Fantastic news today in the Sziget newsletter, as well as on the Sziget website! The artist that will grace Sziget's Day Zero is Prince!
What we told you about a couple of days ago has now been officially confirmed by the Sziget organizers on the Sziget Official Facebook - 30 Seconds to Mars will be headlining Sziget Festival 2011. The band that Jared Leto is leading will be playing the Main Stage on Saturday, August 13, at 21:30, replacing Amy Winehouse.
Well, if you needed more confirmation for this, here it is. 30 Seconds to Mars are headlining Sziget Festival again this year. Jared Leto has posted the following message on Twitter AND PS...WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE RETURNING TO HEADLINE THE SZIGET FESTIVAL IN AUGUST! Now it's official.
UPDATE: Some more good (or bad) news, depending on the way you see it. :) Our friend Island was at VOLT and, according to him, Jared Leto's exact words were I have a surprise for you. We'll be back. Don't tell anyone but we'll be headlining Sziget Festival later this year! This is a speculation that, if confirmed, will make a lot of people happy. And it will also annoy a lot of people, since 30 Seconds To Mars do seem to generate mixed reactions... Our friend festivalfreak tells us that 30STM lead singer Jared Leto said at VOLT Festival (a Festival that
The official Sziget website has posted the (almost full) schedule for this year's Sziget 2011. We don't have to speculate anymore, because everything is confirmed. You can check it out here and we have updated our line up page accordingly. What must be mentioned is that Saturday, August 13, still doesn't have a headliner, we're certain it's worth the wait. Another observation is that Tankcsapda has gone missing from the Rock / Metal Stage, and this stage seems that it will have another two co-headliners announced (19:00 slot on Saturday August 13 and 20:30 slot on Sunday August 14).
Another name has just been announced by the Sziget France Facebook page. Hindi Zahra is set to play the A38 Wan2 stage on August 13. We've added her new CD to our music store. (thanks go to Sateth) And another name confirmed today is Ayo. But this time, on Europe Stage.
While we speculate on who's gonna replace Amy Winehouse (let's hope we do find out soon), the Sziget Official Facebook page has announced more names for the Party Arena. Here they are: Philipp Straub Gesaffelstein Blake Jarell DJ Observer & Daniel Heatcliff Steve Angello (we told you about him a few days ago) Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Igor Do'urden vs. Coyote Andro Sikztah Stereokillaz Hot X Jay Lumen vs. SanFranciscoBeat Myon & Shane 54 Jutasi Chriss vs. Dandy Soneec & Belocca Junkie & Hawky The line up page has been updated with the dates we could find. If you find more, send them our way!
UPDATE!: Sziget confirms it on Facebook. Bad news for those coming to Sziget 2011 to see Amy Winehouse. According to Reuters, quoting a spokespoerson for the troubled singer, she has cancelled the whole European tour. She had serious problems performing in Belgrade a few days ago, and looking intoxicated. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen. the spokesperson for her said. We're wondering who the Sziget organizers will replace her with.
The official Sziget site announces that Electrelane is cancelled, "due to unfortunate technical reasons". (thanks, sofia) Also, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 have been moved to the A38/WAN2. The date remains August 10.
Another name has self-confirmed for Sziget 2011 (thanks, tiga!) Steve Angello says on his MySpace and Facebook that he will play Sziget Festival 2011 - almost certainly the Party Arena. Part of the Swedish House Mafia, he is a well-known DJ. The date mentioned on both pages is August 14