Our reader Jane sent us her impressions of this year's Sziget Festival. "I had a BRILLIANT time at Sziget 2008.! Even though I had my camera stolen while I was trying to get close to the stage with balloon flowers for The Kooks! I will definately be going again next year. If anyone has any pictures of my balloon flowers I would love to see them. Thanks so much all at Sziget!!!!!"
This year's Festival is now over, and, according to preliminary data released by the organizers, this year's edition of Sziget Festival made approximately 421,000 euros in profit. The Festival was attended by a total of 385,000 people this year. How was it for you? What did you enjoy most? What disappointed you this year?
Here's a a beautiful video from The Kooks' performance at Sziget this year, two days ago. Enjoy! We're waiting for your Sziget stories, before or after the festival, at contact (at) szigetnews.com, through the contact section or via comment. [szigetnews]ZVTw9EfNEdA[/szigetnews]
Here's a video of Iron Maiden rocking Sziget Festival last night. [szigetnews]pCV0zmCYVxk[/szigetnews] Szigetnews is waiting for your Sziget stories. The best ones will be published here on Szigetnews.
It has been recently announced that around 60-80 consumer protection officers will work during this year's Sziget Festival, in order to ensure everything is at an optimal rate. they will focus on food and water quality, as well as the safety of the venue (electric equipment, structures) The organisers have also announced that police officers will randomly check visitors for drugs upon entrance, using dogs.
Tomorrow, Sziget Festival starts with Iron Maiden and Lauren Harris on the Main Stage. It's your turn now. Since each one of you is going to the festival to see something different, we think you're the ones that would cover it best, the ones that have the best Sziget stories. Szigetnews will wait for your opinions on the festival (as well as pictures), and the most interesting ones will be published on the main page. You can send in your input as a comment, as well as by using the "Contact" section or writing an e-mail on contact (at) szigetnews.com. What are
xpatloop.com features a very interesting article about the many other things you can do at Sziget, (except for going to the many concerts, of course). There's theatre, literary programmes and many other interesting things to do. Click here to read the article.
Â Only 6 days until Sziget Festival starts. You can get the final official programmation here, so you know exactly what acts you want to see and when.
Our reader ouaso makes an interesting comment, here on Szigetnews. He thinks that "If you are disappointed about the booked bands on this year's sziget, just look at the sponsors... Warner is one of them and many of the labels artists are on Sziget... I think that's a reason:-)". What do you think? Could a label impose artists on the line-up of such a huge festival?
Â The French duo that will play Sziget Festival this year on August 17th, has teamed up with design group Surface2Air to create their personal clothing line, inspired by their own wardrobe. You can already get them at a few retailers (jackets are 790 euros), as well as on Surface2Air's website...