Sziget Festival Policy
ABOUT THE ENTRY
Purchasing the entry ticket only entitles you to enter Sziget Festival (Event) if you accept the regulations of the General Terms and Conditions of Contract (GTC) determined by Sziget Ltd. (Sziget) and take notice of the fact that keeping these regulations is checked by the organizers. You may enter the Event on the date indicated on the pre-purchased ticket, according to the conditions stated on it.
Tickets bought in advance will be exchanged for an wristband on entry. You must wear the wristband (weekly or day) on your wrist all the time throughout its validity. It will be checked by organizers on entry and exit, and may also be checked on the entire territory of Sziget, any time throughout the Event.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERING TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS
Sziget Day Ticket:
Visitors may enter the Event on a given day from 2 am until 5 am on the following day, Sziget Day Ticket entitles Visitors to reside at the festival until 8 am the next day. If the Visitor is not wearing a wristband entitling them to stay for the following day, the Sziget Day Ticket offers the warrants of the Sziget Non-camping Ticket. In case the Visitor is wearing at least 2 (two) day-wristbands valid for two days in a row, warrants are the same as in the case of Camping-tickets for the given days, with the exception of Sziget not guaranteeing a tent-place. Obviously, in order to obtain these warrants it is not enough to possess the Sziget Day Tickets, but it is necessary to wear day-wristbands.
Sziget Half-price Night Ticket:
With the Sziget Half-price Night Ticket, Visitors can enter the Event between 11 pm on the given day and 5 am on the following day, and Visitors can stay on the site of the festival with this type of ticket between 11 pm on the given day and 8 am on the next day. Sziget Half-price Night Tickets can only be purchased at the venue, within the given period of validity.
Sziget "Moving in" Ticket:
Preceding the "-1st day" of the Event, visitors may only enter the festival site with a Sziget "Moving in" Ticket within a previously defined time interval, with the addition that no one without special permission issued by Sziget or Sziget Caravan Camping Season Ticket is entitled to enter the festival by car on these days either. Prior to opening the Event, only a limited number of infrastructures are functioning.
Sziget Camping Ticket:
Visitors may enter Sziget with this type of ticket on the “-1st” day of the Event, starting from 10:00 am, and Visitors are entitled to stay throughout the entire duration of the Event. Sziget offers Visitors a tent-place and Visitors are entitled to use the shower rooms as well. Visitors arriving with a caravan must purchase a Caravan Camping Ticket as well, in order to use the facilities of Caravan Camping.
Sziget Non-camping Ticket:
Sziget Non-camping Ticket does not entitle Visitors to enter on the “-1st day” and “0. day”. Visitors may enter the Event with it from the 1st day, starting from 06:00 am, until the end of the Event, with the addition that the Visitor cannot sleep in the area of Sziget, nor can they stay in the areas reserved for Visitors with a Sziget Camping Ticket/Sziget Caravan Camping Ticket/Sziget VIP Camping Ticket, and they cannot use the shower rooms, either.
Sziget Caravan Camping Ticket:
Sziget Caravan Camping Ticket entitles Visitors to stay on the area referred to as Caravan Camping, where festival goers arriving in mobile homes or caravans can camp, starting from the “-1st day”, from 6 am. Mobile homes constitute vehicles with fixed beds, therefore station wagons with folded down back seats or microbuses with laid down mattress do not entitle the Visitor to use the Caravan Camping, even if Sziget Caravan Camping Tickets have been purchased. Sziget Caravan Camping Ticket entitles the Visitor to ONE entry between the “-1st day” and the last day of the Event, so in case the Visitor leaves the festival site during the event, they will not be able to come back into the camping area with the ticket. In order to use Sziget Caravan Camping, each person in the mobile home/caravan must have a Camping Ticket.
Sziget VIP Camping Ticket:
Sziget VIP Camping Tickets entitle Visitors to stay on the territory of the so-called VIP Camping throughout the duration of the Event, starting from the “-1st day”, from 10 am. It is only possible to reside at the VIP Camping for those who possess a Sziget VIP Camping Ticket and a Sziget Camping Ticket. VIP Camping offers a wide range of extra facilities and services to Visitors.
Sziget Ship Ticket:
In order to take trips by ship, Visitors must purchase a Sziget Ship Ticket. Each Sziget Ship Ticket is valid for one journey, entitled to be used at the given ship between any two ship-stations.
