The time to purchase Sziget tickets at “early bird” rates has passed. Since August 1st, tickets and passes can only be bought at full price, the Sziget Festival website has announced a few days ago. Still, they say all those interested should buy their tickets and passes ASAP, as the ticket sales are just as fast as last year, when passes ran out a week before the start of the event.
Gerendai Károly, lead organizer of the Sziget Festival, expects the number of attendees to be around last year’s level. “We are preparing for the number of visitors to exceed 400,000 once again”, he said. “We have shaped the infrastructure in a way to offer even more visitors the possibility to comfortably have a good time at the festival.” The organizers have not only improved the services, but have introduced new attractions, new locations, and some of the locations have been moved. According to Gerendai, this year’s Sziget Festival will gather performers from 47 countries, while the members of the audience will come from 89 of them, attracted by the “Sziget feeling”, even if the music lineup was criticized by many.
In other news, the official price list of the Sziget Festival’s drinks for this year has been published. Click here to see it (PDF). (thanks @Dreher)
There is less than a week left until the start of the event.