Love. Freedom. SZIN
Hungary’s longest running festival


Period between 1968-1989

SZIN was the one and only festival where the bands could perform without any censorship. This period could be described by only one word FREEDOM. The youngsters could wear whatever they want to; for example flares and the long hair (for boys) was also permitted. It was also okay to drink alcohol in the street without penalty. The State Party let the youngsters to be wild and crazy for these two or three days.


Period between 1990-2002

After the regime change nearly no one dealt with the SZIN. Zsolt Szurdi who was a musician and polymath in Szeged kept the fire burning and organized the SZIN year by year. It was not as enormous event as before, however the main thought remained: FREEDOM, LOVE, MUSIC… and it still matters.


Period between 2003-2018

The time when SZIN has became a modern musical festival, the time when the SZIN has won the Greener Festival Awards. The local government and a non profit organization (Ifjúsági Ház) did a lot to give the youngsters a great festival at the end of summer with many music programs.


You can buy your ticket via Festicket. Please keep your code safe and don’t let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket! Please, note that your voucher will be exchanged to a wristband!
You can only get your wristband if you present a valid ID or passport. Do not forget that wristbands are only valid if you wear it on your wrist. If it is damaged, glued, cut, with a patent undone, broader than the hand are considered as invalid! Wristbands are non-transferable to another person, furthermore damaged and lost wristbands cannot be replaced.

Ticket forgers and those participating in forging will be prosecuted.
Please note that the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Cashless payment

At SZIN you can enjoy a cashless system, so if you want to paying for anything – drinks, food, merch items etc. you can use your credit card (if you have pay pass on it) or you can also get a Festipay card, the cashless payment service.

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Szegedi Ifjúsági Napok 2018

SZIN takes place outdoors in a lush park along the Tisza river in Szeged, one of Hungry’s most scenic cities.

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