Most probably one of the biggest music and art events of summer 2017 in Europe and for sure an Eastern Europe’s “Burning Man” variant. It has even earned the “Europe’s best Major Festival” reward.
The island based festival can go with any taste imaginable — looking for a rating gypsy music? Go there. More into the electronic music or some Russian bizarre fashion shows with eclectically art on top? No problem. It’s more then 30 venues, 1000 performances in a week and interactive art places are spread throughout the island. Check out the Labyrinth loved by most - where your path is determined by the fate of the cards, or Luminariem, resembling an sic fi cathedral. The crowd is more international then local still you can get a lot more national vibe on the Hungarian Music Day.
Budapest being in the heart of Europe together with it’s own mix of cultures and indescribable wine is not less of an attraction itself. If you go to be in Budapest ta week before Sziget, Cinetrip gets a fabulous dance party in the mansion-esque baths complete with lasers, Tesla coils, DJs and costumes. A top choice for this summer to visit.
How to get there:
In case you are staying somewhere in the city and plan to get to Sziget by public transportation.
The nearest public transportation station to Sziget is by the HÉV line (suburban railway - H5), called Filatorigát. The train runs every 10 minutes during the day to Sziget and also during the night in every 15-20 minutes.
If you are coming to Sziget by car, you will probably want to know more about parking!
There are two parking options:
Sziget Parking is right on the island, you can use a shuttle service to the entrance if you want and you can enjoy for festival time, while your car is having a rest in the festival parking area.
Budget Parking is situated in the city and we offer you a non-stop free shuttle to and back from the parking spot.
Budapest has three major train stations: Nyugati Pályaudvar, Keleti Pályaudvar, Déli Pályaudvar. From any of these train stations you can get to Sziget very easily by public transportation.
From Nyugati Pályaudvar (20-25 minutes):
From Keleti Pályaudvar (40-45 minutes):
From Déli Pályaudvar (25-30 minutes):
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