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?
The Sziget Facebook pages are announcing new names for tomorrow, and a very persistent speculation in comments is Iron Maiden, with one of our friends claiming to know so. Could that happen, do you think? Who else do you think will be part of the announcement? We’ll know for sure tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep on speculating…
As we wait for the Sziget 2013 line up to become complete, a new speculation round seems more than a good idea. Even more so, since you guys have already posted a healthy does of possible last names to complete the line up for this year's island extravaganza. So, go ahead and do it in a comment below and let's see what confirms!
Another day, three new acts made official by the Sziget organizers. We’re talking about Nneka, Dry the River and Balthazar. Both Nneka and Balthazar have been announced on the szigetfestival Facebook page. Dry the River have been officially name-checked by the Sziget Festival UK Facebook page, so all three of them are as official as they can be. (thanks to Johan and Hungry!)
The official announcement is here and it includes Biffy Clyro, Mika, Regina Spektor and a lot more, as you can see below. Here's the full list: Biffy Clyro Nero live Mika The Cribs Regina Spektor Bat For Lashes Flogging Molly Dub FX Little Boots The Joy Formidable Erol Alkan Booka Shade Gesaffelstein Felix Cartal Donots Hoffmaestro dOP Blaudzun Daily Bread Splendid Rangleklods live Monophona john doe was right again – we got one name right in the speculation list – Biffy Clyro, and the list includes 22 acts. We also got three names we already had – Blaudzun, Daily Bread and Splendid.
UDPATED: Coen says the following: It was at the dutch tv station Nederland 3, the name of the show is De Wereld Draait Door and it started about 19.30 Dutch time. Remember when some of you guys noticed Blaudzun pictures on the official Sziget website, which were later taken off? Well, it would seem that Blaudzun will be at Sziget 2013, after all. Two of our friends have announced us, almost at the same time, that Blaudzun has mentioned on Dutch TV that he would play Sziget Festival 2013. Of course, this is not confirmed, but it’s a pretty serious clue. More details as
After yesterday's news, time for the second round of speculation. Our reader the xx has posted a list we can most certainly all build on. Here it is, so let the comments begin! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Biffy Clyro Franz Ferdinand Kraftwerk Kings of Leon Eminem Iggy Pop Florence & the Machine Green Day Nine Inch Nails
UPDATE: The Island of Freedom, Sziget Beach and Color Party, as well as the End Show are detailed, respectively, here, here and here. UPDATE: another post details the press conference today - apart from Sziget Eye being bigger, it must be mentioned that swimming will be possible this year. UPDATE: As announced on the official Facebook page, David Guetta will be part of Sziget's End Show, a "final act of the one week of fun. So, on Sunday, on the Main Stage, Sziget will end with a very exciting show full of fireworks, pyrotechnics, laser shows and other special effects. The music
UPDATE: According to their official sites, here are the performance dates for some artists in the announcement: Triggerfinger - 8 Aug. Seeed - 9 Aug. Die Ärzte - 7 Aug. Deichkind - 7 or 8 Aug (thanks, Bender!) UPDATE: the official announcement on the Sziget website also mentions stages where some of the acts announced today will play. We've already added this info to our line up page. According to it, Seeed, Azealia Banks and Die Arzte will play the Main Stage. The Bots, Hadouken! and Triggerfinger are set for the A38, while Boys Noize will play the Arena. The official announcement we’ve been talking about is