Festival Info



Tickets and entrance

Where to buy tickets?

You can buy your tickets right away in our webshop. To find more information on our local Sziget retailers, please click here.

You can also buy your ticket on spot by cash or bank card, but we advise you to buy it in advance for a discounted price and to avoid long lines at the entrance.

Upgrade entry tickets

Sziget 5 Days pass -> Sziget 7 Days pass

In case you have a 5 Days pass and you would like to have the full 7-day Sziget experience, than you can upgrade your 5 Days pass to a 7 Days pass in our webshop for 30€ or upon arrival at the cassas.

Sziget passes -> Sziget-B.my.Lake combined passes

B.my.Lake is organized right after Sziget Festival, so now we offer you a discounted ticket price to attend both events.

If you already purchased your Sziget pass you will be able to upgrade it on the spot. Make sure you upgrade your ticket before you exchange your Sziget pass to a wristband!

Ticket helpdesk

In case you bought or about to buy tickets in our webshop, please click here to reach our Helpdesk.

In case you bought or about to buy your ticket from one of our official retail partners please contact them. 

Ticket types & rules

For information on tickets click here.

Basic stuff you need to know about your ticket:

  • Your ticket (online voucher) will be exchanged to a wristband at the entrance
  • All rights related to the ticket are solely represented by the code on the ticket - you are not sure about what your ticket includes?
  • Tickets are not personalized and are not connected to a specific person, so the first person who presents the code on the ticket will receive the wristband
  • In case of fraud (e.g.: earlier, unauthorised entry with the code) Sziget shall not hand over the wristband or a new ticket even to the holder of the printed ticket. Sziget shall not be liable in case of a fraud
  • Keep your code safe and don't let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket


  • Wristbands are only valif if you wear it on your wrist
  • Wristbands that are damaged, glued, cut, with a patent undone, broader than the hand are considered as invalid!
  • Wristbnds are non-transferable to another person
  • Damaged and lost wristbands cannot be replaced

Ticket forgers and those participating in forging will be prosecuted. 

Please note that the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Children at Sziget – the smallest Szitizens

The smallest Szitizens are welcome to Sziget as well! Children under the age of 11 (date of birth after 17th August 2004) can enter the Island of Freedom free of charge.

Kids under the age of 14 can enter and stay at the venue only with an adult.

Family Camping for a peaceful stay on the Island is available as well, check here.

Can I return my ticket?

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

I left my ticket home

To enter the Island you will definitely need your code (bar code, QR code). So, don't forget it! 

My pet @ Sziget

"Peaceful" pets (typically meaning : dogs, ferrets, certain murine-types) are welcome to Sziget. Please read our Policy for the details.

I need a visa

In case you need a visa to come to Hungary and visit Sziget Festival, we advise you the following:

At the consulate usually they accept the 7 Days pass as a proof of accommodation that is actually needed for the visa. In case this did not work and your request was denied, please contact our team via our helpdesk.

If you have problems getting into the consulate you should try to arrange your visa through a travel agency (especially close to the festival date), probably they can help you out.

I arrive by car / motorbike

Please note that without a permission you are not allowed to enter the festival area. We have several parking options available for your comfort, check them here:

Bring these & leave those

What to bring and what to leave at home

Please leave home:

  • Alcohol: no alcohol in any quantity is allowed
  • Illegal drugs and any stimulants: please don't...
  • Gas heaters and gas containers: no cooking on the Island, we have plenty of options for you when it comes to eating
  • Pyrotechnical objects: we are well-prepared to amaze you with our pyrotechnical shows
  • Glass: very dangerous....
  • Striking and cutting tools: ​no striking and no cutting...this is obvious, right?
  • Umbrellas: please bring a raincoat instead
  • Any objects endangering others’ physical health: 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.) Products of such nature must be handed to the security service at the entrance in custody, so that they can check them

If you are not sure whether one of your objects can be brought in to the island or not, please check the full list in the Policy or contact our Helpdesk to avoid inconveniences at the entrance.

