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Announcement soon! Snoop Dogg @ Sziget 2012?

Some interesting news, as well as speculations today – including a Snoop Dogg one.

The Sziget Italia Facebook page says that they can’t reveal more, but that just a little more patience is needed (as you can see below).


new names sziget italia

On the other hand, our friend john doe (the guy whose suggestions always tend to confirm), has hinted a few things these days.

First, he said +8 :), and then he said that he doesn’t know when names will be announced, but that they will be good names.

Still, the hint that got everyone going was “what’s my name?”. It got us all thinking about Snoop Dogg, especially since he’s in Krakow on August 12.

What do you guys think?

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203 thoughts on “Announcement soon! Snoop Dogg @ Sziget 2012?

  1. I’m sorry, but he just isn’t a very good musician and I will consider selling my ticket if the performs. I was hoping for Florence or Radiohead or The Cure, not some washup rapper whose lyrics are painfully dumb.

  2. man are you serious? i know snoop dogg is a little commercial now but he has been one of the most important hip hop figures of the west coast scene for 20 years..

  3. Saw him at Lovebox in London last year and at Glasto a couple of years ago, both times it was amazing

  4. I’m agree with visitor… We have The Roots as coheadliner, would be stupid have snoop dog as a headliner…

  5. Maybe he will be co headliner like The Roots are

    I don’t get you have against Snoop?

    Ok he made some bad commercial featuring and he is clearly declining but still!

    He has one of the best flow in all the hip hop scene!

  6. That is AWEFUL. I really REALLY hope this is not serious! Snoog Dogg doesn’t fit the feel of Sziget at all – in music nor commercial viewpoint!
    I was still hoping with all my might for a headliner that suits my taste – this year the lineup is very disappointing, especially (apparently) with a taste like mine. Not that it’s that specific, but I think Sziget should ROCK more.

    *cries about Foo Fighters playing other festivals and not Sziget*

  7. Why should Snoop Dogg not fit to the Sziget feeling? Sziget is about party and Snoop Dogg is about party. If you like him or not is a matter of taste – and by the way: he isn’t even confirmed yet. 😉

  8. In my opinion, that’s because I’ve been thinking a lot of time that the headliner for this day would be The Cure, for the dates, for the name, and now Snoop dogg totally breaks my schemes.

    On the other hand i will not have problems to choose concert that night, The Pogues for sure!!

  9. I don’t get why you think he does not fit!

    All the festivals are opening their line ups to a wider audience and Sziget had never been just a rock music festival

    every year we have this popular artists at Sziget : Mika, Lilly Allen, Pink, and many other are in this way

    This year we have LMFAO for example

    Just look the line ups of the major festivals like Glasto or Coachella, they all give slots to some commercial artists with influence like Snoop Dogg is

    I am a real rock fan but I am really happy to be able to watch a lot of different music styles at Sziget!

    Snoop is really more than a commercial artist, it a showman who got a lot of influence on hip hop history!

  10. All bigger bands are somehow commercial. So saying that Snoop Dogg is much more commercial than say, the Foo Fighters is bullocks.

  11. Waaw. I was hoping that at least the final names would be good.
    Looks not..
    If this ‘artist’ is going to be a headliner, I would be very very dissapointed..
    What’s wrong with some decent rockbands? I know the Foo Fighters aren’t realistic, but at least get some other quality band instead!

  12. Snoop would be a great announcement! I think this is the first year Sziget is having some (big) hip-hop names, first The Roots and now (maybe) Snoop. And Snoop would fit the Sziget vibe perfectly.

  13. Let’s hope we get “someone” like Snoop Dogg AND a lot of great metal names, so that everyone will be happy… 😉

  14. Snoop Dogg, not bad at all! I’m not a big fan of hip hop, but I would really like it if Snoop Dogg is coming to Sziget. I’ve seen him twice and both times it was a great show. I hope he’ll come with a band, as I’ve seen him in a club with a DJ, which was really nice, but I think that fits better to a club show than a festival show. The other time I saw him with a band at a jazz festival. That was a great performance and he clearly showed that those who say Snoop Dogg is not a very good musician are wrong!

  15. Any change that The Fun Lovin’ Criminals playing on Sziget? They are in Czech in August, so it is possible to come around Sziget!

  16. Do you reckon the next announcement will be metal names and the last of the main stage acts?

  17. I think the next announcement will be (most or all of) the metal lineup and one or two mainstage acts. But it’s just a guess, based on comments on facebook.

  18. Guys stop complaining about line up, just don’t come! And maybe open your mind and don’t think onor to rock gender, cause sziget is about all gender, is about discovering, and is about having fun, isn’t about complaining for any band which it isn’t a rock one.

  19. Ah right, it should be announced within the next few weeks. I certainly think snoop dogg is headline worthy

  20. @Sziget ok:
    Sziget has had a pretty decent line up for years. Just like the past years, I’d expected to see at least a few good rock/metal bands.
    If I knew they were cutting out the metal and most of the rock, then I surely didn’t buy my ticket, no.
    So yes, I think I have every reason to mown about the drastic line up changes this year.

    And please guys, don’t bring up that ‘sziget feeling’ discussion. Yes, like the previous years the atmosphere at Sziget is just great. But don’t tell me I need to pay 200 Euro’s to experience a feeling that WE, AS GUESTS make, and not the organisation.

  21. @the truth…

    so there is no rock/metal is there? how about:

    placebo
    korn
    anti-flag
    stone roses
    the killers
    amon armath
    day 0 metal day
    beatsteaks
    bonparte
    the pogues
    ministry
    the xx
    the vaccines
    the horrors
    the subways

    what you mean to say is that there is no rock/metal that you know/like which is a bit different to stating that there is no rock/metal at the festival

  22. Yes, (most of) those are indeed rock and metal bands, and I have a very wide taste of ‘guitar-based’ music.
    But having a quick look at the line up of 2011 gives us at least 3 times the amount as we have this year. 😉
    Oh well, I hope they switch back to the rock/metal point of view by 2013 if it can still continue.

