More than just music on a magical island: Sziget 2019

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 550,000 ‘Szitizens’ from all over the world. Sziget will celebrate her 27th anniversary this summer from 7 to 13 August 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

🚂 – Travel in style: join the Sziget Express from The Netherlands
🔎 – Get to know the festival, read the Sziget 2018 Festileaks Festival Report
💬 – More questions? Check the FAQ or contact us

Sziget Festival

  • Where? Budapest, Hungary
  • When? 7 - 13 August 2019
  • 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

  • ALMA
  • Boy Pablo
  • Catfish and The Bottlemen
  • Chvrches
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Frank Cartner & The Rattlesnakes
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • Foo Fighters
  • Gang Of Youths
  • Idles
  • Jungle
  • Kodaline
  • Maribou State
  • Martin Garrix
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Pale Waves
  • Parcels
  • Richard Ashcroft
  • Superorganism
  • Tamino
  • The 1975
  • The Blaze
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Yungblud
  • More acts will follow…
  • 5’NIZZA
  • Above & Beyond
  • Alle Farben
  • Anima Sound System
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Artiest
  • Asaf Avidan
  • Astraunatalis
  • Aurora
  • BEISSOUL & EINIUS
  • Baba Zula
  • Bastille
  • Ben UFO
  • Besh d droM
  • Bilderbuch
  • Blaudzun
  • Blossoms
  • Borgore
  • Bostich + Fussible from Nortec Collective
  • Bukahara
  • Børns
  • CHEFBOSS
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • Chalaban
  • Cigarettes After Sex
  • Clean Bandit
  • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
  • Dave Clarke
  • Delta Heavy
  • Dense & Pika
  • Desiigner
  • Don Diablo
  • Dua Lipa
  • Eagles & Butterflies
  • Eelke Kleijn
  • El Juntacadaveres
  • Electric Fields
  • Enrico Sanguiliano
  • Everything Everything
  • Ezhel
  • Fever Ray
  • Fink
  • Francobollo
  • Fresku
  • Garmarna
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Gorgon City live
  • Gorillaz
  • Griot Blues
  • Hartyga
  • Hernan Cattaneo
  • Hora de Joglar
  • Ifriqiyya Electrique
  • JP Cooper
  • Jan Blomqvist & Band
  • Jay Hardway
  • Jesse Calosso
  • Jewish Monkeys
  • Joe Goddard live
  • Jupiter & Okwess
  • KETTCAR
  • KSHMR
  • Kaleo
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Kistehén
  • Klub Des Loosers
  • Kries
  • Kygo
  • LA FEMME
  • La Sra. Tomasa
  • LaBrass Banda
  • Ladánybene 27
  • Lana del Rey
  • Lea Santee
  • Lemaitre
  • Les Negresses Vertes
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Little Dragon
  • Lykke Li
  • MEUTE
  • Meszecsinka
  • Milky Chance
  • Mind Against
  • Mon côté punk
  • Moonchild Sanelly
  • Motta
  • Mr Žarko
  • Mumford & Sons
  • My Baby
  • Nakadia
  • Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker
  • Nicolas lutz
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Omer Netzer
  • Onuka
  • Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
  • Parov Stelar
  • Paula Temple b2b Rebekah
  • Perturbator
  • Peter Aristone
  • Petit Biscuit
  • Plaza Francia Orchestra
  • Popof
  • Raresh
  • Rodriguez Jr.
  • Run Over Dogs
  • SENBEÏ
  • SG Lewis
  • Sam Feldt
  • Sama
  • Satra BENZ
  • Scarlxrd
  • Seasick Steve
  • Seven Lions
  • Sexy Zebras
  • Shame
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Shell Beach
  • Slaves
  • Smokey Joe & The Kid
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Sol Monk & Jenny
  • Stormzy
  • Strapo
  • Szikra (Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgő)
  • The Him
  • The Kooks
  • The Living End
  • The Lytics
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • The Paz Band
  • The Poppers
  • The War On Drugs
  • Thom Artway
  • Tiga
  • Tommy CA$H
  • Transglobal Underground feat. Natacha Atlas
  • Tujamo
  • Témé Tan
  • Ummet Ozcan
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Värttinä feat. Paleface
  • Warsaw Village Band
  • WhoMadeWho
  • Willi Peyote
  • Wolf Alice
  • Yellow Days
  • Zara Larsson
  • Zhu
  • Zuboly
  • 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
  • LION BABE
  • 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…
  • !!!
  • &ME
  • 2EMPRESS
  • Afrojack
  • Apster
  • Aurora
  • Aziza Brahim
  • BLINDERS
  • BOY
  • Baro Drom Orkestar
  • Bastille
  • Behrouz
  • Bloc Party
  • Boddika
  • Bombay
  • Boys Noize
  • Brains
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Buika
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Butch
  • BØRNS
  • CHVRCHES
  • Carnage
  • Cimbaliband
  • Crystal Castles
  • D-Wayne
  • DJ Sliink
  • DVBBS
  • Datsik
  • David Guetta
  • Demi
  • Die Antwoord
  • Dillon Francis
  • Django Lassi
  • Dorisburg live
  • Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis
  • Dyro
  • Editors
  • Enzo Avitabile & Bottari & Scorribanda
  • Erik Ankoné
  • Excision
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia
  • Fedde Le Grand
  • Fidlar
  • Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band
  • Gypsy Box
  • Hackney Colliery Band
  • Hardwell
  • Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni
  • Jain
  • Jake Bugg
  • Jay Hardway
  • Jess Glynne
  • Johannes Heil
  • John Coffey
  • John Digweed
  • John Newman
  • K.I.Z.
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kasra
  • Kevin Luke
  • Kodaline
  • Kovacs
  • Kultur Shock
  • LOLA
  • La Dame Blanche
  • La-33
  • Laidback Luke
  • Lajkó Felix feat. Óperentzia
  • Las Salinas
  • Leif de Leeuw Band
  • Leningrad
  • Les Hurlements d’Léo
  • M83
  • Maduk ft. MC Mota
  • Malasañers
  • Manu Chao La Ventura
  • Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg
  • Mau Mau
  • Max Cooper
  • Mendo
  • Mind Against
  • Molotov
  • Movits
  • mps PILOT
  • Muse
  • Nastia
  • Naughty Boy
  • Nick Talos
  • Nicky Romero
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
  • Norma Jean Martine
  • Oscar and the Wolf
  • Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
  • Parkway Drive
  • Parov Stelar Band
  • Psycho Mutants
  • Pulsinger & Irl
  • Punnany Massif
  • Quimby
  • Rachid Taha
  • Ravitez
  • Rico & Sticks #OpgezwolleTotNu
  • Rihanna
  • Rilan & The Bombardiers
  • Robert Soko
  • Rupa & The April Fishes
  • Róisín Murphy
  • SIA
  • Sam Paganini
  • Sasha
  • Scratchy
  • Sharam
  • Sigur Rós
  • Skunk Anansie
  • Snails
  • Soviet Suprem
  • Stadiumx
  • Sum 41
  • Systema Solar
  • Tagada
  • Tale of Us
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
  • The Last Shadow Puppets
  • The Lumineers
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Tourist
  • Travis Scott
  • TroyBoi
  • Tujamo
  • Unkle Live
  • Vinai
  • Volt & State
  • Värttinä
  • Wilkinson Live
  • Wiwek
  • Woo York live
  • Years & Years
  • Yiddish Twist Orchestra
  • Yves V
  • Zedd
  • 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 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

