Two sold-out days, attendees from 103 countries, 452,000 visitors: this is what the organizers of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival can take pride in this year. This year, the event has seen its 8 millionth visitor, and its youngest, too - an 11-months old baby from Hong Kong. Next year, the festival returns between the 8th and the 15th of August (once again, Wednesday to Wednesday). The first 25 years of the festival are gone - here's to the next. After 25 years - The year of change For 25 years, Genendai Károly was the lead organizer of the event. Starting with the
When the ownership of the Sziget Festival has changed earlier this year, many spoke of the brand's potential international expansion. Today, the Hungarian press has revealed that the first steps in this direction have already been taken: according to Hungarian online newspaper Népszava citing Sziget KFT manager Kádár Tamás, discussions are already under way about a similar festival to be organized in Israel, maybe as early as next year. The event might take place in a location close to Tel Aviv, at a distance from the capital similar to that of the Óbudai Island is from Budapest. The "Sziget" brand will
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
Christmas is at our doorstep, which makes summer feel like an oh-so-distant memory. But Sziget is here to bring back at least a bit of the sunshine of summers past: the official aftermovie of the 2016 Sziget Festival is here. Sziget has sure taken its sweet time to release it, but you know what they say: better late than never. Behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-6NB2SEgLk Aside from this short film trying to cram seven days of Sziget feeling into eight short minutes, Sziget has also released an official Sziget Viber sticker pack that can be downloaded from here. You can also join the public Sziget
As @JumboJack well said a few days back, Pukkelpop usually shares at least some names (sometimes even headliners, like in the case of Rihanna) with Sziget. Their announcement today was massive - they have added 89 new names to their lineup, with more to come. So, here is the massive announcement made by Pukkelpop today. Maybe it will give us some hints on what's yet to be announced for Sziget 2016. LCD Soundsystem The Chemical Brothers Oscar And The Wolf (Sziget 2016 - 14th) Chase & Status live Die Antwoord Eagles of Death Metal Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Sziget 2016 - 15th) Martin Solveig Bloc Party (Sziget 2016 -
The Sziget Festival Republic (getting used to this name is still strange) has returned with announcements to warm our hearts: a list of formations added to the lineup of the Sziget 2015. The short list can be found here, but let's see some of them in a bit more detail. Foals is returning to Hungary after a visit at the VOLT last year. The Oxford band - with a style that mixes indie, math rock and dance - has three studio albums, with a fourth being in the works. Maybe we can hear some of their new creations this year at the Sziget 2015 Festival. The
The Sziget Italia website has published a list of performances dates for what we have so far in the lineup. While it’s not final, it can give a pretty good idea of what will happen, so we’ve used that and what he had so far to update the Sziget 2013 line up page, and that got us to something that could give you a pretty good idea of what will happen. The order is most certainly not the right one, but (most of) the days are. If you spot any mistakes, make sure you tell us. Apart from that, enjoy!
We’ve updated the Sziget 2013 line up page on Sziget News in order to better include all the latest announcements we got. We’ve also added dates where they are already available, but, of course, this is a work in progress. If you stumble across other dates, feel free to tell us and they will be added.
UPDATE: Billy Talent was added to the list, too, so Joel was completely right. UPDATE: Joel says Billy Talent will be announced, too. Let's see if he's right. The VOLT website has announced new acts today. These include Bullet For My Valentine, Hurts, Sven Vath, Dub FX, Parkway Drive, GusGus, Papa Roach, Martin Sollveig, DJ Fresh and Fritz Kalkbrenner. It would seem that our friend Joel was mostly right on the VOLT front – at least when it came to Bullet For My Valentine and Parkway Drive. These acts are now probably excluded for Sziget, as acts playing both festivals are more of an
Some interesting news from the German Sziget board. Another interesting act has self-confirmed its presence at Sziget 2012. We’re talking about Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra. According to their official website, they are set to play Sziget Festival 2012 on August 9. In case you don’t know their music, they are well worth checking out.