Arctic Monkeys is the name you've all been waiting for - and as it turns out, you were right. The Sheffield rock band with six BRIT Awards and three Grammy nominations under their belt will join the lineup of Sziget 2018 as a headliner, playing the Main Stage on the 14th of August this year, between 21:30 and 23:30 - a two-hour show. And they might also have quite a few new things to show off, as they have started recording their latest studio album in September 2017, for a 2018 release. Although they promised an announcement to be made at 12
The organizers have confirmed on the event's official Facebook page: Pink will headline Day -1 of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival. At the same time, the event has announced the prices for its day tickets - all of them will cost €65, no matter the date. The next price hike for 7-day and 5-day passes will occur on the 31st of May, so we can expect some further big names to be announced around that date. Pink (often stylized as P!NK) was born Alecia Beth Moore in September 1979. She started writing songs at an early age, then proceeded to perform in
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
Coming from Barbados straight to the Main Stage of Sziget Festival 2016 - please welcome Rihanna, one of the biggest and most influential pop icons of our days. According to the latest announcement by Sziget Festival, the singer will headline the event's Day 0 (August 11th), playing on the Main Stage Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty to a retired accountant by an alcoholic, crack-addicted father, her childhood was interesting, to say the least. She started singing at the age of seven but didn't think of a musical career until she was discovered by Shontelle, her drill sergeant in a sub-military training program, much later. Since
Sziget Festival has just announced the next band to play the Main Stage of the event: Nashville rock band Kings of Leon. "We have been trying to lure the band for years, and now, after a negotiation marathon, we finally did it," Gerendai Károly said, "because - as they are not in Europe at that time and they usually have just a handful of gigs in the summer - we had to get them to fly over the ocean just for us." Judging by the comments at our previous posts, Kings of Leon will be an act that divides: some of our visitors expressed
After yesterday's news, time for the second round of speculation. Our reader the xx has posted a list we can most certainly all build on. Here it is, so let the comments begin! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Biffy Clyro Franz Ferdinand Kraftwerk Kings of Leon Eminem Iggy Pop Florence & the Machine Green Day Nine Inch Nails
Snoop Dogg, one of Sziget 2012’s headliners, has released a new single, off his future album, called Reincarnated. Nothing new so far. Except for the fact that the single (called “La La La”) is under the pseudonym Snoop Lion. And there’s more: it’s a reggae song and it’s produced by Major Lazer. It will be interesting to see how this new music will sound on the Sziget 2012 Main Stage. Anyway, you can listen to the new track below and tell everyone what you think.
There were quite a few discussions on Sziget News about this topic – whether Korn would headline the Metal Stage or play the Main Stage. There were opinions on both fronts, but now it’s clear. A user has asked the organizers which stage they would play on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook account, and the answer (in Hungarian) was Main Stage, just as you can see below. That answers a question for many people. (thanks, dakota!)
UPDATE: Hurts will also play August 8, as stated on their Facebook. (thanks, dragonfly) They will play the Main Stage, as the organizers said in the announcement. A quick piece of information from the official Placebo site. Placebo is set to play Sziget Festival 2012 on August 8. Placebo were officially announced playing Sziget 2012 today.
UPDATE: this image is on the Placebo official website, so this comes as even more confirmation. After The Stone Roses, announced officially a while ago, it would seem that we’ll officially have the next Sziget 2012 headliner on Monday. And it’s Placebo, a band that last played Sziget in 2009. The band has announced on their official site that they would announce festival dates for this summer on Monday, the 23rd of January, but according to britishrock.cc, that have uncovered the info on the offficial Placebo site, Sziget is among those dates. We still have to wait for Monday morning for the final confirmation.