Here's a cool download for you guys. Until Hard Weekend, in March 11, Simian Mobile Disco will offer a free download every week, as part of their "HARD Fresh Meat Mondays" series. The cool part is that the first download, which you can download here, is a massive 163 MB mp3 called Live at Sziget 2010, featuring their performance last year. Go and get yours!
Our reader Iris Cretu has posted a very cool video, illustrating the way she saw Sziget this year, on our Facebook page. We liked it and thought you guys might want to watch it, too.
We're back from the fantastic week that Sziget 2010 was, and everything was fabulous, as always. Still under the spell of the exceptional Muse show last night, or the great Iron Maiden performance (even if we got the impression that there were some sound problems there). It's hard to even mention what our highlights were. We loved Monster Magnet, but also Danko Jones. We enjoyed Ska-P's energetic show, but also Chapelier Fou's beautiful music. And we loved the fact that there was something cool to see every time we went by the Blues Stage (including the incredible Hubert Tubbs). We wanna hear
Deadmau5 had to cancel Sziget and a few other shows because he collapsed on stage during a performance. Everybody was curious to see who Sziget will get to play instead of him. Well, the answer is already in the Sziget schedule on the official website. It's Timo Maas. Timo Maas will play Sziget 2010 on August 15, at 01:30.
Quite an interesting press release we received today from the Sziget Office. To anticipate Iron Maiden's performance at Sziget, Derek Riggs, creator of Maiden mascot Eddie, has made a special Sziget drawing for the cover of New Noise magazine. The image features Eddie withe the Hungarian Parliament as a hat, shouting "Sziget". See the large image here. We can't wait for the festival to start, either...
Unfortunately, Deadmau5 won't be playing Sziget 2010 anymore. According to a message from the Deadmau5 management, [...] whilst performing onstage at the 9:30 club in Washington DC, deadmau5 collapsed, suffering exhaustion and vomiting. Medics at the venue took him directly to hospital where he is now under supervision deadmau5 is sad to advise his fans that on the strict advice of the doctors, he now has no choice but to cancel the next 9 shows of his Summer tour schedule to allow for his recovery. The dates affected are listed below. Deadmau5 hopes to reschedule appearing in these cities in due course but in the meantime thanks all
Ukrainian band Antytila has won the Nemiroff contest and will play Sziget 2010. The Ukranian rock band will play the Rock Stage on August 13. Their performance is set to start at 00:40. Check out some of their songs here. Thanks go to Szigetnews friend chudo_pahan for telling us about this.
An interesting change in the Sziget 2010 lineup for the Party Arena. A new and interesting name has appeared on the schedule for Saturday, August 14. French DJ Danger will play after Infected Mushroom, starting at 02:30. (thanks, PaaD) LATER UPDATE: a funny things is that, even if Danger is listed on the Sziget official site as playing at Sziget on August 14, his MySpace page lists an appearance in Oudeanaarde, Belgium on the same date.
Iron Maiden, one of the headliners of this year's Sziget Festival, has released the "Final Frontier" teaser online recently. They also announce that the video will be available on July 13. These things are just to keep you busy until we meet in front of the main stage at the Maiden show. Until then, enjoy the teaser below.
The French Official site has posted an official Sziget schedule in PDF format, one that you can print out and have in your pocket at the festival. To get yours, just right-click here, save the document and print it out. We thought this might help some of you.