More Acts Playing Sziget, 11-16 August 2010

  • 13 Apr 2010 7:00 AM
More Acts Playing Sziget, 11-16 August 2010
Along with the first shoots of spring, Sziget Festival, one of Europe’s favourite festivals, has announced a whole bouquet of acts arriving to Budapest in the second week of August. This year’s Sziget Festival sees the return of the legendary Iron Maiden. Faithless, the band that attracted the biggest Sziget crowd ever will be back again. Many 'bands of the moment' will also be there, including last year’s “group of the year” Muse, and Kasabian the creators of "Album of the Year" in 2009.

Sziget promises to continue presenting bands that are perhaps less well known to Hungarian audiences, but have proved themselves on the international stage: the critically acclaimed The Cribs will be debuting at Sziget, as well as the Belarusian ska-punk Lyapis Trubetskoy.

Metal will be given a greater focus at Sziget this summer: Children Of Bodom, Monster Magnet, 69 Eyes, Paradise Lost and many more will be performing at this year’s festival.

Sziget is offering a real treat to ska fanatics: The Specials, who celebrated their 30th anniversary with a few exclusive concerts in 2009, will be paying a visit.

Enter Shikari, the band that exploded into popular culture riding the waves of post-hardcore will be holding a power demonstration at the 18th Sziget festival too.

Sziget festival will also host a number of bands who are perhaps not so familiar to the ear, but have a good chance of becoming the favourites of the future.

The Cribs, for example, will be arriving to Sziget festival on top form after the massive critical and commercial success of their album, ‘Ignore the Ignorant’.

During Gwar’s incomparable heavy metal enhanced visual orgy at Sziget festivalgoers might run into George W. Bush or even Michael Jackson, or they can follow the magical adventures of Phallus in Wonderland presented by the world’s craziest metal band. After the Apennine Peninsula, the Torino based Subsonica is preparing to conquer Sziget.

The Belarusian Lyapis Trubetskoy’s work has been critically acclaimed from Russia to Portugal, and won a number of prestigious awards and now the audience of Sziget festival can judge for themselves.

This year festivalgoers can get better acquainted with the battle rap group K.I.Z. who released their last album ‘Sexismus gegen Rechts’ in 2009. Skindred, who introduced nu-reggae into the nu-metal movement has released its third studio album ‘Shark Bites And Dog Fights’ last year and will also be presenting it to the audience of Sziget festival this August.

And last, but not least Infected Mushroom is preparing an assault on all the senses with their concert at Sziget. The formation was recently named by DJ Mag, the world’s number one DJ info-port, as the world’s best psytrance production of all time.

Among the newly discovered performers will be a dozen names that recall the biggest parties in Sziget history. Among the newly discovered performers will be a dozen names that recall the biggest parties in Sziget history.

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