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Apr 26, 2019

The environment in focus during the Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival 2019 will continue to pay special attention to environmental protection and peace during the seven-day long event in August

Sziget Festival 2019 will continue to pay special attention to environmental protection and peace during the seven-day long event in August.

The reduction of plastic waste, the saving of water and the protection of the Danube will be in focus this year, with a goal to maintain and increase the 50 percent recycling rate of the festival.

Sziget Festival’s budget is over 10 billion forints this year with nine headline performers in seven days. However, it’s not only the music line-up that will be remarkable, but also the additional programs.

Promoting the Sziget Love Revolution campaign, guests, such as Jane Goodall, UN Peace Ambassador and Emi Mahmoud poet, Activist and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador will be invited to the Great Stage.

Al Gore, former US Vice President, the founder of the Climate Reality Project will broadcasts his thoughts via a video message and visitors to the Green Island Center program can gain insight into the world of climate start-ups.

This year’s Sziget Festival will take place between August 7th and 13th, on Hajógyári Island in the middle of Budapest.