  23. you say that but this year there may be less but the quality is a lot higher i would much rather have a bit of different music , like hip hop or dance rather than awful rock bands such as kasabian, white lies and kaiser cheifs

  24. Sziget ok says:
    June 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Guys stop complaining about line up, just don’t come! And maybe open your mind and don’t think onor to rock gender, cause sziget is about all gender, is about discovering, and is about having fun, isn’t about complaining for any band which it isn’t a rock one.

    Think the problem is we have all bought tickets expecting the usual kind of set up and then after the cheaper tickets have gone they announce there is not going to be a metal area as usual. think this winds people up a bit. if you bought tickets to see, lets say snoop poopy poop, and when you got there carcass were actually playing, how would you feel. to be honest im not even that keen on the metal acts that have been announced either. but hey ho, round and round we go in circles until sziget arrives.

  25. Here’s my point of view, I am a rock/metal fan and last year spent most of my time at the rock metal stage, this year I buy my ticket book my flights/hotel etc. so I get to Budapest for the 8th as that’s when the main festival starts (last year I wasn’t so bothered about paying the extra €45 for prince on the day before) THEN get the announcement that my favourite stage has been cancelled and instead there’s going to be a metal day the day before I get there THAT is why I’m unhappy with the line-up. I think Mr_monkey is clutching at straws with a lot of those bands saying they are rock/metal as they aren’t anywhere close.

  26. clutching at straws? i really dont see how any of the bands i listed couldn’t be described as rock (i.e indie rock, punk rock etc…) or metal…

    and i was just listing those bands as an example for the other user who said that there wasn’t much rock and metal at sziget… if i wanted to go to a heavier festival i’d go to download, rock am ring or one of the many other heavy festivals around europe, but i’m going to sziget to experience varied music and not just stand by one stage all day as that would be (in my opinion) a waste of money but each to their own…

  27. @the truth and Oskar
    I bought the ticket online cause i like this year sziget line up, i would never buy a ticket for a festival where i have online hopes and i haven’t sure acts, you can say that usually they book a kind of artists but if for 10 year there is Sun for 365 days, you can think that the next year should be totally sunny but you can’t be’ sure about it. Then i won’t ever spend money for something in which i’m not sure.

  28. im backin mr_monkey up 100% theres plenty of decent rock/metal acts announced so far and they havnt even announced the metal day yet, im a big metalhead, thats why i go to download/sonisphere, if thats what you like n the only thing you like theres alot better metal/rock festivals than sziget, rock wertcher/hellfest/rock am ring/download etc, looking at past lineups sziget has always been a varied festival with music from all around the world and this years is no different its all down to personal taste, im on alot of festival forums and 75% of the time theres always haters that slate the lineup, the great thing about modern festivals is that theres plenty to chose from stop being a bitch and go to a different one, i go to different festivals every year, think people need to get their head out their asses and learn to understand what festivals are actually about!

  29. i do feel for @Aladi Ruals though, that is a harsh bit of luck and i would be annoyed with that too, luckily i got my flights to arrive a day early (on the tuesday) as my cousin has to to leave us early because of work commitments so we came a day early so she could experiance more of sziget, good job we did!

  30. I’m getting a little bit bored by waiting for the next announcement… I think we will get it very soon, but I think we still need John Doe to give us some more riddles! 😉

  31. I’m not feeling too hard done to as I go to Sziget because I have family all across Europe and we use the festival as an excuse to meet up. @lambo also I managed to change my flights so do arrive early myself 🙂

    @Mr_monkey I will give you placebo, korn, anti-flag(maybe), the subways(maybe), amon armath and ministry as rock/metal NONE of the others can be classed as rock or would have appeared on the rock/metal stage this or any other year this applies to kasabian, kaiser chiefs and white lies I think you and I have different opinions of what rock/metal actually is.

    I don’t go to Sziget just for rock though I went to download for that and I do like going across all the stages and experiencing all kinds of music. I think the line-up is poor generally and as a result less people will go to the festival and the “special” atmosphere will be not as “special” as other years.

  32. oh and snoop dog at sziget? does the “special” atmosphere need a load of wannabe gangsters running around the place making gun gestures with their hands and shouting ppprap ppprap……… I dont think it does!!!

  33. I agree the best thing of Sziget is the variety of music styles, but that doesn’t mean everything is ok:
    In my opinion, Snoop dogg and LMFAO shouldn’t be in Sziget fest (the same as Prince last year, and all MTV music in general). I respect the people who like them, but to me, they simbolize the opposite of the atmosphere I look for in Sziget.

  34. Think Aladi talks a lot of sense, more than the blind love and ‘fanboy’ talk of people that can’t just admit its a disappointing line up. And to sziget uk, if I could get my money back for my ticket and my flights I genuinely would as I’m not liking a lot of what I’m seeing about the changes made. But it’s not a thing that is possible so I will make the best of it and will i’m sure have a great time! But it is the right thing to do to complain about the way everything has been done this year, especially the let down about the metal area (I also wonder when they knew they wouldn’t be putting on the stage, was it before tickets went on sale?) if you don’t complain on this and other sites then your views don’t get heard. I also think this is the most complained of years i remember, and no I don’t usually complain at all about sziget.

  35. Why is every one complaining so Much about the line up it almost looks like non of you actually ever been there sziget is not all about the music but about the entertainment and the party and discovering new music and styles and thats what snoop dog is a different style and if you don’t like him then go and watch 1 of te 38 or so other stages

    No mather what the line up is sziget is always great so stop whining please and just enjoy the festival and the always nice weather

  36. This will be my 6th Sziget in a row and I’m getting so sick of all the people saying that Sziget is not all about music. It’s a MUSIC FESTIVAL that has increased the ticket price for less stages and weaker lineup. We have all the right to complain!!

