"We have managed to put together the strongest musical program this year", Kádár Tamás, Sziget Festival's lead organizer said at the beginning of yesterday's press conference. "It's enough if you look at the headliners of the Main Stage with present-day stars like Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo or Arctic Monkeys". Kádár took over for Gerendai Károly as the lead organizer last year, after the latter announced his retirement of sorts from the position after 25 years. Kádár also revealed that after cross-checking with the festival's new investors - the event now has a three-year growth strategy.
The 24th edition of the Sziget Festival has broken all previous records: a total of 496,000 people visited the Island of Freedom during its seven days. Several of them, including the ones headlined by Rihanna, Muse, and SIA, were sold out, the event's lead organizer, Gerendai Károly, told the press. Record breaking festival This year's Sziget Festival was attended by visitors from over 100 countries around the world. The number of visitors exceeded that of last year by about 20,000, which is a record in itself. Records were broken in other fields, too - the festival generated about 2,500 cubic meters (over