The island music festival, Hajógyári-Sziget in Budapest, is one of the biggest outdoor music festival events in Europe, taking place on Shipyard Island (Óbudai/ Hajógyári Sziget) August 9-16, 2010. Some of the main names include: Madness, The Hives, Public Image Ltd, The Specials, Papa Roach, Iron Maiden, Kasabian and Muse. Furthermore the famous band Kispál will do their farewell-gig on this year’s festival. One of the great things about this festival is the variety of musical styles, and it is a chance to see both international and national bands from Hungary. The Hajógyári-Sziget Festival is also a great opportunity to meet other musical lovers from all over Europe.
Apart from great musical experiences, you will also be able to lead a close-to-real life: the mini village offers services such as grocery stores, banks, postal office and for the tenth year gays and lesbians can meet at the Magic Mirror venue, which offers discussion panels, cinema, pole dancing, vaudeville shows, theatrical performances and naturally clubs with DJs.
The Digital Fun Fair is a huge video game tent, which is a fantastic interactive amusement venue, which also offers off-screen gaming such as PacBike, which is real-life gaming on bicycles.
There is something for all ages, tastes and interests, whether it be music, entertainment or relaxing between concerts.
Period: August 9-16, 2010
Location: Budapest, 3rd district, Óbuda Island.
Tickets and more info: http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english/
By Karen Willians, staff writer