As promised yesterday, new names are in. The list starts with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, a name many of you guys mentioned in your wishlists. Then, it’s Franz Ferdinand, also mentioned quite a bit, followed by !!!, Noisia and Timbuktu. No Iron Maiden, as rumored though, but who knows, maybe in the next announcement. What do you think of the announcement? Does it make you happy?
IMPORTANT: Sorry to says this, but caboodle.hu seems to have been very wrong writing this and something got "lost in translation". We just quoted them. We'll keep this post just because we don't want to lose your comments. The admin on the Italian Sziget forum also confirmed that this was a mistake by caboodle. (thanks Dkm). You wanted some more important names on Day Zero, here they are. According to caboodle.hu, quoting activist and part of the organising team Sam Duckworth, Franz Ferdinand, The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Franz Ferdinand will play on Day Zero, "Rock Against
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
Â "There are none of the niceties of contemporary festivals. It feels lawless". That's whatÂ Franz Ferdinand's Alex KapranosÂ says about Sziget in an interesting Guardian article about Europe's summer Festivals. The same article says that the festival, a week-long party on an island on the Danube is known as one of the wildest in Europe.