After a three-year hiatus, Sziget Festival finally returns in 2022. However, prepare for horror prices this year! Beer will cost HUF 1,290 (EUR 3,23), mineral water HUF 850 (EUR 2,13), and the cheapest hamburger HUF 4,500 (EUR 11,28).
Horror prices due to inflation
Since 2019, inflation has become a serious issue, and it affects the popular Hungarian festival, too. – reports szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu. Tickets already cost a fortune, but food and drinks are also quintessential parts of a festival. Blikk listed the prices of the most popular street foods and beverages, which you can see below:
- Dreher draft beer HUF 1,290 (EUR 3,23)
- canned beer HUF 1,390 (EUR 3,48)
- cider HUF 1,590 (EUR 3,98)
- short drinks: 4 cl vodka, whiskey, brandy or rum HUF 1,950 (EUR 4,89)
- wine is HUF 690 (EUR 1,73)/dl
- mineral water HUF 850 (EUR 2,13)
- cocktails from HUF 4,000 (EUR 10,02)
- Hamburgers from HUF 4,500 (EUR 11,28)
- Gyros from HUF 3600 (EUR 9,02)
- A slice of pizza from HUF 1,990 (EUR 4,99)
Although these prices may seem expensive at first, it must be noted that in international terms, this price list is still considered to be on the cheaper side. – writes Forbes.
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VIP for HUF 57-59,000 (EUR 142,82-147,83)
Despite the significant price rise, organisers expect a full house on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Especially on Wednesday, when Dua Lipa will perform. In addition, they warn the audience that if they do not want to miss out they should buy their tickets in advance. They also redesigned the internal traffic of Sziget so that the entry and exit work in the safest possible way during rush hours.
To ensure a private and exclusive experience for those who can allow it, the VIP section awaits guests for HUF 57-59,000 (EUR 142,82-147,83). However, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday tickets for this price are already sold out. Organisers are offering VIP guests a special lane entry, an expanded main stage stand and new VIP zones.
Green Sziget Festival
According to the organisers, this year’s Sziget will be greener than ever. Along with the ticket, visitors can also buy wood to create a CO2 compensation forest, while the festival, in close cooperation with Coca-Cola, also launches PET bottle collection days. Moreover, they also offer repo food (which has not received very favorable press coverage lately) and degradable tableware.
To get more general info on Sziget, read our article here!
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Source: Blikk, Forbes, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu
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