Hungary's Sziget Will Return August 12-17 with Musical Acts From Around The World
One of the largest music gatherings in Europe - the Sziget Festival (pronounced see'-get) is poised to return to Budapest, Hungary from August 12-17. Called the "crown jewel" of European festivals, Sziget boasts big musical acts from Europe, America and beyond.
Fresh off their latest fifth studio album, Invaders Must Die, The Prodigy will be performing on the main stage on August 14. Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, will be leading a riotous party on August 13. His performance will no doubt showcase material off his brand new fifth album.
Rocking the crowd, on August 15, in extravagant British acid-rave sci-fi punk style will be Klaxons. One of the most popular bands of the indie-rock scene of the 2000's - Bloc Party will be blasting off on August 13. Also playing on the 13th, Brit indie-pop sensation The Ting Tings who'll will be busy making sure all of Hungary knows their name by the time they're done playing.
August 12 - Wednesday: IAMX, Nouvelle Vague, Ska-P, Snow Patrol, Lily Allen
August 13 - Thursday: Miss Platnum, The Ting Tings, Die Toten Hosen, Bloc Party, Fatboy Slim
August 14 - Friday: Haydamaky, Primal Scream, Pendulum, The Prodigy
August 15 - Saturday: The Subways, Editors, Klaxons, Manic Street Preachers, Placebo
August 16 - Sunday: Disco Ensemble, Danko Jones, Maxïmo Park, The Offspring, Faith No More
World Music Main Stage
August 12 - Wednesday: So Kalmery, Napra, Oi Va Voi, Calexico
August 13 - Thursday: 08001, Palya Bea, Életek éneke ("Az erdélyi Buena Vista"), Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
August 14 - Friday: Figli Di Madre Ignota, Csík Zenekar and guests, Zamballarana, Amadou & Mariam
August 15 - Saturday: Speed Caravan, Woven Hand & Muzsikás, N&SK, Khaled
August 16 - Sunday: Vieux Farka Touré, Besh o droM, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Broterhood of Brass: Boban Markovi? Orkestar + Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars
Backyard Babies, Brujeria, Donots, Expatriate, Gwar, Life of Agony, Turbonegro
Armin van Buuren, Birdy Nam Nam, Coldcut, Dillinja, Eric Prydz, Grooverider, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong