Sziget Festival FAQ
How much do the tickets cost?
How long are tickets valid for?
Can I buy tickets on the spot during the festival?
Can I pay by card for the ticket on the site?
What types of passes are available?
What is a Caravan Camping Ticket?
What is the VIP Camping Ticket?
What does a Camping Ticket entitle you to?
What does a Non-Camping Ticket not entitle you to?
How do we check that people do not stay over with a Non-Camping Ticket?
Can you camp with a day ticket?
Do children need tickets, too?
What can I do if I leave my ticket at home?
Can I return my ticket?
Can I exchange my Non-Camping Ticket for a Camping Ticket?
Day Tickets in advance and on the spot are €45.
Sziget "Day 0" (9th of August) tickets in advance and on the spot are 23€.
Sziget "Day -1" (8th of August) tickets in advance and on the spot are 23€.
Weekly passes are sold at a discount price until 30th April with Non-Camping Tickets costing €140. From 1st MayNon-Camping Tickets are €170.
Weekly passes are sold at a discount price until 30th April with Camping Tickets €170. From 1st May Camping Tickets are €200.
Caravan Camping Tickets
The Caravan Camping Tickets are sold at a discount price until 30th April for €110 and from 1st May they cost €130.
VIP Camping Tickets
VIP Camping Tickets in advance and on the spot are €90.
You can find further information about tickets and their entitlements here, in the FAQ section and in the Policy menu.
Please note that purchased tickets are non-refundable.
Day Tickets are valid from 2am on the given day until 8am the following day. Please note that if you leave the festival after 2am, you won't be able to come back in with previous day's ticket!
Festival goers with Camping Tickets can enter the festival site from 10am 9th August. Festival goers with Non-Camping Tickets can enter the Sziget site from 6am 10th August.
Yes, ticket booths at the entrance of the festival site are open 24 hours daily. Please note that tickets might run out as the capacity of the festival is limited, depending on the number of visitors.
Yes, you can pay by card at designated ticket booths on the festival site.
There are two types of passes available: Camping Tickets and Non-Camping Tickets, which entitle you to different things. Neither are transferable.
You can find out more about the different types of passes here in the FAQ and on the Ticket pages.
We have designated an area on the festival grounds (marked on the map) for Caravan Camping where festival goers arriving in mobile homes or caravans can camp. Mobile homes constitute vehicles with fixed beds, therefore station wagons with folded down back seats or microbuses with laid down mattress do not entitle you to use the Caravan Camping. To enter the Caravan Camping site the vehicle must have a Caravan Camping ticket, which entitles you to one entry between 8th and 15th August. If you leave the festival site during the event, you will not be able to come back into the camping area with the ticket. In order to use Caravan Camping each person in the mobile home/caravan must have a Camping Ticket.
Even though the camping facilities of Sziget have already been regarded as top quality on an international level, we have decided to develop a new area grouping the best services in order to create a better-than-good camping experience: that is what VIP Camping is about. At this guarded territory, approximately 300 camping places will be available, where a checkroom, a safe deposit, a cellphone charger, internet, Wi-Fi, a grocery store, a snack bar with a roofed terrace and a launderette can be found; all these with permanent supervision, cleaning and information service. The VIP Camping is being built right next to the open air swimming pool on Sziget, therefore the campers can pass the time bathing and drinking cocktails by the pool. Only campers of the VIP Camping are entitled to use the swimming pool.
The Camping Ticket is practically the traditional Sziget weekly pass, which just like in earlier years entitles you to use the campsites in the camping area and related services. With the Camping Ticket you can attend the "-1" day concert as well as the "0" day concert.
As there are a lot of people who find other forms of accommodation (such as staying with friends or at other places, or are simply from Budapest) but still wish to buy a pass at a reduced price instead of purchasing day tickets, a few years ago we introduced the so-called Non-Camping Ticket. With the Non-Camping Ticket you cannot enter the festival ground on the "-1" day (9th August) and on "0" day (10th August), you are not allowed to bring a tent, stay in a tent or a caravan, or use the facilities provided for those who have a Camping Ticket (i.e. use the showers, camping area). Therefore, it is cheaper than the Camping Ticket.
