The first (third) day of Sziget Festival's 25th-anniversary edition has arrived. The weather favors the participants and seems to stay favorable for the remainder of the event (with a few thunderstorms expected next Thursday, though). Today, many great acts and performers are expected to take the stage again. Headlining the evening we'll see Kasabian, preceded by performances by Rudimental and PJ Harvey. A38 will host acts like DJ Shadow, GTA, and Danny Brown, Stadium X and Nervo will take the Electronic Beats Arena, and the Classical, Opera and Jazz Stage will also open today. Those at home will have the chance
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
As the year comes to an end, the press is getting filled to the rim with articles and lists looking back at what happened during the last 12 months. As we all know, 2016 was a sh*tty year, with legendary artists leaving us for good, and all sorts of unexpected things happening. Whether this applies to the world of music, it's up to each of us to decide - it's all a question of taste, after all. Spotify and Billboard have also taken a step back, looking at the most popular songs of the year. Whether you agree or not with
La Troba Kung Fu, a very interesting Spanish band, will play Sziget Festival this year, on August 14, according to their MySpace page. You can check out some of their music there, too.
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
As it does every year, Sziget always brings interesting jazz surprises. This time we're talking about Yom , the new king of the Klezmer Clarinet, as he proclaims himself, accompanied by his band.In Yom's words, the project is "a tribute to Naftule Brandwein, who was the pioneer of klezmer clarinet in the United States, coming from Poland in the 10's. This crazy genius clarinet player claimed himselfÂ to be the King of klezmer clarinet. To stick to the the spirit of this megalomaniac character, I had to claim myself to be the New King of klezmer clarinet." Megalomaniac as it may
We finally have a bigger name for this year's Sziget Festival to tell you about! We're talking about American melodic hardcore band Rise Against. Rise against will play Sziget Festival this summer, but we don't have a date for their performance yet. The good news is confirmed in a news article on Rise Against's official website.
We have another confirmed act for this year's Sziget Festival. Fanfara lui Craciun, a very interesting brass band coming from Zece Prajini, a Romanian village close to the Moldavian border, is playing Sziget Festival 2009 on August 16 at 4:00 PM, most certainly at the World Music Stage. Their presence at this year's Sziget Festival is officially confirmed on thier MySpace page.