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.
Sziget 2013 live video streaming is available for those of you that can’t make it to the island this year. Just like last year, the organizers have made it easier for those at home to watch some of the most important acts of the Sziget 2013 line up (about which we’ve had a poll) live. The broadcast will be done this UStream page. There will be two channels broadcasting and things will kick off with the Muzsikas concert, tonight, at 7 PM. We’ll post the schedule daily, so you won’t miss anything.
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.
No cigarettes will be available to buy at Sziget Festival 2013, according to an article on website Xpatloop, quoting Head of the National Tobacco Trade Non-profit Ltd., Zsolt Gyulay. According to the quoted source, “mobile vendors and cigarette booths will be forbidden to sell tobacco at bigger festivals” and will only be able to do so if they have a permanent place of operation in the area, which is very unlikely for Sziget. That’s because no permanent tobacco-selling locations are available on the island. So, if you’re going to Sziget this year and you’re a smoker, you should probably bring your own cigarettes,
The official Sziget site announces the Day Zero acts for this year. Quimby will help visitors celebrate the start of Sziget in an Alice in Wonderland atmosphere, while Muzsikas will play a very special concert. Details about all of this here. In other news, the giant Sziget Eye will be first set up in Budapest’s Erzsebet Ter. (thanks Johan and crazyfrog)
The Sziget Facebook pages are announcing new names for tomorrow, and a very persistent speculation in comments is Iron Maiden, with one of our friends claiming to know so. Could that happen, do you think? Who else do you think will be part of the announcement? We’ll know for sure tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep on speculating…
Camo & Krooked ft. Mc Youthstar are the latest act to self-confirm its presence at Sziget Festival 2013. According to tour dates on the Youthstar Facebook page, they will be playing Sziget Festival 2013 on August 11. Even more, Youthstar has also posted about it on his Facebook page. Thanks to SkaPanda!
Good news for you, if you’re planning on taking the Sziget train to get to the festival from Holland. An additional train from Utrecht is planned according to the Dutch Sziget site. Our friend Steven was nice enough to translate it from Dutch for everyone: The first two trains to Budapest are already sold out. Friday April 26 10:00 start selling the third train to Sziget: the Absolut Sziget Express. Good news! We can organize a third train to Sziget: The Absolut Sziget Express. The train is sponsored by Absolut Vodka, the train will also present a special Absolut Bar next to the party
UDPATED: Coen says the following: It was at the dutch tv station Nederland 3, the name of the show is De Wereld Draait Door and it started about 19.30 Dutch time. Remember when some of you guys noticed Blaudzun pictures on the official Sziget website, which were later taken off? Well, it would seem that Blaudzun will be at Sziget 2013, after all. Two of our friends have announced us, almost at the same time, that Blaudzun has mentioned on Dutch TV that he would play Sziget Festival 2013. Of course, this is not confirmed, but it’s a pretty serious clue. More details as