In case your ticket/wristband expires, but you would like to stay longer, you are welcome to purchase a new wristband within the territory of the Event at City Centre or at any wristband-controller. If your wristband is not valid, you are required to leave the territory of the Event.
Tickets/wristbands are non-transferable to another person! A wristband counts as a valid entry pass only if it is worn on the wrist. Wristbands that are DAMAGED - glued, cut, with a patent undone, broader than the hand - are considered as INVALID! Ticket forgers and those participating in forging will be prosecuted. Damaged and lost wristbands cannot be replaced.
Children prior to their 11th birthday can enter the Event free of charge. Visitors under the age of 14 can only enter and stay at the Event with adult guidance.
For the sake of your own safety, "bodysurfing" (when the crowd sends fans over their heads towards the stage) is strictly forbidden on Sziget. In case it still happens to you, the security staff will lead you out to the edge of the given site. If it occurs again, unfortunately you will have to leave the area of Sziget immediately!
Driving into the site of the Event without permission is not permitted! In order to approach the event, we would like to ask you to use public transport, ferries or the taxi service.
WHAT CANNOT BE BROUGHT IN WITH YOU?
Glass objects, striking and cutting devices, umbrellas or any other objects endangering others’ physical health are FORBIDDEN to be brought into the area of the Event! According to valid laws, you are not allowed to carry objects specifically endangering public safety (knives with a blade longer than 8 cm, switch knives, gas sprays, black jacks etc.), the usage of all these objects is qualified as an offense.
IMPORTANT: Alcoholic beverages must not be brought into the area of the Event in any quantity, non-alcoholic beverages of maximum half a liter in half-liter plastic bottles are allowed to be brought in, and the same applies to food under commercial quantities, too! Products of such nature must be handed to the security service at the entrance in custody, so that they can check them.
Only pets that are usually considered "peaceful" (“pets” meaning typically: dogs, ferrets, certain murine-types) may enter the territory of the Event, accompanied by their owner. However, it is not recommended to bring pets to the event, we advise you to leave your pets at home or use the services of one of the pet care kennels in the nearby vicinity. Should you still want to bring your pet, you are required to possess all the items listed below:
(1) valid inoculation certificates with an anti-rabies jab not older than 1 (one) year,
(2) identification (readable tattoo or microchip),
(3) a leash, muzzle, dog-collar and a pendant with the owner's phone number (on which they can be reached throughout the Event).
The above-mentioned items will be checked at the entrance, and should any of them be lacking, the pet will not be allowed in. By bringing the pet into the festival, the owner acknowledges that in accordance with the regulations of the authorities, the dog and the ferret must be held on a leash with a muzzle throughout the whole duration of the festival. Sziget reserves the right to deny the entry of certain unique animals.
WHO CAN YOU TURN TO?
With your remarks, complaints, ideas concerning hospitality, the staff or anything else, you can turn to the employees of the information tent and the public relations office. We ask you to hand in lost and found objects at the information tent, and you should look for your lost objects at the same place.
- A sound and film recording will be produced of the Event. Every person who appears on the recordings can be namechecked only with their agreement, however they may not have any claims to the makers of the recordings or the organizers of the Event.
- It is allowed to take photos, but film and sound recordings about the programs can only be made with the written agreement of the organizers.
- On the area of Sziget, it is forbidden to carry out any commercial or advertising activities without the written permission of the organizers.
- In the cafeterias, intoxicated guests and Visitors under the age of 18 cannot be served with any alcoholic beverages.
- It is important to remember that prevailing laws say that the consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden on the area of the Event, too.
- Visitors are strongly encouraged to take care of natural values and not to drop any litter.
- Organizers take no responsibility for possible damages occurring in persons or valuables.
- There are several left-luggage offices and a safe deposits in operation at the Event. The security staff takes limited responsibility only for objects left at these places! We cannot take responsibility for valuables left at other places, therefore we recommend the use of storage places.
IT IS FORBIDDEN AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO SWIM IN THE DANUBE!
- The Event will also be held in the case of bad weather.
- The right to make changes in the program is reserved.
- More information is available in the GTC!
- We ask you take care of yourselves and each other.
We wish you a very good time!