The Sziget Festival (Sziget,; is the Hungarian for "Island") is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August in northern Budapest, Hungary, on Óbudai-sziget ("Old Buda Island"), a leafy 108-hectare(266-acre) island on the Danube. More than 1,000 performances take place each year.
The week-long festival has grown from a relatively low-profile student event in 1993 to become one of the prominent European rock festivals, with about half of all visitors coming from outside Hungary, especially from Western Europe. It also has a dedicated "party train" service (with resident DJs) that transports festivalgoers from all over Europe.
Sizget is known as one of the major festivals in the world, and second in line in Europe, after TomorrowLand. On 2011, Sziget was ranked one of the 5 best festivals in Europe by The Independent. The festival is a two time winner at the European Festivals Awards in the category Best Major European Festival in early 2012 and 2015.