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The Lineups of Szigets Past (2009 to 2016)

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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

Sziget fun from Alex

Now that Sziget 2009 is over, we can all remember the fun we've had here on Sziget News. Alex was the first one to send us a few pictures he took this year. Enjoy! Remember that you can send us your festival memories & pictures via email - contact (at) (replace (at) with @), using the contact section of the site or just by posting a comment. Click on "read more" to see al the pictures Alex has sent. 1031

808 State at the same time as Bloc Party!

Not a lot to tell you about in the past few days. Some interesting and maybe not so good news comes from our friend Mellowmaniac, quoting an e-mail from the Sziget press office. It seems that, if you wanted to see Bloc Party and 808 State, you won't be able to. They're both playing at the same time. 808 State is set to play sas the headliner of the Party Arena on August 13 (which means around 19:30), so it's about the same time as Bloc Party. Quoting the same source, our friend says they hope to have the complete lineup (including