By: Hana Kotb

Sziget Festival is a huge music and cultural festival that takes place in Budapest every year. It all started in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union as a means to offer arts programming for students. The festival has grown into one of the biggest and most iconic in the world. The part is hosted on the 266 acre Obuda Island, nicknamed the Island of Freedom,  for an entire week each year in August. Sziget offers over a thousand performances and has been labelled the Burning Man of Europe for its spiritual atmosphere. The festival truly has something for everyone. Each year, a lineup consisting of the biggest names from all genres is presented across 9 stages as well as in boat parties, an amusement park, chill out areas, a beach and more. This year’s lineup is truly amazing.


8 August: Kendrick Lamar



9 August: Gorillaz

gorillaz-joel-entec-6-110 August: Lana Del Rey

SOUTHWOLD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: Lana Del Ray performs at the Latitude Festival at Henham Park Estate on July 13, 2012 in Southwold, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nick Pickles/WireImage)

11 August: Mumford and Sons

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  (L-R) Musicians Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, 'Country' Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons perform onstage at MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen on February 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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13 August: Kygo & Shawn Mendesshawnmendes_jingleball_2015_0_1449531808kygo---2
14 August: Arctic Monkeys


The festival also includes many activities such as yoga and urban dance hip hop workshops. But perhaps our favorite part of Sziget is their color parties.