The Island of Freedom has closed its gates on Sunday night (or Monday morning, depending on how you count the days). This was the 23rd edition of the festival, and it has broken every record on daily and weekly attendance. During the week-long event the number of visitors exceeded 441,000, coming from all over the world. The top ten countries where visitors have come from includes the Netherlands, the UK, France, but also Australia, with more than 1,000 visitors coming from Down Under. But the organizers recorded visitors from Botswana, Ecuador, the Cayman Islands and Guadalupe as well - a total
Tonight we have some more good news for all you metalheads coming to Sziget Festival 2009. A few days we announced GWAR, now we're telling you about legendary masked metal band Brujeria, that will play Sziget Festival 2009 on August 14th. The news is confirmed on their management website. Brujeria will play Sziget Festival on August 14.Â (thanks, Required!)
As we already suspected, the news that Rise Against won't be at Sziget this year, after all, is now confirmed by our reader tool. He wrote an e-mail to their management, asking about this and the reply he got was the following: They are not coming- it ended up not working out! Sorry, we will be coming there on this album though. On the other hand, our friend Mellowmaniac has a few more line-up ideas for you, based on current tour dates. Let's hear him: Long time no rumoursâ€¦ To heat the Radiohead discussion up: The guys seem to move closer and closer to the
Szigetnews reader Kevin had quite an interesting proposal, in order to make the organizers more aware of what the people that go to Sziget every year want. Here's what he suggested: Let's do a little survey. Everyone give 3 names that you want to see at sziget the most (and that are possible at sziget dates). I'll start. My first name is Metallica, I know that they said that their European tour is over before Sziget but they don't have any plans for that time so I still have some hope. My second name is Limp Bizkit- I don't know why, I
Sziget has been over for two weeks now, but your Sziget accounts keep on coming to Szigetnews.com. Keep them coming through the contact section, or via comment. Here's the latest we received, from Szigetnews friend Kevin: Â Sziget was good as always, but it was better the last couple of yearsâ€¦ Prices have gone up extremely over the last two years. Line-up was a nice 90ies-feel line-up, but weâ€™re living 10 years later... Two friends of mine were robbed. Both were sleepinh in there tents when people came into their tents to get stuff out! Thatâ€™s not your own fault! Donâ€™t know if Iâ€™ll go again.
This year's Festival is now over, and, according to preliminary data released by the organizers, this year's edition of Sziget Festival made approximately 421,000 euros in profit. The Festival was attended by a total of 385,000 people this year. How was it for you? What did you enjoy most? What disappointed you this year?