  37. exactly mr bender! and ‘always nice weather!’ it nearly always rains for a couple of days! haha. sorry im being a little pedantic there!

  38. People, you have every right to complain, but why do it here? This is not the official Sziget site. 🙂

  39. because this is a sziget forum maybe? so what if its not the official one, its still a place that we all talk about sziget. i have also complained on the official fb page though.

  40. I know that many people will now complain about a confirmation of a band they don’t care about, but The Carbonfools are selfconfirmed for the left slot at A38 / Wan2 on the 11th.

    The Carbonfools are a well known and loved hungarian band performing pretty regularly at Sziget and are really worth to be checked out!

  41. …and Punnany Massif is the first selfconfirmed act for the hungarian mainstage (10.08.)

  42. The truth is that we are all the time complaining about the line-up, and the main stage… and after that you’re not feeling like going to the main stage at 21,30 this day and you prefer to spend this time in a bar tent with good atmosphere and party music…

    The first time I went to sziget i spend the more time in the tent near to vip camping than in all the other stages

  43. I hope there will be Chuck Norris bar. That is always fun! No matter who is playing on mainstage.

  44. I think that with the next announcement (which will be one of the last one) we will get the schedule!!

  45. “Aladi Ruals says:

    June 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    oh and snoop dog at sziget? does the “special” atmosphere need a load of wannabe gangsters running around the place making gun gestures with their hands and shouting ppprap ppprap……… I dont think it does!!!”

    I don’t think any of the “wannabe gangsters” you mention will go to Sziget just to see Snoop Dogg. You’ll be suprised about the type of people coming to Snoop Dogg concerts.

  46. I don’t think anyone knows the truth except for the Sziget organisers self. But I have been trying to understand the organisers by looking at the facts and by speculating a little about them, so here are my thoughts about the current situation:
    In November the Sziget organisers told they were planning to have the best line up ever, but now I haven’t seen Sziget telling anything like that for I don’t know how long. Normally I would expect that if festival organisers say they plan to have the best line up in November, they would also do that in April, May, June, July and August. But why don’t they say this now? I think this must mean something has changed. This could either be because they’ve realised that the strength of a line up is subject to personal taste and therefore a festival can never have a line up that is the best line up ever to everyone (which is how I think about any suggestion of the best line up ever), or because they think they will not succeed in putting together the best line-up ever. I think we have lot of reasons to believe the second explanation is what is the case now.
    In April we could all read the news that Vodafone stopped sponsoring Sziget because of cost cuts. In the announcement of April (a.o. The Killers) we could read “The organizing team had to face severe problems, mainly an economic downturn that has been a tough opponent throughout the campaign,” but in the Hungarian announcement a lot more was told about the festival having difficulties. If I understand it right (you never know with online translators) Gerendai told the prices weren’t raised the year before but costs increased a lot, with for example the space rental fee imposed by Budapest and an increase in security costs because of the protesters. Also he mentioned Prince may have been a bit too expensive, the bankruptcy of Malév, the VAT rate of 27% and the withdrawal of the main sponsor.
    I think the 27% VAT rate (which I believe is new for 2012) together with the space rental fee and the increased costs for security must have been part of the reason for the price raise too, together with the plan to get the best line up ever. But in January there came the bankruptcy of Malév, which probably caused some extra costs, and in April we got the news that the main sponsor withdrawed. With the present economic situation of Hungary, it wouldn’t surprise me if more sponsors had cost cuts too and decided to either entirely stop sponsoring Sziget or to sponsor with less money. I don’t think Sziget had calculated on that. Therefore to me it seems very plausible that Sziget needed cost cuts too, which we could see in the removal of the metal stage and the meduza, about which we learnt approximately two weeks after the news of the withdrawal of Vodafone.
    I’ve seen people suggesting Sziget would have had the plan to remove the metal stage before the ticket sales started. I don’t believe that, since I simply don’t believe the organisers would have told about their plans to get the best line up ever if that would be the case. The news of the removal of the metal stage and the meduza came approximately two weeks after the news about the withdrawal of Vodafone. I guess it is not an easy task to cut costs, so I think these decisions have been taken in a very reasonable time and probably it was just a coincidence that this news came just after the end of the early bird. On the other hand it is noteworthy that Korn, Ministry and Amon Amarth had not been mentioned as playing on the metal stage. Therefore I think the truth here lies somewhere in between, with Sziget probably knowing about a possible withdrawal of Vodafone. It is a normal business rule that it is dangerous to spend money before you actually have it, so it would not surprise me if this really is the case. The fact that Sziget came with the news about the removal of the metal stage and the meduza so quick after the news of the withdrawal of Vodafone also makes me think the organisers had some scenarios on what to do in the case of Vodafone withdrawing.
    Considering the facts, I’m convinced that the economic situation in Hungary is one of the reasons why the organisation stopped telling about their plan to have the best line up ever. But I also think there is another reason why some people are unhappy now, as the line up is not well balanced at this moment. When looking at the world music stage line up, I think it’s the best line up that stage ever had. I think indie, hip hop and dubstep are also really well represented, especially if Snoop Dogg will be added to the line up. Since I really like world music and dubstep, and even the hip hop acts that either have been announced or are likely to be announced, I think the line-up is very good this year. But for those that are really into rock and metal and don’t care about the other kinds of music I can imagine the line up is disappointing at the moment.
    For the reasons why there is not as much rock as in some of the previous years, we can only guess. I don’t think the Sziget organisers don’t like rock. Why would they otherwise have put many rock acts on their stages in the previous years? One important thing to consider is that there are not so many big rock bands in Europe at the time of Sziget. Lots of great bands are in Europe before Sziget and some are in Europe close after Sziget, but during Sziget there really are not that many rock bands that seem to be available. Then there also are some acts that are in Europe, but where Sziget possibly doesn’t fit in their schedule for logistical reasons, because they are for example playing at several Scandinavian festivals. And even when that seems to be no problem, that does not always mean they are available indeed. Look at Modeselektor who had no problem to fit Sziget in their schedule, but won’t come because of the exclusivity of another show! (I know Modeselektor is not a rock band. I only used them as an example because the reason of their cancellation is clear.) And there can always be personal reasons of the band members as well, like it was the reason for Smash Mouth to cancel their gig last year.
    Of course I hope the names for day 0 will be so good that the complaining stops (earlier on I already posted it’s getting a bit annoying), but I also think some people need to consider Sziget is not (and I think has never been) the best festival to go to if you only like rock and metal. What I think makes the atmosphere so special, is the diversity in the line up and the openness of most people at Sziget to the many different music styles. As far as I know, this is unique. I mean, at what other big festivals are thousands of people enjoying concerts at both a stage for pop/rock music, a stage for world music and a stage for gypsy music as big as the ones at Sziget? In this light I can really well understand that the metal stage and the meduza have been removed and not the world music or the roma stage.
    Coming to my conclusion: There are a lot of indications that there are difficulties for the organisers. Of course not many people think about these difficulties when looking at the line up, I also didn’t do this straight away. But now I did, I think it’s too easy to simply complain about the line up. I think the organisation is doing their very best to put together a good line up, it would be very strange if this would not be the case, but they just can’t do much about the difficulties they’re facing. Is it the fault of Sziget that the economic situation in Hungary is bad? Is it the fault of Sziget that not that many rock bands seem to be available? Now that I’ve thought about this, I think there is much more reason to support the Sziget organisers than to start complaining. Thankful as I am for the previous years, I choose to support the Sziget organisers instead of complaining. I hope more will do so too.
    Two more comments: some of the things I told are facts (or at least they seem to be so) and sometimes I’m just speculating. It can be that the truth is different, but this is what I believe and you’re free to think otherwise.
    And last, maybe John Doe can tell what parts of my thoughts are right? 🙂

