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The Lodging Poll: Where Will You Stay During Sziget 2017

The 2017 Sziget Festival, as well as all the previous editions, is best enjoyed when moving in. At least if you don’t plan on sleeping too much during its week-long events. As you probably know – or if you are at your first trip to Sziget this year, you’ll find out – the space on the Island is limited (266 acres / 1 square kilometer is not that much), which means that your lodging will likely always be in hearing distance from one stage or another. Not to mention the things going on in the tents around you…

Off-site lodging

Sometimes people prefer to stay off-site, and only visit Sziget for the duration of their favorite events and parties. They, too, have many options to choose from. According to HotelsCombined, there are over 3,400 options for accommodation in Budapest, covering everything from the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest to hostels and guest houses with very affordable rates. And if the gigs at Sziget are really not your thing, there are enough great pubs, clubs, and events to explore in the city, even when the greatest party of the year is going on next door.

On-site lodging

Sziget offers its visitors a variety of lodging options, tailored to meet the needs – and the budget – of most of its visitors.

The cheapest option, as usual, is the one included with the 5 and 7 day passes or tickets valid for at least two consecutive days – this allows visitors to camp anywhere on the island, with the exception of the fenced-off areas, of course. For a fee (€89 – €890, depending on the options you choose), you can upgrade to VIP camping – a fenced area, complete with a swimming pool, storage for your stuff, WiFi, phone charging stations, shops, VIP personal hygiene options, and – for an extra fee – even pre-built bungalows and tents.

The “Alternativa” camping has similar services, for a bit smaller fee (€79). The Apero campsite is also an option, also for €79 but with a French atmosphere. The Siesta campsite promises relaxation (as its name suggests) for a €79 fee. And Bridge Camping is perfect for those keen to explore Budapest as it is right at the K bridge entrance (also €79). The Caravan campsite (€150) offers visitors the possibility to live in their own RV, and the Family camping (€79) is, as you might expect, kid-friendly.

Are you going to Sziget this year? If you do, where will you stay?

35 thoughts on “The Lodging Poll: Where Will You Stay During Sziget 2017

  1. Free camping! The 3 times I’ve been I stayed in the area between Main Stage, World Music and VIP area. Really nice, close to everything and very well decorated (we had a big disco ball with lots of lights).

    Definitely going back there, on the 6th 🙂

    I hope for Jamiroquai! Maybe same spot as Manu Chao for a cheap headliner, or as sub before the XX?

  2. and Jamiroquai…



    Thurs 25th May – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
    Sun 28th May – Seoul Jazz Festival Seoul, South Korea
    Sat 17th June – Release Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
    Sun 9th July – North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Tues 11th July – Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
    Fri 14th July – Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland
    Sun 16th July – Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
    Tues 18th July – Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
    Sat 22nd July – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Sat 5th August – Sudoeste, Portugal

  3. I saw an event in Italy of Jamiroquai in July and I suddently understood, but wanted to avoid double posting once in a while!
    He would be a MASSIVE sub headliner and a weak headliner (like Manu Chao was last year), totally dreamt about his live

    25th or not, they should get a move, im impatient

  4. @camper: I doubt RHCP will stay in europe until Sziget, it would be strange. Maybe The Weeknd yes. But I won’t call it “our line-up”. Imagine dragons by the way are already at Volt.

    Lana del rey, Editors, Alt J, Pixies, The Hives, Skepta, Yellow Claw, Kaleo, Crystal Fighters seem very “Sziget names” and are not bad at all for me.

    Also all the sh*tty djs could be in some tent.

  5. @Yelo thanks. It’s still a bit of a “work in progress”. If you have any observations, please comment or mail us at contact[@]

  6. my guesses are: Lana, the xx, Aphex twin, Pendulum live, Billy Talent and Flume. They are all touring around Hungary during Sziget , what is more each of them are long-awaited and affordable

  7. Takin in consideration all the latest announcements and the names announced in the festivals in august, my bet is the following:
    The XX and/or Mumford and Sons and/or Kasabian and/or Eminem (according to the Reading’s leak) – headliner,
    Lana Del Rey and/or Jamiroquai – sub headliner,
    White Lies – main stage,
    Pixies – main stage,
    Angel Olsen – main stage,
    Rise Against (or AntiFlag or Billy Talent) – main stage
    Nothing But Thieves – A38,
    Alligatoah – A38,
    Jenny Hval – A38,
    London Grammar – A38,
    Aphex Twin (and/or Jon Hopkins, Flume, Moderat) – A38’s Night,
    Andy C (and/or Chase and Status, Pendulum, Foreign Beggars, Netsky) – A38’s Night
    A lot of commercial shat, but that’s the trend

  8. Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, White Lies on A38
    Iggy Pop on Main Stage
    And it’s will be perfect
    But in real i think will be Lana Del Rey, The Weekend and The Xx

  9. Yeah but they arent a big thing anymore from years, I might say… I dunno, I already consider Two Doors Cinema Club a weak sub headliner (supposing they gonna sub-headline)…

  10. True. They could sub a very big act aka Red Hot or the Killers. They would also be great before The XX or Radiohead.

    I wouldn’t want them before a DJ or Major Lazer!

  11. Untold Festival from Romania just announced as headliners the top 7 DJs according to DJ Mag. I hope that we won’t see those guys here!

  12. I think the announcement will be a couple of names we have seen at other festivals line up. If they were going to announce some big surprises, they would have done another kind of announcement of new names…

    Think of m&s, the xx and jamiroquai.. no real headliners imo.

  13. The Killers will play a gig at BST-Hyde Park in London, in July! Fingers crossed for Sziget. 😀

  14. I mean, good name, but out of 16 names (with Leningrad) announced so far, 5 were from 2015 edition

  15. Interpol playing an album in full surely is something worth more than “they played two years ago”?
    Also, i’m hoping for Kasabian as a sub from 2015 🙂
    and I wish we could take some artists from last years, and so many from 2014 (PLEASE BONOBO!)

  16. Yeah I’ve come to know that they will play the full “Turn On The Bright Light” right now, and that’s awesome ’cause that’s my favorite album of them!
    Probably Kasabian, SBTRKT and Florence are the only names from 2015 I feel the urge to watch again, tbh; from 2014 they can grab wherever they want and they would do good picks, that year was pure gold.
    (Even if I would be happy to see something really new lol)

  17. I’m happy for Interpol and Turn On The Bright Lights is a great album! Great news for me! <3

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