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
Romania's biggest music festival to date, Untold Festival, has added quite a few big names and undercards to its lineup. The event takes place between the 3rd and the 6th of August this year - a few days before Sziget 2017. The Untold Festival lineup for this year is finally getting its final shape - although it's mainly an EDM festival, with many well-known DJs set to mix on its Main Stage, the event has several other stages with several other performers set to appease the crowds. Untold Festival lineup for 2017 Main stage DJs Afrojack Armin van Buuren Axwell /\ Ingrosso Dimitri
In a previous post, we've taken a look at some of the music festivals happening this August in Romania. Let's change direction a bit, shall we? Let us take a peek on the festival scene of Hungary's Western neighbor, Austria, and its busy festival scene. As you might expect, the country has quite a few events happening in August 2017, showing us a list of artists and performers who might make it to Sziget's 25th-anniversary edition this year. Here we go: Frequency, St. Pölten, Austria, August 15 - 17 Frequency is one of the largest festivals in Austria, with an average attendance of about
The BRIT Awards, sometimes called the Brits, is perhaps the most important event for the UK's music industry. The awards, given out by the British Phonographic Industry association (the BPI), have been recurring annually since 1982. The awards ceremony is transmitted live by the local TV channel ITV (the BBC's main competitor) and held in The O2 in London (since 2011). Robbie Williams is the British artist with the most BRITs under his belt: he won five of them as part of "Take That", and further 13 as a solo artist, followed by Adele and Coldplay with 9 awards each, "Take That" and Annie Lennox
Sziget 2016 is starting to take shape with today's announcements of the first performers. But these are just the first names of hundreds more to come. At the same time the organizers of the festival have also announced that 25% of all Sziget 2016 passes have been sold already. Considering last year's limit of 45,000 passes, this could mean over 10,000 passes sold. But, without further ado, here are the names announced by Sziget Festival for the 2016 event: Bring Me the Horizon Kodaline M83 MØ Naughty Boy John Newman Parov Stelar Sigur Rós Who are the first names for Sziget 2016? Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from
We thought it would be a good idea to ask you what your current Sziget 2015 wishlist is, in light of the recent announcement, and of what the lineup has to offer at this moment. We know that you've probably already submitted a Sziget 2015 wishlist and the organizers have surely taken it into account, but a discussion about this is always fun (and some of you have already started one in the comments of this article). So, considering what is already in the Sziget 2015 lineup, who would you (realistically) like to add to the Sziget 2015 lineup? Of course, this has
While we wait for some names to grace the best Sziget lineup ever, we can all help the organizers choose the bands that will play. Just like every year, you can do this by using the Sziget wish machine, on the official website or Facebook. We've already filled in ours, have you?
The Sziget 2011 wishlist has already started, so get on it and bring your favorite artists to your favorite festival. Like every year, this is quite easy to do. Just click here to go to the wishlist on the official Sziget website! We've already put in our wishes, did you put yours?
Finally, we can tell you that the wishlist for the artists you guys would like to see at Sziget 2010 has started on the official Sziget site. Only the Hungarian site has it so far, but you can use it very easily.The Sziget 2010 wishlist can be accessed here. Now, get on it and get your favourite artists to Sziget this year! And while you're at it, you can also tell us who you want to see at Sziget this year and check out the discussion on our official Facebook page.
Metallica have just confirmed headlining the Sonisphere Festivals, to take place in Holland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland and the U.K. between June 20 and August 2. We wonder if this means we have a chance of seeing them at Sziget this year... What do you all think?