From average citizen to ‘Szitizen’.

Not only was I in the beautiful city of Budapest, there had to be a phenomenal 7 day arts and music festival taking place while I was there. Don’t believe in fate? My Hungarian holiday was about to become an experience I wasn’t about to forget.

Just when you thought a festival while your on holiday couldn’t sound any more appealing, you find out where it takes place. ‘The Island of Freedom’. As soon as you cross the Sziget bridge or Catch the ferry across the Danube,  that’s exactly what you are…free. 

The festival was far bigger and far more extravagant than any I had been to in the UK. The paths were lined with amazing art installations, around every corner and above your head, including common pieces such as a ‘Before I die…‘ wall.


There is literally so much to keep you entertained, even without all the big named stars that were performing. Right through the day, right up until early hours of the morning you are guaranteed to find something to keep you occupied. A couple of my personal favorites were the colour and confetti parties, and ‘Cirque du Sziget‘.

If you are there purely for the acts however, you will not be disappointed. Big names such as Florence & the Machine, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith and Martin Garrix all delivered performances you would not be likely to forget. This year hosting names like Rihanna and Years & Years, to mention a few.


The atmosphere is truly euphoric. You will never want to leave, I know i didn’t. Sziget is something you are going to want to put on your ‘before i die’ wall.



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