Why Sziget 2023 is the Festival You Don't Want to
Miss This Summer

Sziget Festival 2023 is a week-long celebration of music, culture, and arts that you don't want to miss! The festival takes place on the scenic Óbuda Island in Budapest, Hungary. Whether you are into rock, pop, electronic, indie, hip-hop, or anything in between, you will find something that suits your taste at Sziget. And if you need a break from the music, you can check out the other attractions that the festival has to offer, such as art installations, circus shows, sports activities, workshops, and more.

Sziget Festival 2023 is not just a festival, it's an experience. It's a place where you can meet new people, discover new cultures, and have fun with your friends. Scroll down to learn more about the headliners, lineup, tickets, and tips and tricks for attending this event.

When is Sziget Festival 2023?

The festival will be held from August 10 to August 15 this year. The main stage shows begin at 4 p.m. and finish at 11 p.m. each day, but there are other stages and activities that go on until 6 a.m. or later.

What about the Sziget Festival lineup?

Sziget Festival 2023 has a stellar lineup of more than 100 artists from different genres and styles, but here are some of the artists we are excited to see:
  • Billie Eilish
  • Bonobo
  • David Guetta
  • Diplo
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Foals
  • Girl in red
  • Jamie xx
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Lorde
  • M83
  • Macklemore
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Niall Horan
  • Sam Fender

What's the price of the Sziget Festival tickets?

The price of Sziget Festival 2023 tickets depends on the type and duration of the ticket. According to the official website, some of the options are:

  • Full Festival Pass for six days: €379
  • Full Festival VIP Pass for six days: €599
  • 3-Day Pass: €270
  • 3-Day VIP Pass: €435
  • Daily tickets: from €95
  • VIP Daily tickets: from €180

You can also buy upgrade campsites, glamping options, Sziget Citypass, and other extras. You can also check TicketSwap for resale tickets.

How to go to Sziget Festival for free

There is no official way to go to Sziget Festival for free, as you need to buy a ticket to enter the festival area. However, there are some unofficial ways, such as volunteering for the festival or one of its partners, which may give you free access or discounted tickets. Or you can follow the festival's updates on social media and try and win a ticket from a contest or a giveaway, which may be organized by the festival or its sponsors.

How to get to the festival

The festival is located on Óbuda Island, a small island in the Danube River, north of the city center of Budapest. You can get to the island by different means of transportation, such as:
  • 1
    By public transport
    You can take bus lines 34, 106, or 226 to the Hajógyári-sziget stop or bus line 9 to the Szentlélek tér stop. From there, you can walk or take a shuttle bus to the island.
  • 2
    By boat
    You can take the boat line D11 or D12 from various stops along the Danube to the Hajógyári-Sziget stop. The boat service is free for Sziget ticket holders.
  • 3
    By bike or scooter
    You can cycle to the island and use one of the free bike parks there. You can also rent a bike or a scooter from one of the bike rental services in Budapest.

Where to watch Sziget Festival 2023

If you can't make it to the festival, you can still watch some of the performances online via live stream. Sziget Festival usually provides live streaming of some of the main stage acts on its official website or YouTube channel. You can also find some unofficial live streams on other websites or platforms. However, the live stream may not cover all the artists or stages, and the quality may vary depending on the source. The best way to enjoy Sziget Festival is to be there in person and experience the magic of The Island of Freedom!

When is the next festival?

The dates for Sziget Festival 2024 have not been announced yet, but based on the previous editions, it is likely to take place in August. You can check the festival's official website or social media channels for updates on the 2024 edition.

More things to do in Budapest

  • Enter the castle area through Vienna Gate.
  • Listen to stories about Hungary’s history and modern life.
  • Examine the roof of Matthias Church.
  • Climb up the Fishermen’s Bastion for a view over the Danube.
  • See the Sandor Palace and the Royal Palace.
  • Visit the Hungarian National Gallery.
  • Walk down to the Gelert Thermal Baths.

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