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Christmas Comes Early: Bastille, Bloc Party and Others @ Sziget Festival 2016

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The organizers of Sziget 2016 have decided for Christmas to come early, announcing a set of new performers who we'll have the occasion to meet in August. The list includes artists like Bastille, CHVRCHES, Bloc Party and Sum, among others. Tickets for Sziget 2016 can be acquired with the largest discount until December 31st, the organizers have announced. Let's see who the new names announced for the 2016 Sziget Festival are. Bastille Bastille will be performing on the Main Stage, in the early evening hours of the day. The band of young Brits has millions of fans all over the world, best shown by

Sziget 2015 Memories: Martin Garrix’s Live Set Complete

Martin Garrix @ Sziget 2015

19 year old Dutch DJ Martin Garrix was the closing act of this year's Sziget Festival. He was so much caught up in the Sziget feeling that after concluding with the End Show, he refused to accept that it was over. He concluded his show at Sziget with a 90 minute "backstage" show for his friends and the workers still there, while it was pouring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJRWr7-pfiQ For those who were unable to attend the festival on Sunday, or want to relive the closing moments of this year's Sziget Festival, here is the complete Martin Garrix end show. About the DJ Martijn Garritsen (known by his

Kingdom of Hegyalja Cancelled, Rudimental to Perform @ Sziget 2015

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This just in (it has been officially confirmed by the Sziget festival website), and the website of the Hegyalja has confirmed it way before Sziget did: Rudimental will occupy the last free spot on Main Stage in the Sziget 2015 lineup. The official Sziget timetable was updated with a bit of delay - the Kingdom of Hegyalja has today confirmed not just the date and the spot, but also the fact that all tickets for Kingdom of Hegyalja valid for their concert can be exchanged into one-day tickets for the last day of Sziget 2015. The Kingdom was cancelled due to issues related to the

Oliver Heldens, The Horrors, Kwabs @ Sziget 2015

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Update: The Thing Things (UK) will play the Main Stage on the 13th at 17:45, leaving the MS with only one spot left to fill (Sunday, the 16th, at 17:45). The A38 stage has a new open spot - the 13th @ 22:00, while the 3AM slot on Saturday the 15th is still blank. Here are the latest names included in the Sziget 2015 lineup: The Horrors (UK) - Main Stage, 12th of August (17:45) One of the great new guitar acts on the British musical scene, The Horrors are to be commended for one of the best musical materials released lately in the

Announcement: Kings of Leon @ Sziget 2015 (Main Stage)

Kings of Leon

Sziget Festival has just announced the next band to play the Main Stage of the event: Nashville rock band Kings of Leon. "We have been trying to lure the band for years, and now, after a negotiation marathon, we finally did it," Gerendai Károly said, "because - as they are not in Europe at that time and they usually have just a handful of gigs in the summer - we had to get them to fly over the ocean just for us." Judging by the comments at our previous posts, Kings of Leon will be an act that divides: some of our visitors expressed

Announcement: Stages and Acts

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Besides today's press conference, the Sziget Festival 2015's organizers have also released a communique to shed some light on which acts to expect on which stage. Without further ado, here are the lists. Stages and acts confirmed today: Main Stage Day -1: Winner of the Nagy-Szín-Pad talent show Irie Maffia Robbie Williams Day 0: Gentleman & the Evolution Quimby Florence and the Machine The rest of the days: Alt-J Ellie Goulding Avicii Martin Garrix (End Show) Kasabian Limp Bizkit Hollywood Undead Foals Marina and the Diamonds Gogol Bordello The Maccabees Awolnation Punnany Massif World Music Stage Dhoad Gypsies from Rajastan Taraf de Haïdouks Goran Bregovic Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar The Egyptian Project Romengo Parno Graszt Mariza LaBrassBanda She’Koyokh Noura Mint Seymali Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble Imam Baildi Roy Paci & Aretuska Allstars Antwerp GipsySka Orkestar HK & Les Saltimbanks DakhaBrakha Che Sudaka La Chiva Gantiva Canzoniere

Competing Festivals Swipe Sziget Headliners in 2015

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Although the budget of the Sziget Festival has grown to 4.4 billion HUF (over $16 million or 14 million euros) the current list of headliners to participate at this year's edition might not be as great as expected, the festival's organizers announced in a press conference today. Last year the festival's date was pushed back to avoid overlapping with major US and Japanese festivals. This year the above mentioned events will start later as well. This means that the organizers of Sziget might again be in trouble. Still, according to lead organizer Gerendai Károly, the interest in the festival is unbroken after

Caro Emerald playing A Night Like This at Sziget 2012

Sziget Espana Official has posted a cool video from the Sziget 2012 live video stream. It features Caro Emerald and her great band. She’s playing “A Night Like This” at the Sziget 2012 Main Stage and it’s quite good to remember how that performance was. Check out the video. Have you been to Caro Emerald’s show at Sziget 2012? Did you enjoy it?

Snoop Dogg announces “reincarnation” as Snoop Lion

We told you a few days ago about one of this year’s Sziget stars - Snoop Dogg’s new single and future album. It was supposed to be released under the pseudonym Snoop Lion and be a reggae album. Well, it would seem that things go much further than just a new reggae album. Snoop Dogg has decided to go all the way, and was christened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest when going to Jamaica. He has decided to "bury" Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion. We don't know if this is permanent, but we'll all see, won't we? If you don’t believe us,

Sportfreunde Stiller confirmed for Sziget 2012

Sportfreunde Stiller are the last missing act for the Sziget 2012 Main Stage to be confirmed. Their name is listed on the schedule on the official website as playing Friday, August 10:00, at 18:00 hours. And since only one name was missing, that makes the Main Stage lineup complete. Flying Lotus, on the other hand, seem to have went completely out of the picture n(at least for Main Stage), as they’re nowhere in the schedule. (thanks go to mellowmaniac once more)

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