And it starts. Today is the first - or "minus first" day of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival. The weather is great, the stages are built, and the beer is cold and refreshing as ever. Today, the Dan Panaitescu Main Stage of the festival will host performers like Billy Talent and P!NK, and a special Clapping Stick Party at 19:00 local time. The other stages to be open today are Colosseum, Europe Stage, the Tribute Stage, the Campfire venue, and the VOLT Festival Stage, along with the Sziget Beach, the Magic Mirror, the Music Box, and the Traveling Funfair, offering
Next year will be the 25th when the Obuda island in Budapest transforms into the Island of Freedom. Sziget will be back in 2017 with one edition that should be huge, considering that it's an anniversary one. The organizers of the event have announced that the ticket sales for next year's event will start on September 25th, at 5PM local time (GMT+1). And they announced the dates of the festival, too: between the 9th and 16th of August 2017 (once again, Wednesday to Wednesday). Mark the date, and keep an eye out for announcements! 25 years of Sziget Music events were held before
Exactly 5 years ago today, Sziget News was started. Since then, we’ve had 606 news posts (607 if you include this one) and 5681 comments. There are almost 3000 of you guys following us on Facebook, as well as 1370 of you on Twitter. We’ve covered news, rumors and everything in between and you guys kept everything going. This has turned into an amazing community of Sziget fans, sharing and discussing everything Sziget-related, the second it happens (or, sometimes, before it even happens). Which is why you all get a big THANK YOU! Let's raise a Dreher for everyone and for all the years to come!