With a Non-Camping ticket you cannot bring a tent into the festival site, which we check at the entrance. We constantly and increasingly check wristbands in the camping areas. Visitors who sleep here with a reduced price Non-Camping wristband will have to pay the difference in price otherwise they risk being expelled from the event. You can also expect increased checking at the camping facilities (showers) as well.
In the last few years, Camping Tickets, and therefore campsite spaces ran out in advance. So, no complaints are accepted if someone with a day ticket would like to stay over but cannot find a space in a campsite as the day tickets entitle their holder to the events of the given day not to the camping. Yet, we do not fine anyone who sleeps on the festival ground until his/her day ticket expires. Day tickets entitle you to enter the camping areas if you have two or more consecutive day tickets.
Children under the age of 10 can enter the festival free of charge, but all children under the age of 14 can only visit the festival with a guardian.
If you leave the voucher that you purchased through the official website at home, you can turn to the staff in the "Problem Cassa", located at Bridge K, who will try to identify your purchase through our online system. Unfortunately, if you didn't buy your ticket online, or via other websites, we will not be able to solve your problem, and you will have to go home for it.
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Yes, you can exchange your ticket at the ticket booths by paying the difference.
When does the festival start?
When does the festival end?
How can I receive information?
Can I take photos at the festival?
Are there disabled facilities at the festival?
Where can I find the first aid facility?
Who can I ask in case I need help?
What should I do if I lose or find something?
What about catering at the festival?
Can I pay by EUR at the festival?
Are all the services of the Sziget festival, such as the left luggage, post office, bank, etc., available on the "-1" day (9th August) and day "0" (10th August)?
Is it permitted to light fires on the festival site?
This year people with Camping Tickets can occupy the camping sites from 10am, 8th August. Those with Non-Camping Tickets can enter the festival grounds from 6am, 10th August. On 10th August, on the so-called "0" day, Camping Tickets and Day Tickets are valid. Tickets purchased in advance should be exchanged for a wristband on the spot. The wristband is non-transferable and we cannot change or replace damaged or lost wristbands. Preceding the "-1" day of the festival, on Saturday and Sunday, you can only enter the festival site with a "Moving in" Ticket. You cannot go into the site by car on these days either. You can only enter during the weekend preceding the festival at your own risk as construction works are still being carried out, so please look after yourself.
The festival winds up at dawn, 15th August, and we ask everyone to leave the ground of the Sziget festival by noon as deconstruction works start that day.
Our Info Tent (marked on the map) is open around the clock. If you need any information just turn to one of our staff.
There are no restrictions regarding non-professional photography, but to be entitled to take photos of live acts and other events you will require written permission from the organisers. Representatives of the media who wish to take such photos can approach the staff of the press office behind the Main Stage Press Centre to ask for permission.
We provide specially adapted hygienic toilets and showers for disabled people and created a viewing ramp in front of the main stage from which a better vantage point and more enjoyment of the concerts is guaranteed. Most festival tents have easy access. Beside this, we provide further facilities for people with disabilities and program booklets written in Braille will also be available. Unfortunately, we cannot make an exception regarding cars entering the site even in the case of disabled people, but we do offer help in getting into the festival with an organised, and continuously running special bus while helpers are also on hand.
There is a 24 hour emergency service and medical staff on duty in four places. Apart from the health centre you can also find a pharmacy on the festival grounds. We would like to ask you to take care of yourselves and each other. We recommend you to refresh yourselves with lots of alcohol-free drinks, apply suntan lotion to yourselves liberally and wear caps. In case you feel unwell, please approach the medical staff.
If you need help or any kind of information, speak to our staff in the Info Tents. They are ready to help you 24 hours a day.
We collect lost property at the information desk, so if you find something please place it there. You can also try to find your missing items there. Lost property items will be kept until 15th September. For information about lost and found items call +36 20 425 6066. There are a few left luggage places and a safe deposit at the Csónakház, which are both free of charge.
