Sziget 2017 Wins “Best Lineup” at European Festival Awards

European Festival Awards 2017

Last night, Europe's festival scene - along with its many fans around the world - sat on the edge of their seats to see whether they will receive any of the accolades awarded at the European Festival Awards. The ceremony was, as usual, exciting, with many great artists taking the scene. This year, the organizers handed out 15 awards, some of them based on the vote of a committee, others relying entirely on votes from the public. "Take A Stand Award" was given out for the first time this year, based on a Yourope initiative meant to encourage social cohesion. Best

Artists in Romania in August 2018

Artists in Romania

A new year has come - unfortunately, with no new participants to Sziget Festival announced by the organizers. But life doesn't stop because of this delay. Neighboring Romania has its own - growing - festival scene with events being announced and performers being booked across the year. And some of them happen right in time to also make it to Sziget's lineup this year. We've already covered the lineup Electric Castle has announced so far in this article so we won't do it again, especially since the festival hasn't announced any new names yet. But there are three other events (aside from

Love Revolution and the Thoughts of the CEO

Sziget 2018 Prices Love Revolution

Next year's Sziget Festival will be all about acceptance of diversity and a life without threats. This is why it has chosen "Love Revolution" as its slogan - it expresses the event's hope to live in a world with no wars and nuclear threats, no discrimination based on skin color, religion or sexual identity, one that's sustainable and has a clean environment, and filled with the utmost respect for human rights. The topic of the festival will be expressed by a number of art installations meant to express the ideas driving next year's edition, submitted by artists and groups for approval

Summer Festival Circuit Roundup, Round 2

festival circuit roundup 2018

Update: Rock for the People (4-6 July 2018, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic) announced its first names for next year's event: The Prodigy, Skillet, In This Moment, Sick Puppies, and Pop Evil. Frequency Festival (16-18 August 2018, St. Pölten) announced Gorillaz, Macklemore, Kygo, CASPER, Kaleo, RAF Camora & BonezMC187ers, Trailerpark (Pimpulsiv, DNP, Sudden, Alligatoah), Left Boy, Timmy Trumpet, Lost Frequencies, Yung hurn, Mando Diao, Shaban feat. Käptn Peng, RIN, jamie lawson, Ufo361, Faber, Dimension, DJ Hype b2b DJ Hazard, Drunken Masters, DVBBS, JAUZ, Krewella, Kungs, Macky Gee, Netsky, Seven Lions, SIGALA. Update: Sziget just announced on its official Facebook page that it needs "a little bit

Balaton Sound 2018: The Chainsmokers, David Guetta & others

Balaton Sound 2018

Balaton Sound, Sziget Festival's little EDM sister, has just made its first announcement of the year with its first performers. The vast majority of these performers need no introduction: The Chainsmokers David Guetta Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Martin Garrix DJ Snake Jonas Blue Nervo Timmy Trumpet Ty Dolla $ign W&W Next year's Balaton Sound will be a five-day event that takes place between the 4th and 8th of July in Zamádi, Hungary. As the lineup announced so far shows, this is an event focused mostly on EDM, perfect for a party on the Balaton beach (which is often referred to

VOLT 2018 Announcement: Limp Bizkit, Skillet, Hungarian Bands

Limp Bizkit

Sorry, my bad, misread. Corrected now. December is still a few weeks away, and so are the first performer announcements made by Sziget Festival. Its sister festival, VOLT, in turn, is busy pumping out names and selling its early-bird tickets. Today, the festival has revealed a new round of performers to take one of its stages - and its lineup is starting to look attractive. Here they are: Limp Bizkit Skillet Ákos Tankcsapda Quimby Punnany Massif Wellhello BRAINS Szabó Balázs Bandája The early-bird ticket sale for VOLT 2018 debuts tomorrow (October 23) and lasts until Saturday (October 25). The tickets are priced

Summer Festivals Roundup: Round 1

Summer Festival Roundup

Sziget traditionally announces its first performers sometime at the beginning of December. We still have a few weeks to wait for their announcements, but there are plenty other festivals in Europe, and some of them are announcing quite a few names from their 2018 lineup already. Here are a few of them that have more than one name announced already: Download Festival (8-10 June 2018) Ozzy Osbourne Avenged Sevenfold Guns'n'Roses Rock am Ring (1-3 June 2018) Alma A Perfect Circle Asking Alexandria Avenged Sevenfold Bilderbuch Black Stone Cherry Body Count feat. Ice T Bullet for My Valentine Bury Tomorrow Caliban Calle Jon

VOLT 2018: Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden & Others

volt 2018

VOLT Festival (28-30 June 2018) is another major event organized by Sziget Kulturális Menedzser Iroda Kft. (the company behind Sziget Festival). The event is organized in Sopron (one of the westernmost cities in Hungary) since 1993, initially as an Easter event, later - as its popularity has risen - as a summer festival opposite to Sziget. As its big brother, VOLT is also a multicultural event covering everything from a variety of musical styles to movie screenings, on-stage shows, exhibitions, and many others. And it has already revealed five of its biggest names for VOLT 2018: Depeche Mode (Day 0) Iron

Sziget 2017 Aftermovie, Sziget 2018 Early Bird Ticket Announcement

Sziget 2018 Prices Love Revolution

For those who have fond memories of Sziget 2017 and for those who have been watching the live streams from home but being there in spirit on the Island of Freedom, here is the official Aftermovie of this year's anniversary Sziget Festival. Sziget 2017 - Official Aftermovie As usual, the event is preparing for Sziget 2018 edition - under a brand new management. And, also, as usual, it has announced its first special offer: a 24-hour sale of specially priced Szitizen Prime passes that will become available on November 8. The Passes will come with a pack of goodies, too - a

Sziget: Here’s to the Next 25 Years

sziget 2017 25 years

Two sold-out days, attendees from 103 countries, 452,000 visitors: this is what the organizers of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival can take pride in this year. This year, the event has seen its 8 millionth visitor, and its youngest, too - an 11-months old baby from Hong Kong. Next year, the festival returns between the 8th and the 15th of August (once again, Wednesday to Wednesday). The first 25 years of the festival are gone - here's to the next. After 25 years - The year of change For 25 years, Genendai Károly was the lead organizer of the event. Starting with the

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