An older piece of news just brought to our attention (thanks chudo_pahan): Ukrainian Cossack rock band Haydamaky will return to the stage of Sziget Festival after six years. The date of their concert is yet unspecified. The band was born in 1991, after Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union. The band was known as Aktus back then, mixing Ukrainian folk music with ska and reggae. They were discovered by EMI in 2001 - it was then that the band changed its name to Haydamaki, "in honor of the eighteenth-century Haydamak rebellion against the Polish szlachta". The music of Haydamaky is inspired
Another band has confirmed that it will participate at the 2015 Sziget Festival: this time it's the French roots reggae band Wailing Trees. According to the band's Facebook page, Wailing Trees will play at the Sziget Festival on the 13th of August. Nominated for the "Victoire du Reggae" in its home country, in the "Best New Artist 2014" category, and winner of the "Rototom European Reggae Contest 2014", the young and dynamic band has recently released its first album "The World Go Round" and is currently on tour to promote it. The band plays a mixture of several styles - reggae with a dash
Another week, another handful of names confirmed by the Sziget Festival Republic! The Sziget 2015 lineup has been improved with the following names: Avicii Limp Bizkit Hollywood Undead Cro The Gaslight Anthem Soja Dj Marky & Stamina MC So, let's start with the beginning. Avicii is expected to enchant his audience with stunning visuals at this year's Sziget Festival. The Swedish superstar is one of the most popular electro house acts of his generation, with all the traditions of the Swedish electronic dance scene behind them (think Ace of Base, Basic Element, Army of Lovers and many others). Tim Bergling (this is his real name) is barely in his twenties, but
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
Snoop Dogg, one of Sziget 2012’s headliners, has released a new single, off his future album, called Reincarnated. Nothing new so far. Except for the fact that the single (called “La La La”) is under the pseudonym Snoop Lion. And there’s more: it’s a reggae song and it’s produced by Major Lazer. It will be interesting to see how this new music will sound on the Sziget 2012 Main Stage. Anyway, you can listen to the new track below and tell everyone what you think.
Another interesting name for this year's Sziget Festival, that we know about from our friend Mellowmaniac. Easy Star All-Stars, a very interesting New York-based reggae band, is set to play Sziget Festival 2010, according to their agency's website and MySpace page. Easy Star All-Stars usually do cover albums in a reggae / dub style. Their Pink Floyd cover album is probably their most famous work to date. According to their agency, they will play Sziget Festival 2010 on August 11.
More good news for reggae fans coming to Sziget Festival 2009 - Tiken Jah Fakoly, one of the important artists of African reggae music, has confirmed his presence at the Festival. Tiken Jah Fakoly comes from the Ivory Coast and his music speaks about the injustices done to the people of his country and to people all over Africa. He has been living in exile, especially in Mali, for the last few years and has been declared persona non grata in Senegal for criticizing president Abdoulaye Wade. Tiken Jah's presence at this year's Sziget Festival is officially confirmed on his MySpace.
Here's some good news for all of you reggae fans coming to Sziget Festival this year. Veteran reggae bass player Ras Jumbo will play Sziget Festival this year. His presence is confirmed on his MySpace page. Ras Jumbo will play Sziget on August 16.