Another year, another Sziget Festival has passed, with band we liked more or less in the lineup, but, as always, with tons of fun. And if you weren’t there, you could always get in on the action through live streams. Since some of you have already started sending in their thoughts, we thought we’d do a special post, where you can leave comments telling everyone about the way you experienced Sziget 2013.
As promised, the last announcement has come today. The last name to grace Sziget 2013 is The Fratellis. The announcement was supposed to include two names, the first one being Babylon Circus, which we told you about earlier. The news about The Fratellis playing Sziget 2013, together with Babylon Circus, has been officially confirmed by the organizers in a post on the Sziget Official Facebook page. Now that things are pretty much final, and Sziget 2013 is less than a week away, you can still vote in the Sziget 2013 line up poll, if you haven’t done so already.
Sziget 2013 is close to its beginning, but we still have some “holes” left in the program. Well, the organizers promise to fill them in an announcement, which is imminent. According to an answer on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook page, the announcement will come “very soon”. The same answer also mentions that only one of the two names to be announced will be a “bigger” one. We’re just as curious as you are! Who do you think Sziget will announce?
Azealia Banks will no longer be playing Sziget 2013.The sad news has been announced by the Sziget organizers earlier today on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook page. Said page mentions the “unforeseen physical pressure of her tour” as the reason for the cancellation. A replacement has already been put into place - French percussion band, Les Tambours du Bronx will be playing Sziget Festival 2013 instead of Azealia Banks.
The Irish Pub Stage now has its full schedule published. The schedule of the stage is now online on the official site and you can check it out here. The stage programs will start on August 6, which is good news for those arriving early. A Jam de la Creme will also be taking place, like last year, which should be interesting info especially for Dutch Sziget goers. (thanks Peer and Steven!)
Batucada Sound Machine and Holic are the latest acts to self-confirm for Sziget 2013. According to a press release about their current tour, Batucada Sound Machine will be playing Sziget on August 7. Eventful also lists Holic for August 9, at the Holland Meets Hungary stage. (thanks go to Steven)
Two new bands in the Sziget 2013 line up. Hungarian acts LochNesz and Paddy and the Rats have both self-confirmed their presence at Sziget Festival 2013. LochNesz say on their Facebook page that they will be playing Sziget 2013 on August 10 at 1 AM, while Paddy and the Rats will be on the island on the same day. Also, the official page has listed the schedule for the Colosseum stage. Check it out here. (thanks go to SkaPanda and MJ)
The Gaslight Anthem at Sziget 2013 won’t be happening, after all. As some of you have noticed yesterday, when the Sziget 2013 schedule has been published on the official website, there was no Gaslight Anthem in it. Well, the reason is that the band has cancelled its Sziget 2013 performance, and the information is confirmed by the Sziget organization on Facebook. No other explanation has been given, apart from the fact that The Gaslight Anthem unfortunately cancelled their Sziget show. Were you looking forward to seeing The Gaslight Anthem at Sziget 2013?