  47. First, you are Crazy man, you wrote a kilometrical post 😉 second i agree with you at all, this is definitly my dame point of view.

  48. @Rascal: I 100% agree with you!

    I hope some people will read it and will understand that the Sziget people are no “losers”, “lyers” or the devil himself.

    Sziget is a business and has to be run in a way to make some kind of profit, but if they wouldn’t put their heart into it it would look completely different and the economic (and political) situation in Hungary is worse than “ever”…

  49. I agree, the situation this year is not the best for having the best line up ever…

    I think Sziget wouldn’t be sziget without the world stage and the roma stage, all the other festivals have disco stage, main, and other but this stages makes the differences between sziget and the others…

    I know is not the best line up ever but if you look only some days… for example sunday, the last day of festival, this day is so big, the line up is maybe the best for a festival day.

  50. @david,
    Iron Maiden is impossible

    aber vielleicht die Toten Hosen

    At least they are in the neighborhood

  51. Okay, if we don’t get 8 names officially I’ll give you 8 names (selfconfirmed):

    08.08. Subscribe
    08.08. Anima Sound System
    08.08. Belmondo (23:30h)
    10.08. Kowalsky meg a Vega (MR2)
    10.08. Punnany Massif (MR2)
    11.08. Balkan Fanatik
    11.08. The Carbonfools (A38/WAN2)
    12.08. Orias

    😉

  52. Today its a good day for new announcements. The most of the announcements are on a Thursday and its today the first day of the summer. On the first day of the spring the announcements some names too.

  53. i would love to see tenacious d promote their new album on sziget 🙂

    and maybe daft punk? there were some rumours about a 2012 tour in europe

  54. Another hungarian band selfonfirmed:

    09.08. Beatrice

    I think we might get the hungarian line-up soon, too!

  55. I’ve listened to Beatrice on youtube and they sound great!
    That will be a great party i think!

  56. Usually announcements are made within the 21st – 25th of the month:

    eg. 20.02.2012.
    21. 03. 2012.
    23. 04. 2012.
    24. 05. 2012.

    Which suggests we might get them Monday next week. Let’s hope so, would be in keeping with them making one more announcement, then a final one in the couple of weeks before the festival.

  57. Sziget Official said it is a few more days (i think – dont know how accurate google translate is) on facebook

  58. comment 98…getting close now! and close to an announcement..eeek!!! i hope after all this it aint dissapointing! even though the lineup im happy with so far, just hoping for decent bands on metal day

  59. It’ll inevitably be disappointing for some people due to taste. Fingers crossed though

  60. @lambo…. just listened to that link, they sound incredible, i’ll see you in the pit 🙂

  61. Subscribe are a really great liveband! If you like crossover metal you should check them out!

  62. gawd i hate that kind of metal that goes lalalalalala grrrrrrrrrrr lalalalalalala! 😉

  63. @mr_monkey… haha that you will matey any bands with a slightly distorted guitar ill be there headbanging away 😛

  64. 109 comments? hell yeaaa

    Still thinking about John Doe’s comment ‘I read only now’… It’s not a real sentence so it must be a hint, and like someone said it abbreviates IRON, but unfortunately Maiden is in the USA during Sziget 🙁

  65. he made this comment in German afterwards… so we will get more German sound for Sziget

    we have to wait one week more I guess… I can’t stand!!

  66. the cure would be really nice! but please john doe give us more hints cause organizers are not giving us the names 🙂

  67. Limp Bizkit? Song titled “It’ll be ok”. (I just read your letter…) And in June they are in Eureope.

  68. Sziget Festival Official: LB idén biztosan nem lesz a Szigeten 🙁

    And Manu Chao won’t come either according to Sziget Festival Official.