You can bring:

  • Food: Bring your own food to the area, but make sure it is not brought in commercial quantity. Local store will be available on site and many food stalls and drink bars are on the Island!
  • Drinks: non-alcoholic beverages can be brought into the festival: 1 PET bottle / maximum 2,5 liter / Szitizen
  • Cigarettes: maximum 20 packs of cigarettes, 10 packs of cigarillos and 10 pieces of cigars are allowed / Szitizen

Don't forget:

  • Your ticket!
  • Waterproof tent, sleeping bag, mattress, torch and batteries....but in case you forgot we will have a superb camping store on-site, so you can buy everything you need!
  • Closed shoes, sandals, flip flops
  • Hygienic accessories, towel, bandaid, germ-killer, medication you need to take regularly, detergent
  • Cap, sunglasses, rain jacket, warm clothes, socks, bathing suit
  • Sun tan lotion, crème against mosquitoes and ticks


On the Island

Payment at Sziget

At Sziget Festival you can enjoy a cashless system, when it comes to paying for anything - starting from your drinks, food, merch items, anything! There are two ways to do it - either with your MasterCard® PayPass™ and Maestro® PayPass™ card or by getting an official Festipay card. When using your MasterCard or topping up your Festipay with your credit card you do not need to exchange money to HUF (Hungarian Forints), but if you wish to top up with cash, you will need to exchange your money. A money exchange point can be found in the City Center of Sziget for your convenience. Generally in the city you can use your credit card at most of the places, but it could be useful to have some cash on you.

Photos & videos at the festival

Of course you can take photos of Sziget for your own joy, however to take photos or videos of the acts and programs you will need a written approval from the organizers. If you are filming or taking photos for a certain medium and you wish to publish it, please consult with our colleagues at the Press Office or contact them via !

Good to know: in order to make Sziget unforgettable we are constantly making sound and video recordings. You can be a lucky one and appear on of these indestructible documentations, but we will only use your name if you sign an agreement on this. However, please note that you may not have any claims for appearing on these materials (more information in the Policy).

First Aid

While enjoying the festival, the staff of Helperek Association will walk around the area non-stop. Please turn to them if you have any questions or doubts. If you are looking for the First Aid venue, check on our map. For your spiritual balance, turn to the psychologists at the Health Base (NGO Island). If you are around the Health Base also check in to freshen up with a massage by our pro staff before the party. Next to the First Aid, a 24-hour pharmacy is also operatig, so if you need anything, they can help you out. During your time at Sziget we ask you to keep good care of yourselves and also your fellow Szitizens!

Charging my phone/camera/other devices

You will have several possibilities to charge your devices! More information coming up soon!

I need help

In case you need any help before the festival, please contact us here, while on spot you can ask all necessary information from the staff at the Info points.

Lost & found

We collect lost stuff at the information points, so if you loose anything this should be your first place to ask and if you find anything we would appreciate if you could leave it with our staff at the information points.

Food & drinks at the festival

All around Sziget, visitors will find small restaurant centres that reflect the exciting culinary world of the festival. Dishes of various nationalities, exciting products of the Hungarian cuisine, Hungary’s most important wines, and the very intricate palinka culture will be represented this year. Sziget, The Island of Freedom, will also host ruin pubs that are one of Budapest’s many characteristics and are very popular among the youth.

Apart from the usual cuisines you can taste Indian, Transylvanian, Greek, Italian, French, Mexican, Bavarian and Thai food, while you can try boiled corn, various types of baked dough, pizza, giant pancakes and hot dog. You’ll even find waffles that are becoming more and more popular around the globe. Vegetarian food is also available in an incredible variety. If you are thirsty, feel free to visit one of the many dozen pubs, wine pavilions, palinka houses and beer springs.


You will definitely find these services at Sziget and there are many more to come!

