Some really cool information coming our way today. First of all, metal fans will be happy to hear that the official Szigetfest Twitter account is announcing Helloween for the Metal Stage. The same source also announces Goose, for those wanting to party at Sziget. (UPDATE: Goose will be playing on August 11, according to their Facebook - thanks Eva!) On the other hand, the Sziget France Facebook announces Hudson Mohawke for the A38-Wan2. They're also confirming Goose and Helloween.
Good news today. Three more interesting acts have confirmed themselves for Sziget Festival 2011. First of all, we're talking about Great Imitation (we got an e-mail from their bass player, saying that they've won the Surface Unsigned competition in the UK). They are fully confirmed, but are still waiting for the date when they will be playing Sziget Festival 2011. The Sziget appearance is also mentioned on their MySpace. As for their style, they are "a mash up of a lot of different styles - mainly indie/pop/hip hop and spoken word." Check them out on their MySpace, especially since they have
Just a reminder that today is the last day when you can get non-camping tickets for 140 Euros a piece (camping tickets for 170). Starting tomorrow, tickets will be 170 Euro (200 camping). If you can and want to save some money, you should get your ticket today. In other news, Billy Talent are set to play on a very busy August 15t - Danko Jones, Kasabian and Muse are to play on the same night.
The Roma Stage is always a great place at Sziget. The fun is always at home, and so are the very interesting artists. Here are the first two self-confirmations for this year's Sziget Roma Stage (with a big Sziget news thanks to gábor). These are two quite interesting Hungarian acts. First, we have Goulasch Exotica on August 13. The date is confirmed on their official MySpace. Second, there's the band Napra. Both the guitarist - Both Miklos - and the singer - Kinga Kramli - have confirmed the Sziget date on their MySpace pages. Stay tuned for some interesting programme news.
More interesting acts have just been confirmed on the official Sziget site, through a press release. Probably the most important for a lot of you would be 30 Seconds to Mars. This will be good news for a lot of people that wanted them very much to play this year's Sziget Festival. Metal fans will be happy to hear about Fear Factory and Kamelot. German legend Nina Hagen will also be at Sziget Festival 2010, and also Calvin Harris. Major Lazer and Young Punx, that Sziget News already told you about, are now officially confirmed. So is the rumor about Charlie Winston, that we were
Thanks to our friend Mellowmaniac, we know two more main stage dates for this year's Sziget Festival. You can already see them in the updated lineup page. So, K.I.Z. will play the Sziget 2010 Main Stage on August 12 (according to their website and MySpace page). Mellowmaniac also found out from Subsonica's management that they will play the Main Stage on August 14.
Belgian band Vive la fete is now officially confirmed for Sziget Festival 2010 - they are listed on the official Belgian and Dutch sites. We told you about Vive la Fete on Sziget News a while ago.
As we told you earlier today, there is a very big chance that the Blink 182 at Sziget 2010 rumor won't confirm. Some people on the site sounded quite happy about this. So we thought about having a poll here on Sziget News and see what the general opinion is, just for fun. Comments are most welcome, as they always are. [poll id="2"]
Another act has self-confirmed its presence at Sziget Festival 2010. The Young Punx are an English electronic dance music act whose style "encompasses french house, breakbeat and drum and bass, mashed up with elements as diverse as 1980s pop music, hard rock, disco and glam rock". The band has existed since 2003 and virtuoso guitarist Guthrie Govan, as well as Massive Attack vocalist Yolanda Quertey work with them on a constant basis. They've also collaborated with Dizzee Rascal on his album Tongue N Cheek. The Young Punx are self-confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival on their MySpace page. They're set to play
The official Hungarian Sziget site confirms a whole number of new acts (most of them for the World Music Main Stage, we presume). Sziget News already told you about some of them. Here they are (thanks, chudo_pahan): 08001 Amparo Sanchez Cankisou Csík zenekar és vendégei Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird Dirtmusic & Tamikrest Jaune Toujours Kries Los De Abajo Mahala Rai Banda Oi-Va-Voi Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club & Omara Portuondo Parno Graszt Rotfront Rupa & the April Fishes Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar Söndörgo + Ferus Mustafov Tony Allen Where there's a link, you will be taken to the relevant post on Sziget News. Of course, the whole lineup so far can be found in our constantly updated lineup