Travel

What do I have to know?

The Sziget Express will go again in 2019! 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 The Netherlands: Monday August 5
Arrival in Budapest: Tuesday August 6

Departure from Budapest, Hungary: Wednesday August 14
Arrival in The Netherlands: Thursday August 15

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

Vignettes

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.

Parking

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.

Preparations

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

Accommodation

Sziget VIP Camping

Sziget 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.

from € 189
Sziget Camping Alternativa

Sziget 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 € 95
Sziget Camping Siësta

Sziget Camping Siësta

Siësta Camping is the perfect campsite if you are looking for a midway between the regular and VIP Camping. It's located in the northern-west part of the island, in a nice shaded area.

from € 95
Sziget Glamping

Sziget Glamping

One of the accommodations of the Sziget Glamping is the perfect choice for you if you want to stay at the festival site but have more luxury and sleep in cozy houses, caravans or wooden huts during the festival.

from € 95

Extra services

Sziget parking

Sziget parking

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

€ 49
Sziget Guarded lockers

Sziget Guarded lockers

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

€ 25
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

Tickets

FAQ

Festival

When does Sziget 2019 take place?
The Sziget Festival takes place from August 7 to 13, 2019.

When can I enter the festival site?
A 7-Day Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Wednesday August 7th at 10 AM. A 5-Day Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Friday August 9th at 6 AM.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the night of Tuesday the 13th on Wednesday the 14th. 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 your festival bracelet. The electronic currency can be picked up at the many charging points. Here, you can top-up the pass with cash or debit/credit cards. You can also top-up your credit through the official Sziget Festival app.

What is the exact location of the Sziget Festival?
Majus 9. Park, Óbuda-Island, 1033 Budapest, Hungary.

Tickets

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 sziget@paylogic.eu.

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 sziget@paylogic.eu. 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 clientservice@festival.travel.

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 sziget@paylogic.eu 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.

Train

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

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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