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16th August, 2018

Sziget draws record numbers

This year’s Sziget festival set a new record for attendance, as 565,000 people visited the island music festival over seven days, organisers announced.

The previous record was set in 2016 when 496,000 visitors went to the festival.

Chief organiser Tamás Kádár attributed the higher turnout to a stronger line-up than usual, an increased budget and a little bit of luck.

Next year the festival’s budget will be expanded by Ft 500 million, to ensure another strong list of performers, he said.

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