A new year has come - unfortunately, with no new participants to Sziget Festival announced by the organizers. But life doesn't stop because of this delay. Neighboring Romania has its own - growing - festival scene with events being announced and performers being booked across the year. And some of them happen right in time to also make it to Sziget's lineup this year. We've already covered the lineup Electric Castle has announced so far in this article so we won't do it again, especially since the festival hasn't announced any new names yet. But there are three other events (aside from
Less than 24 hours before Sziget 2017's official announcement, one of the performers to participate was revealed: Alt-J will take the stage on the 15th of August 2017. The date (no time slot for now) appeared at the band's agent's website and spotted by a SzigetNews reader. Alt-J was also confirmed earlier to perform at Electric Castle 2017. Alt-J is a Leeds (UK) based indie rock band, turning 10 years old this year. The band's debut album "An Awesome Wave" was released in 2012 - before that, Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums) mostly played at their
Sziget 2016 has made its first announcement about its lineup in 2016. The names announced today, in the order they appeared on the event's official Spotify playlist: The Last Shadow Puppets (Main Stage) The Neighborhood (A38) The Lumineers (Main Stage) Jess Glynne (A38) DATSIK (A38) Years & Years (Main Stage) Róisín Murphy (A38) Opgezwolle (A38) Parkway Drive (A38) Bullet for my Valentine (A38) K.I.Z. (A38) Kovacs (A38) David Guetta (Main Stage) MUSE (Main Stage) The Last Shadow Puppets is a "baroque-pop" band from England featuring Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (ex-the Rascals), producer James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, ex-Simian), and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions). They have a new album on the tube for April
Update: It has been confirmed that the band will perform on the British Knights Europe Stage on Sunday the 16th, at 13:00. Manchester (UK) based indie / rock / blues / blues rock band Turrentine Jones has gathered an overwhelming majority of the votes (3,657 of them) during the Sziget 2015 Facebook Voting Contest, knocking out bands like Plastic Barricades (UK), Princess Eud & Ded Kra-Z (Haiti) who finished second and third. This means that Turrentine Jones will have the chance to make its voice heard and its name well known through a gig on the Europe Stage, on the 16th (Sunday),
Update: The Thing Things (UK) will play the Main Stage on the 13th at 17:45, leaving the MS with only one spot left to fill (Sunday, the 16th, at 17:45). The A38 stage has a new open spot - the 13th @ 22:00, while the 3AM slot on Saturday the 15th is still blank. Here are the latest names included in the Sziget 2015 lineup: The Horrors (UK) - Main Stage, 12th of August (17:45) One of the great new guitar acts on the British musical scene, The Horrors are to be commended for one of the best musical materials released lately in the
Another week, another announcement of new names added to the lineup of the 2015 Sziget Festival. And there are some big names on the list, too: Asaf Avidan The Script Major Lazer C2C Arty Asaf Avidan is an Israeli musician, singer and songwriter, a former animator from Tel Aviv who has been guided toward the stage by a broken heart (this explains a lot about his style). He is currently on tour with his new album, Gold Shadow, released this January, so expect to hear lots of new songs from him (which will not be new for his fans). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jld7sqnS4Ew The Script is a Dublin based pop-rock trio, winner
Another band has confirmed that it will participate at the 2015 Sziget Festival: this time it's the French roots reggae band Wailing Trees. According to the band's Facebook page, Wailing Trees will play at the Sziget Festival on the 13th of August. Nominated for the "Victoire du Reggae" in its home country, in the "Best New Artist 2014" category, and winner of the "Rototom European Reggae Contest 2014", the young and dynamic band has recently released its first album "The World Go Round" and is currently on tour to promote it. The band plays a mixture of several styles - reggae with a dash
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
The first Sziget 2015 announcement is here, and it's an interesting one, with some colourful names, as promised. Namely, according to the official Facebook, Sziget 2015 will be graced by the presence of: Florence and the Machine Alt-J The Subways AWOLNATION Babylon Circus Blasterjaxx Jamie Woon Kadebostany Jose Gonzalez FAUVE What do you think of the announcement? Is it what you expected or were you hoping for other names? If so, who do you think will be part of the next ones?
The official announcement has been made and the list starts with Madness (a well-known name to Sziget fans and always a fun show) and The Bloody Beetroots. Triggerfinger are also very familiar faces, and the announcement also contains Leningrad and Black Sun Empire, which you knew about a bit earlier. The full list of this new official announcement is as follows: Madness The Bloody Beetroots Kelis Leningrad Band of Skulls Triggerfinger Deniz Koyu Thomas Gold Quentin Mosimann Black Sun Empire INVSN Extensive comments about it have already been made, but if you haven't already, tell everybody what you think below!