April 14, 2019 by

Talking about a festival in Budapest, Hungary that you have to check off your bucket list sometime soon! Why? Because of these five reasons we’re giving you today! 

Sziget Festival was organized back in 1993, originally starting as a small gathering, it is now one of Europe’s largest music festivals. Every year, Sziget Festival strives to bring Szitizens some of the biggest names in the industry, hosting over 1000 shows across 60 stages for seven days straight. And this year? Sziget Festival is happening from August 7 to August 13!

Before we get going on listing down the reasons we believe Sziget is a must-attend, here’s last year’s aftermovie!  https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/aftermovie2018 ;

Lineup

On the first day, Sziget is starting off with a bang by bringing in Ed Sheeran, Kodaline, The Blaze, Razorlight, and Jain, to name a few! On the second day, festival attendees will get to watch The 1975, Richard Ashcroft, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches, and Pale Waves among others. Some of the artists on the third day are Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Yeasayer, Xavier Rudd, and Gang of Youths, while the fourth day features The National, James Blake, Mura Masa, Son Lux, and Richie Hawtin. Post Malone, Years and Years, Jungle, Honne, and Parcels are the artists on the 11th, Florence + The Machine, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Tom Odell, Big Thief, and Maribou State are those on the lineup on the 12th, while the last day concludes the festival in the best way possible with the Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, Johnny Marr, Idles, and Alma!

For the entire lineup and schedule, check out Sziget’s website! https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/programs#!/plist//2019-08-13//

Watch this festival as well to know more about who you’re going to be seeing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3OEczNTCU

Then, let us know, which of Sziget Festival’s seven days’ lineups are you the most pumped for?

Values

Sziget Festival was founded 25 years ago to create a temporary “dream nation” that celebrates different cultures throughout the globe. The organizers value freedom of thought and lifestyle, sexual orientation, religion, speech, and the right to equal knowledge and learning.

Sziget Festival now features the Love Revolution, which celebrates getting together to do something good for the world. Through the love revolution, Sziget aims to “Live in a peaceful world without wars and nuclear threats,” “share an environment where no one can be discriminated or insulted based on their skin color, religion or sexual identity,” “place sustainability and environmental protection at the heart of our daily lives,” and “respect everyone’s human rights regardless of their origin.”

Check out Sziget’s website to see how you can become a szitizen now! https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/love-revolution

As for Superar, the initiative aims to empower children and young people who are in underprivileged conditions to make music despite their socio-economic boundaries. Superar believes that education promotes a variety of outcomes, so what they do is cultivate community, communication skills, consideration for others, tolerance, and the ability to accept criticism through their program that has regular choir classes, regular instrumental classes, summer camps for local children, international summer camps, professional music productions, public concerts, and trainings for staff. Since it started, Superar has helped out more than 2000 children in about 27 different nations in Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Bosnia, Romania, and Liechtenstein.

Sziget’s Superar believes that Music if love! Read more about it on their website now! https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/superar

Then, let us know, if you can help out the children of one country with the festival’s Superar program, which country would you choose? https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/superar

Watch this video as well to get inspired! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwpTLaNtBq0 ;

Art

Art is one of the core elements of this Hungarian festival, its venues also including a circus, a theater, a museum quarter, and much more. Artists and performers from all over the world are able to display their various talents, giving Szitizens and artists the opportunity to work together to create memorable and meaningful pieces.

Watch this video to see what we mean! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1mVGfFfmdY

After looking more into the art of Szigen, why don’t you tell us - what is your favorite form of art?

Green Initiatives

Sziget Festival is truly a celebration of numerous aspects and specifications about the world, one particular important belief of theirs gives value to saving our mother earth.

One of Love Revolution’s main message is about environmental consciousness and sustainable development. This year, Sziget is giving out their drinks in reusable cups. They also make sure that they only provide straws upon request to limit the use of plastic. In addition, recycling programs will be present to rid the area of 150 cubic meters of waste. In their words, “We will be able to reuse about 30-40% of the waste produced during the event. This year there will be a study about the Óbudai Sziget’s environmental condition, and the Festival’s effect. Based on our analysis, we will make suggestions to improve and expand green areas.”

But, what Sziget highlights most is an ecocamping area that can host 200 people. This ecocamping area, which is powered by E.ON, is powered by solar energy. Every resident will get a flask, cigarette stub collector, and trash bag. They will also get breakfast and lunch made of fresh produce and ingredients that are served with biodegradable materials for the community on the campgrounds.

Learn more about Sziget Festival’s green initiatives now! https://szigetfestival.com/en-int/greensziget

Then, let us know how else you think they can save the environment!

People

As we mentioned earlier, this celebration was initiated to unite people of different backgrounds, and now, they have more than 100 nationalities represented at their party, with people coming from as far away as Brazil and New Zealand to join the community. Sziget gathers different cultures for the common cause of music, celebration, and entertainment. They believe that this is what freedom is all about!

Watch this video to learn more about the Szitizens from all over the world! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ea2C8hcZY

Then, let us know where you’ll be coming from to go to this festival!

Those are our five reasons why we believe that you need to go to Sziget Festival at least once in your lifetime. Which of our reasons convinced you? The lineup, the values, the art, the green initiatives, or the people? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! You can also make an account for free and keep updated on our website, which is www.clubbingtv.com!

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