SINGAPORE - Agoda.
com, a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special summer rates in time for Budapest's Sziget Festival.
Held annually since 1993, Sziget Festival is one of Europe's biggest events. Attracting hundreds of thousands of music- and arts-lovers from across the continent, the 7-day festival has been likened to Burning Man in Nevada, with a similarly, âcolorful and open-mindedâ attitude that promotes unity through music and cultural and creative exchange.
At Sziget's core is music: large-scale concerts are held on the main stages, supported by smaller performance areas, games tents, sports and leisure arenas, arts and culture spaces, markets, cinemas, folk villages, and chill out zones.
The festival happens this year from August 6-13, staged, as always, on the usually tranquil Ăbuda (Buda Island) in the Danube River, between Buda and Pest. Voted by The Independent as one of Europe's top 5 festivals, it is now in its 20th year, and has features such as legendary artists like Toots and the Maytals, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, the Sex Pistols, Prince, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Radiohead.
Electronic music artists, DJs, and indie bands also form part of the schedule. This year, the closing act will be US indie rock band, The Killers, while electronic pioneering duo, Leftfield, and celebrity gangster rapper, Snoop Dogg, are also billed.
In a line-up that represents multiple genres, indie rock and pop bands like The XX, The Friendly Fires, and Two Door Cinema Club, balance a dance music program that includes Steve Aoki, LMFAO, and Axwell. Then there are the lesser-known artists such as Pittsburgh punk band, Anti-flag; Japanese drummers, Gocoo; Scandinavian death metal crew, Amin Amarth; the Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band; and a folky âdream-popâ band dubbed The Wild Beasts.
To accommodate all the talent, this year's festival has been extended a day, with a
âDay-2â added to the beginning of the schedule, which already includes a âDay-1.â
Day-2 will feature exclusively Hungarian bands, with 70 local acts scheduled for the day.
Throughout the entire event, attendees can take a break from the dance floors to explore what's happening in the smaller zones. Around the island, guests will find a Blues Bar, a âHolland meets Hungaryâ area, a Roma folk tent, a multi-cultural interactive zone, street theater, and a relaxing wine garden.
Agoda.com has secured the following hotel deals at affordable properties that offer easy access to Sziget Festival. Book one of the below promotions from July 18