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Sziget Festival 2018: Bigger Budget, More Highlights

Hungary Today 2018.04.20.

This year’s musical Sziget Festival held between August 8-15 in northern Budapest will have a budget of a total 8.6 billion forints (EUR 27.7m) and offer performances by more international artists than ever before, the chief organiser of the event told a press conference on Thursday.

Tamás Kádár said that highlights of the festival will include US singer Lana Del Rey, rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as British virtual band Gorillaz, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo and the Arctic Monkeys. The programme will also include a number of performances by Israeli artists under a recent agreement with the State of Israel, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Attendance in Sziget Festival (1993-2017). Graph: Sziget Kft. via MTI.



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