By Canan Atik
If you are a student who plans not to leave Hungary for the summer or has no plans, then I got a list for you. As COVID-19 regulations are lifting, more and more, festivals are announcing their list of artists that are going to perform this upcoming summer. Here are a few of them.
Sziget – The Island of Freedom
Let’s start with the most popular: the wildly loved Sziget. Although the list of performers is not as good this year as it was in 2019, we do have names on it like Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, and the Arctic Monkeys. This year the festival will be held from August 10 to 15. There are various tickets and prices: while 6-day festival tickets start from 315 Euros, the 3-day tickets start from 215 Euros and the single-day tickets are 70 Euros. If you want to camp, there are several options and prices ranging from seven to 17 Euros depending on your choice of accommodation.
Link to purchase tickets: https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets
If you want to party next to a lake rather than on an island, then Balaton Sound is for you. The line-up for this year contains names such as Martin Garrix, Marshmallow, Alesso, and many more. The festival is going to be held from June 29 till July 2. The 4-day ticket is 210 Euros, while the 3-day one is 185 Euros. You can always upgrade to VIP which costs around 100 Euros and if you happen to camp and not stay in a hotel the accommodation prices are all around seven Euros.
Link to purchase tickets: https://balatonsound.com/en/tickets/list
The festival organized in Sopron by Telekom is back after 2 years, and it is going to be held from June 21 till 25. The full line-up is not out yet, but it contains names such as Yungblud, The Killers, and Muse. Daily tickets are 52 Euros, while multi-day ticket prices start from 123 Euros. Camping is the cheapest here as it is only four Euros for tents and five Euros for caravans/person.
Link to purchase tickets: https://volt.hu/en/tickets/list
There are a couple more tourist/non-Hungarian speaker-friendly festivals that will be happening over the summer but unfortunately, their line-ups have not been announced yet, so I would recommend keeping an eye out on festivals such as EFOTT which will be near lake Velence and DJ Tour Fest for DJ lovers.