Now, here’s a huge surprise! Most of the Sziget Facebook accounts have just released a huge lineup update (all of the World Music Stage lineup). Besides from some names we already knew (like Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, La Selva Sur, Che Sudaka), it also includes some very important names, like The Pogues, Goran Bregovic, Besh O Drom, Fanfare Ciocarlia and more. Without further ado, here’s the whole World Music Stage line up. The Pogues La Selva Sur Che Sudaka Figli Di Mare Ignota Sergent Garcia Goran Bregovic & Wedding and Funeral Band Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar Fanfare Ciocarlia Besh o droM Pannonia Allstars
Another interesting act is self-confirmed for Sziget Festival 2010 - Fanfare Vagabontu. This is an act that includes 8 Gypsy musicians from the Moldova region of Romania and Marseille. Their music might sound familiar to you if you've played the game Rabbids, as they're responsible for the music in it. We assume they'll play the World Music Stage. They've made a small mistake on their MySpace, where they're confirming their presence, writing that Sziget is in Bulgaria, but they also wrote that they will be playing on August 15. The other piece of information we have for you today is more of a
The official French Sziget MySpace site features some interesting information today, in terms of programmation. First of all, Faithless is confirmed to play on the 11th, and some more acts playing dates (mostly World Music Main Stage ones) are now confirmed there. (thanks, Mellowmaniac) Second of all, Besh O Drom are also mentioned as playing Sziget Festival 2010 on August 12. All this information is reflected on our Sziget 2010 lineup page.
The official Hungarian Sziget site confirms a whole number of new acts (most of them for the World Music Main Stage, we presume). Sziget News already told you about some of them. Here they are (thanks, chudo_pahan): 08001 Amparo Sanchez Cankisou Csík zenekar és vendégei Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird Dirtmusic & Tamikrest Jaune Toujours Kries Los De Abajo Mahala Rai Banda Oi-Va-Voi Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club & Omara Portuondo Parno Graszt Rotfront Rupa & the April Fishes Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar Söndörgo + Ferus Mustafov Tony Allen Where there's a link, you will be taken to the relevant post on Sziget News. Of course, the whole lineup so far can be found in our constantly updated lineup
siraic, one of our Twitter followers (by the way, if you're not following us on Twitter, you can do so by clicking here) gave us some very interesting news today. Oi Va Voi, an act that played Sziget's World Music Stage in 2009, too, will be headlining the said stage this year, too. Their presence is self-confimed on their iLike page. Oi Va Voi are set to play Sziget on August 13.
As our friend Tijn telles us, Hanggai, a Chinese band that plays Mongolian folk music, have just confirmed themselves for Sziget Festival 2009 on their official website. They will most certainly play the World Music Main Stage. They will play Sziget on August 16.
Israelian act Oy Division, a band playing the old-style folk music of East-European Jews (more widely known as Klezmer), have confirmed their presence at Sziget Festival 2009. Oy Division are a band that try to play the pre-war Jewish music the way it has been originally performed, not modernising it in any way. They also have a new album out. According to their MySpace page, "their repertoire is a mix of instrumental wedding dance music, folk songs and songs originating in the Yiddish theatre, Old music played again with the zeal and exuberance of punks." That sounds quite interesting, doesn't it? Oy
We have another confirmed act for this year's Sziget Festival. Fanfara lui Craciun, a very interesting brass band coming from Zece Prajini, a Romanian village close to the Moldavian border, is playing Sziget Festival 2009 on August 16 at 4:00 PM, most certainly at the World Music Stage. Their presence at this year's Sziget Festival is officially confirmed on thier MySpace page.
The first confirmed names for Sziget 2009's World Music Stage are already here. We're talking about Roy Paci, Frank London and Boban Markovic . Check out each of the links for more details about them. They will play Sziget on August 16, at 10:00 PM.
Good news for all of you planning to go to Sziget and dance all night. Sziget Festival's Spanish site confirms Carl Cox turning the tables at the Party Arena on the 15th. Also mentioned is Kymani Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, who will be playing the festival's World Music Stage.