The Europe Stage Round Up: Part Two

We begin the second installment of the Europe Stage review, naturally, with Canada. While this might sound odd, perhaps it isn’t, after all, the already mentioned Eurovision has adopted Australia, and I’d always thought Canada would be a great match too- in all honesty, they did once kind of send Céline Dion, albeit she belted…

The Europe Stage Round Up- Part One

Last week, amidst pre-Easter frenzy and other springtime fun, Sziget quietly dropped a big bunch of Europe Stage names, and the information that five day tickets are sold out-those who do not want to miss out still have the seven and three day options available, and of course daily tickets, but prices will hike once…

Lana and Ray- A March Bunch of Sziget Names

Any music lover will have that one friend, who, whenever confronted with the line up of any festival, will moderately to completely ignore the headliner(s) and go on a long, convoluted, scientific rant about how the seventh name in the fifth row of small letters is basically the band that makes the whole thing worthwhile and you…

High Time for Excitement: The First Names of Sziget 2018

The first announcement for Sziget 2018 has been brewing for a long and strange time. It was first slated for mid-December, then postponed rather last minute, which might not have been the best boost for the festival’s credibility in its first full year under the helms of the new management, but at least it gave…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #1: Interpol

This one probably has the surprise and excitement value of Bayern München winning another Bundesliga title, and as such I did think quite a lot about whether to do it or not and then I decided that I simply must, for this Interpol outing was better than their previous Sziget performance- the quarter to midnight…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #2: ALT-J

I’ve made this task pretty easy on myself (or have I, really?), but I think I can just romp into number two here and say ALT-J are fundamentally the anti-Kasabian act. I mean, trust me, I HAVE tried to run to their songs, because recently I have been doing pretty much everything to the backdrop…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #3: Kasabian

I hereby solemnly promise to spare you any of the discourses of a running bore (or any other type of bore, for that matter, but mercifully I have not yet seen the light of either veganism or some exotic cult, nor do I plan to.) However, indulge me the pleasure of telling you that Kasabian…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #4: Biffy Clyro

In all honestly, I am still not totally sold on Biffy Clyro musically speaking. They have finally begun to sound like something, which is progress, albeit perhaps a late one, given that we’re seven studio albums into their career. It’s just that this something is very odd, and most poignantly, uneven. I keep getting surprised…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #5: George Ezra

There, I’ll admit it: I have basically no idea how George Ezra made it to number 5- I’m just as surprised as he would be if someone were to communicate this irrelevant yet sweet accomplishment to him. Yes, call me a buffoon over it: I am the one making this chart like the dictator of…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #6: Tycho

So we’ve made it to the guilt gnaws the very core of me post, except if I am to think it through, it’s not necessarily the guilt that propelled Tycho to the number 6 spot, but the actual strengths of a show that could not have closed a day (or started another one, depends how…

Best Concerts of Sziget 2017 #7: PJ Harvey

It’s quite infrequent that I wish I were somewhere else when I am on Sziget- I can recall a few moments like maybe that time when a muddy Frenchman wanted to hug me amidst something akin a monsoon, but even that time it was more about being there, but perhaps with different weather and company,…