Agoda in the News launches special summer rates for Sziget Festival Budapest

SINGAPORE (July 11, 2012), a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special summer rates in time for Budapest’s Sziget Festival.

Held annually since 1993, Sziget Festival is one of Europe’s biggest events. Attracting hundreds of thousands of music- and arts-lovers from across the continent, the seven-day festival has been likened to Burning Man in Nevada, with a similarly, “colorful and open-minded” attitude that promotes unity through music and cultural and creative exchange.

At Sziget’s core is music: large-scale concerts are held on the main stages, supported by smaller performance areas, games tents, sports and leisure arenas, arts and culture spaces, markets, cinemas, folk villages and chill out zones.

The festival happens this year from 6-13 August, staged, as always, on the usually tranquil Óbuda (Buda Island) in the Danube River, between Buda and Pest. Voted by The Independent as one of Europe’s top five festivals, it is now in twentieth year, and has features such legendary artists as Toots and the Maytals, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Sex Pistols, Prince, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Radiohead.

Electronic music artists, DJs and indie bands also form part of the schedule. This year, the closing act will be US indie rock band The Killers, while electronic pioneering duo Leftfield and celebrity gangster rapper Snoop Dogg are also billed.

In a line-up that represents multiple genres, indie rock and pop bands like The XX, The Friendly Fires and Two Door Cinema Club balance a dance music program that includes Steve Aoki, LMFAO, and Axwell. Then there are the lesser-known artists such as Pittsburgh punk band Anti-flag, Japanese drummers Gocoo, Scandinavian death metal crew Amin Amarth, the Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band, and a folky ‘dream-pop’ band dubbed The Wild Beasts.

To accommodate all the talent, this year’s festival has been extended a day, with a ‘Day -2’ added to the beginning of the schedule, which already includes a ‘Day -1’. Day -2 will feature exclusively Hungarian bands, with 70 local acts scheduled for the day.

Throughout the entire event, attendees can take a break from the dance floors to explore what’s happening in the smaller zones. Around the island, guests will find a Blues Bar, a ‘Holland meets Hungary’ area, a Roma folk tent, a multi-cultural interactive zone, street theater and a relaxing wine garden. has secured the following hotel deals at affordable properties that offer easy access to Sziget Festival. Book one of the below promotions from July 18, 2012. Budapest Summertime Hotel Deals for Sziget Festival

Promotions valid from July 18, 2012!

Alfa Art Hotel 3.5*    
Hot Deal! Rates from USD 71 per night.

City Center Guesthouse 2.5*
20% discount! From USD 33 per night.

Ramada Plaza Budapest 4*  
15% discount! Early-bird Promotion – from USD 107 per night. Must book 21 days in advance.

Holiday Beach Budapest Wellness & Conference Hotel 4*
Rates from USD 92 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

NH Budapest Hotel 4*          
15% discount! From USD 67 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Danubius Grand Margitsziget 4*
20% discount! From USD 72 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Hotel Victoria 4*
10% discount! Early-bird Promotion – from USD 107 per night. Must book at least 14 days in advance.

Lanchid 19 Design Hotel 4*
Promotion: Pay 2, Stay 3 nights! Rates from USD 72 per night!

Lido Hotel Budapest 3*
10% discount! Early-bird Special – rates from USD 46 per night. Must book at least 21 days in advance.

Novotel Danube Hotel 3*
40% discount! Superior double room rates from USD 95 per night.

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