  69. @john doe: Will the open spots on the main stage be filled with these new names (headliner, 19:45, 18:00)?
    Also, it’s strange that they still aren’t announcing the metal names, the festival is here in a few weeks. I’m still hoping for at least Rammstein and Slipknot.

  70. I’m getting worried about metal day…
    It’s almost as though it’s been left too late… and by limiting it to one day they’ve also limited the line up options…

  71. @john doe soon as in today?
    Also, @rascal, what did the first part of your post ‘LB idén biztosan nem lesz a Szigete’ mean?

  72. guys, don’t forget when Prince was announced last year!

    it was just few weeks before the festival!

    it could be exactly the same for the metal day!

  73. :((((((( haha, would’ve liked to see them!
    I reckon it could be today the announcement.
    5 acts i wonder who it is, hope its not all the self confirmed ones and it finishes off the main stage

  74. i hope its today otherwise its gonna be monday.. slipknot would make my festival but i think its nearly impossible

  75. That weird not to make an annoucement but to communicate saying “LB is not coming, Manu Chao is not coming…”

    by the way disapointed that Manu dont come…

  76. Just bring me Nicolas Jaar.

    It would save the electro line up which is the only line up poorer than last years for the moment for me (i don’t like dubstep)

  77. Slipknot plays in the USA and Canada on August 5, 9, 11 and 12. Machine Head is playing Metalcamp on the August 6.

  78. @Crazyfrog: Last year Prince was announced that late, because they had to wait till Opener took place, which originally had Prince as an exclusive. Same with 30 Seconds To Mars, which were booked as replacement for Amy Winehouse and were announced after VOLT took place…

    Concerning Metalday I have two guesses: 1.) They still haven’t fixed a headliner and don’t want to release the lineup without a confirmed headliner (I think you can guess how much complaining will happen if there would be no major name announced) or 2.) at least one of the booked bands will perform at another festival and can’t be announced before the festival took place (like Iggy & The Stooges or Children of Bodom on this year’s VOLT festival…)

  79. YESSSS! My dream became true: Leftfield is confirmed!!!!

    Also: Snoop Dogg, Sum 41, Sebastian and Betsie Larkin!

  80. leftfield…. no f*cking way, thats amazing 🙂 been wanting to see them for years

    also very happy with sum 41 and snoop dogg

  81. Awesome! Snoop and Leftfield, will have to lookm into the others though, any more slots left to fill?

  82. @lambo: been thinking a lot about this – I just read: Simply Red – the most obvious answer but not metal (and please YUK NOOOOOO!); Red Hot Chilli Peppers – not German; Baron Rojo – the Spanish name for a German character – I suppose they count as metal – but not a German band; King Crimson – are they still going? – not German anyway; which leaves one question – are scorpions red? Wouldn’t be my choice for a headliner – but it does fit the clue …..

  83. What about the offspring for the 7th?
    They are in anapa, Russia on the 5th so it should be possible.

    I know it isn’t really metal, but it would be a great headliner!

  84. I genuinely thought it couldn’t get worse, who’s going to be announced next? Justin bieber at a guess

  85. Alright, so Snoop Dogg, Sum 41, Leftfield, SebastiAn, Aly & Fila and Lange ft. Betsie Larkin are confirmed.
    Is this the complete line up? Or is Snoop dog going the be the last headliner?

  86. the best part that it looks like they just cancelled the metal day totally under the radar, bacause there is now a stupid talent festival crap is on day zero below Ákos. Well played if that’s the case… screw this festival and their disgusting, outdated line-up!

  87. I hope that Snoop Dogg doesn’t play at the same time as the Pogues. If that’s the case it’s an easy decision.

  88. The Youropen talent festival is announced since a pretty long time and has nothing to do with Metalday. It will take place on 06.08. and 07.08. on the smaller Open Civil stage.

    The international line-up is kind of complete. Open are still:
    – one missing mainstageband on 10.08. – probably the co-co-headliner
    – a few, probably mainly hungarian, bands for WAN2/A38
    – probably one or two additional international DJs for the Arena
    – METALDAY

    Don’t expect BIG names for anything except for the Metalday (where might be one or two), but even though there aren’t that many BIG names confirmed, the program is REALLY REALLY good! Just take the time and listen to bands you don’t know and you’ll be surprised how many great bands are booked!

  89. @mellowmanic i am so glad that there is another sane person on here :)… this is going to be my first sziget (after doing most festivals in the uk) and i am delighted with the lineup, loads of different things that i have never seen before and i have discovered at lest 6 or 7 new European bands who i love and cant wait to see

  90. SNOOP DOGG WAS CO-HEADLINER LAST YEAR @ BALATON AND HEADLINER THIS YEAR @ SZIGET.
    This is shit.

  91. @mr_monkey: good to read that there are some people taking the time to listen to the confirmed bands instead of complaining and saying that Sziget is shit because the one band they really want to see (usually the Foo Fighters) isn’t performing.

    If you are new to Sziget, but do know most UK festivals, I can tell you that Sziget is comparable to Bestival, just bigger (and unfortunately without the fancy dress day! 😉 ). I do love Bestival, but it’s MUCH cheaper to fly to Sziget instead and the vibe isn’t THAT different.

  92. i agree with mellow this year’s lineup turned to be good! just listen to the (famous) band you don’t know! i didn’t know the stone roses at first and now they’re like my favourite rock band! not kidding!

  93. @ all the haters: You DO NOT have to buy a ticket and you DO NOT have to come to this Festival if you don’t want to. As long as you can’t get a “better” line-up together by your own hands, you can go off to other festivals, but considering it your born rigth that the Sziget line-up be put together according to your whims, swearing and calling the festival names is just immature and inacceptable.
    I’ve been to Sziget 4 times so far, in each year I could have said “Yeah, I’d change some things in the line-up to make it even better for my tastes”, but I never complained, knowing that the world does not spin around me. In each of those years there were people criticizing the line-up, just like there are now, but in each of those years I could honestly say before, and even more so after the festival that it was a good line-up, just like I say now. I’m not a big fan of dubstep or commercial music like Snoop or LMFAO, but I’ll still check them out, maybe they’ll surprise me and put on a good show. If not, I’ll go to the next venue, because that’s what Sziget is all about. Not just the headline acts (which btw have always been HUGE, even if the acts do not suit the whims of some people), it’s a feeling, it’s magic. And all this hate and complaining spoils that kind of atmosphere of love.
    Stop whining people, appreciate what life gives you, in all fareness, we are lucky people to get all these bands at this place for one magical week in August.

