Sziget 2016 might have ended yesterday, but not the good times! Sziget has announced its official afterparty that will take place today, on the 17th of August, at Budapest Park (60 Soroksári út). The performers to play on-stage will be Foals, Crystal Fighters and Slaves. Here is the official Facebook event page. Good news for Szitizens still around: they can buy their tickets for the Early Bird price of HUF6,999 (approximately €23) before the event - all they need to do is present their Sziget ticket / wristband, until 8PM today. After 11PM, Szitizens will be able to enter free to
In an event completely unrelated to the Sziget Festival, punk lovers will have a reason to stick around in Budapest for an extra day: influential punk group Bad Religion will be live in concert at Budapest Park (here). The event has been confirmed on Facebook, but it is not yet present in the Budapest Park official list of events, and neither is it to find on Bad Religion's websites (they will be at Chiemsee Summer on the 19th, so it's plausible). Bad Religion played at the Sziget Festival in 2013, and several times before, but this time their performance will mean an unexpected
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
Leningrad is another name to confirm its presence at Sziget Festival 2014. Definitely not a secret for constant Sziget-goers, Leningrad have listed a Sziget 2014 date on their official Facebook page. According to the quoted source, Leningrad will be playing Sziget 2014 on August 11. A stage is also mentioned - the World Village Stage. (thanks go to chudo_pahan!)
Placebo and Calvin Harris already seem to have their Sziget 2014 performance dates set. The two names have been part of the first official announcement, made not long ago. According to their official website, Placebo will be rocking the Sziget 2014 Main Stage on August 13. If you will see Placebo on August 13, you should know that Calvin Harris' performance also has a date set to it. According to an article announcing the first names on the Italian Sziget website, Calvin Harris will be playing the Sziget 2014 end show, on August 17. If you haven't noticed, the Sziget 2014 lineup page is
UPDATE: Sziget Italia says that Queens of the Stone Age will be playing Day Zero, which is August 12. The official site also confirms that information. Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age are probably the most important first names for Sziget 2014, but they are not the only artists to be part of this first announcement. The list continues with Calvin Harris Bastille Imagine Dragons Stromae Klaxons Laidback Luke Starlight Girls As suspected by many of you guys, Queens of the Stone Age, which are also at Frequency, will be playing Sziget 2014. The announcement has just been made on Facebook, and the post also mentions that more names will come
As promised yesterday, new names are in. The list starts with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, a name many of you guys mentioned in your wishlists. Then, it’s Franz Ferdinand, also mentioned quite a bit, followed by !!!, Noisia and Timbuktu. No Iron Maiden, as rumored though, but who knows, maybe in the next announcement. What do you think of the announcement? Does it make you happy?