Balaton Sound 2019 : The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Others

The Chainsmokers

Sziget's EDM-focused sister event, Balaton Sound, announced a few more names added to its lineup. It will probably be sad news for some to see The Chainsmokers booked for the other event (this usually means that the same artists and acts won't be on Sziget's stages). The Chainsmokers were at Sound 2018, too. So, here is the list: The ChainsmokersTiestoJ BalvinG-EazyJess GlynneRudimental liveNicky RomeroTchami x MalaaSofi TukkerJauzDeorroVinaiDubfireMartin Jensen Tiesto and The Chainsmokers have filled the event's two remaining headliner slots: the Dutch DJ and producer will take the stage on July 3rd, Marshmello will occupy the event's Main Stage on the

Self-Confirmed: Luca Bassanese @ Sziget 2019

luca bassanese

Here is one piece of news we've missed during the busy holiday season: Italian folk artist Luca Bassanese announced, in the second half of December, that he will have a live show at Sziget 2019. Expect the artist (and the band "Piccola Orchestra Popolare") to take the stage on the 10th of August. There is no word on which stage he will take and at what time. Here is him performing at the Paléo Festival Nyon in 2018: Luca Bassanese wears several hats: he is a singer, songwriter, actor, writer, and musician in one. Over the years, he has won several awards

Superstruct Expands Festival Portfolio with Flow

Flow Festival

When Providence Equity Partners bought up Sziget and its sister / satellite events early last year, the message sent by the investors was that the group will continue to expand its event portfolio - and now it does. A few days ago, Superstruct Entertainment, led by Creamfields founder and former Live Nations executive James Barton, has announced that it bought into one of Finland's biggest arts and music events, Flow Festival. Details about the deal called "an investment and partnership agreement" were not disclosed. This is the fourth similar deal struck by Superstruct, after investing in Norway's Øya Festival in August, Sónar Festival

Announcement: Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, others @ Sziget 2019

Foo Fighters Sziget 2019

And now... the moment we've all been waiting for... the second announcement for Sziget 2019 where the people behind the event shed some light on who will join Ed Sheeran on the stage of next year's edition: Foo Fighters Florence + The Machine Twenty One Pilots The 1975 Martin Garrix Richard Ashcroft Catfish & The Bottlemen CHVRCHES Jungle Kodaline The Blaze Maribou State IDLES Superorganism Pale Waves Parcels Boy Pablo Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Of Mice & Men Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Gang of Youths ALMA Yungblud Tamino Foo Fighters After the dissolution of Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl founded

VOLT Announces First Names for 2019 Edition

VOLT Festival, Sziget's little sister, is the next of the organizers' portofolio of events to announce participants for next year's edition. Sziget fans need not despair, though, as their favorite week-long event is preparing for the second round of name reveals toward the end of this month. Until then, here are the performers who are already booked to play in Sopron, Hungary, between 26-29 June 2019: The first names for VOLT 2019 Slipknot Slash Parov Stelar Robin Schultz LP Tankcsapda Majka Punnany Massif Rúzsa Magdolna Slipknot The American heavy metal / nu metal band Slipknot has a history of more than two decades

Metallica (WorldWired Tour) Live in Bucharest, August 14


Unfortunately for Szitizens around the world, Metallica is too high-profile (and probably too expensive as well) to join the lineup of an event of the size of Sziget. This doesn't mean, though, that those willing to see them live can't do both. The American rock legend has already started its WorldWired tour this October and will continue to play in stadiums and arenas all over the world. And just so happens that Metallica has tour dates in Central/Eastern Europe that coincide with Sziget Festival. Metallica "WorldWired" Tour Metallica has released its latest studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, back in 2016, after staying away from the

Eco-Friendly Camping Accessories For Sziget 2019

Each year, the organizers behind the Sziget Festival focus more and more on the event being as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. So much so, that the last few editions of the event have been fit to be called a "green festival" by none other than the Ministry of Environmental and Water Protection in Hungary. Among the measures introduced by the festival in the last couple of years, we find everything from recycling centres and special containers for cigarette butts to rewards offered for those who deposit PET and aluminium waste and used camping accessories at the reception, among

No World Music Stage at Sziget 2019

World Music Stage

Bad news for world music loving Szitizens: after years and years, Sziget closes its World Music Stage starting its 2019 edition. The news was broken by Lángoló Gitárok, a long-running Hungarian music blog, and confirmed by Kardos József, Sziget's Program Manager. Kardos was quick to reassure Szitizens that this move doesn't banish world music from the festival, especially since world music is so influential today that its effects can be pinpointed even in the songs of many Main Stage performers. Instead, the genre will be integrated into the program of another venue - which one, Kardos didn't say just yet. Why does

Ed Sheeran Day Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Ed Sheeran

Those who love the sound and voice of Ed Sheeran and want to go to Sziget only to see his performance better be prepared to order: the day tickets for August 7, the day headlined by the redheaded English singer and songwriter, will go on sale tomorrow. The price for the ticket will be EUR 79 at their "early-bird" rates, and will grow to EUR 85 after the first 5,000 units are sold. Ed Sheeran in review Sheeran started his career as a singer in 2004, releasing his first record, Spinning Man, independently. He had to wait for mainstream success until seven

Early-Bird Prices and Other Numbers at Sziget (2019)


Not long after the festival revealed its first major name - Ed Sheeran - for Sziget 2019, the early-bird prices for next year's festival passes were also revealed. Early-Bird Passes The "Full Week" 7-Day pass now costs €299, covering the first-day performance of the redhead Game of Thrones alum and pretty much everything else offered by the event, and will grow to €339 eventually. And for the first time, there are payment plans in place for seven-day passes - you can pay them over five months (€72 per month), 4 months (€93 per month) and 3 months (€125 per month), apparently to cater