  94. @mellowmaniac…. i’ve see the foo’s 8 or 9 times so aint fussed about them 🙂

    bestival is one that i havnt been to but go to glastonbury most years and we picked sziget due to the fact that most people said that the atmosphere is like glasto which is fine by me. (plus we can get a little holiday out of the trip as well as we live about 10 miles from glastonbury)

    i just love discovering new music and listening to new bands, plus i’ve wanted to see the roots, leftfield and sum 41 for years so thats a huge bonus

  95. @theshipscat…i was at download festival last week and there was a decent band there called ‘August Burns Red’ …could this be one of the bands? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZE1bmcWMUY <—- if the clue was really that cryptic sziget festival is in august too 😉 haha we may be looking too much into it but you heard it here first haha 😛

  96. @lambo… i would f*cking love that!

    we went to download last year and was gutted we couldn’t go this year (stupid friend’s wedding was at the same time)…. hope you saw refused 🙂

  97. @mr_monkey… download was insane this year i saw about 30bands! the only bad thing was due to it raining wed/thurs it was really muddy friday/saturday but on sunday it was the hottest weather ive ever had at a festival got so sunburnt haha and yes of coarse i saw refused i was stomping away to new noise in bare feet haha (obv i wasnt in the pit though ouch!)

    this is my first Sziget too, i was planning on doing a euro fest this year (my first ever festival was a dance one in holland when i was 19) as its not just a festival but a holiday too, my fave band ever is KoRn, and saw they were playing here (never even heard of sziget b4) so looked into it and read loads of peoples views n chatted with people on various forums and regardless of the lineup id probs come here anyway! but when i saw stone roses n placebo were here amongst some decent dance acts my ticket was bought!
    theres so much ive discovered already such as acts like subscribe, dope d.o.d, viza, plus some dance acts i really want to see now,

    put them on top of KoRn, placebo, Stone Roses, Two door cinema club, the killers, Snoop dogg, lacuna coil, sum 41, paulo neutini, glasvagas, ting tings, friendly fires, noah and the whale, the vaccines, the horrors, subways, crystal fighters, hurts, magnetic man, steve aoki, axwell, dEUS, beatsteaks, the pouges, ministry, borgore, crookers, dirtyphonics, dj fresh, tiga, the black seeds, wild beasts, amon amarth, flux pavilion, saint etienne, anti flag, mando diao, high contrast, adam beyer, industrialzer & advent, maximo park, beardyman, the roots, citizens, night at the lake, agnes obel, azari & III, kraak n smaak, Leftfield, SebastiAn + METAL DAY!! cant say the lineups bad at all and whoever does is narrow minded!!

    plus its 7days of fun not just a weekend! and cheep alcohol and good vibes!! cant wait!!

    i go to underground festivals too, supporting the underground bands who are unsigned/just signed, and some of them bands are alot better than alot of the bigger bands ive seen, its a great way to discover bands, a big name band doesnt mean a better band! do your research before you go and you will discover some hidden gems!

  98. cant be bothered to argue anymore. this line up isnt strong as promised. cut carry on being fanboys and living the dream in your heads. not going to answer anymore ‘sziget feeling’ bull. wont be buying a ticket again without seeing the lineup first, which probably means not going again as i generally buy my flights early to get them cheaper. hey ho.

  99. how is me chosing the festival becasuse bands i like are playing are there?! im not sticking up for sziget as ive never been b4, ive chosen this festival as it has some of my fave bands playing, its always a gamble buying tickets b4 a lineups been announced, just because its not to your taste doesnt mean its a shit lineup, 1 mans rubbish is another mans gold, thats life

  100. dont think its my fault with the massive changes that have taken place after most people have bought tickets and the promise of the best line up ever being made. and nope i’m not that fussed about metal, but if i was i’d be seething as sziget has got a reputation for having a good metal stage and area. anyway im fed up with going round and round the arguments. if your idea of a good line up is teeny bopper punk, dance acts from the nineties that had 1 good track and a bloody rapper then fair play. in the whole lineup this year theres 2 bands i actually want to see. and i know theres lots of bands that i will find while there before you bleedin say it! ffs there is never this much negativity on these sites and ones that came before like diaksziget, its for a reason! never actually going to comment again because the lovers and the haters are just saying the same things over and over again! lets just hope the last announcement will have something genuinely exciting. sorry for any typos, bloody iphone!

  101. @can’t be arsed

    Not sure if you’ve read my post of two pages ago, so I repeat:

