WHAT: Sziget Music Festival
WHERE: Obudai-Sziget, Budapest
WHEN: August 6th-13th, 2012
By Veronica Estrada
With the Spring’s arrival it’s time to schedule which summer festival we are going to assist. In this case forget about London, Barcelona and even the oh-so-trendy Berlin, in CoolHunting Project we recommend you the cooler festival of them all: Europe’s Sziget Fesztivál in the lovely Hungary.
Sziget means island and this nonstop one week party has activities 24/7. It’s made in Obudai-Sziget, a big island on the Danubio in the heart of Budapest. It’s a place to disconnect yourself from reality. There you can stay inside a tent while you are enjoying multiple activities; you’ll find concerts, circus acts, theatre, movies, sports and expositions.
Sziget’s content manager, Fruzcina Szep, says the tagline for the festival is “to live an experience about freedom”. This is an open minded event where more than 60 different nationalities get together in a single place. Aproximately more than 400.000 will step into the island during the festival.
This year the Sziget Festival will be from August 6th to the 13th and even though there are a few acts still to be confirmed, names like The Horrors, The XX, Mando Diao, Korn, Bebel Gilberto, The Vaccines, Placebo and The Stone Roses reunion are on schedule to perform. Muchachito Bombo, Inferno, Che Sudaka y Selva sur will be the Spanish representation while Molotov and Los de Abajo will be the ones on charge to show how Mexicans bang their heads.
The Danubio’s Woodstock, like many people called the festival, was awarded last year like Best European Festival by the European Festival Awards and several musicians put it high up there between his five favorite places to play (Artist’s Favorite European Festival). On the other hand, the English newspaper The Independent has it in his top 5.
Do you really need extra reasons to go inside this incredible musical adventure in the heart of the mystic central Europe?