Get The Party Started- Sziget Day Minus One

Alright, I’ll admit to my horrible little trick: I got Pink’s song title to headline the entry about the first day of Sziget (which is officially still minus one), because it’s so fitting, and then realized I hardly even feel like mentioning her concert, which might not be a pity after all, since everyone else…

On The Home Straight- Sziget Number 25 Begins Today

We simply could not keep away from the island on Tuesday either, and decided to make one last investigation before the party begins in earnest. To keep up with our spectacularly scientific methods, we went onto the other side this time, principally looking for food. Of which there was definitely more on offer, the Zing…

April Rain Brings Sziget Names

So I’ve been a horrible slacker and missed the last announcement, but, to my defense, it included only one name and that was Pink! She apparently needs an exclamation mark, though on the poster plastering the walls of the city this year, in which case we are to assume she is this edition’s Rihanna, and…

Sziget Names for the Ides of March

I will be very honest and admit that none of the new names made me jump for particular joy, but then again, one of the very first things I learned during my working career, and perhaps still the most important one, is that life is not a cookie factory. I also assume that there are…

I Was The Sziget Guinea Pig, So You Don’t Have to Be-The 2017 Edition

Since last year’s very efficient guinea pigging allowed me to put on the radar any previously unknown, but perhaps promising acts, thus avoiding that atrocious moment when you realize you kind of fancy someone right after they’ve played Sziget, I might as well make a tradition of it. Three Sziget announcements have given me enough material…

Flash Forward to Summer: New Names in the Sziget Line Up

These days I’ve been reading Sylvie Simmons’s excellent biography of Leonard Cohen, because what better way to spend February than in the company of the godfather of gloom. Though actually the man had become increasingly more at peace with himself and this miserable universe of ours towards the end of his life, thanks in good…

Further Signs Christmas is Coming: First Names for Sziget 2017

Whenever you feel like perhaps you didn’t get exactly what you deserved from life, you might just need to think twice and see opportunity where there was lack. So here it goes then: we’re only at the first Sziget 2017 announcement, and I can already venture into two of my favourite line up related activties….