This year Sziget will cater to all tastes: the Bio-Vega bar will offer humus, grilled vegetables, fried vegan sausages, vegetable kebabs, fried noodles, spinach and vegetable bakes for vegetarians. There will be a greengrocer's stall, freshly squeezed fruit juices, pizza, deep fried dough, grill dishes, pancakes, jacket potatoes, Churros, New York hot-dogs, corn on the cob, popcorn, bakery items, falafel and panini. Beside the wide range of fish dishes, hake, and frutti di mare, frogs' legs and snails are on offer, too. A new thing is the Mexican restaurant, Arriba Taqueria, serving burritos and other South American delicacies. On the international cuisine site you can try out Arabic, African, Spanish, Chinese and Mexican cuisine. There will be 12 wine bars, sausage stands and 60 pubs serving the guests. You can shop in three grocery stores in close proximity to the camping area.
Yes, you can pay by EUR at each commercial unit.
Are all the services of the Sziget festival, such as the left luggage, post office, bank, etc., available on the "-1" day (8th August) and day "0" (9th August)?
Services of the festival are developed gradually with the most important ones available on the "-1" and "0" days, but the whole range of services will be available from the first day of the festival (12th August).
No, it is strictly prohibited!
It's prohibited to carry objects that might be dangerous to others into the Sziget festival. According to current regulations, by law you cannot be in possession of objects that pose a threat to public safety (knives with blades longer than 8 cm, jack knives, gas sprays, clubs, etc.). Possession of any of these objects constitutes a violation of the law. Furthermore, you are not allowed to bring: glass objects; potentially dangerous, sharp-edged and pointed objects; knives; chains longer than 50 cm; explosive and flammable substances (like gas-cylinders); umbrellas; alcoholic drinks; soft drinks; and food in commercial quantities into the festival grounds. In Hungary, consumption and possession of both light and hard drugs is a criminal offence, thus, you are also strictly forbidden from bringing them into the festival.
There are several ATMs at the festival. Unfortunately, you cannot pay by card at the commercial units, stalls and catering outlets on the site of the festival.
There will be exchange booths for foreigners so that they can quickly and easily obtain Hungarian Forints.
You can leave your rucksack and any other items secure at the left luggage and safe deposit facilities which are marked on the map. We kindly ask you not to leave anything valuable in your tent. If you come by bike you can cycle all the way up to the entrance on the Buda rakpart (riverbank), and we will look after your bike until you leave. The bicycle shed at the festival is free of charge and is located at the usual place by the tennis court near the Caravan Camping site. You can also have minor repairs carried out on your bike if they are necessary or you would really like to have them done.
Yes, there is. The Internet Tent has 80 computers, which can be used for free. Beside the Internet Tent you can also use Wi-Fi.
There are 10 phone boxes on the festival site which can be operated both with coins and cards. Their exact locations are marked on the map.
Vegetarians can choose from a wide variety of food this year as Sziget will cater to all tastes. The Bio-Vega bar will offer humus, grilled vegetables, fried vegan sausage, vegetable kebabs, fried noodles, spinach and vegetable bakes for vegetarians. There will be a greengrocer's stall, freshly squeezed fruit juices, pizza, deep fried dough, grill dishes, pancakes, jacket potatoes, Churros, New York hot-dogs, corn on the cob, popcorn, bakery items, falafel and panini. In the international cuisine area you can try out Arabic, African, Spanish, Chinese and Mexican offerings.How can I camp on the festival site?
What do I have to do if I wish to go into the festival with a caravan?
What are the hygienic conditions, i.e. showers, toilets, hot water, etc., like?
Can I rent a tent?
You can camp on the site of the Sziget Festival if you have a Camping Ticket with which you can use the campsite and related facilities. Day Tickets entitle you to enter the camping areas if you have two or more consecutive Day Tickets.
This year we are extending the already wide range of Sziget services with the so-called VIP Camping facility. Even though the Sziget's camping service had already reached an outstanding standard even in international comparison, we decided to group the high-end services in a new "VIP Camping" area, thus creating something even better than before. We are able to do this without decreasing the already existing number and quality of facilities that are available for everyone. We have designed a secure area where we offer many services and facilities in the one place, including: left luggage lockers and safes, mobile phone chargers, internet, WIFI, a grocery store, a café with a covered terrace and laundry facilities. Constant security, cleaning of the facilities and information about them is provided.
We have designated an area on the festival grounds (marked on the map) for Caravan Camping where festival goers arriving in motor homes or caravans can camp. Motor homes constitute vehicles with fixed beds, so station wagons with pulled down back seats or microbuses with laid down mattress do not entitle you to use the Caravan Camping. To enter the Caravan Camping site the vehicle must have a Caravan Camping Ticket, which entitles you to one entry between 8th and 15th August. If you leave the festival site during the event, you will not be able to go back into the camping area with the ticket. In order to use the Caravan Camping each person in their motor home/caravan must have a Camping Ticket.
