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
Experienced Sziget-dwellers surely know that the World Music Stage is one of the most interesting venues you can visit during the festival. It is a place filled with performers from all over the world, and the place where lots of local Hungarian bands share their art and entertainment with the diverse crowd visiting the island year after year. This year, the World Music Stage lineup is a collection of the "best" - the bands below have all been performing there in the past, adding further layers of diversity to the Island of Freedom. World Music Stage - International acts Goran Bregovic Wedding
The World Music Stage is one of the most popular venues at Sziget, adding a lot to its multi-cultural, colorful nature. Sziget 2016 has just announced the program of the stage, which - for the first time - will be active on Day Zero as well. This year the World Music Stage will incorporate the Roma Tent, the Afro-Latin-Reggae Stage, the Hungaricum Village, creating a venue dedicated to world music in a way never seen before, offering new talent and well-known artists - and, of course, its visitors - the unparalleled Sziget feeling. World Music Stage program Day Zero visitors can attend three
Just like in the previous years, the Sziget Festival will feature great music from all over the world. The organizers of the event have just announced the lineup of the World Music Stage, which will be incredibly colorful this year - focusing on roma (gypsy) traditions this year. The World Music Stage is the melting pot of the Roma Tent, the Afro-Latin-Reggae Stage and the Hungaricum Village, with an enormous concentration of performers of the genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIIJ_O-XLRg This year's lineup offers several Eastern European and Balcanic styles, not excluding others - like fado - but its main focus will still be on Roma music, with
siraic, one of our Twitter followers (by the way, if you're not following us on Twitter, you can do so by clicking here) gave us some very interesting news today. Oi Va Voi, an act that played Sziget's World Music Stage in 2009, too, will be headlining the said stage this year, too. Their presence is self-confimed on their iLike page. Oi Va Voi are set to play Sziget on August 13.
Israelian act Oy Division, a band playing the old-style folk music of East-European Jews (more widely known as Klezmer), have confirmed their presence at Sziget Festival 2009. Oy Division are a band that try to play the pre-war Jewish music the way it has been originally performed, not modernising it in any way. They also have a new album out. According to their MySpace page, "their repertoire is a mix of instrumental wedding dance music, folk songs and songs originating in the Yiddish theatre, Old music played again with the zeal and exuberance of punks." That sounds quite interesting, doesn't it? Oy
Still no big names, even though it's March already. We're expecting them in the following weeks, though. Even if they're not a big name 08001 are quite an interesting project. First, because they make a very special kind of music, combining the inspiration of a line-up of artists from all around the world, that meet in Barcelona to create their music. And second, because their live shows mix the performances of a large number of artists with a visual screen show. They are to play Sziget Festival 2009 on August 13. For more details and some musical samples, check out the 08001
The first confirmed names for Sziget 2009's World Music Stage are already here. We're talking about Roy Paci, Frank London and Boban Markovic . Check out each of the links for more details about them. They will play Sziget on August 16, at 10:00 PM.
Good news for all of you planning to go to Sziget and dance all night. Sziget Festival's Spanish site confirms Carl Cox turning the tables at the Party Arena on the 15th. Also mentioned is Kymani Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, who will be playing the festival's World Music Stage.