  • ATM: ATMs are available on site, but please note that paying at Sziget Festival goes through a cashless system. More info on ATMs coming soon.
  • Money exchange: money exchanging booths are located on site, so you can easily get your Hungarian Forints
  • Internet: there are several wi-fi points at the festival area, so you can stay up-to-date
  • Guarded Lockers / left luggage: leave your most important belongings at a personal locker or your luggage at the left luggage terminals! Get guarded lockers in advance! (Note: We can only take responsibility for objects left at these secured and guarded places, so use these)
  • Bicycle shed: leave your bike with us while you are partying! The bicycle stroage is for free and will be located next to the taxi station within the Island. 

Toilets & showers

There are several toilet facilities available for you on the spot! We kindly ask you not to use trees, bushes and green areas as toilets.

Shower facilities can be used with a 7 Days Pass, 5 Days Pass or day tickets for two consecutive days. Please keep the showers and toilets as clean as possible and try to avoid wasting water.


Check out these tips and information collected for you! The organizers wish you all a pleasant and safe stay at the festival!

  • Alcohol, cigarettes & drugs: We kindly ask you to drink reasonable amounts of alcohol and smoke reasonable amounts of cigarettes and to refrain from using drugs at all. In the bars, intoxicated guests and Szitizens under the age of 18 cannot be served with any alcoholic beverages. Important: consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden according to prevailing laws.
  • Look after each other: Look out for your friends. If anyone feels dizzy, sick, weak or has problems with his vision please contact the medical staff immediately. Protect yourself against the sun, eat and rest as much as you can, drink a lot of non-alcoholic beverages and wash your hands regularly! Drink alcohol with care to avoid accidents occurring out of drunkenness. Don’t use any drugs and use appropriate protection when having sex. Take care of yourself and look after others as well! Please note that organizers do not take responsibility for possible damages occuring in persons or valuables.
  • Sunny Sziget: It is important for you to be equipped with some sort of sun protection. Please use sun tan lotions regularly, wear a shirt and a cap to avoid sunstroke. It is important for you to drink a lot of water!
  • Medications: If you have to take medication regularly please bring a sufficient amount of it with you. The medical centre has a certain amount of emergency medication in case you need.
  • Valuables: Please only bring the most necessary items with you for your festival stay at the campsite. If possible leave your valuables at home. For the valuables brought with you please feel free to use our safe lockers. Please keep your personal papers on you at all time and look after them. We kindly ask you to hand down any items you find at the Info Point, you can also look for your lost items here.
  • Pretty nature: Protect the nature. Look out for trees, avoid littering and collect your garbage selectively. We kindly ask you not to use trees, bushes and green areas as toilets.
  • Food issues: It is very important that you don’t store any food in your tents.
  • Contact lenses: For sanitary reasons we advise our visitors wearing contact lenses to use glasses instead while attending the festival, they are easier to handle and keep clean.
  • Safe sex: Please avoid incautious sexual relationships! Always think about the necessary protection and use a condom!
  • Bodysurf: For safety reasons it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to bodysurf! Anybody disregarding this can be pulled out of the crowd and if necessary ultimately banned from the festival area.
  • Noise: In order to protect your hearing we ask you to use earplugs when standing close to the stage. 
  • Entrance in case the festival passes are sold out: If the festival is sold out, in order to protect the visitors the security staff can order a headcount limit at separate venues and prohibit you from entering the given program venue even with a valid wristband. In order to avoid this we kindly ask you to arrive in time at concerts that are especially important for you, if not you might have to wait a long time to get in.
  • Walking around at Sziget: Getting from one location to another might take a longer time than you would expect because of the crowd, so we advise you to leave early to get to the venues in time. The main roads can be pretty crowded, please be patient, don’t push others, don’t try to walk opposite of traffic and move along with the crowd.
  • Accident & crime: In case of an accident or if someone gets hurt please contact the staff immediately and ask them for help. It is very important that you don’t call the ambulance right away, if necessary our staff will do so. Emergency care is free of charge within the festival area. If you are witness or victim of any crime or you feel like you need help feel free to contact any member of the security staff.
  • Extreme weather conditions: Outdoor events can always be affected by extreme weather conditions. Our crew is constantly in contact with the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ), in case of any weather related emergencies we will alert you in time. The organizers provide you with up to date information about the weather on all our info platforms. This is where you can get information about a possible UV alert, summer-heat alert or the situation of the pollen concentration. If the upcoming day is likely to be stormy and windy the organizers will inform you about that. It is important that you are prepared in advance for situations like this: secure your tent, place your belongings into safety and prepare the appropriate clothes. In case of a storm try to stay away from tall trees and electrical devices and rather stay at open space. In case of strong wind for safety reasons program venue tents might get evacuated, we ask you to leave the venues if you are warned about this. 
  • Managing the crowd: If you travel along with the crowd always travel in the same direction and with the same speed as the others. If you feel that the crowd is starting to panic try to get to the side of it by leaving sideways or to the front. The chances of getting carried away by the crowd or you getting hurt are the lowest when being on the side.


