In a surprise announcement made today (surprise because it was promised to be made on Monday), Balaton Sound added new names to its lineup: Axwell /\ Ingrosso Alesso Oliver Heldens Craig David presents TS5 Ella Eyre Martin Solveig Vini Vici Carnage Disciples Princess Nokia Night Lovell NGHTMRE They are a perfect fit for their already announced artists that include The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and the others listed here. For those of you who don't know, Balaton Sound is the EDM sister festival of Sziget, taking place between the 4th and the 8th of July in Zamárdi, a
Untold is quickly becoming Romania's leading EDM music festival. With a duration of just four days, the festival has an incredible concentration of leading EDM performers. Yesterday - probably to please all who love it - Untold has announced new names added to its lineup. Due to its date - it takes place between the 3rd and 6th of August - some of its performers might overlap with Sziget 2017. Here are the new names announced on Valentine's Day: Chris Liebing Dubfire Jamie Jones Loco Dice Solomun Sven Väth This completes the list of names already announced (the headliners of the festival): Afrojack Armin van
95% of the seven-day Sziget passes the 2016 edition have been sold, and they continue to sell like hot cakes, according to the event's lead organizer, Gerendai Károly. If they continue to be this popular, all of them might be gone by the end of June. If this happens, Sziget will only be able to offer its visitors day passes from there on, Gerendai said. By comparison, for last year's event, the five and seven-day passes have been sold out by the beginning of August. Sziget passes still available for individual days Day passes are still available in large numbers, he said,
Irie Maffia turns 10 years old this year, and they can add another great achievement to their CV - their song "Easy As One Two Three" has been selected as the official anthem of the 2015 Sziget Festival! The song, which will be included on the band's next album, is not just a series of notes, but has a message, too. According to Sena, the Irie Maffia's voice, it tells you that "whatever the feeling might be, good or bad, if you speak it out you set it free, and you set yourself free as well". The tune is the work of Élö
Sziget 2013 tickets have dropped in sales between seven and eight percent in comparison to last year, says chief organizer and promoter of Sziget Karoly Gerendai. The Sziget boss has mentioned some of the reasons for this in statements quoted by The Budapest Times. According to Gerendai, many big international names are unable to accept invitations because of a lack of time. He also blames the collapse of Hungarian airline Malev and the fact that not all of its flights have current correspondents for the situation. Gerendai thinks that marketing needs strengthening, and the article says that organizers have done so by adding a
The newest big name to be confirmed for the Sziget 2013 line up is, it would seem, Motörhead. A few of our friends have seen a Sziget 2013 date announced on the Motörhead official website, which would have made it a self-confirmation, but that date has been pulled off before we could take a screenshot. The date was August 5 for Lemmy & the gang at Sziget Festival, and it also appears in a list of tour dates that a user called Snaggletooth has posted on the forums on the official website – you’ll need to be registered in order to see
We told you about Snoop’s reincarnation into Snoop Lion in the last few days. Still, if you were worried that you won’t be hearing the legendary rapper’s greatest hits on the island, you were wrong. A statement posted on the official Hungarian Sziget site (Google translated version here) comes to clear things up for all of us. The Sziget organizers have talked to Snoop’s representatives, clearing things up completely. According to Snoop’s representatives, the show on the island will be a hits show. (thanks, mellowmaniac!)
If you use Spotify, our friend Dreher has created a Sziget 2012 playlist. Dreher’s playlist features 237 bands and artists, and you may discover your new favorite band is playing at this year’s Sziget. Or maybe you’ll just find some cool performances to see. Either way, you can click here to get to the playlist, or you can just click the link in our Blogroll section on the right.
Here’s some fabulous news about the Sziget 2012 lineup. It’s beginning to take shape. The legendary industrial band Ministry will be playing Sziget Festival 2012. They have just self-confirmed a number of tour dates on their DeFiBriLaTour for this summer on their official Facebook page and guess what: Sziget Festival 2012 is confirmed for August 8! Al Jourgensen’s band will be supporting a new album called Relapse on this tour. The album will be released on March 30 and it was recorded late last year. It will be even more interesting since Al Jourgensen has said in a recent interview that he won’t
Our reader Paul has asked the organizers, on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook why tickets are more expensive for Sziget 2012 than they were this year. He got a very encouraging answer: We plan to celebrate Sziget 20th edition with the strongest line-up ever so unfortunately rise in prices is unavoidable. We can't wait to hear who will be in it!