  • Klangstof
  • Klezmatics
  • Kasabian
  • Kensington
  • Klara & The Pop
  • La Caravane Passe
  • La Gapette
  • Lajkó Félix
  • Le Luci delle Cetrale
  • Elettrica
  • Leningrad
  • LÉON
  • Leyya
  • Lóci Játszik
  • Lola Marsh
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Macklemore &
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Magnifico
  • Major Lazer
  • Mando Diao
  • Marta Rent
  • Marteria
  • Maurice West
  • Metronomy
  • Mokoomba
  • Mother’s Cake
  • Motorpsycho
  • Naâman
  • Nemo
  • Nervo
  • Oh Wonder
  • Oligarkh
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Óperentzia
  • Orchestre National de Barbés
  • Orkestra Mendoza
  • P!nk
  • Parno Graszt
  • Paul van Dyk
  • PJ Harvey
  • Puggy
  • Quimby
  • Rein
  • Riky Rick
  • Romengo
  • Rone
  • Roosevelt
  • Roy Paci & Aretuska
  • Rudimental live
  • Söndörgő
  • Steve Aoki
  • Sunnery James &
  • Ryan Marciano
  • Tamikrest
  • The Bombay Royale
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The Charm The Fury
  • The Courteeners
  • The Kills
  • The Naked and Famous
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • The Strypes
  • The Vaccines
  • Tom Odell
  • Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Tycho
  • Valentino Khan
  • Van Holzen
  • Vince Staples
  • W&W
  • Watsky
  • Weval
  • White Lies
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Zoo
  • Zoord
  • Zoufris Maracas
  • More acts will follow…

The location

Budapest, Hungary

The Sziget Festival takes place at the Óbuda-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. Budapest 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, followed by the known HEV-train.

Sziget Festival

Nyugati Station

Budget Parking


What do I have to know?

The Sziget Express will go again in 2018! A train, filled with enthusiastic festival minded people, ready to have the time their life. On board we have a bar, DJs and entertainment.

Departure from Amersfoort, The Netherlands: –
Arrival in Budapest: –
Departure from Budapest, Hungary: –
Arrival in The Netherlands: –

Tickets for the Sziget Express can soon be found and bought below. You can find more information at the Sziget Express page.

What do I have to know?

Together with InterRail, Festival.Travel offers tickets to travel through whole Europe. With an interrail ticket, you have unlimited train access for a certain period within 30 European countries. This excludes the travellers’ mother resident country. Make your festival holiday more adventurous and most of all: a bigger experience!

What do you have to know?

The fastest way to travel to Sziget is taking a plane to Budapest and then taking a transfer to the festival site. In cooperation with Cheapflights we help you find the cheapest flights. The website compares every flight and will select the most favorable offer you can get.

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, pre-pitched tents and lockers as an option.

What do you have to know?

Travelling by car to a festival gives you freedom when and where to do pit stops and perhaps include some sightseeing while on the road. If you have some free seats left or looking for a ride, there are several website you can check out. Sharing a ride is a great opportunity to connect with people and share your journey costs.

Keep in mind that 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.

Distance to Budapest from:

– Paris: 1.485 km
– Berlin: 874 km
– Milan: 968 km

On the road


In Austria and Slovenia it is obligated to place 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. 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.


For your own safety, please don’t park your car just somewhere in the surroundings of the festival terrain. Instead, we would recommend to park your car in the city nearby and travel further with the public transport or to park your car in one of our secured parkings. Since we also offer this, you can purchase your parking ticket at the Sziget webshop. For more information go to the Sziget Parking page.


Make your car Roadtrip-proof. First of all, make sure your car has had a check-up by the garage. This will save you unexpected surprises.

Furthermore, don’t forget to think of:

– Fluids (oil, coolant, etc.)
– Tire pressure (including spare!)
– Spare key
– Lightning


Sziget Aquincum Hotel

Sziget Aquincum Hotel

Get some quality rest at this wellness hotel during Sziget! The luxurious 5-stars Sziget Aquincum Hotel is located at the Buda-side of the Danube, at the height of the Margaret Island.

from € Nnb
Sziget Benczúr Hotel

Sziget Benczúr Hotel

The Benczúr Hotel is located within the embassy district of Budapest, a pretty, quiet area in the middle of the dazzling centre of the city. Besides a neat appearance, the hotel also has a nice garden and restaurant.

from € Nnb
Sziget Flexotels

Sziget Flexotels

One of the most comfortable ways to stay at the Sziget Festival. The room includes a pre-made bed. Also the Flexotel Camping is provided with extra sanitation.

from € 64
Sziget Hotel Fortuna Budapest

Sziget Hotel Fortuna Budapest

Hotel Fortune is located in a quiet neighbourhood near metrostation Nagyvárd tér and busstation Népliget,. The hotel itself is provided with a bar and restaurant.

from € Nnb

Extra services

Sziget camping products

Sziget camping products

Don't feel like bringing all kinds of tent materials? Order the Sziget Camping Set or buy the products separately.

€ 6
Sziget pre-pitched tents

Sziget pre-pitched tents

Why even bother struggling with camping tent materials when you can use one of the Sziget pre-pitched tents?

€ 89
Sziget parking

Sziget parking

The cheapest way to park your car during Sziget: park your car at one of our parking lots.

€ 60
Sziget Guarded lockers

Sziget Guarded lockers

Make sure you don’t have to worry about your personal belongings and rent a guarded locker!

€ 16




When does Sziget 2018 take place?
The Sziget Festival takes place from August 8 to 14, 2018.

When can I enter the festival site?
A 7 Days Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Wednesday August 8th at 10 AM. A 5 Days Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Friday August 10th at 6 AM.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the night of Tuesday the 14th on Wednesday the 15th. Everyone is requested to leave the festival terrain on Wednesday morning at 8 AM.

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, Óbuda-Island, 1033 Budapest, Hungary.


How can I pay?
You can choose one of 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

I lost my ticket / my ticket got stolen. What do I have to do now?
Lost your ticket? Send an e-mail (with the address of the order) to Don’t forget to mention the order number and proof of your payment. Paylogic will look up your order, block the old tickets and send you new ones.

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

Can I sell my ticket?
Yes, is it possible to sell your festival ticket. In case you have found a buyer, please let our ticket partner Paylogic know, otherwise your buyer might not get in. Send an e-mail (with the address of the order) to and add the following details:

– Order number
– Barcode number of the ticket
– Name original buyer
– Name new buyer
– E-mail address new buyer

More information can be found on the Customer Service page of Paylogic.

What do I have to do with the e-ticket at the entrance?
At the entrance of the festival site, the e-ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. This wristband counts as your admission ticket and will be checked at the entrance and the festival site itself.


Questions about the Sziget Express can be found on the Sziget Express page.


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?

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