Team Sziget 2015 were finally able to relax a little today after a hectic week, but that doesn't mean we took our eye completely off the ball. Read on for our recap of Day 4, including Ellie Goulding's spectacular live show
In spite of extreme fatigue, our team of festival minions worked through the night to bring you our official review of The Script and alt-J, live at Sziget 2015 yesterday evening. After arriving in the Hungarian capital early on Monday morning, we literally haven't stopped (apart to pay the occasional visit to our friends at the food truck... forgive us, we're weak), but we're still far from the finish line, with four more days of madness on the Island of Freedom before the festival wraps up on Sunday evening. This morning, we were pleasantly surprised to wake up in a tent that, for the first time since we arrived, didn't resemble the surface of the sun. To quote one of Team Sziget 2015: "Excellent news. It's horrible outside." Also for the first time since we arrived, we finally had something approaching a couple of hours of free time: consequently, we decided to head into Budapest itself via the imposing surburban railway, which made a sound like an eagle being pulled through a wire fence each time the doors closed but got us to the centre of Budapest in under fifteen minutes.
We spent much of the morning wandering around the capital, and we have to say we were left totally speechless by the beauty of the architecture, the atmosphere, and the willingness of all the people we encountered to help us with our embarassing tourist questions. For those of you looking to plan your next city break, we highly, highly recommend Budapest: restaurants and bars abound and the cost of living is remarkably cheap. Although we weren't able to sample the city's nightlife, we have it on good authority that an evening out in the capital is an unforgettable experience. Heading back to the island via the eagle death train, we learned that Thursday's mini-soirée will tak the form of a Confetti Party. Once again, the prevailing atmosphere is hugely positive (confetti can do that to people) and here at melty, we're grinning from ear to ear: following yesterday evening's disastrous Flag Party, we were able to steal several generous handfuls of confetti. (Don't ask us what we're going to do with it. We don't know.) And now, let's take a look at this evening's lineup over on the Main Stage!
Promoting their newest album What Went Down, which is set for release later this month, talented British five-piece Foals treated fans to a superbly energetic set. However, it was headline act Ellie Goulding that the crowd really went wild for. The singer made her appearance on the Main Stage at 9:30pm sharp, opening with hit "Outside" and going on to give one of the most colourful performances we've ever seen. The 28-year-old rounded out her set with crowd-pleaser "Powerful", her most recent single, recorded with Major Lazer. Fingers crossed that the DJ's still saving us a couple of surprises ahead of his Saturday show! That's all for tonight, folks: check out our coverage of Day 3, including our critique of Florence + The Machine, who lit up the Main Stage Tuesday night following an impressive performance from Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue. We're going to bed. See you tomorrow. Don't forget to check back for our review of Marina & The Diamonds, Kasabian and Avicii!