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Sziget Talent Adds Young Romanian Band to Lineup

Sziget Talent Show

Sziget Festival will give the chance to one - unknown - Romanian band to make its debut on its stage through its Sziget Talent contest, started a few days ago. To be eligible, the bands need to be: younger than five years old (year of establishment should be after 2010) an underground-alternative band, no matter if it's indie rock, hip-hop, electro or jazz (no tribute or cover bands) between 2 and 7 band members to not have a contract signed with any record labels The jury to decide which band will emerge from the Romanian underground will be composed of Dan Amariei (Omul cu Sobolani), Bogdan

Fink at Sziget 2012

One of Szigetnews' friends has sent us some interesting news a little while ago. According to him, Fink will play Sziget Festival 2012 on August 11. The source is, our friend says, Fink’s manager, a friend of his. This is what we know so far on this, but we'll try to find out more details. We’ll tell you when we’ll know anything else about it.

A lot of new names official

The Official Dutch Sziget site lists a whole lot of new and interesting names in its programme section, for the MR2, Amfitheater (jazz) Stage, and Roma Stage. We've added them all to our line-up page, so make sure you check it out to get the whole view. Here are some of the most interesting ones: Heaven Street Seven, Quimby and Pannonia All-Stars Ska Orchestra - MR2 Klezmofobia, Kalocsa and Napra - Roma Stage, that also adds a few DJs for some really cool nights at Sziget An Pierlé & White Velvet, Special Providence and Balázs Elemér Group - Amfitheater Make sure you check out the

Asian Dub Foundation at Sziget Festival 2010?

The Sziget 2010 last.fm page confirms another very interesting and important act for this year's Sziget Festival - Asian Dub Foundation! This is not confirmed  somewhere else yet. If you know more, please tell us (thanks, BT2303) Our reader kocheba says that two bands from Belarus are also set to play Sziget 2010 - The Toobes and Serebryanaja Svad`ba.

Happy New Year from Szigetnews.com / sziget2010.com

We decided to go away from the party for a few moments and wish you a very happy 2010, with everything you want and, of course, a very exciting Sziget Festival. Lots of new things happening here these days, as you can all see (we're planning on keeping them coming). Apart from announcing a very possible performance by Blink 182 this year, Sziget News can also be accesed now by simply typing sziget2010.com in your web browser. We thought that would make things easier for you guys. We also have a Twitter account - we invite you to join us so you

50% off Sziget Festival tickets for student groups

Sziget Managing Director Gerendai Karoly has said in a press conference (the press statement - Hungarian - can be read here) that students will get up to 50% off on their tickets, if they go in groups of up to 46 people (so gather your friends and visit this site for the details). Also, there will be half-price tickets for after 11 pm, for people who just want to come to the island and party. Also, traveller's cheques ( can be used to purchase tickets, but this can't be combined with any other offer. (thanks, Gleb) This year's Sziget also introduces the

Sziget 17 – August 11-17, 2009

The dates for next year's Sziget Festival have already been announced. The Festival will take place between the 11th and 17th of August. Just like last year, the first day (also known as "zero-day") will include a performance by a single international act. Ticket prices will be as follows: 130 euros - 12-17 of August - no camping 150 euros - 10-17 of August - camping included More details as they come.

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