The Lineups of Szigets Past (2009 to 2016)

Sziget lineups Poster - www.szigetnews.com

There has been a lot of chatter about how Sziget's lineups keep getting worse (or more "mainstream") in the last few years. We've decided to take a walk down memory lane and look at the lineups of the festival since 2009 (this is as far as our records go back). There are two things that influence the lineup of a music festival that make their presence felt in the case of Sziget, too - even if it considers itself (and it is considered by many) more than just that: the current taste of the prospective visitors and the availability of performers

Austria Festivals in August 2017. Could Lineups Overlap with Sziget?

Sziget 2017 Austria Festivals

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

BRIT Awards 2017: The List of Winners

BRIT Awards 2017 Winners

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

Announcement: PJ Harvey, alt-J, Rudimental, Steve Aoki @ Sziget 2017

Sziget 2017 PJ Harvey interview

After almost a week of hype surrounding the newly announced names for Sziget 2017 (and a few leaks here and there), here is the official list of artists and performers who will join those already announced on the various stages of the festival's 25th-anniversary edition. As it was hinted, PJ Harvey is one of the names announed. The list: PJ Harvey alt-J Rudimental live George Ezra The Naked And Famous Steve Aoki White Lies Mando Diao NERVO Anne-Marie ANDY C Watsky The Strypes Nothing But Thieves LÉON Bear's Den Dubioza kolektiv Chef'Special De Staat Valentino Khan Rone Weval live PJ Harvey is a

Confirmed: Alt-J to play at Sziget 2017

Alt-J @ Sziget 2017

Less than 24 hours before Sziget 2017's official announcement, one of the performers to participate was revealed: Alt-J will take the stage on the 15th of August 2017. The date (no time slot for now) appeared at the band's agent's website and spotted by a SzigetNews reader. Alt-J was also confirmed earlier to perform at Electric Castle 2017. Alt-J is a Leeds (UK) based indie rock band, turning 10 years old this year. The band's debut album "An Awesome Wave" was released in 2012 - before that, Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums) mostly played at their

Untold Festival Announces New Names

untold festival lineup 2017 lineup

Untold is quickly becoming Romania's leading EDM music festival. With a duration of just four days, the festival has an incredible concentration of leading EDM performers. Yesterday - probably to please all who love it - Untold has announced new names added to its lineup. Due to its date - it takes place between the 3rd and 6th of August - some of its performers might overlap with Sziget 2017. Here are the new names announced on Valentine's Day: Chris Liebing Dubfire Jamie Jones Loco Dice Solomun Sven Väth This completes the list of names already announced (the headliners of the festival): Afrojack Armin van

VOLT Festival Announces New Names

volt festival

Sziget will not be the only Hungarian festival this year at its anniversary edition. Telekom VOLT has also aged nice, reaching the respectable age of 25 years in 2017. Today being Valentine's Day, they decided to announce new participants to the event. They release the names gradually via their official Facebook page, though. So, without further ado, here's the list of performers newly announced by the Telekom VOLT festival (June 27 - July 1) constantly updated as fresh names emerge: Pendulum (live) Enter Shikari Of Mice & Men The Devil Wears Prada Knife Party The Cult Hernan Cattaneo Years & Years The

Grammy Awards 2017: The Complete List of Winners

2017 Grammy Awards

This year's Grammy Awards were probably not a surprise for most. UK pop singer Adele has pocketed quite a few of them: the one for the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, the Best Pop Vocal Album, and the one for the Best Pop Solo Performance. This is a record performance, by the way - Adele is the first artist to win album, record, and song of the year twice. Another big winner of this year's Grammys was Chance the Rapper, snagging the awards for the Best Rap Album (Coloring Book), the Best Rap Performance ("No Problem" [featuring

Romania Music Festivals in August 2017. Could they overlap?

romania music festival august 2017

Romania is a large country with a history of turmoil, which has slowly began to catch up with the civilized West. One of the signs of its catching-up is its ever-growing festival scene. For years, Félsziget (Peninsula), Sziget's sister festival, was its biggest event. After its decline, a handful of smaller but growing events took its place - the best example would be Untold, its biggest EDM festival, that attracted over 200,000 attendees on its opening event in 2015, and won the "Best Major Festival" award in the same year. All through the summer, Romania is home to several festivals, yet

Announcement: Kasabian, Flume, The Kills & Others @ Sziget 2017

Kasabian @ Sziget 2017

After a lot of speculation, as well as a few artists confirming their presence, Sziget has finally revealed a new batch of artists to perform at its stages. Some of them are returning names - think Kasabian, Interpol, Leningrad, and others. Without further ado, here is the list of the names that were freshly revealed through Sziget's official Facebook page: Kasabian Flume Interpol Billy Talent Jamie Cullum Charli XCX The Kills Clean Bandit Metronomy The Pretty Reckless Danny Brown Crystal Fighters Fritz Kalkbrenner Leningrad Cashmere Cat Jagwar Ma Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Maurice West Kasabian needs no introduction: the band played

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