There are lots of reasons to head to Budapest for a city break, but when you can combine your visit with an activity you enjoy, you will find the whole experience even more memorable.
Hundreds of thousands of people flock into the city every year to participate in the weeklong Sziget Festival, the ethos of which is based upon promoting unity through music and creative and cultural exchange. The city is filled with festival goers and music rings out from every available arena.
Something for Everyone
This year’s festival takes place from 6th – 13th August on the island of Obuda located on the River Danube practically half way between Buda and Pest. This normally peaceful place is transformed into a haven of creativity and culture with events and attractions for all of the family to enjoy. The Sizget Festival is now regarded as being one of the top five festivals in Europe and continues to attract bigger and bigger crowds every year. 2012 sees performances from The Killers and Snoop Dog as well as a host of other stars.
Home Grown Talent
The festival is also a showcase for Hungarian national talent with home grown groups taking to the stage alongside headline acts. Start looking online now for cheap flights to Budapest and make sure that you book your accommodation in advance as the place gets pretty busy during the festival period. There are some great deals on flights from Jet2.com available now.