The first Sziget announcement is here, and it's a fantastic one. It's already on the official site, so check it out here. As we already told you yesterday, TriggerFinger, Dizee Rascal, Chemical Brothers and Pulp are part of it. But the announcement contains many more great bands. On the Pop-Rock main stage, we'll also have Smash Mouth, Rise Against (finally - any have wished for them in the past few years), Flogging Molly, Interpol, The National (we told you about them yesterday), as well as the returning Gogol Bordello. The all-new Europe Stage will have performances by Verdena and Sohne Mannheims, while the World
Here's an update on the earlier Rise Against rumor. We tried to confirm this with their staff, and we got an answer a few minutes ago from Missy Worth, at their management. This is what it said: We will not be playing- we won't be in Europe in august Sorry to give you this news, but the information on the last.fm page is inaccurate. We also got some good news from the Rise Against management - the band will play in Budapest in June.
As you may remember, Rise Against were set to play at last year's Sziget Festival, but it didn't work out after all. As it seems, an appearance by the band is possible in this year's Sziget Festival line-up, as their name has shown up on the Sziget last.fm page. We're trying to find out more about this and will keep you posted on what we discover.
As we already suspected, the news that Rise Against won't be at Sziget this year, after all, is now confirmed by our reader tool. He wrote an e-mail to their management, asking about this and the reply he got was the following: They are not coming- it ended up not working out! Sorry, we will be coming there on this album though. On the other hand, our friend Mellowmaniac has a few more line-up ideas for you, based on current tour dates. Let's hear him: Long time no rumoursâ€¦ To heat the Radiohead discussion up: The guys seem to move closer and closer to the
After being one of the first bands to announce their presence at this year's Sziget (the news article still is on their official site), it seems that something happened along the way and Rise Against won't be at this year's Sziget. None of the official confirmations in the last few days mention them, and now there is no Sziget date on their site or MySpace. Also, they're booked from August 12 to August 15. But who knows, maybe on August 16?
We finally have a bigger name for this year's Sziget Festival to tell you about! We're talking about American melodic hardcore band Rise Against. Rise against will play Sziget Festival this summer, but we don't have a date for their performance yet. The good news is confirmed in a news article on Rise Against's official website.