Monday, July 18, 2011
The Sziget Music Festival has become one of the premiere summer music festivals in Europe. Sziget means “island” in Hungarian and over 100,000 eager festival-goers travel to Óbudai-sziget in the Danube to rock out and dance to some great music. Sziget has been described as "an electronically amplified, warped amusement park that has nothing to do with reality" or Europe’s answer to Burning Man.
Budapest is a beautiful city, you can dance the night away on the island and the next day visit some of the most amazing hot springs in the world to soak away your hangover. True to form there is a 24-hour tent where the party never stops as well as world music, jazz and electronic music tents.
It’s fun to camp on the island but leave any valuables in a locker at the train station or on-site as thieves are very skilled and there are few tents that do not get rummaged or ransacked...