The Sziget Festival 2010 lineup is almost finalized (very small modifications could occur now). That is why we are curious what you think about it. This is also a good place to discuss lineup related things. You can check out the lineup page here. [poll id="3"]
Mika will be part of the Sziget 2010 lineup. According to the schedule on the official English Sziget site, Mika will play Sziget Festival on August 13, at 19:45. They will be followed by 30 Seconds To Mars. These changes will be reflected in our lineup page.
The official Hungarian site lists an almost full schedule for this year's Sziget Festival. It also lists the whole listof acts for the Main Stage. We've updated our Sziget 2010 lineup page to include all the new dates and schedules. Feel free to check it out if you want.
Iron Maiden, one of this year's Sziget headliners, has announced the release date for their new record, "The Final Frontier". The new record will be out on Monday, August 16, just after their performance at the Sziget Main Stage. Also, the band have made the artwork of the new album available. You can see it below. Iron Maiden have also made a new track, off "The Final Frontier", available as a free download to their fans. It's called El Dorado and you can get it here (the server's a bit crowded...).
Ska-P is one of the most expected-by-everyone band at this year's Sziget, judging by the number of people asking about the date when they play. The official Ska-P website now lists the band for August 11. (thanks go to Kristóf)
We all already know that Finnish band Children of Bodom will play the Rock Stage at Sziget this year. What we didn't know was the date when they would do it. A post on their MySpace blog clears that up, too. Children of Bodom will play Sziget Festival 2010 on August 11. A very full metal day it is, since we'll get to see Children of Bodom, as well as Ill Nino, according to current info. (thanks, Anthony)
Some quite unfortunate news today. Girls in Hawaii drummer Dennis Wielemans has died in a car crash on Sunday May 30. His car crashed into a traffic light at 6 am, in a tunnel in Brussels. He was just 28. May he rest in peace. More details about this here. Due to these circumstances, the band was forced to cancel its appearance at Sziget Festival 2010. They will be replaced by Belgian band Mandensuyu, according the Official French Facebook page.
The Official Dutch Sziget site lists a whole lot of new and interesting names in its programme section, for the MR2, Amfitheater (jazz) Stage, and Roma Stage. We've added them all to our line-up page, so make sure you check it out to get the whole view. Here are some of the most interesting ones: Heaven Street Seven, Quimby and Pannonia All-Stars Ska Orchestra - MR2 Klezmofobia, Kalocsa and Napra - Roma Stage, that also adds a few DJs for some really cool nights at Sziget An Pierlé & White Velvet, Special Providence and Balázs Elemér Group - Amfitheater Make sure you check out the
An answer to a post on the official Sziget Festival Facebook page gives some interesting news for all of you asking when the final Sziget 2010 lineup and schedule will be available. The post says that "full line-up and schedule will be announced in June." We can't wait to know it.
Legendary Hungarian band Tankcsapda have announced their presence at this year's Sziget Festival on their official website. Tankcsapda will play Sziget on August 14. The band's official site says that they will play at 19:30, but doesn't mention a stage. UPDATE: fromhungary says that they will definitely play right before Iron Maiden, on the Main Stage.