Sziget Competition Attracts round 450,000 Revelers – PHOTOS

An estimated 450,000 party-goers attended this 12 months’s Sziget Competition, with the occasion drawing a sell-out crowd on its opening day and near-capacity crowds on two different days, the pageant’s major organizer mentioned on Monday.

Talking to MTI on the closing day of the pageant, Tamás Kádár mentioned that every day common attendance this 12 months had been increased than in 2019 when the occasion was seven days lengthy and drew a complete of 530,000 individuals.

The pageant was canceled in 2020 and 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Regarding this 12 months’s headliners, Kádár praised British pop star Dua Lipa‘s opening-night live performance.

Dua Lipa’s present was completely deliberate all the way down to the final tenth of a second,”

he mentioned. Nevertheless, he mentioned the opposite headliner, Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, had

obtained some unfavorable reactions,” whereas others had discovered his present to be “the expertise of a lifetime.”

Kádár mentioned that Sziget’s house owners had aimed for the pageant to make a profitable comeback after the hiatus. “I feel this objective was met,” he mentioned.

He welcomed the adjustments launched comparable to the brand new entry course of and the growth of the world round the primary stage.

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However Kádár mentioned the labor scarcity within the music trade, inflation, and the weaker forint had all made the planning of the occasion more difficult.

On the similar time, Sziget benefitted from many western European festivalgoers shopping for six-day passes this 12 months as a substitute of three-day ones, because of the rising demand for music festivals in Europe following the pandemic restrictions, he mentioned.

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The pageant marks its thirtieth anniversary subsequent 12 months, Kádár famous, including that organizers are planning additional upgrades.

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