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It’s Official: Pink to Headline the Main Stage on August 9

Pink P!NK (Photo: Wikipedia)

The organizers have confirmed on the event's official Facebook page: Pink will headline Day -1 of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival. At the same time, the event has announced the prices for its day tickets - all of them will cost €65, no matter the date. The next price hike for 7-day and 5-day passes will occur on the 31st of May, so we can expect some further big names to be announced around that date. Pink (often stylized as P!NK) was born Alecia Beth Moore in September 1979. She started writing songs at an early age, then proceeded to perform in

Interview: Sziget’s Andras Berta speaks to PollstarPro

Sziget 2017 PJ Harvey interview

Two and a half decades have passed since Hungary, after shaking off the Soviet influence, started its journey toward a more politically and culturally liberated society. Sziget Festival has become one of the symbols for this journey, initially choosing the talent on its stage (and later stages) from the local talent pool, and later expanding to become the major international festival it is today. The history of Sziget Festival is one of the topics of the interview below, where the folks from PollstarPro have spoken to Sziget Cultural Management's International Relations Director András Berta. In the interview, Berta speaks not only about

Announcement: Wiz Khalifa, The Vaccines, Paul Van Dyk @ Sziget 2017

The Vaccines Sziget 2017

Sziget 2017 announced fresh names to join its 25th anniversary lineup. The list is surprisingly short, with only nine new names being added to the list today.  They are: Wiz Khalifa Rita Ora The Vaccines Alex Clare The Courteeners Paul Van Dyk Bassjackers Dimension Her Wiz Khalifa needs no introduction. He debuted with his first album in 2006, and gained traction in 2008, when his single "Say Yeah" made it to several charts. To date, he has released seven studio albums, with an eighth being on its way. In 2012, he won a Billboard Music Award (Best New Artist), and took

New Artists Added to Europe Stage Lineup

Europe Stage Lineup Sziget 2017

According to the latest announcement, the Europe Stage lineup for this year's anniversary Sziget Festival is almost complete. Today, 13 new names have been added to the list from all over the world (not only from Europe, mind you). Which is not an issue, since the appearance of fresh artists and bands on Sziget's stages is always welcome - who knows, some of them might even become the global stars of tomorrow. Europe Stage Lineup additions announced today Mother's Cake (A) The Bombay Royale (AUS) ROOSEVELT (D) Puggy (B) Naâman (F) Lola Marsh (IL) The Charm The Fury (NL) Motorpsycho (NO) Kinsfolk

First Europe Stage Performers Announced

Europe Stage Lineup Sziget 2017

Sziget's Europe Stage offers its visitors a good look at the emerging talent from the local music scene of various countries. Although it's called "Europe", sometimes it expands its boundaries beyond the Old World, featuring performers from beyond it - Full Trunk, for example, is a band coming all the way from Israel. Each year, bands with an incredible variety of styles and backgrounds perform on this stage. For this year's anniversary edition, Sziget has announced the first artists and bands to perform on this popular stage: ALMA (Finland) Elle Exxe (UK) Klangstof (Holland) BAZZOOKAS (Holland) Biga * Ranx (France)

The Lineups of Szigets Past (2009 to 2016)

Sziget lineups Poster - www.szigetnews.com

There has been a lot of chatter about how Sziget's lineups keep getting worse (or more "mainstream") in the last few years. We've decided to take a walk down memory lane and look at the lineups of the festival since 2009 (this is as far as our records go back). There are two things that influence the lineup of a music festival that make their presence felt in the case of Sziget, too - even if it considers itself (and it is considered by many) more than just that: the current taste of the prospective visitors and the availability of performers

Announcement: PJ Harvey, alt-J, Rudimental, Steve Aoki @ Sziget 2017

Sziget 2017 PJ Harvey interview

After almost a week of hype surrounding the newly announced names for Sziget 2017 (and a few leaks here and there), here is the official list of artists and performers who will join those already announced on the various stages of the festival's 25th-anniversary edition. As it was hinted, PJ Harvey is one of the names announed. The list: PJ Harvey alt-J Rudimental live George Ezra The Naked And Famous Steve Aoki White Lies Mando Diao NERVO Anne-Marie ANDY C Watsky The Strypes Nothing But Thieves LÉON Bear's Den Dubioza kolektiv Chef'Special De Staat Valentino Khan Rone Weval live PJ Harvey is a

Confirmed: Alt-J to play at Sziget 2017

Alt-J @ Sziget 2017

Less than 24 hours before Sziget 2017's official announcement, one of the performers to participate was revealed: Alt-J will take the stage on the 15th of August 2017. The date (no time slot for now) appeared at the band's agent's website and spotted by a SzigetNews reader. Alt-J was also confirmed earlier to perform at Electric Castle 2017. Alt-J is a Leeds (UK) based indie rock band, turning 10 years old this year. The band's debut album "An Awesome Wave" was released in 2012 - before that, Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums) mostly played at their

VOLT Festival Announces New Names

volt festival

Sziget will not be the only Hungarian festival this year at its anniversary edition. Telekom VOLT has also aged nice, reaching the respectable age of 25 years in 2017. Today being Valentine's Day, they decided to announce new participants to the event. They release the names gradually via their official Facebook page, though. So, without further ado, here's the list of performers newly announced by the Telekom VOLT festival (June 27 - July 1) constantly updated as fresh names emerge: Pendulum (live) Enter Shikari Of Mice & Men The Devil Wears Prada Knife Party The Cult Hernan Cattaneo Years & Years The

Romania Music Festivals in August 2017. Could they overlap?

romania music festival august 2017

Romania is a large country with a history of turmoil, which has slowly began to catch up with the civilized West. One of the signs of its catching-up is its ever-growing festival scene. For years, Félsziget (Peninsula), Sziget's sister festival, was its biggest event. After its decline, a handful of smaller but growing events took its place - the best example would be Untold, its biggest EDM festival, that attracted over 200,000 attendees on its opening event in 2015, and won the "Best Major Festival" award in the same year. All through the summer, Romania is home to several festivals, yet

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