Deadmau5 had to cancel Sziget and a few other shows because he collapsed on stage during a performance. Everybody was curious to see who Sziget will get to play instead of him. Well, the answer is already in the Sziget schedule on the official website. It's Timo Maas. Timo Maas will play Sziget 2010 on August 15, at 01:30.
Quite an interesting press release we received today from the Sziget Office. To anticipate Iron Maiden's performance at Sziget, Derek Riggs, creator of Maiden mascot Eddie, has made a special Sziget drawing for the cover of New Noise magazine. The image features Eddie withe the Hungarian Parliament as a hat, shouting "Sziget". See the large image here. We can't wait for the festival to start, either...
Only a few days left until Sziget Festival 2010 starts. We know we can't wait to be there! As always, we'll try to post all of your messages, pictures, videos and whatever else you want to share with everyone else, here on Szigetnews.com, as we always do. Before you go, if you want to protect your hearing at the Sziget concerts, don't forget to get a pair of LivePlugs, the ear plugs that allow you to protect your hearing at concerts without spoiling the sound. To get a pair of these, just click here or below, on the LivePlugs banner.
Unfortunately, Deadmau5 won't be playing Sziget 2010 anymore. According to a message from the Deadmau5 management, [...] whilst performing onstage at the 9:30 club in Washington DC, deadmau5 collapsed, suffering exhaustion and vomiting. Medics at the venue took him directly to hospital where he is now under supervision deadmau5 is sad to advise his fans that on the strict advice of the doctors, he now has no choice but to cancel the next 9 shows of his Summer tour schedule to allow for his recovery. The dates affected are listed below. Deadmau5 hopes to reschedule appearing in these cities in due course but in the meantime thanks all
Ukrainian band Antytila has won the Nemiroff contest and will play Sziget 2010. The Ukranian rock band will play the Rock Stage on August 13. Their performance is set to start at 00:40. Check out some of their songs here. Thanks go to Szigetnews friend chudo_pahan for telling us about this.
An interesting change in the Sziget 2010 lineup for the Party Arena. A new and interesting name has appeared on the schedule for Saturday, August 14. French DJ Danger will play after Infected Mushroom, starting at 02:30. (thanks, PaaD) LATER UPDATE: a funny things is that, even if Danger is listed on the Sziget official site as playing at Sziget on August 14, his MySpace page lists an appearance in Oudeanaarde, Belgium on the same date.
Iron Maiden, one of the headliners of this year's Sziget Festival, has released the "Final Frontier" teaser online recently. They also announce that the video will be available on July 13. These things are just to keep you busy until we meet in front of the main stage at the Maiden show. Until then, enjoy the teaser below.
The French Official site has posted an official Sziget schedule in PDF format, one that you can print out and have in your pocket at the festival. To get yours, just right-click here, save the document and print it out. We thought this might help some of you.
The Sziget Festival 2010 lineup is almost finalized (very small modifications could occur now). That is why we are curious what you think about it. This is also a good place to discuss lineup related things. You can check out the lineup page here. [poll id="3"]
Mika will be part of the Sziget 2010 lineup. According to the schedule on the official English Sziget site, Mika will play Sziget Festival on August 13, at 19:45. They will be followed by 30 Seconds To Mars. These changes will be reflected in our lineup page.