Felsziget Stuck In The Mud

Steady rain throughout the first day dampened Felsziget in Romania, which hit the gate for the entire festival as many fans chose to avoid the mud.

Dan Panaitescu from Hungary’s Sziget Festival, who also books the bands for Felsziget, estimated 40,000 people in attendance over the four days – compared with the record of 60,000. He said that was better than he expected before the gates opened.

"The mud and the rain affected the crowd and the atmosphere," he said. The festival Web site reported that some who bought tickets in advance didn’t bother to come.

The acts helping the crowd make the best of some muddy conditions in Transylvania July 24-27 included Morcheeba, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Beatsteaks, Avantasia, and Client.