The Next Batch At Sziget: Jared Leto, Nina Hagen, Calvin Harris & Many More

  • 14 Apr 2010 1:00 AM
The Next Batch At Sziget: Jared Leto, Nina Hagen, Calvin Harris & Many More
"More than a dozen international bands have confirmed their appearance at our favourite festival, Sziget. Some will be entirely new to Hungarian audiences, some are legendary names, and there will be quite a few exotic delicacies. Jared Leto - actor and frontman of Thirty Seconds to Mars will be performing, as well as legendary alt-diva Nina Hagen. Calvin Harris, Yeasayer, Major Lazer, Charlie Winston, Fear Factory and many others will also be there.

The music video for ‘The Kill’ had 34 million views on YouTube and the number is rising far faster than the actual probability of going to Mars. ‘I’ll Attack’ had 3 million views, it has been seen by about as many people as have seen live the most successful band of the new age, Thirty Seconds to Mars.

This band is the proof that “making a wish” is working and Thirty Seconds to Mars promises to be one of the most cherished stars of Sziget. ... Nina Hagen always gives her all to music, she expels her creative energies in provocative performances that disturb the peace, and even close to sixty she still puts on a stage show that no current alt-diva comes even close to.

She released a dozen cult albums and worked with the greatest German and international musicians, art collectives and eccentric geniuses and she kept on producing radical music of unwavering quality in the 2000’s. ... Major Lazer’s first appearance at Sziget is promising to be a memorable one, since Major Lazer’s ‘Hold the Line’ music video merited a nomination for the MTV Video Awards last year.

... By the time he was 23, Calvin Harris was already touring with bands like Groove Armada and Faithless. He released his second album in 2009 titled ‘Ready for the Weekend’, which went gold and topped the British album charts. NME named Harris’ ‘Dance with me’ recorded with Dizzee Rascall the single of the year in 2009. Harris, who was chosen Remixer of the Year by The Music Producers Guild, will not spare his energies on his first Sziget party, which will be a must see for every festival goer. ...

Strangely, the 32 year old Charlie Winston, who is responsible for the best indie-folk album of last year, first conquered not his native Britain but France, where his album ‘Hobo’ went number one, as did the first single from the album ‘Like a Hobo’. Winston, who moved from grey Britain to romantic Paris, is currently climbing the charts with his new single ‘I Love Your Smile’, and as this year’s absolute star of Sziget he promises to bring a smile to the faces of his thousands of fans. ... The pride of LA’s metal community, The Fear Factory will also be there.

The band continued their tour hell-bent on destroying the world and rebuilding it with their album ‘Mechanize’ released in February. In 2010 they passed the 2000th concert mark with their performances in Australia and New Zealand, and after some R&R at home they will arrive to Sziget on explosive form. ... One of the most exceptional bands of the Pitchfork universe, Yeasayer will be arriving from Brooklyn with mind blowing sound samples and visuals.

The Death Valley Screamers will roll into Sziget 2010: during its five short years of existence the band that grew out of Eastern-European motorbike culture powered through the Eurovision Song Contest, shot a music video on the runways of Boryspil airport in twenty degrees below zero and gave a concert to 250 000 people in the centre of Kiev on Ukrainian Independence Day. ...

The enchanting voice of the singer of the Rada & Ternovik band conjures up images of the Russia of Puskin, Tolsztoj and Dosztojevszkij during their captivating and large scale concerts, and so too at the Sziget festival. ... The British Young Punx will be bringing to Sziget a mash-up party cavalcade made of classic French house, 80’s pop, hard-glam-disco-rock. …Kamelot, who is currently working on his new album in Norway, famous for his lyrical metal-symphonies and fast paced finishes will be riding into Sziget with is black legion. ...

The California funk collective, Breakestra’s concert will import the atmosphere of their legendary Root Down club nights to Sziget festival.

... ‘Temporary Pleasure’ that outperformed the first, critically acclaimed Simian Mobile Disco album will be replaced this year with ‘Delicatessen & Delicacies’, the release of which is almost as highly anticipated by SMD fans as the first Sziget concert of one of the most talented mixer duos of the British electronic music scene."

Source: Sziget Festival

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