Tuesday 12 August 2008 — Monday 18 August 2008
Óbudai Island, Budapest, Hungary
The Sziget Festival (pronounced , similar to see'-get) is one of Europe's largest music and cultural festivals, held annually in August in Budapest, Hungary. The festival takes place on Óbudai-sziget ("Old-Buda Island"), an island on the Danube, thus Sziget stands for Island. Currently it boasts more than 1000 performances each year.
The week-long festival has grown from a relatively low-profile 1993 student event to become one of the definitive European rock festivals by the late 1990's, with about half of all visitors coming from outside Hungary. Attendancy rates surpassed the 250 000 mark in 1997 and the 350 000 mark in 2001. The all-time peak year was 2005 with 385 000 visitors.
Unofficial English Fans Guide to going to Sziget Festival is at
Day -1: hungarian artists
Day 0: Iron Maiden
Day 1-5: Sziget normal
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