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Emir Kusturica, Calexico and many more at the World Music Stage

We were promised names for the World Music Stage today and did we get them.

According to the official Sziget Facebook pages, there will be quite a lineup at this very popular Sziget venue this year, too.


The announcement is as follows and it also includes a video, which you can watch below.

  • Calexico
  • Rachid Taha
  • Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra
  • Leningrad
  • Dubioza Kolektiv
  • La Pegatina
  • Moana & The Tribe
  • Mokoomba
  • Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground
  • Tako Lako
  • Shutka Roma Rap
  • Figli Di Madre Ignota (you knew about them for a while)
  • DakhaBrakha
  • R.U.T.A.
  • Warsaw Village Band
  • Cankisou
  • Sondorgo
  • Besh O Drom es vendegei
  • Parno Graszt
  • Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
  • Csik zenekar

19 thoughts on “Emir Kusturica, Calexico and many more at the World Music Stage

  1. I understand xxx_yyy, but I certainly don’t agree. The acts on the World Music Stage are not the most popular, but over the years I’ve discovered more awesome acts on the World Music Stage than on any other stage: Goran Bregovic, Emir Kusturica, Gotan Project, Leningrad, Dubioza Kolektiv, Rotfront, PASO, Los De Abajo, LaBrassBanda, Molotov, AfroCubism, Magnifico, Oi Va Voi, Mahala Rai Banda, Tiken Jah Fakoley, Speed Caravan, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, and so I can continue for a while. And I didn’t even mention the great shows by acts I already knew before, like The Pogues, Buena Vista Social Club, Che Sudaka and Shantel. Therefore I think it’s the best stage of all.
    For me the World Music Stage is also one of the reasons why Sziget is so special and stands out from any other festival. I’m glad Sziget is not just about rock, dance and the kinds of music you can hear on the radio and in clubs every day.

  2. Excellent point Hungry,

    After getting the list of new World Music stage acts, i Youutubed 2 songs by each artist.

    I have now bought the Calexico album, Feast of Wire and am blown away. I own well over 2000 albums and thought, stupidly it seems, that I would not be able to find an new band to fall in love with.

    Well I have and I’ll be there to watch them (unless Neil Young is on at the same time(my favourite artist still alive)) so I for one am delighted.

    How about a bit of love for the musical diamonds found outside of the mainstream!

  3. I’ve seen 3 of the announced bands and I have to say that last year’s Leningrad concert was out of this world. I lot od drunk Russians jumping and singing all the words. I highly recommend them.

    Calexico, though a cool band, don’t have that lively music for jumping and fit more on A38 stage.

  4. Apis-cheers for the heads up, i will give Lenigrad a try live. Drunk russians, really, ever seen a sober one!

    I am hoping to be sat on the hill listening to Calexico, smiley drunk in the warm but not too warm, beautiful Hungarian heat.

  5. i don’t know them but i’ll give it a try! still waiting for the headliners though and it’s 16th of march!!

  6. Pukkelpop Festival (Belgium, 15-16-17 aug) confirmed today:
    EMINEM – THE XX – NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
    NINE INCH NAILS – THE PRODIGY
    FRANZ FERDINAND – FALL OUT BOY – THE KNIFE – SLAYER
    DEFTONES – BOYS NOIZE – TRIGGERFINGER – SKUNK ANANSIE
    ALABAMA SHAKES – BAT FOR LASHES – FOALS – OPETH and many more
    (http://www.pukkelpop.be/en/)

  7. neil young is very unlikely for Sziget. He is playing:

    5th Finland, 7th Norway, 8th Sweden, 10th Norway again and 12th Denmark.

    That leaves only 6th 9th and 11th as possibilities. With a concert before and after each possible day and in the middle of a mini Scandinavian tour this is unlikely. Starting to get a little concerned about the line up myself as a lot of other “big names” have similar clashes.

  8. I still don’t see any European date for Eminem before Pukkelpop, so I don’t think he’s almost sure now. Last year Foo Fighters was a Pukkelpop headliner, but were they at Sziget?

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