Here's a live performance by Miss Platnum, for the ones of you who want to get a preview of her show at Sziget Festival 2009, on August 13, at 15:00 hours, at the Main Stage. The songs are "Give Me The Food" and Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back".
Since Szigetnews is a big supporter of the Rock Against Racism concept, we decided to post the whole press release about this very important day for Sziget Festival 2009. Here it goes: Musicians representing successful UK-based anti-racist campaign Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) are taking part in a unique and important show on the opening day of Budapestâ€™s gigantic Sziget music festival â€“ to launch a new Hungarian campaign based on similar lines to LMHR. The new organisation - Zene a Rasszizmus Ellenâ€ (Music Against Racism) or ZARE for short - is being set up with help from the UK Embassy in
English political rapper Lowkey, that is also known for working with Reverend & The Makers and with the "political indie-supergroup" Mongrel is confirmed on his MySpace to play Sziget's Rock Against Racism Day, as our friend Mellowmaniac tells us. It's still not clear if he'll be a part of the "all-stars" band or if he will play as solo act.
We're all still waiting for the final line-up, but no news yet. The Rock Against Racism Day will provide an interesting act called "Love Music Hate Racism Allstars Special (UK)", which could promise some interesting musicians, as among the supporters of the Rock Against Racism concept are names like Anti-Flag, Babyshambles, Belle & Sebastian, Mylo, Shane McGowan, Lethal Bizzle, Doves, David Gray, Carl Barat, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Reverend & The Makers, Jerry Dammers and more. Who knows, maybe some of these artists will be present. (thanks to our buddy Mellowmaniac again).
Disco Ensemble, the Finnish punk sensation that will play Sziget Festival 2009's Main Stage on August 16, have just released a video for their song "Back on the MF Street", off the newly released EP of the same name. You can watch the video below. The band are in full form as they embarked on a huge summer tour, that will culminate with their performance at Sziget 2009.
Our friend Mellowmaniac has noticed that the Meduza Stage schedule has finally been posted on the official site, including Andrew Weatherall. What are you guys looking forward to at the Meduza Stage?
We bet you can't wait for MaxÃ¯mo Park's live show at Sziget Festival this year, so here's a taste of what they can do on stage - a complete live video show byÂ MaxÃ¯mo Park, filmed by our friends at Grandcrew.com. We hope you enjoy it!
Our friends at grandcrew.com have a very interesting competition in the next two weeks, that allows you to win not only one of the two full passes for this year's Sziget Festival, but also a return Paris - Budapest plane trip to get you there. All you have to do is to answer the three following questions: Which was the brand that gave its name to Sziget festival during 6 years ? What are the names of Sziget festival founders? What was the Hungarian name of the first edition of Sziget festival ? Then, you must send the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information
Not a lot to tell you about in the past few days. Some interesting and maybe not so good news comes from our friend Mellowmaniac, quoting an e-mail from the Sziget press office. It seems that, if you wanted to see Bloc Party and 808 State, you won't be able to. They're both playing at the same time. 808 State is set to play sas the headliner of the Party Arena on August 13 (which means around 19:30), so it's about the same time as Bloc Party. Quoting the same source, our friend says they hope to have the complete lineup (including
...and it's not the song "Surprise, You're Dead". Faith No More are offering quite a few interesting set on their live set for this tour. But maybe the most interesting one, that the've already offered to people seeing them this summer, is the one you can watch below.