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  1. 3 minutes ago, activean said:

    There are 3 maps on the webpage, on program / service map, free camping is listed behind the main stage, but on "camping map" free camping area is not specified

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    They reverted it in "suggested" free camping. Which is good, because it would be TOO much.

     

    Yet, with so many private camping who take so much space and the natural reserve, I see 3-4 reasonable spots where to camp:

    - Behind A38, ex-Alternativa area

    - Close to the Circus

    - Nearby the Superstar Camping

    - Between Colosseum and Chill/Siesta

     

  2. 19 hours ago, thetime said:

    I've been in this sziget forum for years and I don't recall you ever been positive about the festival. 🤣

    True that, true that, but you can see a pattern explained here eventually ahah - also, I do not believe that my analysis is so biased, feel free to prove me wrong ofc!

     

    Anyway, if that means anything, I was very enthusiast about the 2020 😃

  3. 11 hours ago, eyebrain said:

    VIP entrance is at the main entrance - there's just a separate entrance and line for them. 

    I do agree that on the map it feels smaller - and it clearly is now that there is a huge part of island being protected as "nature reserve", I think they mentioned this in their press conference as well. This explains movement of premium camping grounds and this clearly makes free camping areas much smaller, as all of this area was previously used. Whether free camping is only at the location marked on map, I kind of doubt it - cause camping has always been all over the place, not only at locations marked on map. 

    Sadly, if there's "nature reserve", I don't think Sziget could have done anything but adjust their map. These regulations come from higher up. 

    Maybe sell less ticket to avoid overcrowding and security issues? Especially with covid still existing and s*it?

    I don't know, I was born a pessimist, but this edition smells terribly from here.

  4. 6 minutes ago, Mondo-kun said:

    Even more, my friends plan to camp using only basic camping and they're really nervous about that area marked as "free camping" could be the only place to camp without additional upgrades.

    If that will be the case, this is the end of Sziget as I knew and loved. 

    Since 2014 not a year has passed without them restricting the boundaries of the actual freedom on the island or putting a price tag on an experience or increasing the price without improving a real improvement of the offer.


    The first time I came a 7 days ticket was 169 €. I paid more for a 3 days ticket in a 6 day festival this year, I could camp wherever I would (as the private camping were small and actually optional), I could go front to back on a stage without any major infrastructure barrier obstructing my way, I could listen to music of ANY kind (world stage i.e.), etc. etc. etc.

    The concept seems to have strayed too much from its origin and the jism I get out of it so far is just the one of a Coachella with a touch of eastern Europe extravaganza. I hate Coachella.

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  5. 6 hours ago, thetime said:

    I suppose if you look at it logically, Ezra would fit in bieber day if he pulled out. 

    George Ezra to substitute Justin Bieber = Budapest metropolitan area burned down to ashes by angry Beliebers 

     

    Srsly, Ezra is not even Sub material in mainland Europe, nobody even remembers him despite Budapest - he's a Passenger/Jake Bugg dude

  6. On 4/24/2022 at 8:04 PM, larryfish said:

    Sziget just posted a video with one of Rocky's songs and a lyrics from that song as caption. He was supposed to perform last year but this year he was announced to Budapest for a show in June with RHCP but he's not there anymore.

    Can Rocky be the last subheadliner? Or we have every subheadliner position filled? I think he's too big for A38 but I can imagine him before the subheadliner as well. 

    I would be so happy for him, this year's lineup is not too strong hiphop-wise, this would be a nice addition.

     

    Probably they retained the rights on lyrics use on commercials - it may happen

  7. 56 minutes ago, iamdebrii said:

    Nothing *too* spectacular. Now we now 100% that Nina Kraviz will be at Colosseum. Which means that we have quite a lot of names left for Dance Arena no?

    Except that this is the biggest Colosseum's lineup they released in ages, I'd say

  8. So... festival ticket's price has increased, every single utility has seen an increase in price, it is likely to expect food and drink prices to be higher as well... for one day less of festival? Without any decent improvement in term of lineup...?

    Oh boi, I understand the inflation going up, but this is a 20something% increase in full experience cost against a 5.something% inflation.

    Sziget, what have you become?

     

  9. 2 minutes ago, Ohjesus said:

    genuine question - what exactly is the point of paying through the app? do you save on exchange rates or something? if i'm using a phone to pay for something, i might as well use applepay right?

     

    i mean, once my credit has run out of course...

    On their side, they can make some profits on short term investments (unlikely) or solve any liquidity issue may arise (more likely), by asking the people to put funds in their app/bracelets in advance. Also, it can be part of the agreements with the financial institution that provide the funding for the festival.

