The Sziget organizers will be answering questions coming from Sziget fans tonight, between 7:30 and 8:30 PM, on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook page. Károly Gerendai, main organizer and founder of Sziget, Tamás Kádár, CEO and Project Manager of Sziget and Zoltán Fülöp, Head of Programming will be the ones answering your questions, so make sure you’re part of things. Also important is that the Tribute Stage for this year’s Sziget has its schedule published on the official site. You can check it out here.
The Sziget organizers have posted quite an interesting announcement on the Sziget Festival UK Facebook page. We’ve decided to post it because it says a few very interesting things, both regarding the lineup and the Sziget spirit. Without further ado, here’s what it says: We're sorry for keeping you waiting for yesterday’s announcement. It wasn't our plan to do so, but there was a problem with one of the acts that was planned to be announced. As soon as we (Sziget UK crew) were informed about the postponements, we informed you too. At the same time we would like to remind you Sziget is
UPDATE: MTI and Trademagazin say that the price Sziget will pay is 50 million euros (around 184,000 Euro). Great news from the official Sziget site. All the worries are now gone,as the organizers and the city of Budapest have reached an agreement. Things will go just as planned, and we are set to have a great festival this year! The full article can be read here. Bloomberg says that an agreement has been reached for a fee of around 150 million forint (roughly 550.000 Euro). The article from the official site also says that new services for a reduced price, including public transport
Here's what a comment we've received from FSK, that takes care of Sziget Cultural Management's communication, says: The organisers of Sziget Festival are confident that they can come to an agreement with the mayor of Budapest and Sziget Festival will take place at its usual location in 2011 as well.In recent days rumours have been circulating that the mayor of Budapest intends to raise significantly the rental fee of the area that serves as the traditional location of Sziget Festival. According to news recently published the rent he would demand from organisers is equal to the festival’s entire budget. Organisers presume
Sziget Managing Director Gerendai Karoly has said in a press conference (the press statement - Hungarian - can be read here) that students will get up to 50% off on their tickets, if they go in groups of up to 46 people (so gather your friends and visit this site for the details). Also, there will be half-price tickets for after 11 pm, for people who just want to come to the island and party. Also, traveller's cheques ( can be used to purchase tickets, but this can't be combined with any other offer. (thanks, Gleb) This year's Sziget also introduces the
Karoly Gerendai, the managing director of Sziget Festival, has been named the entrepreneur of the year in Hungary by consultancy firm Ernst & Young.Â After paprika and palinka, a new 'Hungaricum' was born in 1993. The Sziget Festival shapes and expands the exposure of the domestic market and creates new opportunities for Hungary's artists' scene. Karoly Gerendai's business activities are a decisive factor for Hungarian tourism, Hungary's international profile and its positive assessment, the jury said in its decision.