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Sziget 2009 rumors

Even though Sziget Festival is quite some time away, there are already rumors flying around about who the big acts for this year might be. Here’s what we heard so far:

  • Arctic Monkeys have a big chance of showing up, as they are in Germany a few days before and Sziget organizers are known to try and get big bands that are in the area at that moment
  • Some blogs are saying Natalie Imbruglia, Basement Jaxx and Franz Ferdinand have a chance of playing. Franz Ferdinand are also doing Bestfest in Bucharest, so the chances are there…
  • Now, for some wishful thinking, in terms of big acts. U2 are on tour this summer promoting their new album “No Line On The Horizon” and will probably be playing Europe extensively. Why not Sziget’s Main Stage?
  • Green Day are also expected to announce summer tour dates one of these days and playing Sziget is quite a possibility.
  • Also, if Axl Rose actually decides to start promoting “Chinese Democracy”, we think Sziget is one of the festivals Guns N’ Roses will aim for in Europe.

Who else do you think has a chance of playing?

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8 thoughts on “Sziget 2009 rumors

  1. It’s not very original, but I made a list of all the bands who are confirmed for the bigger August festivals right now – some of them should be at Sziget pretty sure (the numbers behind the name are the dates when they are playing or the festival takes place, if the exact date isn’t published yet):

    Apocalyptica 8-9 + 21-23
    Arctic Monkeys 13+21+23
    Baddies 15+22
    Band of Horses 15
    Basement Jaxx 07+14+21
    Bon Iver 12+21+22
    Booka Shade 07+20
    David Byrne 07-09
    Friendly Fires 7-9+28-30
    Lamb 07-09
    Life Of Agony 21-22
    Lily Allen 11-15
    Linkin Park 01-02
    Maximo Park 21-23
    Metallica 02
    Mulatu Astatke & Heliocentrics 07-09
    Nerd 21
    Nightwish 8-9
    Orbital 08
    Prodigy 7+8+9
    Wilco 21
    Wombats 21-23

    And here a list of the bands rumoured (many of them close to confirmation) for Reading / Leeds and the V-festivals:

    Kings of Leon 28-30
    Radiohead 28-30
    Glasvegas 28-30
    White Lies 28-30
    Oasis 22-23
    The Killers 22-23
    The Enemy 22-23
    Bloc Party 22-23
    James 22-23
    Kasabian 22-23
    Keane 22-23
    The Specials 22-23

    And finally Nick Cave said that he will several european festivals this year!



  2. Thank you for your effort. It won’t go unnoticed, as we will publish it on the site, in a separate post.

  3. quite a lot of bands are hitting europe this summer, Arctic monkeys are as well as Apocolyptica, The Wombats and Mastodon (who as a band are almost always touring anyway) You should try and get some man
    Hope to see some of them playing!!!!

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