Take home Sziget! Merch items are available at several stores onsite!

Commercial activities

If you wish to do any commercial or advertising activities on the Island, you can only do that with a written permission from the organizers. We have an open tender for such activities, so apply now here!

You & The Danube

Sziget is held on Óbuda Island and it is surrounded by the Danube. It is strictly forbidden and extremely dangerous to swim in the Danube, but you can enjoy a special bathing area at the Sziget Beach venue. Here you can find beach chairs, cocktails and you can chill in the prominent river to cool down a bit.


During Sziget the weather is generally great! Meaning: usually sunny and it can be really hot as well! Check the weather forecast before leaving for Budapest, but bring sun screen, bathing suit and anything you would take for a hot summer holiday. In addition make sure you have a raincoat, just in case. Please note that the event will be held in case of bad wather as well, but hope for the best :)

How to get to Sziget

Where is Sziget?

Budapest, Óbudai-sziget (Óbuda Island).


Arriving by plane

Planes to Budapest arrive to Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD). From the airport you can easily get to Sziget with a direct shuttle that you can use for free with your Sziget-Budapest Citypass. You can also get in the city by public transportation by taking the 200E bus that takes you to the M3 metro station. For more on public transportation within Budapest, click here!
Schedule of the direct shuttle bus: Coming in July!
Give me more details of theis Sziget-Budapest Citypass!

Arriving by train

Budapest has three major train stations: Nyugati Pályaudvar, Keleti Pályaudvar, Déli Pályaudvar. From any of these train stations you can get to Sziget very easily by public transportation. Plan the best route to the festival via the BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) route planner site: . The Sziget-Budapest Citypass is your friend when it comes to public transportation! Learn more on the included services!
But we also have some tips:
From Nyugati Pályaudvar (20-25 minutes):
  1. Take Tram 4-6 (right in front of the station) towards Széll Kálmán Tér. Get off the tram at the third stop called Margit Híd-Budai Hídfő. You will cross the Danube on the beautiful Margharet Bridge. On one side you can see the Margharet Island and on the other side you can see the Parliament and also the Castle!
  2. At Margit Híd-Budai Hídfő take the stairs and get on the HÉV towards Szentende / Békásmegyer. The Sziget stop is called Filatorigát (4th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!

From Keleti Pályaudvar (40-45 minutes):

  1. Look for the metro sign at the station! You should get on Metro 2 - Red Line towards Déli Pályaudvar. Travel on this air-conditioned, comfy vehicle until Batthyányi Tér (5th stop).
  2. At the Batthyányi Tér station look for the HÉV lines and get on this train-like wagon chain and ride until Filatorigát (5th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!

From Déli Pályaudvar (25-30 minutes):

  1. Look for the metro sign at the station! You should get on Metro 2 - Red Line towards Örs Vezér Tér. Travel on this air-conditioned, comfy vehicle until Batthyányi Tér (2nd stop). 
  2. At the Batthyányi Tér station look for the HÉV lines and get on this train-like wagon chain and ride until Filatorigát (5th stop). Get off here and follow the crowd until the entrance!

