The UK Festival Awards have announced their nominees and Sziget Festival is amongst them again. Last year, Sziget Festival was the winner of the Best Overseas Festival category and it's great to see that our favourite island extravaganza is in the running yet again for this prestigious distinction. Fans will vote online for their favourites and that determines the shortlist. After that, a panel of judges decides the winner. You can find out more about this here.
Sziget 2019 is now a month away, we've all had time to get home and ponder our memories of the greatest week of the year. That's why we thought we'd ask you how your Sziget 2019 was? What did you enjoy most? What was the best performance of the year, in your view? What was the best adventure you've gone through this year? And, most of all, who do you hope the Sziget 2020 headliners will be? The comments below are at your service...
Yesterday, Sziget Festival announced the latest additions to its 2019 lineup, naming the artist to occupy the last free headliner slot: it's The National, the American rock band formed in 1999 in Ohio. The band has just announced the imminent release of its new album called "Am Easy to Find" scheduled on May 17th - this means that their fans will be delighted to hear their fresh materials the best way, live on the stage. The band will take the Main Stage of Sziget 2019 on August 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw Here are the rest of the performers who have been announced to join the
In the spirit of "better late than never", I present you with the latest additions to the lineup of Sziget 2019 - and a handful of apologies for being late. Here's the list: Post MaloneFranz FerdinandJames BlakeYears & YearsTove LoRazorlightSon LuxRichie Hawtin-CLOSERJAINYeasayerYellow DaysTove StyrkeMasego MusicIamddb.Protoje & The IndiggnationXavier RuddWandaW&WVini ViciCarnageSIGALAHucciElderbrookROOSEVELTAnna of the NorthFakearValerasWelshly Arms Post Malone is the next headliner Sziget announced for its 2019 edition. The American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and face tattoo promoter has released a new album last year, so he'll have quite a lot to show for on August 11th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYwF-jdcVjY Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand has also released a new studio
And now... the moment we've all been waiting for... the second announcement for Sziget 2019 where the people behind the event shed some light on who will join Ed Sheeran on the stage of next year's edition: Foo Fighters Florence + The Machine Twenty One Pilots The 1975 Martin Garrix Richard Ashcroft Catfish & The Bottlemen CHVRCHES Jungle Kodaline The Blaze Maribou State IDLES Superorganism Pale Waves Parcels Boy Pablo Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Of Mice & Men Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Gang of Youths ALMA Yungblud Tamino Foo Fighters After the dissolution of Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl founded
Bad news for world music loving Szitizens: after years and years, Sziget closes its World Music Stage starting its 2019 edition. The news was broken by Lángoló Gitárok, a long-running Hungarian music blog, and confirmed by Kardos József, Sziget's Program Manager. Kardos was quick to reassure Szitizens that this move doesn't banish world music from the festival, especially since world music is so influential today that its effects can be pinpointed even in the songs of many Main Stage performers. Instead, the genre will be integrated into the program of another venue - which one, Kardos didn't say just yet. Why does
Those who love the sound and voice of Ed Sheeran and want to go to Sziget only to see his performance better be prepared to order: the day tickets for August 7, the day headlined by the redheaded English singer and songwriter, will go on sale tomorrow. The price for the ticket will be EUR 79 at their "early-bird" rates, and will grow to EUR 85 after the first 5,000 units are sold. Ed Sheeran in review Sheeran started his career as a singer in 2004, releasing his first record, Spinning Man, independently. He had to wait for mainstream success until seven
Not long after the festival revealed its first major name - Ed Sheeran - for Sziget 2019, the early-bird prices for next year's festival passes were also revealed. Early-Bird Passes The "Full Week" 7-Day pass now costs €299, covering the first-day performance of the redhead Game of Thrones alum and pretty much everything else offered by the event, and will grow to €339 eventually. And for the first time, there are payment plans in place for seven-day passes - you can pay them over five months (€72 per month), 4 months (€93 per month) and 3 months (€125 per month), apparently to cater
Ed Sheeran will play Sziget 2019, as many had already speculated. Well, what was until now just speculation is now 100% confirmed, in the sense that the hitmaker himself had announced the news in a video posted to the official Sziget festival YouTube channel. You can watch the video below. While this news may not surprise some people, we were wondering what you guys think. Is there someone among you that wantwa planning on going and this has just tipped the scales for them? Let everyone know in a comment, below. And dontd forget to take a look at the video, too (if you don't