    On the user side, unless they connect the app with the bracelets (allowing to move funds instantly from the app to the tied bracelet and by this, avoiding to go the ATM or whatever), it is not really interesting.

  10. 1 hour ago, gigi21 said:

    Don't know if this can help you but, strangely, from/to Napoli and Roma fares are still good. 

    I saw, I saw, but from Milan it is hardly a bargain... Will see, but I'm really digging the opportunity to travel "normally" - haven't done it in 2 years by now ahahah

  11. Just sent the input to sell my two tickets.

    It is all good and dandy, but air travel has gone crazy (300 € each from Bologna or Milan to Barcellona for said days) - I mean, sure we moved late, but it is like 6 times the normal fares...

    Feels bad because this was one edition I was really looking forward to, but spending 1000 € between tickets, accomodation, flights and survival in 3 days is really not my cup of tea.

     

    Pity

  12. I think that with this little time ahead before the festival, they will just double somebody on the opposite weekend.

    Honestly, I have finger crossed for Run the Jewels on WE1 - they are cheaper, everybody will be angry AF and I will be in the frontline getting all the saliva El-P can throw in an hour in the face

  13. 13 minutes ago, swelsbyuk said:

    I suspect poor ticket sales are much more likely than concerns about the war. Allows them to save face a little too.

    Budapest and Kyiv are as far apart as Edinburgh and Paris, but I suspect the fact that Hungary shares a border with Ukraine would have spooked some people into not buying.

    The sheer capital distance is not the point to be taken into account: the border is much more of an interesting variable. 

    I don't think that Sziget will have any selling problems, no matter what the situation in Ukraine - as far as the war stays in that country and does not get exported.

    Another point to consider is that if even the silliest missile lands on the biggest and emptiest field in any of the NATO countries, you can say goodbye to *any* festival faster than you can say palinka. But, I mean, at that point I would not care for festivals anyway.

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  14. 7 minutes ago, AAlex said:

    Finally coming to Sziget after years of wanting to, booked day tickets for the Sunday/Monday, also never been to Budapest so will be booking either a day each side of the festival or 2 days before and a day after to see the city.

    In past experience (though that may not mean anything year on year) are there going to be more 'biggish' names added or is the first batch generally most of the high profile names? The way they've got Sam Fender on his own above the rest, while there's six names above the lower line on the Tame Impala day would imply to me there's more to be added to that line?

    That depends on the year. The management is not always "tidy": there's been years where the biggest name came last (i.e. Prince) and years where the big shot headliner came before everything else (i.e. Robbie Williams 2015).

    Sziget usually goes first in first out, so the leftovers name are not held back - they just haven't figured out the right name for that spot. Few examples that come to my mind: Chemical Brothers + Tinie Tempah, 2016, or the National 2019.

     

    33 minutes ago, AAlex said:

    I think I've seen this confirmed in the past, but I take it it's very easy getting to and from the festival from the centre? Already seen some great apartments at a very reasonable price so going to get one of those booked soon, just wondered if there was a better 'area' of the city to stay in?

    From the centre it's a breeze to get there - 2 different subways/tram top if I do recall correctly. The experience of living the campus is uncomparable tho.

  15. 23 hours ago, billybigballs said:

    Just seen The Prodigy have announced a dozen or so gigs in the UK throughout July. Would love them to take a special guest slot on the island.

    There is no such thing as a special guest slot at Sziget since 2014 (Tancksapda sub-head for Blink182). Honestly, The Prodigy are still headliner material for a festival such as Sziget (nostalgia power), so no, I think you can rule them out

     

    15 hours ago, swelsbyuk said:

    Thanks for this. I guess we could have probably guessed this scenario, certainly days 2 and 5 being the slowest sellers at least. Maybe we'll get a couple of decent acts added to these days to boost sales?

    IMO the big guns have been already fired for these days. The take away for the management will be that a day with a pop headliner beats a day with a indie headliner - I mean they have known this for a very long time but this is another confirmation and only pushes in the mainstream direction more and more

  16. 5 minutes ago, gfa said:

    Anne Marie into Tame Impala is not that strange, both are on the radio at least. Far stranger things have happened.

    Parkway Drive into The Lumineers into Last Shadow Puppets into Hardwell, last day 2016 - I still laugh thinking about it

     

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  17. Actually bummed out by Anne Marie subbing Tame Impala. It feels like Foals are further away now, and even if they were actually subbing Dua Lipa, that would be a sad match, being that first rows will be crowded with people being there since early morning waiting ONLY for Dua Lipa, same as happened many times before for pop headliners.

     

     

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  18. 15 hours ago, amfy said:

    If they’ve already paid for flights they may as well come and just enjoy Budapest. It’s a terrific place to spend a week in summer regardless, & they could just see how they get on with the festival and do bits of it or find they get into it once they are there.

