The Sziget UK website lists a new act, apart from the ones already announced yesterday, as part of the Sziget 2012 lineup. Last but not least, French reggae band Danakil will be playing Sziget 2012. They will play featuring Natty Jean. The news is also confirmed by their booking agency. (thanks, Crazyfrog & Rascal)
This very busy day continues with even more news. One of the contributors of our friends at the German Sziget board has noticed a rather interesting reply to a comment on the official Rotfront Facebook. When asked whether they would come to Sziget this year, the answer from the band (in German) was “most likely”, as you can see below. Hopefully, this confirms.
We just saw a very interesting (and very short, but conclusive) post on the Sziget Germany Facebook page. It just says, as you can see below Neue Bestätigungen? Morgen! meaning “New confirmations? Tomorrow!” We can’t wait, even if it just means making 100% what we already know (although we do hope for more surprises)
Sziget News friends Mizgebonez made a song and a video during their visit at Sziget 2011. And they asked us if we would like to post it on the site, which we sure did, for you to enjoy! Click Read more to see it. This really made us miss the summer and, of course, the Sziget mood! So long to go until then…
Another day, more good news. A band that some of you have said you wanted to play Sziget this year has self-confirmed its presence. The Ting Tings will play Sziget Festival 2012, according to the tour dates page on their official MySpace. According to that same source, they will be at Sziget 2012 on August 12. Until now, August will also be the day for performances by Mando Diao, The Subways, as well as Magnetic Man. The Ting Tings have played Sziget Festival before, in 2009. (thanks, mellowmaniac!)
The Sziget Italia Facebook has posted the official announcement, and it confirms what we told you a little while ago. The announcement also adds Magnetic Man. LMFAO are not in it, though. The list for today is: Korn dEUS The Vaccines Steve Aoki Axwell Magnetic Man Two Door Cinema Club Beatsteaks Caro Emerald Bebel Gilberto Ministry is also posted in the full list they have on the site. The Sziget Festival Official Facebook page says that more names will be announced soon. What do you think of the lineup so far?
More interesting schedule news. Mando Diao will play Sziget 2012 on August 12, according to their official site (thanks, mellowmaniac) As always, all of the schedule info is posted in our Sziget 2012 line up page.
UPDATE: Hurts will also play August 8, as stated on their Facebook. (thanks, dragonfly) They will play the Main Stage, as the organizers said in the announcement. A quick piece of information from the official Placebo site. Placebo is set to play Sziget Festival 2012 on August 8. Placebo were officially announced playing Sziget 2012 today.
As he does every year, our friend Mellowmaniac has gathered a list of artists touring in the area. It's always updated on the German Sziget board, bestdayz.net. Some of these artists will certainly play Sziget 2012. Here's the list, along with festivals they're playing: Headliner speculations: The Cure (05.-08.07. Roskilde, 07.07. Heineken Jammin, 09.07. Rock in Roma, 13.-15.07. Optimus Alive) Foo Fighters (rumoured: 26.-28.08. Reading / Leeds) The Beach Boys (03.08. Berlin, 04.08. Stuttgart) Radiohead (10.07. Nimes, 13.07. Bilbao, 15.07. Optimus Alive, 27.-29.07. Fuji Rock) Placebo (10.-12.08. Taubertal) Alice Cooper (03.08. Rock Oz' Arenes, 10.-11.08. Skogsröjet, 12.08. Bloodstock) Scorpions (04.08. Wacken) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (confirmed
The European Festival Awards for have only confirmed what all of us already knew - Sziget has won the Best Major Festival Award! Congratulations to the organizers! We're sure the 2012 edition will be a fabulous one, with an incredible lineup! The news has been posted on the Sziget official Facebook pages. Check out the full winners list here.