As promised, the Sziget 2012 line up poll has ended today, on Day –2. No less than 1847 of you guys have voted in it, so we think the results are pretty conclusive. Out of those voters, the top answer for the question “What do you think about the Sziget 2012 line up?” was “”Bad”, with 581 votes – that accounts to 31.46%. The second answer was “Not bad”, by a very close margin – 573 votes, 31.02%. Next, “Very bad” – 362 votes, 19.6%. Fourth in the list of choices – 237 votes, 12.83%. Least chosen answer – “Excellent” – 94 votes – 5.09%. Here’s the
Tomorrow is Day –2, the Day of the Hungarian Song and it’s the starting line for this year’s Sziget Festival. It’s also the day we close the Sziget 2012 lineup poll, a thing that’s become a bit of a tradition here, on Szigetnews. At the moment we’re posting this, 1809 of you guys have voted in it. You still have (from this moment), 24 hours to vote - the poll is on the right side of the site. It will close tomorrow night at 23:59.
We told you about Snoop’s reincarnation into Snoop Lion in the last few days. Still, if you were worried that you won’t be hearing the legendary rapper’s greatest hits on the island, you were wrong. A statement posted on the official Hungarian Sziget site (Google translated version here) comes to clear things up for all of us. The Sziget organizers have talked to Snoop’s representatives, clearing things up completely. According to Snoop’s representatives, the show on the island will be a hits show. (thanks, mellowmaniac!)
Sziget Festival 2012 will be broadcast live on YouTube this year, according to the official Facebook accounts. If you can’t get to Sziget 2012, three stages will be broadcast in live video streaming: The Pop/Rock Main Stage The World Music Party Main Stage The A38 Stage If you want to see anything from the rest of the stages, you’ll just have to come down to Budapest! The stream will be available on the official Sziget 2012 YouTube channel and will work on all devices that can connect to the internet. Streams will start at 3 PM every day and will be live until late at night. You can
We told you a few days ago about one of this year’s Sziget stars - Snoop Dogg’s new single and future album. It was supposed to be released under the pseudonym Snoop Lion and be a reggae album. Well, it would seem that things go much further than just a new reggae album. Snoop Dogg has decided to go all the way, and was christened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest when going to Jamaica. He has decided to "bury" Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion. We don't know if this is permanent, but we'll all see, won't we? If you don’t believe us,
Snoop Dogg, one of Sziget 2012’s headliners, has released a new single, off his future album, called Reincarnated. Nothing new so far. Except for the fact that the single (called “La La La”) is under the pseudonym Snoop Lion. And there’s more: it’s a reggae song and it’s produced by Major Lazer. It will be interesting to see how this new music will sound on the Sziget 2012 Main Stage. Anyway, you can listen to the new track below and tell everyone what you think.
UPDATE: 566 tracks in lambo's playlist, actually. UPDATE: lambo also has a Spotify playlist, including 392 tracks. Check it out here. We wrote, a few days ag, about the Sziget 2012 playlist our friend Dreher has created on Spotify. Some of you told us that Spotify was not available in their countries and, at the same time, we were told that other playlist were being created. So why not check them out, too? There’s a Deezer one, created by BeMayer. It includes 288 tracks by tons of artists playing Sziget 2012. the_belette has created a playlist on GrooveShark. It includes 95 songs. They’re both well worth checking
The Sziget 2012 iPhone and Android apps are here! You can use them to find out information about acts playing Sziget, as well as about all of Sziget Festival 2012’s venues and how to get to them, once you’re on the island. The apps also include lots of useful information about Sziget 2012 (ticket prices, getting there etc.) You can also use them to create your own personalized Sziget 2012 program. Depending on what smartphone you’re using – an iPhone or an Android device, here’s where you can get the apps: - this is where you can get the iPhone version of the Sziget 2012
If you use Spotify, our friend Dreher has created a Sziget 2012 playlist. Dreher’s playlist features 237 bands and artists, and you may discover your new favorite band is playing at this year’s Sziget. Or maybe you’ll just find some cool performances to see. Either way, you can click here to get to the playlist, or you can just click the link in our Blogroll section on the right.
Two interesting locations have their schedules announced today. We’re talking about the Afro-Latin Stage and the Easter-European Sideshow. The Afro-Latin Stage schedule has been fully announced today on the szigetfestival Facebook account. We’ve already added it to the Sziget 2012 line up page. Also, the Eastern European sideshow will be a great location to visit. You can check out the activities there on the official site, here. (thanks, Steven!)