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
…at least in the Virgin blog’s view. In case you still need to discover some of the acts playing Sziget 2012, the Virgin blog features a very interesting article. It’s a presentation of some of the best British acts playing Sziget 2012, and you might want to check it out. Among the artists they recommend are Anna Calvi and The Stone Roses. You can check it out right here.
And just as we posted the news about Tankcsapda, another confirmation is coming. This time it was from the Sziget Festival UK Facebook page. We’re talking about English hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, also set to play Sziget 2012. (thanks, alex!)
Another name is confirmed, and this time it’s one that usually plays Sziget. We’re talking about legendary Hungarian band Tankcsapda, set to play the Main Stage on August 9, according to the official Sziget site for the UK. The site lists them as playing on Thursday at 19:45, right before Korn. That same site has Friendly Fires moved to the A38, on the same day. (thanks, Balint!)
Another name has been confirmed on a few of the Sziget Facebook sites, including the Sziget Festival Vlanderen one. Netsky will be playing Sziget Festival 2012, and the news is also confirmed in this press release by the Sziget organizers.
Unfortunately, some bad news today, straight from the organizers. As written on the szigetfestival Facebook account, Modeselektor will not be playing Sziget Festival 2012 after all. The reason is that they have another show in Budapest later this year, and they claimed the exclusivity of the other show when they decided to cancel Sziget, despite the fact that the organizers have tried to find a solution with their agency. A replacement act will be found. They definitely are out of our lineup page already. (thanks, beansel)
New acts have been announced for Balaton Sound. As always, these have a very little chance of playing Sziget. Here’s what the Balaton Sound official Facebook has announced today: Armin van Buuren Calvin Harris Martin Solveig De La Soul Guy Gerber Tale of Us
No big names announced today. Still, apart from a lot of structure changes announced by the organizers, quite a few new acts have been announced for Arena, A38, Roma Stage, Giant Street Theatre and Street theatres. Here they are, as posted on the Sziget official Facebook page: Arena: Frittenbude, 1995, Grimus, Elektro Guzzi, Adam Beyer, The Advent vs. Industrialyzer live; A38: Shaka Ponk, Yonderboi; Roma Stage: Ferenc Snétberger’s students, Romengo, Fishtank Ensemble, O’Djila, Besh o droM, Etnorom, Nadara, The Barons of Tang, DJ Click, Caci Vorba, Vojasa, Gypsy Hill, Vodku, Söndörg?, Naat Veliov & The Original Kocani Orkestar, Dj Gaetano Fabri & Balkanhotsteppers, Robert
UPDATE: Estonian DJ Kaido Kirikmäe has also self-confirmed his presence at Sziget 2012 on his website. It says he will play on August 12. (thanks, Ilbert) Dutch station 3FM has run a contest whose winner is playing Sziget. And the winner has been announced – it’s Capeman. The news is confirmed on the 3FM website. (thanks, S!)