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Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival © Paul Williams
Sziget Festival © Paul Williams

The green island of Obuda just north of Budapest is the venue each summer for the Sziget Festival, one of the largest open-air rock and pop gatherings in Europe. Thousands flock for a week-long music extravaganza with more than 1,000 performances across 60 venues, featuring famous artists such as The Killers, Paolo Nutini and Snoop Dogg and covering all genres from pop to rock and electronic to world music. The island has basic camping facilities and numerous pubs and restaurants, forming a bustling 'festival city' of about 400,000 people. Literary events, theatre, circus acts and art exhibitions add spice while there are even some interesting lectures and talks to attend if you need a break from the live music.

Venue: Obuda Island

Date: TBC 2021

Website: www.sziget.hu/festival_english