Sziget Festival 2019 – tips, line-up and how to get tickets

Big, bigger, Sziget! The Hungarian music festival is one of the biggest in Europe with over 550.000 visitors expected for 2019. We have collected all information about the week-long festival in northern Budapest for you. Read on for more facts on how you can buy tickets online, the line-up and more.

Sziget Festival 2019 Line-Up and Tickets | © Rockstar Photographers

When the first Sziget festival was held in 1993, nobody would have thought that it would become one of the largest and most popular rock festivals in Europe. It started out as a little rock music festival held by Hungarian students in order to raise some money for the local festival scene.
Today, around 500.000 spectators visit Sziget festival every year with over half of them coming from outside Hungary. There is even a party train that will bring you from all over Europe to Óbudai-sziget, the Danube island where the festival takes place – accompanied by the best resident DJs!
At Sziget festival you will find artists from all genres, even jazz and blues, so everybody can enjoy it. With around 1000 shows on 60 stages and the hottest music acts in the world Sziget leaves no wish unanswered. Past headliners have included the biggest names in music like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, Arctic MonkeysGorillaz and many many more.

Here you can buy your tickets online and subscribe to the Sziget Festival Ticket Alert so you won't miss any upcoming festival dates:

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Sziget festival 2019

This year the festival will be held from 7 – 13 August on Óbudai-sziget, an island in the river Danube in Budapest.

Sziget festival Line-up 2019

Is would be impossible to list all acts that will come to Sziget festival 2019 here as there are more than 300. But we have listed all the highlights that will make this year’s festival extraordinary again.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Ed Sheeran
Michael Kiwanuka
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Franz Ferdinand
The 1975

Friday, 9 August 2019

Martin Garrix
Tove Lo

Saturday, 10 August 2019

The National
James Blake
Mura Masa

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Post Malone
Years & Years
Sophie Hunger

Monday, 12 August 2019

Florence + the Machine
Tom Odell

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Foo Fighters
twenty one pilots
Johnny Marr

Other activities

Apart from truly great musical acts, the Sziget festival additionally offers a variety of other activities for you. Art also plays a big role on the biggest festival in Hungary. Numerous venues with a circus, theatres, a museum and many more host shows from performance artists, comedians and all other kinds of talents from all over the world. One of Sziget’s highlights is the party boat tour that you can take on the Danube that lets you combine a great party in the afternoon with some sightseeing of the beautiful city of Budapest.
Sziget festival also aims to become one of the greenest festivals in Europe. This year, for example, there will only be reusable cups and special measures to keep the Danube clean.

Several awards and ranks in numerous high score lists don’t lie: Sziget festival should definitely be on your bucket list! Watch the official Sziget after movie 2018 here:


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