Well, if you needed more confirmation for this, here it is. 30 Seconds to Mars are headlining Sziget Festival again this year. Jared Leto has posted the following message on Twitter AND PS...WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE RETURNING TO HEADLINE THE SZIGET FESTIVAL IN AUGUST! Now it's official.
UPDATE: Some more good (or bad) news, depending on the way you see it. :) Our friend Island was at VOLT and, according to him, Jared Leto's exact words were I have a surprise for you. We'll be back. Don't tell anyone but we'll be headlining Sziget Festival later this year! This is a speculation that, if confirmed, will make a lot of people happy. And it will also annoy a lot of people, since 30 Seconds To Mars do seem to generate mixed reactions... Our friend festivalfreak tells us that 30STM lead singer Jared Leto said at VOLT Festival (a Festival that
The official Sziget website has posted the (almost full) schedule for this year's Sziget 2011. We don't have to speculate anymore, because everything is confirmed. You can check it out here and we have updated our line up page accordingly. What must be mentioned is that Saturday, August 13, still doesn't have a headliner, we're certain it's worth the wait. Another observation is that Tankcsapda has gone missing from the Rock / Metal Stage, and this stage seems that it will have another two co-headliners announced (19:00 slot on Saturday August 13 and 20:30 slot on Sunday August 14).
Another name has just been announced by the Sziget France Facebook page. Hindi Zahra is set to play the A38 Wan2 stage on August 13. We've added her new CD to our music store. (thanks go to Sateth) And another name confirmed today is Ayo. But this time, on Europe Stage.
Sziget News now has a new feature, an Amazon music store allowing you to buy music from your favorite artists playing Sziget 2011. To check it out, click here or on the link in the menu at the top of Sziget News. We hope you like it!
UPDATE!: Sziget confirms it on Facebook. Bad news for those coming to Sziget 2011 to see Amy Winehouse. According to Reuters, quoting a spokespoerson for the troubled singer, she has cancelled the whole European tour. She had serious problems performing in Belgrade a few days ago, and looking intoxicated. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen. the spokesperson for her said. We're wondering who the Sziget organizers will replace her with.
Another name has self-confirmed for Sziget 2011 (thanks, tiga!) Steve Angello says on his MySpace and Facebook that he will play Sziget Festival 2011 - almost certainly the Party Arena. Part of the Swedish House Mafia, he is a well-known DJ. The date mentioned on both pages is August 14
Quiet on the news front today, so we thought we'd bring two cool articles to your attention. They're about festivals in general, but most of it applies to Sziget. And, since our favorite festival is almost around the corner, we thought we'd share these with you. The first one is from The Telegraph, and it includes some (very important) festival tips. Read it right here. The second one is on a rather funny note. It shows you the most annoying people you can meet at festivals. Quite a funny one.
UPDATE: According to the schedule on the official site, Empire of the Sun will play the Party Arena. The Prodigy, Kate Nash and Kaiser Chiefs will play the Main Stage. The dates are already in the lineup page. As promised yesterday, the Sziget France Facebook page is announcing the new names for the Sziget 2011 line up. Returning to Sziget will be The Prodigy. They will be joined by Empire of the Sun and Kate Nash. Kaiser Chiefs are also returning to Sziget this year.
UPDATE: the Sziget France Facebook says that if they get to 17000 fans by tomorrow morning, we're going to get some new names! So get sharing the page! They're already at 16762 as we write this, so it's quite doable! Some really cool news coming from the official Sziget Facebook page. And we quote: This week we have some new names for Main Stage for you... We can't wait to hear what great band they're talking about. Who do you guys hope for?