The UK Festival Awards is a ceremony that rewards the biggest and best festivals in the United Kingdom - and abroad. The awards were presented last evening - and the winner of the "Best Overseas Festival" was, once again, Sziget. Best Overseas Festival The UK Festival Awards is presented for the 16th year, acknowledging the achievements of "organisers and suppliers in the fields of production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing, catering and more". While it is dedicated especially to the events held in the United Kingdom, it has a category dedicated to those outside of its borders - and for the
Sziget 2019 is now a month away, we've all had time to get home and ponder our memories of the greatest week of the year. That's why we thought we'd ask you how your Sziget 2019 was? What did you enjoy most? What was the best performance of the year, in your view? What was the best adventure you've gone through this year? And, most of all, who do you hope the Sziget 2020 headliners will be? The comments below are at your service...
The lineup of the Sziget 2019 Main Stage The final names were added to this year's "epic" lineup over at Sziget 2019: Macklemore, 6LACK, and Michael Kiwanuka will complete the already amazing list of performers at the event. At the same time, the final lineup of the Doru Panaitescu Main Stage was also published. Macklemore is a performer that needs no introduction - he was at Sziget in 2014 and 2017. The Seattle-based rapper, singer, and songwriter will take the stage on Saturday, August 10, right before The National closes the day with its performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4-nAaYbXA Ricardo Valdez Valentine, better known by
The South Korean tech giant Samsung is the main sponsor of this year's Colosseum stage at Sziget Festival - this is just one of the many news we found out today. More importantly, part of the lineup of Sziget's electronic music stage was also announced: ANNAAvalon EmersonB.TraitsBlack AsteroidBlawanBUTCHCourtesyCraig BratleyFJAAKGiovanni VerrinaJohn DigweedKiNK@Luigi Madonna@Marco BaileyMargaret Dygas@Mark ReeveMarvin & GuyMetodi HristovObjektPaul RitchRareshRed AxesRegalRyan ElliottThe AdventwAFFYounger Than Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDpp0fSomWU Another event announced late last week is the Big Street Theater, occupied this year by Les Commandos Percu, a French theater group combining percussion and pyrotechnics in their performances. The group was founded in 1994 and since then, they
Yesterday, Sziget Festival announced the latest additions to its 2019 lineup, naming the artist to occupy the last free headliner slot: it's The National, the American rock band formed in 1999 in Ohio. The band has just announced the imminent release of its new album called "Am Easy to Find" scheduled on May 17th - this means that their fans will be delighted to hear their fresh materials the best way, live on the stage. The band will take the Main Stage of Sziget 2019 on August 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw Here are the rest of the performers who have been announced to join the
And now... the moment we've all been waiting for... the second announcement for Sziget 2019 where the people behind the event shed some light on who will join Ed Sheeran on the stage of next year's edition: Foo Fighters Florence + The Machine Twenty One Pilots The 1975 Martin Garrix Richard Ashcroft Catfish & The Bottlemen CHVRCHES Jungle Kodaline The Blaze Maribou State IDLES Superorganism Pale Waves Parcels Boy Pablo Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Of Mice & Men Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Gang of Youths ALMA Yungblud Tamino Foo Fighters After the dissolution of Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl founded
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
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
"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.
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