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.
Here's a cool souvenir from this year's Sziget Festival. The Editors, playing their song "Bricks and mortar" at Sziget 2009. Even if winter's coming, remembering this great summer always feels good. Enjoy!
A very interesting account of this year's Sziget experience comes from Szigetnews reader pax. He managed to sum up 7 Sziget days in 200 seconds of images. Enjoy and check out his website, too. 7 days in 200 seconds from pax on Vimeo.
Now that Sziget 2009 is over, we can all remember the fun we've had here on Sziget News. Alex was the first one to send us a few pictures he took this year. Enjoy! Remember that you can send us your festival memories & pictures via email - contact (at) szigetnews.com (replace (at) with @), using the contact section of the site or just by posting a comment. Click on "read more" to see al the pictures Alex has sent. 1031
...filmed by Grandcrew.com Bloc Party live at Sziget festival, Budapest from Grandcrew on Vimeo.
Sziget starts today and, as it did last year, Sziget News wants your opinions, accounts, images, videos and whatever else you think is important about this year's festival. Feel free to send anything you feel is important to contact (at) szigetnews.com, via the contact form on the site or in a comment. All your accounts will be published.
Organisers of this year's Sziget will provide a clinic specialising in respiratory problems on-site, as well as a round-the-clock pharmacy for those who might feel unwell during the week-long event, Hungarian Health Minister Tamas Szekely and head of the festival Karoly Gerendai told reporters on Monday, according to caboodle.hu. The clinic will have 60 beds and will help those with flu-like symptoms. Music fans with other medical issues will be treated at the first-aid points.It is important that possible A/H1N1 patients are isolated, the minister said. He added that 122 new flu cases had been registered in Hungary up to now. 400
Unfortunately, due to guitarist Danny suffering a serious motorcycle accident, Vive la fete's performance at Sziget Festival 2009 was cancelled, according to their official website.
...and everybody must be packing their bags by now. The final line-up, sent by the official French site, can be downloaded here. What do you think about it? What are you looking forward to this year?