If you want to have a daily wash, you can do it at several areas where there are mobile showers. The facility is only available for those who have Camping Tickets or have two or more Day Tickets.
Bathing in the Danube is extremely dangerous, therefore it is strictly prohibited.
Unfortunately, there is no tent rental facility on the site.
What is the exact location of the festival?
How can I get to the festival?
How can I get to the festival by car?
How can I get to the festival from the centre of Budapest?
How can I get to the festival by boat?
How can I get to the festival by bike?
How can I call a taxi?
Can I drive into the festival grounds with a caravan?
Can I drive into the festival grounds by car?
Can I take my motorbike into the festival grounds?
Where can I park, is there a secure car park?
Can buses drive into the Sziget grounds?
Budapest, 3rd district, Óbuda Island.
You can find detailed information to this question in the Directions menu.
Like last year, we would like to ask you not to approach Óbuda Island, the location of the festival by car. Instead you should use public transport or the ferry lines leaving from Batthyány tér, Jászai tér and Vigadó tér.
Take the local suburban train (HÉV) from Batthyány tér to Filatorigát and then follow the crowd.
Similar to earlier years, a ferry line runs daily both from Buda and Pest during the festival. You can buy tickets for the festival at the ferry station but you can only pay by cash. (You can't pay with travellers cheques, vouchers or credit cards.)
It's well worth coming to the festival by bike as the cycling lane running on the Buda riverbank leads right up to the festival gate. Not to mention that we look after your bike for free until you leave for home.
The festival's contractual partner is City Taxi, who as usual will offer their services at a modest transfer rate. You can find the taxis in the parking lot. If you have any questions or requests regarding the service call the central number (+36-1-2-111-111) which operates 24 hours.
A Caravan Camping is open at the festival (with limited capacity), where you can only enter with mobile homes, caravans, and other vehicles transformed into sleeping places (not including station wagons with folded down back seats). To enter the Caravan Camping you will need a separate ticket (see information in the ticket section).
Driving into the festival by car is only permitted for those working on the festival with the purpose of delivery if they have previously granted permission for it.
You can bring your motorbike into the festival if you have a Camping Ticket, but it's forbidden to ride a motorbike inside the festival site. You will have to park it, but we cannot take responsibility for parked motorbikes.
It is difficult to park in the surroundings of Sziget as there are no parking places, therefore it is pointless to arrive by car. The Sziget Office doesn't operate a car park and for this reason WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO APPROACH THE AREA OF SZIGET BY MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (SUBURBAN TRAIN, SHIP, TAXI, BIKE). What is more, we cannot take any responsibility for vehicles parked outside Sziget.
Those who still happen to arrive by car, are asked to arrange their parking well in advance and use the guarded, enclosed car park, operated by contractors, a few hundred meters away from Szentendrei Street. Signposts will signal the way to get there.
Larger groups – after previous arrangement via firstname.lastname@example.org – can enter on the bus they arrive in. In such cases the staff will exchange the tickets for wristbands that entitle them to stay at the festival, then the bus can take them to the camping area. After that the bus has to leave the Sziget area.
- A sound and film recording will be made of the event. Everyone who appears in the recordings can be named only with their agreement. However they may not make any claims against the makers of the recordings or the organizers of the festival.
- Film and sound recordings can only be made with the written agreement of the organizers.
- On the grounds of Sziget Festival it is forbidden to carry out any commercial or advertising activities without the written permission of the organizers.
- The organizers take no responsibility for accidents that occur in the area of the Sziget Festival.
- Under 18s cannot be served with tobacco, while underage and intoxicated people cannot be served alcohol.
- We draw your attention to the prevailing laws which declare that the consumption, possession and sale of narcotics is forbidden in the area of Sziget Festival.
- Visitors are kindly asked to take care of the environment and to not drop any litter.
- It is dangerous to swim in the Danube, and thus forbidden.
- The event will take place in the case of bad weather as well.
- The right to make changes in the program is reserved.
- Visitors are asked to take care of themselves and one another.