The Sziget 2014 aftermovie has been released! The 2014 edition ended in August with a record breaking crowd of 415,000 revellers from more than 85 countries. Celebrating music and arts with more than 50 program venues open all day and night for 7 days, to experience and re-live the adventures check out the aftermovie for an exciting peek into the world of Sziget.
Eight months before the 2015 Island of Freedom the Szitizen community is already shaping up as more than 10% of the available passes have been sold. Sziget Festival takes place on a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest between 10-17 August 2015.
Tickets for the 2015 event went on sale in early November with special Early Bird prices that are still available until 31st December, 2014. As a special offer for the most dedicated festival fans, passes bought in the first 24hrs of the ticket sales campaign are accompanied by a festival photo badge to access the VIP Area and to use the VIP fast lane, along with several other Sziget goodies. As a result, more than 10% of the passes were sold on the first day (breaking all previous sales records of the event) and these special tickets will find their home not just all around Europe, but worldwide from Argentina to India and from Australia to the USA.
Besides the basic camping possibility onsite - included both in the 7 Days and 5 Days Passes - those who are looking for more comfortable solutions can book their spot in the several upgrade campings, or even reserve pre-pitched tents and Sziget Camping Sets to make travelling to Hungary easier. In addition to the tents, wooden houses and pre-settled caravans can be a convenient home during the non-stop party. A separate camping area is designed for those arriving with their own caravans and for families who would like to merge a family holiday with the festival atmosphere.
The organizers are continuously working on improving the infrastructure and services at the festival. Arrangements and new solutions will be revealed later on, as well as the always colorful and exciting program!
Sziget has a unique approach to building the community of its Szitizens. To start this path, Szitizens can send in their Christmas wishes so their dreams can come true next August. Every year several dreams are selected and this is how the love story from Zimbabwe has emerged in 2013, or an actual and official wedding took place in 2014.
Proud winner of the ''Best European Major Festival'' award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 23nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.
Sziget is the Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It's many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn't forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special ''ruin pubs''.
The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.