PHOTOS: Budapest’s Sziget Festival will be renewed, visuals are here
This year’s Sziget Festival will be held 10-15 August, and the organisers hope the event will be an even bigger hit than in 2022. Therefore, they prepare with an illustrious line-up, including world-famous musicians, performers and bands, and some developments to help festival-goers get the most out of their festival experience.
According to index.hu, one of those developments will concern the toilets of the festival. The organisers aimed to create a new container block for the toilets, and now the visuals have arrived. The development means we can say goodbye to portable toilets. Furthermore, 95 percent of the toilets at Sziget will be flushable and have running water. Thus, you will feel much more at ease in one of Europe’s largest festivals, “the Island of Freedom” than ever before. Below you can check out the visuals:
As you can see, the toilets will be rainbow-coloured, while men’s and women’s sections will be physically separated. The organisers did not explain why they chose this vibrant design for the loo section, but it is unlikely to have any connection with the LGBTQ movement.
As we wrote earlier, festivals in Hungary will be much more expensive compared to 2022. Világgazdaság calculated an average 20-35 percent price rise. In the case of the Sziget Festival, that rate will be around 33 percent. But, for example, to attend Balaton Sound, you will have to pay almost 40 percent more. This year the entrance fees for Sziget will be the following: a full festival pass will be EUR 365, while the daily ticket price starts at EUR 85. Of course, that does not include accommodation, drinks and food, which are known to cost a fortune there.
But being expensive is not the only issue that may concern us about the Sziget. And considering the weak forint and the higher Western wages, most foreign visitors won’t go bankrupt, so Sziget will probably remain a cheap festival in Western eyes.
We wrote HERE that the government commissioner whose agency owns the southern parts of the Óbuda Sziget, the traditional venue of the event, said in an interview that they might not allow Sziget organisers to use their territory. That is because there is no longer a Hungarian shareholder in the company behind the event. Furthermore, Mr Demeter argued that Sziget should not mean “Western people coming to Hungary to vomit everywhere then leave”. He warned if that will be the case again this year, Sziget will be over.
Don’t feel gutted though. This year, Sziget is guaranteed to happen. Here are two videos about the line-up:
The marketing of the festival as ““the Island of Freedom” is really ironic, Freedom in a Dictatorship….LOL
😮 Nóri! 😀 Sziaaaaa! 😀
…Long time no c. 🙁