Organizers have announced that the Sziget Festival, one of the largest annual music and cultural festivals in Europe, will return between August 10 and 15 next year. “We’re already involved in talks with performers and chances are good that some big stars will make the festival’s long-awaited return even more memorable,” Chief Organizer Tamás Kádár said.
After the cancellation of the 2020 Sziget Festival, the organizers decided this May to cancel the 2021 event too because of the uncertainties linked to star performers’ travel, accommodation and catering services and immunity certificates. They said the cancellation allowed them to focus better on preparing next year’s event. Kádár said at the time that the two cancelled festivals made the lives of the organizers, the companies and workers linked to the events, as well as many in the industry, including musicians, catering services and technical support, very difficult. The Telekom VOLT festival in Sopron and Balaton Sound in Zamárdi were cancelled in March.