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Interview: Sziget’s Andras Berta speaks to PollstarPro

Sziget 2017 PJ Harvey interview

Two and a half decades have passed since Hungary, after shaking off the Soviet influence, started its journey toward a more politically and culturally liberated society. Sziget Festival has become one of the symbols for this journey, initially choosing the talent on its stage (and later stages) from the local talent pool, and later expanding to become the major international festival it is today. The history of Sziget Festival is one of the topics of the interview below, where the folks from PollstarPro have spoken to Sziget Cultural Management's International Relations Director András Berta. In the interview, Berta speaks not only about

Announcement: Wiz Khalifa, The Vaccines, Paul Van Dyk @ Sziget 2017

The Vaccines Sziget 2017

Sziget 2017 announced fresh names to join its 25th anniversary lineup. The list is surprisingly short, with only nine new names being added to the list today.  They are: Wiz Khalifa Rita Ora The Vaccines Alex Clare The Courteeners Paul Van Dyk Bassjackers Dimension Her Wiz Khalifa needs no introduction. He debuted with his first album in 2006, and gained traction in 2008, when his single "Say Yeah" made it to several charts. To date, he has released seven studio albums, with an eighth being on its way. In 2012, he won a Billboard Music Award (Best New Artist), and took

New Artists Added to Europe Stage Lineup

Europe Stage Lineup Sziget 2017

According to the latest announcement, the Europe Stage lineup for this year's anniversary Sziget Festival is almost complete. Today, 13 new names have been added to the list from all over the world (not only from Europe, mind you). Which is not an issue, since the appearance of fresh artists and bands on Sziget's stages is always welcome - who knows, some of them might even become the global stars of tomorrow. Europe Stage Lineup additions announced today Mother's Cake (A) The Bombay Royale (AUS) ROOSEVELT (D) Puggy (B) Naâman (F) Lola Marsh (IL) The Charm The Fury (NL) Motorpsycho (NO) Kinsfolk

The Lineups of Szigets Past (2009 to 2016)

Sziget lineups Poster - www.szigetnews.com

There has been a lot of chatter about how Sziget's lineups keep getting worse (or more "mainstream") in the last few years. We've decided to take a walk down memory lane and look at the lineups of the festival since 2009 (this is as far as our records go back). There are two things that influence the lineup of a music festival that make their presence felt in the case of Sziget, too - even if it considers itself (and it is considered by many) more than just that: the current taste of the prospective visitors and the availability of performers

Untold Festival Announces New Names

untold festival lineup 2017 lineup

Untold is quickly becoming Romania's leading EDM music festival. With a duration of just four days, the festival has an incredible concentration of leading EDM performers. Yesterday - probably to please all who love it - Untold has announced new names added to its lineup. Due to its date - it takes place between the 3rd and 6th of August - some of its performers might overlap with Sziget 2017. Here are the new names announced on Valentine's Day: Chris Liebing Dubfire Jamie Jones Loco Dice Solomun Sven Väth This completes the list of names already announced (the headliners of the festival): Afrojack Armin van

Romania Music Festivals in August 2017. Could they overlap?

romania music festival august 2017

Romania is a large country with a history of turmoil, which has slowly began to catch up with the civilized West. One of the signs of its catching-up is its ever-growing festival scene. For years, Félsziget (Peninsula), Sziget's sister festival, was its biggest event. After its decline, a handful of smaller but growing events took its place - the best example would be Untold, its biggest EDM festival, that attracted over 200,000 attendees on its opening event in 2015, and won the "Best Major Festival" award in the same year. All through the summer, Romania is home to several festivals, yet

Sziget 2016 Official Aftermovie

Sziget Festival 2016 official aftermovie

Christmas is at our doorstep, which makes summer feel like an oh-so-distant memory. But Sziget is here to bring back at least a bit of the sunshine of summers past: the official aftermovie of the 2016 Sziget Festival is here. Sziget has sure taken its sweet time to release it, but you know what they say: better late than never. Behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-6NB2SEgLk Aside from this short film trying to cram seven days of Sziget feeling into eight short minutes, Sziget has also released an official Sziget Viber sticker pack that can be downloaded from here. You can also join the public Sziget

Sziget 2016 – All Passes are Sold Out!

Sziget 2017 First Announcement

Another month, another landmark achieved by the Sziget Festival! According to a recent news release, Sziget 2016 has sold all of its 5 and 7-day passes. Now there are nothing, but day tickets left to buy. Since the total number of passes has been limited to 55,000, only 25,000 tickets are available for any individual day. This leads to a situation that was never encountered before - a month and a half before the start of the festival, all its passes are already sold out. Still, according to Sziget's website, those with a five-day ticket can still upgrade to a

Festival Items – Essential List to Take with You

A festival items packing list is something you've probably already put in place if this won't be your first time at Sziget. You know - by your own experience - what essential festival items you need to put in your backpack to serve you well during the event. But if you're not, take a quick look at the list of items below. They can be helpful in many situations - they can help you sleep, keep you from getting lost and generally make your stay at Sziget more pleasant. And even if it's not your first time, you might get some brilliant ideas

Sziget Talent: Winners Announced to Play on Europe Stage

Sziget Talent Show

Sziget Festival has organized contests all over Europe for fresh blood to show its worth on the Europe Stage on days -1 and 0. The contests are under way, but some of the winners have already been announced. Here are the lucky - and talented - ones who will have the chance to take their first step toward fame this August at the Sziget Festival 2015. The list of Sziget Talent winners is far from being complete - we'll keep updating it as new winners of the various local talent shows appear. Here is what has been announced so far: Austria -

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