    Do boat trips on the river, visit some ruin pubs, tour the city, go to the spa pools -  on the island next door and there’s a brilliant pool spa centre with a restaurant & bar - just swim & drink in the sunshine.
     

    Absolutely no point in not going as Hungary is pretty cheap once you’re there.

    Eh except that prices are awfully inflated during that period (still cheap for most of western europe standards, tho) and the heat is almost unbearable.

    Hungary and Budapest are really beautiful, but August is actually an awful period to be there, if festival is not involved, and the Ukrainian situation now does not really improve the selling points.

     

  19. On 12/29/2021 at 5:29 PM, gfa said:

    Robbie Williams and Duffy cannot even be compared hahaha

    LMAO you better read carefully tho.

    I said that having Duffy as sub-head (19.30), being a weak name as she is, would imply the kind of day that D1 2015 had (with Robbie Williams headliner and less than nothing for the rest of the day).

    23 hours ago, thetime said:

    Idles would be good, although they played in 2019. 

    Can't remember when and if I recall correctly, but I recall that Idles won't be at Sziget 2022

    On 12/30/2021 at 4:57 PM, thetime said:

    If he's touring he will play, I would imagine subbing for the headliners.

    Now it's down to 6 days, ezra would be weak. 

    I bet two beers that he won't be any higher than a 17.45 slot on Main Stage, in case! 

  20. 22 hours ago, #1SzigetFan said:

    Well, she won 3 BRIT Awards and a Grammy in 2009. I think she might go on tour and she would have a chance for at least an A38 headline / 19:30 Main Stage slot if she comes back with a well received new album in the first half of 2022.

    An A38 head spot is more likely, or even the spot before that clashes with MS headliner - 19.30 main stage is way way more important as a spot and that would define either a one-trick-pony kind of day (think Robbie Williams, 2015) or an overall weak day (think Galantis 2017).

    12 hours ago, gfa said:

    Don't say 'even George Ezra', he is miles more likely to headline than fucking Duffy. Not the most inspired artist but he's a big name and modern

    NOBODY. gives. a. rat's. ass. about. George. Ezra. in. mainland. europe.

     

  21. On 12/26/2021 at 2:56 PM, #1SzigetFan said:

    Merry Christmas, folks! Hopefully Sziget will bring us some surprizes next year and that corona won't cancel another edition.

    I was wondering these days about the chances of having a Sziget headliner an act that was on a hiatus for some years. Take for example Duffy. She's been on a hiatus for 10 years, but she released a song this year on her instagram account. Would she big enough to be one of the Sziget headliners?

    Which other acts could potentially announce a comeback next year?

    Had to google the name, althought that reminded me of something. Wouldn't be a benchmark, if the singer's prime time was in the early '10.

    I guess thatnunless the coming back from the hiatus is somehow a breakthrough in the genre or the band/singer is not an iconic anthem-maker generation-marker one (My Chemical Romance or RATM are the firsts I think about), then I wouldn't give much of a chance.

  22. 4 hours ago, misterplow said:

    But wouldn't Megan Thee Stallion be a more inspired booking than Arctic Monkeys who just played there in 2018 and Kings Of Leon who basically play every festival season and still rely on two hits they've had in 2009? 

    Indeed, the point is that I can postpone Kings of Leon or Arctic Monkeys (and both have more than a few bangers in their average setlist, but they are unbelievably flat live shows) until the rest of the headliners are somehow fresh or brings something of value worth to be attended.

    Megan Thee Stallion, might be the first woman rapper in Houston, but that hardly amounts to anything that matters to me - wanna book a rap artist? Cool! But bring someone with a good show or, if really that cannot be done, just waste money on some real exclusive name (the genre allows this kind of thinking) - like Eminem, for an instance.

  23. Ah yeah... Megan Thee Stallion, you mean Rap Nicki Minaj...

    Gotta say, would not be surprised with the booking - but it would surely be the last nail in the "less ispired set of headliners we ever got (aside 2017, of course)" coffin .

     

    On a side note, I just had an Error 500 recharging this page - I really hope the servers are stable, this month without the forum has been a pain for my breaks at work

  24. 3 hours ago, thetime said:

    BMTH or Liam Gallagher

    NIck Cave

    Garrix

    Liam

    pop headliner

    rapper

    It would be the weakest set of headliners I've ever witnessed... I understand that Pop and Hip Hop heads might be big-BIG, but uh, the rock names would be underwhelming.

    Plus, and I speak as a non-UK attendant, neither BMTH or Liam Gallagher have any appetibility as headliner - not even in a co-head scenario. For what I can recall, they never headed any non-british major fest, also. 

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