Sziget Festival adds new artists to the 2016's line up
Sziget Festival, (pronounced see'-get) takes place on Óbudai-sziget ("Old-Buda Island"), an island in the Danube, Budapest, Hungary. Taking place in August, the festival started as a local event in 1993 playing host to various Hungarian artists and has grown into a large European festival, showcasing over a thousand international artists over 60 stages, from many genres, to 400,000 daily visitors, half of which come from outside Hungary.
2016 will see the 24th edition of Sziget take place from Wednesday 10th to Wednesday 17th August, with camping available from Monday 8th August. That's not a mistake, this year’s Sziget Festival will take place from Wednesday to Wednesday.
Here the 2016 line up:
Day Zero headliner is Rihanna.
Following: Muse, Sia, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jake Bugg, Molotov, Travi$ Scott, Crystal Castles, Excision, UNKLE, JAIN, Wilkinson, Aurora, Dyro, Oscar and the Wolf, Tourist, Bullet For My Valentine, Roisin Murphy, David Guetta, Jess Glynne, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Lumineers, The Neighbourhood, Years And Years, Parkway Drive, Datsik, K.I.Z., Kovacs, Rico & Sticks, Bastille, Bloc Party, Chvrches, Sum 41, Nicky Romero, Bring Me The Horizon, John Newman, Kodaline, M83, MØ, Naughty Boy, Parov Stelar, and Sigur Ros.
Sziget has loads of other things on offer to festival goers, as well as the music, there is; theatre, dance, classical music, cabaret, performances, films, fine art, crafts, literary presentations, programmes for kids, sports and other free time activities. In 2012 the Sziget Festival was visited by Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, who said Sziget is "a fantastic festival, more colourful and probably a lot cleaner than Glastonbury."
Tickets and packages here.