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No World Music Stage at Sziget 2019

World Music Stage

Bad news for world music loving Szitizens: after years and years, Sziget closes its World Music Stage starting its 2019 edition. The news was broken by Lángoló Gitárok, a long-running Hungarian music blog, and confirmed by Kardos József, Sziget's Program Manager. Kardos was quick to reassure Szitizens that this move doesn't banish world music from the festival, especially since world music is so influential today that its effects can be pinpointed even in the songs of many Main Stage performers. Instead, the genre will be integrated into the program of another venue - which one, Kardos didn't say just yet. Why does

Ed Sheeran Day Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Ed Sheeran

Those who love the sound and voice of Ed Sheeran and want to go to Sziget only to see his performance better be prepared to order: the day tickets for August 7, the day headlined by the redheaded English singer and songwriter, will go on sale tomorrow. The price for the ticket will be EUR 79 at their "early-bird" rates, and will grow to EUR 85 after the first 5,000 units are sold. Ed Sheeran in review Sheeran started his career as a singer in 2004, releasing his first record, Spinning Man, independently. He had to wait for mainstream success until seven

Sziget 2018: New Information at Yesterday’s Press Release

Sziget 2018 Prices Love Revolution

"We have managed to put together the strongest musical program this year", Kádár Tamás, Sziget Festival's lead organizer said at the beginning of yesterday's press conference. "It's enough if you look at the headliners of the Main Stage with present-day stars like Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo or Arctic Monkeys". Kádár took over for Gerendai Károly as the lead organizer last year, after the latter announced his retirement of sorts from the position after 25 years. Kádár also revealed that after cross-checking with the festival's new investors - the event now has a three-year growth strategy.

You and the future of Sziget News

sziget news future

Szigetnews has been in a state of hibernation as of late, as a lot of you have undoubtedly noticed. First of all, thank you for your concerned comments and also thank you to those of you sending emails asking if we're alright and whether everything is fine. To answer it directly, yes, absolutely. Everything is fine. However, time has not been what it was  and this has impacted on Sziget News and, subsequently, on this wonderful community. When I started this project, as a Sziget fan, I would have never imagined that it would turn into this thriving, vibrant community. I just

Announcement: Gorillaz, Dua Lipa, Others @ Sziget 2018

Dua Lipa at The Belasco in Los Angeles

Sziget Festival has a new management - and it clearly has a brand new way of revealing the artists, DJs, and other performers taking one of its stages in August. The event's last announcement, made on January 29, was great news for most of the attendees - and hopefully, the names below will also not be a disappointment. So, without further ado, here they are: Dua Lipa Gorillaz Shawn Mendes Stormzy The War on Drugs Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker Lianne La Havas Desiigner King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Gorgon City live JP Cooper Petit Biscuit Borgore Zhu KSHMR

Announcement: Arctic Monkeys join Sziget 2018 Lineup

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys is the name you've all been waiting for - and as it turns out, you were right. The Sheffield rock band with six BRIT Awards and three Grammy nominations under their belt will join the lineup of Sziget 2018 as a headliner, playing the Main Stage on the 14th of August this year, between 21:30 and 23:30 - a two-hour show. And they might also have quite a few new things to show off, as they have started recording their latest studio album in September 2017, for a 2018 release. Although they promised an announcement to be made at 12

Announcement: Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Others @ Sziget 2018

Kendrick Lamar announcement

Unlike in the previous years, when December saw the first announcement (or two) regarding the lineup of the event in the coming year, this year Sziget took its time. It has prepared to announce part of its lineup in December but delayed it at the time, citing its need for "a bit more time" to put together a relevant announcement for its fans. And the day has finally come: Sziget has announced the first artists, bands, and DJs to take its stages this August. Without further ado, here they are: Above & Beyond Alle Farben Bastille Blossoms Cigarettes After Sex

Sziget 2017 Wins “Best Lineup” at European Festival Awards

European Festival Awards 2017

Last night, Europe's festival scene - along with its many fans around the world - sat on the edge of their seats to see whether they will receive any of the accolades awarded at the European Festival Awards. The ceremony was, as usual, exciting, with many great artists taking the scene. This year, the organizers handed out 15 awards, some of them based on the vote of a committee, others relying entirely on votes from the public. "Take A Stand Award" was given out for the first time this year, based on a Yourope initiative meant to encourage social cohesion. Best

Artists in Romania in August 2018

Artists in Romania

A new year has come - unfortunately, with no new participants to Sziget Festival announced by the organizers. But life doesn't stop because of this delay. Neighboring Romania has its own - growing - festival scene with events being announced and performers being booked across the year. And some of them happen right in time to also make it to Sziget's lineup this year. We've already covered the lineup Electric Castle has announced so far in this article so we won't do it again, especially since the festival hasn't announced any new names yet. But there are three other events (aside from

Love Revolution and the Thoughts of the CEO

Sziget 2018 Prices Love Revolution

Next year's Sziget Festival will be all about acceptance of diversity and a life without threats. This is why it has chosen "Love Revolution" as its slogan - it expresses the event's hope to live in a world with no wars and nuclear threats, no discrimination based on skin color, religion or sexual identity, one that's sustainable and has a clean environment, and filled with the utmost respect for human rights. The topic of the festival will be expressed by a number of art installations meant to express the ideas driving next year's edition, submitted by artists and groups for approval

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