Romania is a large country with a history of turmoil, which has slowly began to catch up with the civilized West. One of the signs of its catching-up is its ever-growing festival scene. For years, Félsziget (Peninsula), Sziget's sister festival, was its biggest event. After its decline, a handful of smaller but growing events took its place - the best example would be Untold, its biggest EDM festival, that attracted over 200,000 attendees on its opening event in 2015, and won the "Best Major Festival" award in the same year. All through the summer, Romania is home to several festivals, yet
Christmas is at our doorstep, which makes summer feel like an oh-so-distant memory. But Sziget is here to bring back at least a bit of the sunshine of summers past: the official aftermovie of the 2016 Sziget Festival is here. Sziget has sure taken its sweet time to release it, but you know what they say: better late than never. Behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-6NB2SEgLk Aside from this short film trying to cram seven days of Sziget feeling into eight short minutes, Sziget has also released an official Sziget Viber sticker pack that can be downloaded from here. You can also join the public Sziget
Another month, another landmark achieved by the Sziget Festival! According to a recent news release, Sziget 2016 has sold all of its 5 and 7-day passes. Now there are nothing, but day tickets left to buy. Since the total number of passes has been limited to 55,000, only 25,000 tickets are available for any individual day. This leads to a situation that was never encountered before - a month and a half before the start of the festival, all its passes are already sold out. Still, according to Sziget's website, those with a five-day ticket can still upgrade to a
A festival items packing list is something you've probably already put in place if this won't be your first time at Sziget. You know - by your own experience - what essential festival items you need to put in your backpack to serve you well during the event. But if you're not, take a quick look at the list of items below. They can be helpful in many situations - they can help you sleep, keep you from getting lost and generally make your stay at Sziget more pleasant. And even if it's not your first time, you might get some brilliant ideas
Sziget Festival has organized contests all over Europe for fresh blood to show its worth on the Europe Stage on days -1 and 0. The contests are under way, but some of the winners have already been announced. Here are the lucky - and talented - ones who will have the chance to take their first step toward fame this August at the Sziget Festival 2015. The list of Sziget Talent winners is far from being complete - we'll keep updating it as new winners of the various local talent shows appear. Here is what has been announced so far: Austria -
We thought it would be a good idea to ask you what your current Sziget 2015 wishlist is, in light of the recent announcement, and of what the lineup has to offer at this moment. We know that you've probably already submitted a Sziget 2015 wishlist and the organizers have surely taken it into account, but a discussion about this is always fun (and some of you have already started one in the comments of this article). So, considering what is already in the Sziget 2015 lineup, who would you (realistically) like to add to the Sziget 2015 lineup? Of course, this has
Sziget 2014 is only two weeks away! Are you ready for the insanity on the Island of Freedom? In the meantime, the Sziget 2014 map has been made official. You can download it as PDF here, for storing on your mobile device or printing. You can also check out the full interactive version on the official site, here.
UPDATE: Our Sziget 2014 lineup page has been updated with all these changes, so now you can have a full outlook at the way the schedule looks right now. The Sziget 2014 schedule has been partly revealed by the organizers on their official website. The official site lists performance dates for a lot of the acts that are set to play Sziget 2014. You can check out the Sziget 2014 schedule, as it is at this point, here.
The Sziget Campfire will be a new venue at this year's Sziget, which will be active for 6 days, 5 hours a day. Musicians from all over the world will be able to showcase their talents by playing covers (sung along by everyone in assistance), around a huge campfire. If you think you have what it takes, record a video and post it to YouTube until May 15 with the title SZIGET Campfire Musician. Sziget will pick the best ones and post them on Facebook and the ones with the most likes will have the chance to perform at the festival. All the details are