Maybe the most exciting and unique performer of them all, a 7-time Grammy winner and a true American pop-icon is about to visit Hungary. Indeed, Prince will rule the main stage of Sziget Festival on Day 0 (9 August) and play the biggest hits of his long and unstoppable career.
Sziget’s Main Stage will host Prince Roger Nelson, the legend who entered the rock’n’roll hall of fame by the name Prince. Being in the spotlights since 1976, selling over 100 million records, reaching 10 platinum releases and also earning several Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar, here he is to give all he got for Sziget fans from all over the world. You can already start to get ready for hits like ’Purple Rain’, ’Kiss’, ’When Doves Cry’, ’1999’ and so much more.
When & Where The Sziget Festival Hungary occurs every for five days mid-August from a Wednesday-Monday on Obudai Island in Budapest, Hungary.
New in 2011 The rock-metal tent will be a huge rock-metal open-air stage.
The Party Arena tent (mainstream electro venue) will be about 30% bigger, so it will grow to a mega party tent.
A new open-air stage named Europe Stage, for new upcoming European talents, breaking markets in their own countries
Roma Tent will celebrate its 10th birthday this year, so it will include a bigger tent and a bigger stage + a very strong Balkan music program also featuring many great Central-Eastern European artists.
Meduza tent (underground electro venue) will recieve a totally new outfit/installation which is double as big as it was in the previous years.
A new venue called Eastern-European Travelling Funfair.
A new venue called Sziget Paradise, a venue all about love, health and happiness for mankind :)
What to expect There’s five stages covering current music, world music and dance music. There’s lots of stalls and theatre shows too- a market like Roskilde but in Sunny Budapest.
Batucada Sound Machine, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Good Charlotte, Hadouken!, Interpol, Kasabian, La Roux, Manic Street Preachers, Mariachi El Bronx, Overflow, Pulp, Rise Against, Skunk Anansie, Smash Mouth, The Chemical Brothers, The Maccabees, The National, White Lies and many others...
Rock és Metál Main Stage
Deftones, Helloween, Judas Priest, Lostprophets, Motörhead, Sonata Arctica, Within Temptation and many others...
2manydjs, Above & Beyond, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Carlo Lio, Cristian Varela, Dubfire, Goose, Kid Cudi, Richie Hawtin, Technasia, Trentemøller, Zombie Nation and many others...
Elvis Jackson, For a Minor Reflection, Francis International Airport, Go back to the Zoo, Gravity Co., Ismo Alanko & Teho, Puding Pani Elvisovej, Skyline, Söhne Mannheims, The Mono Jacks, Triggerfinger, Verdena, Wallace Vanborn and many others...
World Music Main Stage
AfroCubism, Cheikh Lo, Choc Quib Town, Cowboy Junkies, Csík Zenekar, Debout Sur Le Zinc, Goran Bregovic Wedding And Funeral Band, Gotan Project, LaBrassBanda, Lajkó Félix, Les Hurlements d’Léo, Magnifico, Muzsikás, Oi Va Voi, Ojos de Brujo, Rotfront, Shtetl Superstars, Ska Cubano, Sly & Robbie feat. Jr. Reid, Socalled and many others...
Baskerville, Bomb the Bass, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, DeWolff, Digital Mystikz, Dorian Concept, Gaslamp Killer, Hudson Mohawke, Kees van Hondt, Hurts, Kode9, Marina and the Diamonds, Mitch & Mitch, Peter Bjorn and John, Selah Sue, Suicidal Tendencies, Terry Poison, Turbostaat, Xiu Xiu and many others...
Dewalta, Nico Purman, Ollywood, RackNRuin, Reality Engine, Tolga Fidan, Torqux & Twist, VENT and many others...
Amsterdam Klezmer Band, BerlinskiBeat, Besh o droM, Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, DJ Robert Soko, DJ Tagada, Esma Redzepova, Giani Lincan, Goulash Exotica DJ, GypsySoundSystem, Kal, Kanizsa Csillagai, Kumpanya Istanbul, Parno Graszt, Poros feat. Magyarpalatkai Banda, Shutka Roma Rap, Söndörgo feat. Baltazar Montanaro, Técsoi Banda, Tekameli, Transkapela, Traktorkestar, Vano Bamberger & Band, Vojasa, The winner of the Athen Sam Talent Show and many others...
Afro DZAQM, Gravefruit Sound, Kingston Cruisers, Ocho Macho and many others...
Cöxpon Ambient Tent
Amygdala, Aphics, Burkus König Zenekar, CZT, Dhammapada Dub Collective, Flyjam, Fókatelep, H.A.R., I-One, Kis Erzsi Zenekar, Lacchus, Latam, Living Totem, Milendee, Myzrab Zenekar, Nameless City, N.O.I., Óperentzia, Psyla, Peacedefender, Pupilla, Rare, Savage, Sickpicnic, Soulrise, The Global Optimistic, Tobie és Aksel, Volkova Sisters and
Getting there Book a flight into Budapest airport here or take a train to Budapest here
Accommodation for Sziget
Where to stay There’s lots of accommodation available during Sziget music festival: you can find a quality hotel or budget accommodation in Budapest in advance here.
Budapest Sziget History
History: First edition: 1993
It all started as Students’ Island, a big gathering in a sort of ‘Woodstock’ atmosphere, only to realise that there is actually a great need for Central Europe to have a massive festival each year. So the organization got more and more professional and by now Sziget has grown into one of the biggest cultural events of Europe. And being in the center of the continent also means that it has probably become the most international festival, with participants from over 40 countries: a real meeting point for festival fans from all over the world.
Who played in Sziget
Muse, Oasis, Iron Maiden, Madness, Toots & The Maytals, Carl Cox, Bad Religion, The Cure, Iggy Pop, Prodigy, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Kaiser Chiefs, Morcheeba, Asian Dub Foundation, Goran Bregovic, Paul Van Dyk, Napalm Death, Buena Vista Social Club, Sean Paul, The Wailers, Toy Dolls, Placebo, Radiohead, R.E.M, Jamiroquai, Sex Pistols, Fat Boy Slim, The Offspring, The Chemical Brothers and many more...