Arriving by car

If you are coming to Sziget by car, you will probably want to know more about parking! Click here for some sweet parking options that we have to offer, even on the island!

Arriving by public transportation

In case you are staying somewhere in the city and plan to get to Sziget by public transportation, plan your exact route with the help of the route planner of the Budapest transportation network. With your Sziget-Budapest Citypass you can travel more easily! Know more about this Citypass!

The nearest public transportation station to Sziget is by the HÉV line (suburban railway - H5), called Filatorigát. The train runs every 10 minutes during the day to Sziget and also during the night in every 15-20 minutes. Detailed schedule will come soon!

Getting around in Budapest

Public transportation

Budapest is a great city with a very extensive transportation network. Sziget is located exactly at the Filatorigát stop of the HÉV (suburban railway – H5). In case you would like to explore the city, we recommend you the Sziget-Budapest Citypass, check the services of 2014 and expect something real similar for 2015! During Sziget Festival transportation lines connected to Sziget will run more frequently day and night!
For more information on the Budapest transportation network: http://www.bkk.hu/en/main-page/news/


We advise to park your car at one of the official Sziget parking lots and allow yourself to have a beer at one of the cool ruin bars downtown. Simply get around the city with public transport, as it is much easier, cheaper and comfortable. 
Various parking options are waiting for you! Check them out here!


Ride on the bike route along the Danube bank (Buda side) and we will take care of your bike for free until you party at Sziget. Look for the Bicycle Storage on the Island (map coming soon). During the festival the bike routes connected to Sziget might be altered for safety reasons. For changes in the bike routes we will update you early August!


Regular camping vs. upgraded camping

With your 7 Days Pass and 5 Days Pass you can camp on-site on a first come first serve basis. In addition, if you have two or more day tickets for consecutive days, you are also entitled to camp on the Island.
Please check out all available accommodation opportunities on-site. Choose from camping upgrade options, caravan camping (if arriving with your own caravan), Flexotel, etc.! Upgraded campings have enhanced security and several service options within the camping area. 

Drinking water

Tap water at Sziget is drinkable (also at toilet and shower blocks).

Tent building specialties

When picking your camping spot please avoid major walking paths and the routes of service vehicles.
We kindly ask you to follow these instructions regarding tent sizes:
  • Tent for 1-2 persons: 2 x 2 meters
  • Tent for 3-4 persons: 4 x 2 meters
  • Please note that gazebos (e.g. party tents with or without side panels) are only allowed to areas with sufficient capacity for fellow campers

Toilets & shower facilities

There are several toilet facilities available for you on the spot! We kindly ask you not to use trees, bushes and green areas as toilets.
Shower facilities can be used with a 7 Days Pass or a 5 Days Pass only or day tickets for two consecutive days. Please keep the showers and toilets as clean as possible and try to avoid wasting water.
In the shower facilities you will find plugs for hairdryers, hair straighteners and also mirrors.

Electrical outlets

There are no electrical outlets available in the camping area and we kindly ask you not to bring a generator to the Island. You can charge your most important devices at the charging points.

Fire / gas / campfire / stove

Please keep in mind that it is strictly forbidden to light campfires at the entire festival area! It is also forbidden to bring in gas-cylinders, which means there’s no possibility to cook for yourself. If you wish to have a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere, please visit our official Campfire venue instead where you can enjoy nice music and a unique vibe.

Where do I leave my car?

Check out our parking options available for you here!

Camping with children

Camp with your kids in our dedicated Family Camping! Check out details here!
Check out some kids experience at Sziget 2013! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faX6gQDH04M

Szitizen Camping Brotherhood

Sziget is known for a very cozy and nice camping society. Be part of this and make good friends and say hello to your neighbors!
Peek into a Sziget 2013 morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxxKwr8ftwg

General Store

On-site there will be several stores where you can buy the most important stuff you might need.