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Sziget Festival Draws 530,000 Visitors

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.14.

The week-long Sziget festival in northern Budapest’s Óbuda (Hajógyári) Island drew an estimated 530,000 visitors this year, the organisers said.

That means this year’s attendance will fall short of last year’s record of 565,000 visitors, chief organiser Tamás Kádár said on Tuesday.

The festival’s budget exceeded 10 billion forints (EUR 30.8m), with organisers spending 500 million forints more on headliners than last year, he said.

Among the headliners at this year’s festival were Ed Sheeran, Macklemore, The National, Post Malone, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters.

Sziget Started with Ed Sheeran Concert, Huge Crowd and Lines

Overall, the festival featured more than 1,000 artists from 62 countries.

The event attracted visitors from some 100 countries, with most foreigners arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy.

Featured photo by Tamás Sóki/MTI