‘With sadness in our hearts’ Sziget cancels Budapest music festival
Hungarian Sziget, who hosts some of Europe’s biggest music festivals, said on Thursday he had canceled this summer’s main event in Budapest and would make a “big comeback” in 2022 instead.
The Sziget Festival regularly draws several hundred thousand visitors to an island in the Danube in the Hungarian capital, with the Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Macklemore among the featured guests at the latest festival in August 2019.
The company said uncertainties over the pandemic over travel, accommodation and the use of vaccination cards nationally and internationally have forced them to rethink plans for this summer’s festival.
“With sadness in our hearts but knowing our responsibility, seeing all the uncertainty around … we made the decision to prepare for the Sziget festival next year,” said Tamas Kadar, main organizer of Sziget. , in a press release.
The festivals organized by the company, in which the American private equity firm Providence Equity Partners bought a 70% stake in 2017, have been a huge tourist draw in Hungary, where the tourism industry represents more than a tenth. of economic production.
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