Those who love the sound and voice of Ed Sheeran and want to go to Sziget only to see his performance better be prepared to order: the day tickets for August 7, the day headlined by the redheaded English singer and songwriter, will go on sale tomorrow. The price for the ticket will be EUR 79 at their “early-bird” rates, and will grow to EUR 85 after the first 5,000 units are sold.
Ed Sheeran in review
Sheeran started his career as a singer in 2004, releasing his first record, Spinning Man, independently. He had to wait for mainstream success until seven years later, when he released “The A Team” as the lead single for his first studio album, “+”. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, and becoming the best-selling debut single of the year in the UK with more than 58,000 copies sold in the first week.
Since then, Ed Sheeran released several studio albums, headlined festivals ranging from Glastonbury to Southside, Global Citizen Festival, and many other major events all over the world, and sold over 38 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide. Over the years, he pocketed several awards, ranging from “British Artist of the Year” at the BBC Music Awards in 2014 to two Best Pop Solo Performance awards at the Grammys (his list of awards and nominations is massive – it can be found here). Besides, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire last December, making him a proud user of the “MBE” title (although he wasn’t knighted, so he doesn’t have the right to use “Sir”).
And next year, he will be the headliner of the first day of Sziget Festival, once again shortlisted in the “Best Overseas Festival” category of the UK Festival Awards.
Those willing to invest in a longer stay at Sziget can opt for a 7-day Pass (EUR 299, the price will eventually grow to EUR 339) or a 5-day Pass (EUR 259, will grow to EUR 299) valid between 7-11, 8-12, and 9-13 August.
Easy XS Campsite
In other news, Sziget has revealed its “Easy XS” campsite for those having trouble using their traditional ones, destined for those living with disabilities. These come with easy-access showers and toilets, wheelchair and moped rentals, transportation service, and International and Hungarian sign language specialists upon request. For more information about this type of service, visit Sziget’s website here.
Update: Kádár Tamás confirmed for the Hungarian news portal Index.hu that the first day of Sziget 2019 will be a “full day” for the first time in the history of the event, and that the A38 Stage will also be open.
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