Your next festival adventure – Sziget 2015

So you’ve done V Fest, you’ve got your tickets sorted for Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury was almost in your grasp but you didn’t quite get through. Have you ever thought about heading abroad to get your fill of the festival experience?

Sziget 2015 is held on Óbuda Island in Budapest, opening it’s gates on 10th August 2015 to 400,000 festival goers from all over the world. Something that Sziget has that the rest of the UK festivals don’t? Access to the city of Budapest and a week long stint in the summer sun.

With the latest line-up announcements including the likes of Florence and the Machine, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, SBTRKT and Alt-J just to name a few plus many more to be announced, the festival has everything that a dedicated punter desires. Guests have the option of camping on site or staying in one of the many hotels and hostels that the city has to offer.

Passes start at £140 for 5 days which can be upgraded to a 7 day pass, if you can survive that long, with the option to upgrade to camping/hotels from £50.

Why not incorporate it into a spot of travelling or extend your stay into a 2 week holiday? Start or end with the festival and then explore the sites and culture that Budapest has to offer. If you don’t fancy the traditional festival experience of camping in a tent for a week then the site has tonnes of upgrade opportunities including a VIP campsite equipped with a pool. Even better, hostels in the local area can start from as cheap as £1 a night if you look hard enough.

Skyscanner is always a given when searching for the cheapest way to travel, the nearest airport is Liszt Ferenc Airport which will be equipped with shuttle buses to the festival site upon arrival. If you don’t fancy flying then there are options of night buses and trains too… just factor in a few extra days travel time if you’re going down this route. It’s definitely a bit cheaper!

And if you’re still not convinced?

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