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

Announcement: Gorillaz, Dua Lipa, Others @ Sziget 2018

Dua Lipa at The Belasco in Los Angeles

Sziget Festival has a new management - and it clearly has a brand new way of revealing the artists, DJs, and other performers taking one of its stages in August. The event's last announcement, made on January 29, was great news for most of the attendees - and hopefully, the names below will also not be a disappointment. So, without further ado, here they are: Dua Lipa Gorillaz Shawn Mendes Stormzy The War on Drugs Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker Lianne La Havas Desiigner King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Gorgon City live JP Cooper Petit Biscuit Borgore Zhu KSHMR

Announcement: Balaton Sound Adds New Names to its Lineup

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In a surprise announcement made today (surprise because it was promised to be made on Monday), Balaton Sound added new names to its lineup: Axwell /\ Ingrosso Alesso Oliver Heldens Craig David presents TS5 Ella Eyre Martin Solveig Vini Vici Carnage Disciples Princess Nokia Night Lovell NGHTMRE They are a perfect fit for their already announced artists that include The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and the others listed here. For those of you who don't know, Balaton Sound is the EDM sister festival of Sziget, taking place between the 4th and the 8th of July in Zamárdi, a

Announcement: Arctic Monkeys join Sziget 2018 Lineup

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys is the name you've all been waiting for - and as it turns out, you were right. The Sheffield rock band with six BRIT Awards and three Grammy nominations under their belt will join the lineup of Sziget 2018 as a headliner, playing the Main Stage on the 14th of August this year, between 21:30 and 23:30 - a two-hour show. And they might also have quite a few new things to show off, as they have started recording their latest studio album in September 2017, for a 2018 release. Although they promised an announcement to be made at 12

Announcement: Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Others @ Sziget 2018

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Unlike in the previous years, when December saw the first announcement (or two) regarding the lineup of the event in the coming year, this year Sziget took its time. It has prepared to announce part of its lineup in December but delayed it at the time, citing its need for "a bit more time" to put together a relevant announcement for its fans. And the day has finally come: Sziget has announced the first artists, bands, and DJs to take its stages this August. Without further ado, here they are: Above & Beyond Alle Farben Bastille Blossoms Cigarettes After Sex

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

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