Once Again, Sziget is the “Best Overseas Festival”

Sziget Wins Best Overseas Festival Award

The UK Festival Awards is a ceremony that rewards the biggest and best festivals in the United Kingdom - and abroad. The awards were presented last evening - and the winner of the "Best Overseas Festival" was, once again, Sziget. Best Overseas Festival The UK Festival Awards is presented for the 16th year, acknowledging the achievements of "organisers and suppliers in the fields of production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing, catering and more". While it is dedicated especially to the events held in the United Kingdom, it has a category dedicated to those outside of its borders - and for the

Balaton Sound 2019 Official Aftermovie

Balaton Sound 2019

For those of you who don't know, Balaton Sound is Sziget's EDM-focused "little sister" festival. Each summer, it gathers tens of thousands of party people from all over the world for a five-day party on the shores of one of the biggest natural pools in Europe, lake Balaton. This year's edition was a massive hit - let the Balaton Sound 2019 official aftermovie speak for itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y3d1VpSAVQ Next year, the DJ booths will be fired up in Zamádi on the 8th of July, and everyone around will have the chance to party hard until the 12th. The first performers will be announced on

VOLT 2020 Announces First Names: Lenny Kravitz, Marshmello, Many Others

VOLT Festival, as you probably all know, is the "little sister" of Sziget Festival - it only lasts for four days (VOLT 2020 takes place from July 1st to the 4th) instead of a week, has fewer stages, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg either. It takes place each year in Sopron, a city in the Western corner of Hungary, very close to the country's Austrian border. A look at the map shows that it is at the meeting point of countries like Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, making it especially easy to access from all these countries. The

UK Festival Awards: Sziget Nominated Again for Best Overseas Festival

The Chemical Brothers record

The UK Festival Awards have announced their nominees and Sziget Festival is amongst them again. Last year, Sziget Festival was the winner of the Best Overseas Festival category and it's great to see that our favourite island extravaganza is in the running yet again for this prestigious distinction. Fans will vote online for their favourites and that determines the shortlist. After that, a panel of judges decides the winner. You can find out more about this here.

Take part in the Sziget 2020 wish machine now!

Sziget 2017 First Announcement

The Sziget 2020 wish machine, or wishlist, if you prefer, is now on. So get to work getting your favourite artists to Sziget 2020! Sziget 2020 wish machine A proper yearly tradition, the Sziget 2020 wishlist is now on. Does it guarantee that the artists you put on your list make it to Sziget 2020? Of course it doesn't. Is it a fun thing to do and does it give them a chance to be there? You betcha! So what are you waiting for? Click here and fill yours in and, hopefully, that up-and-coming band you love will be at this year's

How Was Your Sziget 2019?

Foo Fighters Sziget 2019

Sziget 2019 is now a month away, we've all had time to get home and ponder our memories of the greatest week of the year. That's why we thought we'd ask you how your Sziget 2019 was? What did you enjoy most? What was the best performance of the year, in your view? What was the best adventure you've gone through this year? And, most of all, who do you hope the Sziget 2020 headliners will be? The comments below are at your service...

Last-Minute: Blasterjaxx Joins Bacardi Arena Lineup

Blasterjaxx @ Spring Awakening (Photo: Wikipedia)

Blasterjaxx joins the lineup of the 2019 Sziget Festival's Bacardi Arena in a last-minute change after Maurice West had to cancel his gig at the venue. The Dutch duo will take the stage at the Bacardi Arena on August 10, at 11:30 PM. The Dutch DJ/producer duo consists of two youngsters, Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf who have started making music together in the Hague in 2010. Their style is best described as big room house and electro house but they sometimes go in directions like progressive, future bass, and trap as well. BlasterJaxx's most successful single so far was "Faith", released

Macklemore, 6LACK & Michael Kiwanuka @ Sziget 2019

Macklemore

The lineup of the Sziget 2019 Main Stage The final names were added to this year's "epic" lineup over at Sziget 2019: Macklemore, 6LACK, and Michael Kiwanuka will complete the already amazing list of performers at the event. At the same time, the final lineup of the Doru Panaitescu Main Stage was also published. Macklemore is a performer that needs no introduction - he was at Sziget in 2014 and 2017. The Seattle-based rapper, singer, and songwriter will take the stage on Saturday, August 10, right before The National closes the day with its performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4-nAaYbXA Ricardo Valdez Valentine, better known by

Announcement: John Digweed, Others @ Colosseum – Sziget 2019

John Digweed

The South Korean tech giant Samsung is the main sponsor of this year's Colosseum stage at Sziget Festival - this is just one of the many news we found out today. More importantly, part of the lineup of Sziget's electronic music stage was also announced: ANNAAvalon EmersonB.TraitsBlack AsteroidBlawanBUTCHCourtesyCraig BratleyFJAAKGiovanni VerrinaJohn DigweedKiNK@Luigi Madonna@Marco BaileyMargaret Dygas@Mark ReeveMarvin & GuyMetodi HristovObjektPaul RitchRareshRed AxesRegalRyan ElliottThe AdventwAFFYounger Than Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDpp0fSomWU Another event announced late last week is the Big Street Theater, occupied this year by Les Commandos Percu, a French theater group combining percussion and pyrotechnics in their performances. The group was founded in 1994 and since then, they

Announcement: The National, Tom Odell, Others @ Sziget 2019

The National - Provo Rooftop Concert photographed by Justin Hackworth

Yesterday, Sziget Festival announced the latest additions to its 2019 lineup, naming the artist to occupy the last free headliner slot: it's The National, the American rock band formed in 1999 in Ohio. The band has just announced the imminent release of its new album called "Am Easy to Find" scheduled on May 17th - this means that their fans will be delighted to hear their fresh materials the best way, live on the stage. The band will take the Main Stage of Sziget 2019 on August 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw Here are the rest of the performers who have been announced to join the

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