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Changes planned for Sziget 2020

Festival News
September 12, 2019

THE 90,000-capacity Sziget festival is planning changes for next year’s event, including making some tickets more affordable.

The seven-day event takes place in August on an island located in the Danube river and has been running since 1993.

The site layout for the 5–11 August festival is also being changed to alleviate sound spillage between stages, CEO Tamás Kádár tells Audience.

“With the general renewal of Sziget, we plan on relocating certain venues, although this is not the main purpose of the renewal,” says Kádár. “We also plan on introducing new stages and renovating some older venues.”

He revealed plans to make seven-day passes more affordable in comparison to the passes for fewer days.

“It’s important to note though, the per-day cost, which averages €45 [$49.20] is very advantageous compared to other international festivals, especially with the experiences that Sziget has to offer.”

ickets this year ranged from €85 ($93) for one day to €339  ($374) for the full seven-days.

Among artistes playing this year were Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and Florence + the Machine. Tickets for 2020 go on sale in November.

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