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Aug 08, 2018

26th Sziget Festival expected to attract record crowd of 500,000 visitors

The world-famous event – which kicks off in Budapest today and ends on August 15th – will include performances by US singer Lana Del Rey, rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as British virtual band Gorillaz, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo and the Arctic Monkeys

The 26th Sziget Festival is expected to attract a record crowd of about 500,000 visitors, organizers have announced.

The world-famous event – which kicks off in Budapest today and ends on August 15th – will include performances by US singer Lana Del Rey, rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as British virtual band Gorillaz, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo and the Arctic Monkeys.

Ticket sale data shows that over 120,000 of the guests will be foreigners. About 20,000 of them will be UK citizens, outnumbering the Dutch for the first time in several years.

Some 10,000 visitors have already arrived at the venue, an island on the Danube. The festival will offer altogether 600 programs this year.