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Announcement: Kasabian, Flume, The Kills & Others @ Sziget 2017

Kasabian @ Sziget 2017

After a lot of speculation, as well as a few artists confirming their presence, Sziget has finally revealed a new batch of artists to perform at its stages. Some of them are returning names - think Kasabian, Interpol, Leningrad, and others. Without further ado, here is the list of the names that were freshly revealed through Sziget's official Facebook page: Kasabian Flume Interpol Billy Talent Jamie Cullum Charli XCX The Kills Clean Bandit Metronomy The Pretty Reckless Danny Brown Crystal Fighters Fritz Kalkbrenner Leningrad Cashmere Cat Jagwar Ma Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Maurice West Kasabian needs no introduction: the band played

Self-Confirmed: Interpol @ Sziget 2017

interpol @ sziget 2017

Interpol has announced a series of live appearances for this August and September, and thus confirmed their participation at the 2017 Sziget Festival. The band will spend most of August and part of September playing on European stages. They start their tour in Prague on the 9th, participating at events like Summer Well in Romania, AMA in Italy, DCode in Spain, and Sziget in Hungary. Update: another self-confirmed artist: Leningrad will also play at Sziget 2017, also on the 15th, at 8PM. The band currently consisting of Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, and Sam Fogarino is working on new material to be released next year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqfiHfDmOnw&list=PLNNcYWcCAt9x15wtKffwqTD_4ulfkbQHU Interpol

Sziget Festival: New Owner, The Same Management. What will change?

Sziget 2017 First Announcement

A few days ago an interesting piece of news hit the specialty press: the owners of Sziget Cultural Management, the company behind Sziget Festival, VOLT, and Balaton Sound, among others,  have sold 70% of their participation in the event to Providence Equity Partners, a global asset management company, IQ-Mag writes. The amount which changed hands wasn't disclosed at this time. The new majority owners have big plans for the festival: the news speak about an "international expansion" of the Sziget Festival brand, among others. To this end, James Barton, former president of Electronic Music for Live Nation and Creamfields Festival founder, and Paul

The Lodging Poll: Where Will You Stay During Sziget 2017

festival essentials tent

The 2017 Sziget Festival, as well as all the previous editions, is best enjoyed when moving in. At least if you don't plan on sleeping too much during its week-long events. As you probably know - or if you are at your first trip to Sziget this year, you'll find out - the space on the Island is limited (266 acres / 1 square kilometer is not that much), which means that your lodging will likely always be in hearing distance from one stage or another. Not to mention the things going on in the tents around you... Off-site lodging Sometimes people prefer

Sziget Bookings Manager Dan Panaitescu Awarded Post-Mortem at Europe Festival Awards

Dan Panaitescu was for a long time one of the most important people in building the lineup for Sziget Festival, but not only that: he served as the International Booking Manager for Sziget, Volt, Balaton Sound, and Strand Festival. He is credited with having a very important role in the transformation of the Sziget Festival from a small, regional event into one that is widely considered one of Europe's best summer festivals. Dan Panaitescu was one of the key professionals Sziget has to thank for receiving the "Best Lineup Award" at the European Festival Awards last year. Unfortunately, Dan passed away

Sziget 2017 First Names: Bad Religion, Major Lazer, Dimitri Vegas & Others

Sziget 2017 announcement

And now, the moment we've all been waiting for: Sziget finally announced the first artists and bands to perform at the 25th edition of the festival, Sziget 2017. The announcement was anticipated by so many that when it finally got published, the sheer number of visitors apparently took down the Sziget websites: Hopefully, this is not a bad omen for the upcoming event. As usual, there was a lot of speculation - mostly based on the lineups announced by other festivals, and the tour dates announced by the artists or the bands - about who will be the names supposed to draw

Balaton Sound, Electric Castle Announce First Names for 2017

Sziget 2017 Austria Festivals

Sziget has not announced any new names yet, but we can already speculate on who we will - and will not - see at the 2017 anniversary edition based on what other festivals either under Sziget's umbrella (Volt, Balaton Sound) or other festivals in the area (Electric Castle, Untold) announce. The first artists and bands to participate at some have seen the light of day today. Update: Hungary Today hints on Bastille coming to Sziget 2017. I personally think it's a mistake that sneaked into the article (it looks like a confusion by the author who wrote Sziget instead of Strand), but

Sziget 2017 Ticket Prices Published

sziget 2014

Next year's Sziget Festival will be an anniversary edition - it will be the 25th time the event is organized at Budapest's Hajógyári Sziget. The tickets for the event will become available on September 25th - and now we know the prices, too. Here they are: Sziget 2017 tickets: Early bird specials 7-Day Pass - with Szitizen Prime (valid between August 9, 2017, at 6:00 AM and August 16, 2017, at 8:00 AM) €250 (for 25 hours) includes basic camping with the possibility to upgrade early move-in possible with Moving-in 3-Day Pass or Moving-in Tuesday Ticket 5-Day Pass - with Szitizen Prime (valid between August 11 and

Ticket Sales for Sziget 2017 Start on September 25th

Next year will be the 25th when the Obuda island in Budapest transforms into the Island of Freedom. Sziget will be back in 2017 with one edition that should be huge, considering that it's an anniversary one. The organizers of the event have announced that the ticket sales for next year's event will start on September 25th, at 5PM local time (GMT+1). And they announced the dates of the festival, too: between the 9th and 16th of August 2017 (once again, Wednesday to Wednesday). Mark the date, and keep an eye out for announcements! 25 years of Sziget Music events were held before

Record-Breaking Attendance at Sziget 2016 (Press release)

The Chemical Brothers record

The 24th edition of the Sziget Festival has broken all previous records: a total of 496,000 people visited the Island of Freedom during its seven days. Several of them, including the ones headlined by Rihanna, Muse, and SIA, were sold out, the event's lead organizer, Gerendai Károly, told the press. Record breaking festival This year's Sziget Festival was attended by visitors from over 100 countries around the world. The number of visitors exceeded that of last year by about 20,000, which is a record in itself. Records were broken in other fields, too - the festival generated about 2,500 cubic meters (over

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