June 04, 2006

Sziget Festival

Writing about web page http://www.szigetfestival.com

main stageSixty-six days left till the Sziget Festival in Budapest kicks off! The programme this year is possibly more ass-kicking than that of last year. I cite Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, Radiohead, Scissor Sisters, and for the more musically refined dEUS, Wir Sind Helden and Cheb Mami as some of this year’s highlights. Seven days of non-stop party on the Danube island of Obuda (Sziget is Hungarian for island) in a very nice country with Eastern European prices.

I am hoping to go as a journalist again, as I did last year (see also my photo gallery). Anyone planning on going?


- 5 comments by 1 or more people

  1. Michael S

    Sziget rocks.

    I lived in Budapest for a year on the ERASMUS scheme… definately a city i would recommend to all.

    BTW, dutch/polishman?? funnily enough i am a zanzibari/polishman, just to continue the crazy Polish mixes.

    05 Jun 2006, 00:07

  2. Wow. A whle bunch of us went last year, and are going again this year. Didn't realise it was this well known. If you want to hang out there then that would be coolio.

    Also Scissor sisters? Pfft.

    05 Jun 2006, 00:17

  3. Yeah, it's definately up–and–coming. My Dutch friends have been going there for about four years already, I went last year. Somehow the place is dominated by Dutch and Germans.

    Interesting to note is that I've been told it's Europe's biggest open air festival at the moment. Whether that be in most no of stages, most visitors or most acts, I dunno.

    05 Jun 2006, 08:42

  4. Btw… Zanzibari/Polishman???! That'd be the last combination I'd be able to think of! How did you parents meet?

    05 Jun 2006, 20:24

  5. Martin

    I have always wanted to goto sziget festival it looks fantastic, I see Iron Maiden and REM are playing this year.

    18 Mar 2008, 19:03


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