Sziget 2020 is officially cancelled, due to the ban on events in Hungary being extended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers have announced. What we were discussing yesterday has, unfortunately, happened. The Sziget organizers have announced, via a Facebook post (see image below), that unfortunately, this year's festival will not be going ahead. The Hungarian government has had to impose a ban on all large-scale events due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This ban has been extended until the 15th of August, 2020. The Sziget organizers have asked for everyone's patience while ticketing details are being worked out and details are to be
The Coronavirus pandemic is now responsible for the cancellation of Sziget, among a lot of other major festivals. Artists will be some of the most affected people in this situation. However, here are a few suggestions if you want to help them. Artists' main revenue source in 2020 is touring. Therefore, with the pandemic in full swing and tours and festivals cancelled, that revenue takes a major hit and some of them will seriously struggle to make ends meet for the foreseeable future. Provided you have some income you can spare, there are ways you can help them. Here are
The Coronavirus pandemic is in full swing at the moment all over the world. It's keeping people in their homes, making life more difficult for everyone. So far, there is no news of this affecting Sziget Festival. The only related information from the organisers has come a month and a half ago, saying that everything is on, for the time being. There has been no update regarding this since and, presumably, they are waiting to see how things pan out, just like the rest of the world does. Hopefully, things go in the right direction and, despite this "little" Coronavirus issue
Sziget has announced a spectacular new venue for this year's edition: the Colosseum, detailed in the video below is the place to be if you're an electronic music fan. It will be an open-air venue, with a huge stage in the middle and it promises to host, at almost all hours, a number of interesting electronic acts, including Honey Dijon, DJ Stingray or Chris Liebing. More details and a little preview of what Colosseum will look like, in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=3TOO7-3pcwk&feature=emb_title
Sziget Festival has received appreciation for its environmental efforts at Greener Festival Awards. The ceremony taking place in Groningen, the Netherlands, has appreciated the green activities that Sziget organizers have undertaken.Among these, according to Budapest Business Journal, quoting a press release from the Sziget organizers, were "efficient water use, low carbon emissions, waste reduction, energy efficiency, and serving the needs of performers in a more sustainable way". It's good to see that, apart from offering great fun for those attending, Sziget puts an emphasis on something as essential as protecting the planet.
The UK Festival Awards is a ceremony that rewards the biggest and best festivals in the United Kingdom - and abroad. The awards were presented last evening - and the winner of the "Best Overseas Festival" was, once again, Sziget. Best Overseas Festival The UK Festival Awards is presented for the 16th year, acknowledging the achievements of "organisers and suppliers in the fields of production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing, catering and more". While it is dedicated especially to the events held in the United Kingdom, it has a category dedicated to those outside of its borders - and for the
For those of you who don't know, Balaton Sound is Sziget's EDM-focused "little sister" festival. Each summer, it gathers tens of thousands of party people from all over the world for a five-day party on the shores of one of the biggest natural pools in Europe, lake Balaton. This year's edition was a massive hit - let the Balaton Sound 2019 official aftermovie speak for itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y3d1VpSAVQ Next year, the DJ booths will be fired up in Zamádi on the 8th of July, and everyone around will have the chance to party hard until the 12th. The first performers will be announced on
VOLT Festival, as you probably all know, is the "little sister" of Sziget Festival - it only lasts for four days (VOLT 2020 takes place from July 1st to the 4th) instead of a week, has fewer stages, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg either. It takes place each year in Sopron, a city in the Western corner of Hungary, very close to the country's Austrian border. A look at the map shows that it is at the meeting point of countries like Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, making it especially easy to access from all these countries. The
The UK Festival Awards have announced their nominees and Sziget Festival is amongst them again. Last year, Sziget Festival was the winner of the Best Overseas Festival category and it's great to see that our favourite island extravaganza is in the running yet again for this prestigious distinction. Fans will vote online for their favourites and that determines the shortlist. After that, a panel of judges decides the winner. You can find out more about this here.