The Agenda Info awards for 2009, awarded according to the votes of 14005 people in the Netherlands and Flanders, have been announced. Sziget has won the Best International Festival Award for 2009. Check out the rest of the winners here.
Yes, that's right, another important act has confirmed its presence at this year's Sziget Festival. The band that has confirmed its presence in Sziget 2010's lineup is GWAR. Oderus Urungus' men were supposed to be at Sziget Festival 2009, this didn't happen, but they will be here this year. GWAR is known to be a great live act, so we can't wait to see them at this year's Sziget. GWAR will play Sziget Festival 2010 on August 11 and their presence is announced on the GWAR official website. (thanks Jari!)
Very good news today! Infected Mushroom have confirmed their presence at this year's Sziget Festival. Infected Mushroom will play Sziget Festival 2010 on August 14, according to their official website. Thanks to our reader chudo_pahan for the tip.
Finally, we have the first confirmed bands for this year's Sziget Festival. These bands have already confirmed their presence via their official sites or MySpace pages and, although they're not very big names, it's still good to know about them. Here we go, then: Eslam is the first name and the way he describes himself is quite interesting: An ex Lebanese Mafia affiliate turned overweight entertainer, after an 8 Million Dollar sale of a stolen Mammoth tusk from a Siberian excavation went wrong... Born to Syrian and Lebanese parents, Eslam Jawaad (real name 'Wissam Khodur') left his mafia past in Lebanon and came
...filmed by Grandcrew.com Bloc Party live at Sziget festival, Budapest from Grandcrew on Vimeo.
Here's a live performance by Miss Platnum, for the ones of you who want to get a preview of her show at Sziget Festival 2009, on August 13, at 15:00 hours, at the Main Stage. The songs are "Give Me The Food" and Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back".
English political rapper Lowkey, that is also known for working with Reverend & The Makers and with the "political indie-supergroup" Mongrel is confirmed on his MySpace to play Sziget's Rock Against Racism Day, as our friend Mellowmaniac tells us. It's still not clear if he'll be a part of the "all-stars" band or if he will play as solo act.
Our friends at grandcrew.com have a very interesting competition in the next two weeks, that allows you to win not only one of the two full passes for this year's Sziget Festival, but also a return Paris - Budapest plane trip to get you there. All you have to do is to answer the three following questions: Which was the brand that gave its name to Sziget festival during 6 years ? What are the names of Sziget festival founders? What was the Hungarian name of the first edition of Sziget festival ? Then, you must send the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information
Not a lot to tell you about in the past few days. Some interesting and maybe not so good news comes from our friend Mellowmaniac, quoting an e-mail from the Sziget press office. It seems that, if you wanted to see Bloc Party and 808 State, you won't be able to. They're both playing at the same time. 808 State is set to play sas the headliner of the Party Arena on August 13 (which means around 19:30), so it's about the same time as Bloc Party. Quoting the same source, our friend says they hope to have the complete lineup (including
British electronic legends 808 State will play at this year's Sziget Festival. 808 State are one of the electronic music outfits in Britain with the longest activity - the band has started making music in 1988, taking its name from the legendary Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. 808 State will play Sziget's Party Arena.