Some very bad news came yesterday. Amy Winehouse, an artist that was supposed to headline Sziget this year, has passed away yesterday in London. May she rest in peace! Amy Winehouse had cancelled her Sziget performance a while ago. She was replaced by 30 Seconds to Mars in the Sziget 2011 line up.
UPDATE: Some more good (or bad) news, depending on the way you see it. :) Our friend Island was at VOLT and, according to him, Jared Leto's exact words were I have a surprise for you. We'll be back. Don't tell anyone but we'll be headlining Sziget Festival later this year! This is a speculation that, if confirmed, will make a lot of people happy. And it will also annoy a lot of people, since 30 Seconds To Mars do seem to generate mixed reactions... Our friend festivalfreak tells us that 30STM lead singer Jared Leto said at VOLT Festival (a Festival that
UPDATE!: Sziget confirms it on Facebook. Bad news for those coming to Sziget 2011 to see Amy Winehouse. According to Reuters, quoting a spokespoerson for the troubled singer, she has cancelled the whole European tour. She had serious problems performing in Belgrade a few days ago, and looking intoxicated. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen. the spokesperson for her said. We're wondering who the Sziget organizers will replace her with.
Sziget 2011 headliner Amy Winehouse has decided to actually go to rehab, in order to get prepared for her summer gigs, according to this news article on Gigwise. This should calm down fans that were concerned about her well-being..
Just as expected, the organizers have given us the second big Sziget 2011 line up announcement today. And things are as good as they can be. It looks even more like we're gonna have a brilliant Sziget week this year. Apart from Amy Winehouse and Lostprophets - two acts we told you about, here's what the announcement (and, by consequence, the Sziget 2011 line up) has to offer: Kasabian, The Maccabees and Good Charlotte are coming, and so do Deftones and Within Temptation (returning after an excellent performance a few years ago). Joining will be Kid Cudi, as well as Peter Bjorn
Treat this as a rumor, as that's what it is (or unconfirmed information, if you will): our reader marciinter says that he has discussed with someone from the Sziget staff and that Amy Winehouse will play Sziget 2011. Now, we don't have any confirmation on this (if you know more, you know how to get in touch), but the information does seem plausible, as Amy Winehouse will be touring Europe this summer, and she's in Wiesen, Austria on July 24, a couple of weeks before Sziget, according to her official MySpace. We'll see if this gets confirmed. UPDATE: our reader Sjaakdedraak says Mumford
Don't tell anyone, but we just heard a rumor that Sigur Ros might play at this year's Sziget Festival and that the information is listed in this month's edition of Hungarian Magazine WAN2 magazine (thanks, Tibor). Szigetnews reader Erik is telling us some more great news. He saysÂ that Amy Winehouse is also listed in the article as a possible artist for Sziget Festival 2009. It seems quite possible, especially since she's playing T in the Park on August 16 and V Festival in England on August 29 and has no other dates in AUgust confirmed. A zero-day performance, maybe? We're trying