    I don’t think anyone knows the truth except for the Sziget organisers self. But I have been trying to understand the organisers by looking at the facts and by speculating a little about them, so here are my thoughts about the current situation:
    In November the Sziget organisers told they were planning to have the best line up ever, but now I haven’t seen Sziget telling anything like that for I don’t know how long. Normally I would expect that if festival organisers say they plan to have the best line up in November, they would also do that in April, May, June, July and August. But why don’t they say this now? I think this must mean something has changed. This could either be because they’ve realised that the strength of a line up is subject to personal taste and therefore a festival can never have a line up that is the best line up ever to everyone (which is how I think about any suggestion of the best line up ever), or because they think they will not succeed in putting together the best line-up ever. I think we have lot of reasons to believe the second explanation is what is the case now.
    In April we could all read the news that Vodafone stopped sponsoring Sziget because of cost cuts. In the announcement of April (a.o. The Killers) we could read “The organizing team had to face severe problems, mainly an economic downturn that has been a tough opponent throughout the campaign,” but in the Hungarian announcement a lot more was told about the festival having difficulties. If I understand it right (you never know with online translators) Gerendai told the prices weren’t raised the year before but costs increased a lot, with for example the space rental fee imposed by Budapest and an increase in security costs because of the protesters. Also he mentioned Prince may have been a bit too expensive, the bankruptcy of Malév, the VAT rate of 27% and the withdrawal of the main sponsor.
    I think the 27% VAT rate (which I believe is new for 2012) together with the space rental fee and the increased costs for security must have been part of the reason for the price raise too, together with the plan to get the best line up ever. But in January there came the bankruptcy of Malév, which probably caused some extra costs, and in April we got the news that the main sponsor withdrawed. With the present economic situation of Hungary, it wouldn’t surprise me if more sponsors had cost cuts too and decided to either entirely stop sponsoring Sziget or to sponsor with less money. I don’t think Sziget had calculated on that. Therefore to me it seems very plausible that Sziget needed cost cuts too, which we could see in the removal of the metal stage and the meduza, about which we learnt approximately two weeks after the news of the withdrawal of Vodafone.
    I’ve seen people suggesting Sziget would have had the plan to remove the metal stage before the ticket sales started. I don’t believe that, since I simply don’t believe the organisers would have told about their plans to get the best line up ever if that would be the case. The news of the removal of the metal stage and the meduza came approximately two weeks after the news about the withdrawal of Vodafone. I guess it is not an easy task to cut costs, so I think these decisions have been taken in a very reasonable time and probably it was just a coincidence that this news came just after the end of the early bird. On the other hand it is noteworthy that Korn, Ministry and Amon Amarth had not been mentioned as playing on the metal stage. Therefore I think the truth here lies somewhere in between, with Sziget probably knowing about a possible withdrawal of Vodafone. It is a normal business rule that it is dangerous to spend money before you actually have it, so it would not surprise me if this really is the case. The fact that Sziget came with the news about the removal of the metal stage and the meduza so quick after the news of the withdrawal of Vodafone also makes me think the organisers had some scenarios on what to do in the case of Vodafone withdrawing.
    Considering the facts, I’m convinced that the economic situation in Hungary is one of the reasons why the organisation stopped telling about their plan to have the best line up ever. But I also think there is another reason why some people are unhappy now, as the line up is not well balanced at this moment. When looking at the world music stage line up, I think it’s the best line up that stage ever had. I think indie, hip hop and dubstep are also really well represented, especially if Snoop Dogg will be added to the line up. Since I really like world music and dubstep, and even the hip hop acts that either have been announced or are likely to be announced, I think the line-up is very good this year. But for those that are really into rock and metal and don’t care about the other kinds of music I can imagine the line up is disappointing at the moment.
    For the reasons why there is not as much rock as in some of the previous years, we can only guess. I don’t think the Sziget organisers don’t like rock. Why would they otherwise have put many rock acts on their stages in the previous years? One important thing to consider is that there are not so many big rock bands in Europe at the time of Sziget. Lots of great bands are in Europe before Sziget and some are in Europe close after Sziget, but during Sziget there really are not that many rock bands that seem to be available. Then there also are some acts that are in Europe, but where Sziget possibly doesn’t fit in their schedule for logistical reasons, because they are for example playing at several Scandinavian festivals. And even when that seems to be no problem, that does not always mean they are available indeed. Look at Modeselektor who had no problem to fit Sziget in their schedule, but won’t come because of the exclusivity of another show! (I know Modeselektor is not a rock band. I only used them as an example because the reason of their cancellation is clear.) And there can always be personal reasons of the band members as well, like it was the reason for Smash Mouth to cancel their gig last year.
    Of course I hope the names for day 0 will be so good that the complaining stops (earlier on I already posted it’s getting a bit annoying), but I also think some people need to consider Sziget is not (and I think has never been) the best festival to go to if you only like rock and metal. What I think makes the atmosphere so special, is the diversity in the line up and the openness of most people at Sziget to the many different music styles. As far as I know, this is unique. I mean, at what other big festivals are thousands of people enjoying concerts at both a stage for pop/rock music, a stage for world music and a stage for gypsy music as big as the ones at Sziget? In this light I can really well understand that the metal stage and the meduza have been removed and not the world music or the roma stage.
    Coming to my conclusion: There are a lot of indications that there are difficulties for the organisers. Of course not many people think about these difficulties when looking at the line up, I also didn’t do this straight away. But now I did, I think it’s too easy to simply complain about the line up. I think the organisation is doing their very best to put together a good line up, it would be very strange if this would not be the case, but they just can’t do much about the difficulties they’re facing. Is it the fault of Sziget that the economic situation in Hungary is bad? Is it the fault of Sziget that not that many rock bands seem to be available? Now that I’ve thought about this, I think there is much more reason to support the Sziget organisers than to start complaining. Thankful as I am for the previous years, I choose to support the Sziget organisers instead of complaining. I hope more will do so too.
    One last thing: some of the things I told are facts (or at least they seem to be so) and sometimes I’m just speculating. It can be that the truth is different, but this is what I believe and you’re free to think otherwise.

