Blink-182 headline Day -1 at Sziget Festival
The long-awaited Sziget debut of Blink-182 is finally happening! 11th August (Day -1) is the date. Other new additions to the 2014 Sziget line-up include Cee Lo Green and Jimmy Eat World, plus Casper, A Day To Remember and Fedde le Grand. Limited numbers of reduced price Weekly Passes are still available until 30th April!
After years of waiting, one of the most popular American pop-punk bands, Blink-182 will finally hit the stage at Sziget Festival this year. Looking back on a career of more than 20 years this trio from California has sold millions of records and has countless fans all over the globe. After a short hiatus the band is back on the road and as rocking as ever. The people of Sziget will finally have a chance to party to the biggest punk anthems of the late 90s and early 2000s, such as All The Small Things, First Date, I Miss You, Stay Together For The Kids or The Rock Show.
Five-time Grammy winner Cee Lo Green is one of the most charismatic male performers of our time, an iconic songwriter with a unique voice, a creative producer and a movie star. His superpowers come from mixing hip-hop with soul elements to create sexy and modern r&b. His tunes took over the charts and built up a fanbase of millions. Sziget Main Stage will feel like home for him!
Jimmy Eat World started their career in Mesa, Arizona and quickly became popular with their catchy rock tunes. Their most successful record, Bleed American was released in 2001 and featured multiple hits, among them their most well known song, The Middle. The band released their 8th studio record, Damage last year and will be rocking the stage at Sziget with these new songs.
Benjamin Griffey, aka Casper is a talented and popular German rapper, singer and lyricist. The secret to his engaging style lies in its diversity. He doesn’t care about any borders – dividing different musical genres from each other – and mixes his influences freely. You will find anything at his gig, from old-school hip-hop to rock, all coupled with highly critical and thoughtful lyrics.
A Day To Remember is a constant figure at all international festivals specialized on the heavy genres. Their music is a mixture of hard driving metalcore and pop-punk. Coupled with their energetic stage performance they will squeeze all reserves from your body by the time their show is finished. The band has released five albums so far, they will be presenting their latest effort Common Courtesy at Sziget this year.
Last, but definitely not least: Fedde le Grand will represent the Dutch e-music scene right at Sziget! The award-winning musician and producer is one of the most famous DJs in The Netherlands and also making his name internationally. For many years he’s been a fixture on DJ Mag’s Top 100, while his tracks and remixes are immensely popular on the world wide web and beyond.
As a quick reminder, the already confirmed artists for the Main Stage and the A38 Stage (acts in alphabetical order):
Anti Flag, Bastille, Blink-182, Bombay Bicycle Club, Casper, Cee Lo Green, Die Fantastischen Vier, End Show with Calvin Harris, Fedde Le Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Lily Allen, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Manic Street Preachers, Opening Show with Deadmau5, OutKast, Placebo, Prodigy, Queens of the Stone Age, Ska-P, Skrillex, The Kooks
A Day To Remember, Bonobo, Borgore, Brody Dalle, Casper, Crystal Fighters, Djaikovski ft. Tk Wonder and Mc Wasp, Fedde Le Grand, Fink Girls in Hawaii, Jagwar Ma, Jimmy Eat World, Kavinsky, Klaxons, Laidback Luke, London Grammar, Madeon, Michael Kiwanuka, Miles Kane, Mount Kimbie, Palma Violets, R3hab, Starlight Girls, Stromae, The 1975, The Big Pink, Tom Odell, Wild Beasts
Watch the video from last years event here…
Tickets & Travel
Discounted passes for ‘Advance round 1’ prices are available until 30th April at the European ticket retailers and in the central webshop. Festival passes available from 169 EUR (actual price depending on time of purchase and camping options). More information on tickets, sccmodation and travel is available n the website:www.szigetfestival.com
Travel options to Sziget include all possible methods, so you can come by bus, train, airplane, car, or even boat. Accommodation is also very easy to choose. Many of the festival goers will stay at the festival area in tents or caravans, but if you are not the camper type, you will find a huge number of hotels and hostels nearby.
About Sziget – Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 22nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.
Sziget is the Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It’s many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn’t forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special ‘ruin pubs’.
The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.