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Sziget Festival from 11 to 16 August in Budapest (Hungary)

With 18 years of existence, the Sziget Festival is a unique event, multicultural, open to any artistic expression and musical melting pot of different cultures and trends. He is considered the biggest festival in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Known as the "Woodstock of the Danube" not only because it shares the peaceful spirit of this great event but also by the numbers speaks for 7 days straight, 1000 shows, 70,000 campers and 400,000 attendees. Sziget's versatility is one of the most internationally recognized. In fact, walking around the festival you will be surprised to hear musical styles as diverse as pop, rock, metal, blues, hip hop, reggae, African music, world music, folk, electronic music, jazz, classical music and a variety of fusion styles and experimental music. Sziget Festival is more than just a musical event. At the festival of the island can enjoy plays, exhibitions, dance, performance, film and video festivals, extreme sports, international cuisine ... It is a great showcase for artists from around the world. Groups have stepped on his world famous stages as The Cure, David Bowie, Radiohead, Oasis, Muse, Green Day, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, The Prodigy, Morcheeba, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Faithless, Iron Maiden, REM, Jamiroquay, Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Manu Chao, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Jethro Tull, Run DMC, Asian Dub Foundation, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Tool, Madness, The Hives, Natacha Atlas, Skatalites, S. Buena Vista Club, Skinny Puppy, The Gathering, Sonic Youth, Exploited, Juliette And The Licks, Cradle Of Filth, Motorhead, Slayer, Rammstein ... And electronic music DJ Paul Van Dyk known, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Mylo, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, David Morales, Felix Da Housecat, Josh Wink, Paul Oakenfold, Stacey Pullen, Anthony Rother, Hernan Cattaneo , Tiefschwarz, Layo & Bushwacka, Annie Nightingale, DJ Hell, Satoshi Tomiie, Timo Maas, Booka Shade, Plump Dj's, Cedric Gervais, Silicone Soul, Justice, Dave Clark, Derrick May, Darren Emerson, Nick Warren ... Obuda Island, which hosts the festival, is only 2 km from the center of Budapest. This city is divided by the Danube into two parts: Buda, the older residential area, and Pest, the business center. The transport between the downtown and the island is very fluid normally, but the week of the festival is intensified to unite the island and the city at any time of day and night. Upon entering the island of Obuda have the feeling of being on another planet, you can be yourself in a quiet environment in which respect all cultures and traditions. You can breathe easy good cheer and making new friends, love or contacts. Some have called "Neverland", a piece of land that emerge one week each year in the middle of the Danube and makes us escape from the routine. The risk of going to the Sziget is left wanting more and come back the following year.