  102. Haha I did read that, can’t quite believe you reported it, especially after I said that we were all going round in circles! I do think they knew about the metal stage being removed though and do think it was a little underhand not mentioning it. And yes the economy is bad but it’s pretty bad everywhere so don’t see that as a great excuse as other festivals around the world are still having strong lineups. And I do think that rationally you can’t see this line up as strong even though there is small interesting bands to see. Anyway going to stop replying now because I’m getting as bored of going round in circles as most likely you are. Going to go smoke some pall malls and drink a dreher in preparation for august

  103. lmfao festivals all around the world having strong lineups? there is only 3 festivals this year that have had a strong lineup and that is download festival that pretty much sold out 110,000 tickets per day, rock am ring (sold out) and rock wertcher other than that near enough every festival has suffered from a poor lineup/ticket sales and you cant tell me different because i post in most forums to most festivals in the uk for example T in the park, Leeds, V, Sonisphere (who won best line up last year actually got canceled this year due to lach of ticket sales) festivals that used to sell out on the day are now not selling out at all, what your comments are is a biast oppinion just because you dont like whos on the lineup bore off mate your just making a tit out of yourself!

  104. @John doh, after I posted this the first time, I didn’t see you writing what you write now, so how should I know you’ve read it? 😉 As I didn’t see many people thinking like me that often before and I didn’t see you write anything about my thoughts, I thought you might have missed them because of the many comments that were posted here.

    Of course you can think different about certain things. That’s you’re right, just like it’s my right to tell how I think here. If you think the organisers are bad, you may think so. I think in the past years it has been proven that the organisers are not bad at all. If you think they had the plan to remove the metal stage back in November, you may think so. I think there is enough reason to believe that it’s not the case. But if you think the economy doesn’t have any influence on Sziget or that the economic problems are almost everywhere in Europe as bad as in Hungary, I can only laugh because you don’t seem to know anything about the current state of Hungary. Even in the UK, one of the wealthiest countries in Europe, festivals are being cancelled because of the economy and you think Sziget doesn’t feel anything of the economic problems in Hungary that are even worse than in Greece?!

    I agree there are other festivals with stronger line ups. There have always been other festivals with stronger line ups, lots of them! If you want a line up that strong, you should go to those festivals that always have a very strong line up, like Rock Werchter, Rock Am Ring or one of the English festivals. But you know pretty damn well you can’t compare those festivals with Sziget. And the line up at Sziget has never been as strong as the line ups of these festivals.

    For Sziget I think this is a pretty strong line up, especially given the circumstances which don’t look good. Of the years I’ve been to Sziget, I think only last year’s line up was better. Still, I can understand you and other people are unhappy, as like I said the line up is not well balanced. Many demand more rock and metal and I agree for this kind of music the line up is not strong now. I hope metal day will bring some nice names to change that. But I personally just don’t think the strength of the line up stands or falls with the strength of the rock and metal acts. I believe Sziget is much more known for being a festival bringing together many kinds of music and for people being open minded to those many kinds of music than for being a festival with a great rock and metal line up. If you’re open minded to other kinds of music than rock and metal, I don’t see how you can’t agree that Snoop Dogg, The Stone Roses, The Killers, Placebo, Korn, The Roots, The XX, Hurts, Two Door Cinema Club, Maxïmo Park, etc. make a very decent line up, especially given the very few other big acts that seem to be available. I like almost all of these acts and so do many of the friends I made at Sziget. And for those acts I don’t like (Placebo, The Killers), I know many others do like them and I think they deserve their place at Sziget too. That plus the fantastic line up for the world music stage make me think this line up is a good Sziget line up. I don’t mind if you disagree on that, but I think having some understanding for the difficult circumstances and showing some more thankfulness for the past years would suit you much better than the way you are reacting here now.

  105. Round and round in circles, glad the line up pleases you. Would love to be that easily pleased after the most sziget has ever charged for tickets.

  106. @rascal.. spot on mate

    @john doh.. put your toys back in your pram and quit bitching the only person boring everyone is you -_-

  107. Yes that’s right I am the only one who’s complaining, i’m so wrong, this years line up is so strong! wow can not wait to see this amazing lineup! i think the poll actually sums it up. and i was trying to draw a line under the round and round arguments. but surprisingly the fan boys cant stop! not actually going to answer anymore so live in your fantasy world where seeing sum 41 and snoop dog is your favorite idea for a line up!

  108. @John Doh, did you ever read anything about how bands are earning their money nowadays after the record sales have dropped because of the internet? Then you would know they do by asking a lot more for their shows. For that reason it really doesn’t make any sense to compare ticket prices with those a few years back. Yes, the ticket prices have become higher than they were a few years ago, but so did they at every other festival. At Sziget they indeed became a lot higher, but I think the line up has also become stronger over those years. I think Sziget is once again well worth the money, especially if you compare it with other festivals. The combination of line up and everything else you can find at Sziget, I haven’t found anywhere else for a lower price.

  109. @john doh.. the poll means nothing all the poll symbolises what the views of the people who come on this site think its 1,100 votes out of 380,000 people who visit sziget its a small minority and means nothing, people who like the lineup will come people who dont wont its simple, if you bought your ticket under the hopes that it was going to be an amazing lineup b4 any bands actually got announced then thats just bad luck on your part you cant please everyone, its your opinion which your entitled to, the same as us, doesnt make your opinion right

  110. @BT2303: I really hope snoop dog DOES play at the same time as The Pogues – that way we can have a really good stomp and stay as far away as possible from the gangstuuuuuuuurrrrrrs 😉

  111. I’m not a ”gansta” but i think should be funny hear snoop dog singing, he should be’ spectacular, and just to l’ex you understand my kind of music, i usually hear techno music. But i’m coming to sziget cause a big party whit many bands rappers and djs should be an ìncredible think 🙂

  112. Well this year out of the bands I’ve heard of (obviously I always Bimble about and find bands I like that who I haven’t heard of) there’s the pogues and Leningrad, that’s it! At a normal sziget there’s about 10-15 I want to see. And this is my tenth year and the only year I haven’t been happy, and also the first time I’ve seen a lot of other people annoyed as well

  113. oh and i had my fingers crossed for atari teenage riot this year, but looks very unlikely now 🙁

  114. it kind of turned into the main disscussion thread, plus a heated debate about the lineup, plus people posting to try and get it to 100 posts 😛 … now 200 😀

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