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Hungary decks up in colours for Sziget Festival

AP

Published : Aug 16, 2017, 10:46 am IST
Updated : Sep 16, 2017, 10:00 am IST
From music to exhibition and circus performances it is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe (Photo: AP)
From music to exhibition and circus performances it is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe (Photo: AP)
Festival goers participate in a colour party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary. More than 100 programs a day and performers from over 52 countries entertain the nearly 500 thousands visitors. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers participate in a colour party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary. More than 100 programs a day and performers from over 52 countries entertain the nearly 500 thousands visitors. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers share a romantic moment during the concert of English singer Birdy at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary. The week-long festival has grown from a relatively low-profile student event in 1993 to become one of the prominent European rock festivals. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers share a romantic moment during the concert of English singer Birdy at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary. The week-long festival has grown from a relatively low-profile student event in 1993 to become one of the prominent European rock festivals. (Photo: AP)
The colour party in full swing as festival goers participate in it at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival. Sziget has a dedicated "party train" service (with resident DJs) that transports festivalgoers from all over Europe. (Photo: AP)
The colour party in full swing as festival goers participate in it at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival. Sziget has a dedicated "party train" service (with resident DJs) that transports festivalgoers from all over Europe. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers are seen during the concert of English singer Birdy. In 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 2011 and 2014. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers are seen during the concert of English singer Birdy. In 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 2011 and 2014. (Photo: AP)
American electronic music band Major Lazer perform during their concert at the 25th Sziget Festival in Hungary. The festival was started in 1993 and was originally called Diáksziget (Student Island). (Photo: AP)
American electronic music band Major Lazer perform during their concert at the 25th Sziget Festival in Hungary. The festival was started in 1993 and was originally called Diáksziget (Student Island). (Photo: AP)
Andrew Taggart of the American DJ/production duo The Chainsmokers performs on stage during their concert at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival in northern Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: AP)
Andrew Taggart of the American DJ/production duo The Chainsmokers performs on stage during their concert at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival in northern Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers participate in a colour party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary.. The festival is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe offering art exhibitions, theatrical and circus performances and above all music concerts in eight days. Being located on an island, some festival goers have tried to enter by swimming across the Danube or by paddling across in inflatable rafts. (Photo: AP)
Festival goers participate in a colour party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary.. The festival is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe offering art exhibitions, theatrical and circus performances and above all music concerts in eight days. Being located on an island, some festival goers have tried to enter by swimming across the Danube or by paddling across in inflatable rafts. (Photo: AP)

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