Sziget Festival will give the chance to one - unknown - Romanian band to make its debut on its stage through its Sziget Talent contest, started a few days ago. To be eligible, the bands need to be: younger than five years old (year of establishment should be after 2010) an underground-alternative band, no matter if it's indie rock, hip-hop, electro or jazz (no tribute or cover bands) between 2 and 7 band members to not have a contract signed with any record labels The jury to decide which band will emerge from the Romanian underground will be composed of Dan Amariei (Omul cu Sobolani), Bogdan
Irie Maffia turns 10 years old this year, and they can add another great achievement to their CV - their song "Easy As One Two Three" has been selected as the official anthem of the 2015 Sziget Festival! The song, which will be included on the band's next album, is not just a series of notes, but has a message, too. According to Sena, the Irie Maffia's voice, it tells you that "whatever the feeling might be, good or bad, if you speak it out you set it free, and you set yourself free as well". The tune is the work of Élö
The Sziget Festival Republic (getting used to this name is still strange) has returned with announcements to warm our hearts: a list of formations added to the lineup of the Sziget 2015. The short list can be found here, but let's see some of them in a bit more detail. Foals is returning to Hungary after a visit at the VOLT last year. The Oxford band - with a style that mixes indie, math rock and dance - has three studio albums, with a fourth being in the works. Maybe we can hear some of their new creations this year at the Sziget 2015 Festival. The
Foals, Marina & The Diamonds & many more are part of this latest Sziget 2015 announcement. While it doesn't contain any headliners, it still is a pretty comprehensive announcement, containing no less than 22 names. Some of these have been suggested by john doe and guessed by you guys, here on the site. Without further ado, the list of names: Alesso Beatsteaks Dotan Dropkick Murphys Foals Foxes Future Islands Gentleman & The Evolution Halestorm Interpol Knife Party Marina and the Diamonds MO Nervo Paloma Faith SBTRKT Selah Sue The Maccabees Typhoon Vitalic Live William Fitzsimmons Yellow Claw What do you think of the announcement? What else would you have wished for?
The Roma Tent is coming back for Sziget 2015, which should be good news, as a lot of fun has been had in there. We have received this great news from our friend SkaPanda, who has noticed that Parno Graszt, an act that has been at Sziget before, has announced a Sziget 2015 date. They mention July 16, but it's probably August 16. The even better thing is the location mentioned - the Roma Tent, which makes its comeback.
Dotan is the latest name added to Sziget 2015. According to Festileaks, Dutch singer-songwriter Dotan is set to play Sziget 2015, an information he has confirmed on Studio Brussel. (thanks go to Dimi) In other news, Sziget organizers have announced that the Sziget 2015 budget is bigger than the one for last year's festival - 4.4 bn forints, compared to 3.6 bn forints. Half of the increase will be spent on bringing Robbie Williams (that's some 1.3 million euros).
Gogol Bordello and Enter Shikari are part of the latest Sziget 2015 announcement. As promised, the organizers have released a new bunch of names for Sziget 2015. Here's the list: Gogol Bordello Martin Garrix Ting Tings Passenger Ella Eyre Milky Chance Jungle Enter Shikari Tyler The Creator Jaguar Skills What do you think of the announcement? Who are you looking forward to?
Robbie Williams is the name Sziget has announced for Monday, Augsut 10. As you know, the organizers have promised an (important name) for Monday, August 10. They have kept their word, announcing Robbie Williams for this day. The official announcement is here. What do you think about this announcement?