Metallica (WorldWired Tour) Live in Bucharest, August 14

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Unfortunately for Szitizens around the world, Metallica is too high-profile (and probably too expensive as well) to join the lineup of an event of the size of Sziget. This doesn't mean, though, that those willing to see them live can't do both. The American rock legend has already started its WorldWired tour this October and will continue to play in stadiums and arenas all over the world. And just so happens that Metallica has tour dates in Central/Eastern Europe that coincide with Sziget Festival. Metallica "WorldWired" Tour Metallica has released its latest studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, back in 2016, after staying away from the

Eco-Friendly Camping Accessories For Sziget 2019

Each year, the organizers behind the Sziget Festival focus more and more on the event being as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. So much so, that the last few editions of the event have been fit to be called a "green festival" by none other than the Ministry of Environmental and Water Protection in Hungary. Among the measures introduced by the festival in the last couple of years, we find everything from recycling centres and special containers for cigarette butts to rewards offered for those who deposit PET and aluminium waste and used camping accessories at the reception, among

No World Music Stage at Sziget 2019

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Bad news for world music loving Szitizens: after years and years, Sziget closes its World Music Stage starting its 2019 edition. The news was broken by Lángoló Gitárok, a long-running Hungarian music blog, and confirmed by Kardos József, Sziget's Program Manager. Kardos was quick to reassure Szitizens that this move doesn't banish world music from the festival, especially since world music is so influential today that its effects can be pinpointed even in the songs of many Main Stage performers. Instead, the genre will be integrated into the program of another venue - which one, Kardos didn't say just yet. Why does

Ed Sheeran Day Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

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Those who love the sound and voice of Ed Sheeran and want to go to Sziget only to see his performance better be prepared to order: the day tickets for August 7, the day headlined by the redheaded English singer and songwriter, will go on sale tomorrow. The price for the ticket will be EUR 79 at their "early-bird" rates, and will grow to EUR 85 after the first 5,000 units are sold. Ed Sheeran in review Sheeran started his career as a singer in 2004, releasing his first record, Spinning Man, independently. He had to wait for mainstream success until seven

Early-Bird Prices and Other Numbers at Sziget (2019)

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Not long after the festival revealed its first major name - Ed Sheeran - for Sziget 2019, the early-bird prices for next year's festival passes were also revealed. Early-Bird Passes The "Full Week" 7-Day pass now costs €299, covering the first-day performance of the redhead Game of Thrones alum and pretty much everything else offered by the event, and will grow to €339 eventually. And for the first time, there are payment plans in place for seven-day passes - you can pay them over five months (€72 per month), 4 months (€93 per month) and 3 months (€125 per month), apparently to cater

Ed Sheeran at Sziget 2019

Ed Sheeran will play Sziget 2019, as many had already speculated. Well, what was until now just speculation is now 100% confirmed, in the sense that the hitmaker himself had announced the news in a video posted to the official Sziget festival YouTube channel. You can watch the video below. While this news may not surprise some people, we were wondering what you guys think. Is there someone among you that wantwa planning on going and this has just tipped the scales for them? Let everyone know in a comment, below. And dontd forget to take a look at the video, too (if you don't

Sziget Lineup Complete, Updates Regarding the Future of Sziget News

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Hello, SzigetNews here. Today, Sziget 2018 has finalized its lineup for the year - as usual, you can find all the upcoming artists with their venues and start times at the Sziget Festival official website. There are still a few days left before the next price hike, so if you haven't purchased your ticket yet, this might be the perfect time to do so. Now back to the updates about Sziget News. It seems that the future of Sziget News lies in turning into the forum where you, our faithful readers, will be able to create threads about pretty much anything (as long

R.I.P. Avicii

Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was found dead today in Oman, according to an announcement made by the DJ's publicist. It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given. This doesn't come as a surprise for those following his career closely - he has been diagnosed with pancreatitis years ago, a condition due at least in part

Sziget 2018: New Information at Yesterday’s Press Release

Sziget 2018 Prices Love Revolution

"We have managed to put together the strongest musical program this year", Kádár Tamás, Sziget Festival's lead organizer said at the beginning of yesterday's press conference. "It's enough if you look at the headliners of the Main Stage with present-day stars like Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo or Arctic Monkeys". Kádár took over for Gerendai Károly as the lead organizer last year, after the latter announced his retirement of sorts from the position after 25 years. Kádár also revealed that after cross-checking with the festival's new investors - the event now has a three-year growth strategy.

You and the future of Sziget News

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Szigetnews has been in a state of hibernation as of late, as a lot of you have undoubtedly noticed. First of all, thank you for your concerned comments and also thank you to those of you sending emails asking if we're alright and whether everything is fine. To answer it directly, yes, absolutely. Everything is fine. However, time has not been what it was  and this has impacted on Sziget News and, subsequently, on this wonderful community. When I started this project, as a Sziget fan, I would have never imagined that it would turn into this thriving, vibrant community. I just

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