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.www.szin.org SZIN facebook site