Even more good news for metal fans. It seems that the metal announcements were saved for last, let's hope they keep coming. Turisas, the Finnish Viking Metal Band, an interesting act indeed, are confirmed on their website for this year's Sziget Festival.They will be at Sziget on Saturday, August 15, according to their official site (thanks, Mellowmaniac & chudo_pahan).
IMPORTANT: Sorry to says this, but caboodle.hu seems to have been very wrong writing this and something got "lost in translation". We just quoted them. We'll keep this post just because we don't want to lose your comments. The admin on the Italian Sziget forum also confirmed that this was a mistake by caboodle. (thanks Dkm). You wanted some more important names on Day Zero, here they are. According to caboodle.hu, quoting activist and part of the organising team Sam Duckworth, Franz Ferdinand, The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Franz Ferdinand will play on Day Zero, "Rock Against
The Sziget Last.fm page lists two more interesting names, added to what we already know. It seems that Jose Padilla, the Spanish DJ and ambient music producer (read more about him and his music on his MySpace) will be at Sziget Festival. Some good news (if they confirm) for metalheads, too. The same last.fm page lists German dark metal Eisregen as one of the acts playing this year's Sziget Festival. Hopefully, it confirms, especially since GWAR was cancelled. LATER EDIT: Szigetnews friend alex tells us that Jose Padilla is officially confirmed on the Dutch Official Site.
ab4 are a very interesting Romanian / Italian alternative rock band, that have been around for quite a few years. ab4 will play Sziget Festival 2009 on August 14, starting at 18:30 hours, according to their official MySpace page, that you can visit if you want to hear some of their songs.
First of all, you can download an official PDF of the full Sziget 2009 programmes here (or should we say the programmes so far). The source is the official French site. Second of all, Szigetnews friend Tijn has sent us quite some interesting news. Dutch site Rock Blog says that the Sziget 2009 Zero Day, the Rock Against Racism Day, will haveÂ some international acts, too, in addition to the local acts that will most certainly be present. More so, the official French Facebook site lists the question "Prognostics pour la tÃªte d'affiche du Day Zero (11 aoÃ»t) ?", meaning "any
As our friend Tijn telles us, Hanggai, a Chinese band that plays Mongolian folk music, have just confirmed themselves for Sziget Festival 2009 on their official website. They will most certainly play the World Music Main Stage. They will play Sziget on August 16.
This year's Sziget Festival will, of course, have a Blues Stage, that will feature mostly Hungarian acts, but also Karen Carroll & The Mississippi Grave Diggers. You'll also get the chance to see a Zappa and a Doors tribute band, both Hungarian. The full schedule of the blues stage for this year's Sziget festival has been published here.(thanks, fromhungary)
If you are one of those people that go to Sziget Festival, among other things, to check out the great gypsy acts at the Roma Tent, you will surely appreciate Parno Graszt, a fantastic Hungarian Gypsy music act that have been around for the last 20 years. They have an album in the works, that will be available for their first American tour, to happen this fall. This great Hungarian Gypsy band will play the Roma Tent at Sziget 2009, on August 13, starting at 9:30 PM, according to their official MySpace page, on which you can also check out some
According to the Official French Facebook Sziget site, a new act has been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival. French ska and reggae group Babylon Circus are confirmed to play at the WAN2 stage of this year's festival on August 15.
Mala Vita are a very interesting Dutch band and they are listed for the Main Stage of this year's Sziget Festival, on the Dutch Official site. (thanks, tijn and alex!)