Sziget was forced to cancel its main Sziget Festival, which routinely draws several hundred thousand visitors to an island in the River Danube in Budapest, this year and last due to the pandemic.

“We are preparing for the 2022 Sziget festival with great enthusiasm, with a programme that is worthy of a grand comeback after a long break,” said chief organiser Tamas Kadar.

The lineup next August during the week-long festival includes the band Kings of Leon from the United States, Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Bastille and Lewis Capaldi from Britain, and Belgium’s Stromae.

The festivals have been a huge tourist draw to Hungary, where the tourism industry accounts for more than a tenth of economic output.