The official Sziget site announces the Day Zero acts for this year. Quimby will help visitors celebrate the start of Sziget in an Alice in Wonderland atmosphere, while Muzsikas will play a very special concert. Details about all of this here. In other news, the giant Sziget Eye will be first set up in Budapest’s Erzsebet Ter. (thanks Johan and crazyfrog)
How's your Sziget 2012? Has it started already or are you just joining the party today? Metal Day was tons of fun, as proved by the thousands of people banging their heads with acts such as Lacuna Coil, Hammerfall, Dimmu Borgir or Moonspell. We've also seen a great Polish band called Ocean at the Open Stage. They have some really good tracks and have put on a very good show. You can check out their songs here on their website. Now, without further ado, some pictures from Day Zero. Most of them were taken at the Metal festival. On the other hand, for those of
No news today, just a quick reminder that Sziget 2012 starts in exactly one month from today. In exactly one month, it will be Day –2, the day of the Hungarian song, followed by the Csik Zenekar night on Day –1. And then, it will be Day 0, the metal day, and the full Sziget will be on its way after that, with the whole lineup… Hopefully, this month passes fast!
In case you’re a metalhead coming to Sziget and waiting for the names on day zero, good news! The organizers have answered a comment that asked when the bands would be announced on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook. The answer was: “in two weeks”, as you can see below (provided you understand a bit of Hungarian). Let’s hope for some interesting names! (thanks, mellowmaniac!)
Fantastic news today in the Sziget newsletter, as well as on the Sziget website! The artist that will grace Sziget's Day Zero is Prince!
According to their website and Facebook page, Leningrad will be playing Sziget Festival 2011. The date posted there is August 9, which would make it a 0-day performance.
The latest official update on Facebook tells us what was still missing out of the Day Zero puzzle (August 10). First of all, the Main Stage will be the host of a celebration of Bob Marley's 65th anniversary, with a huge reggae night. The bands involved will be: Ladánybene 27 KRSA és a Paso Brass band The Aggrolites Skatalites Toots & the Maytals The Wailers UB 40 The World Music Stage will be the host of a celebration of the activity of Tamas Cseh, a Hungarian singer and songwriter that passed away last year, involving a lot of Hungarian artists.
UPDATE: the post has been removed since, so you'll just have to take out word for it. :) According to the official Sziget France Twitter, Day Zero will be great fun for reggae fans, as it will be a Reggae Day. Some of the bands that will play will be UB 40 The Wailers Toots & the Maytals Skatalites The Aggrolites We already knew about UB40 and Toots and the Maytals.
UPDATE: The Italian Sziget office wrote to us to correct the information below. Here's the information we received: The information about the about the headliners were their own considerations; they are not facts but their own speculations. The same thing goes for the things on 0 day, these are rumors that are going on on their forum. Again, not facts. And, more importantly, these rumors do not come from the Italian Sziget Office but from their users. We do hope this makes things clearer. UPDATE: Kasabian will be playing on the 15th, too, according to the official Kasabian MySpace. Our friend Sumo has some news from the admin
Two more important names are confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, according to Rock Blog, quoting the Official Hungarian Site. Pete Doherty hasn't reunited The Libertines, but the next best thing will be at Sziget Festival 2009 on Day Zero - Babyshambles. Also confirmed are Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly.(thanks, Timm) P.S.: We're sorry, we got the translation wrong, just like rockblog did. Only members of the Babyshambles and Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly will perform on Day Zero, as part of Â Love Music Hate Racism. Thanks, all of you guys, for pointing this out and sorry again.