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31 minutes ago, Baxxx said:

pretty weak bandwave for my taste...

however I hope as last headliner we get a cool indierock act like the killers or the strokes or some really big name like coldplay or RHCP.

ariana grande would be make sziget rather a "top of the pops" show than a well regarded festival with diverse lineup.

my two cents tho

 

I would argue that it's pretty well rounded. Got Ed Sheeran for pop, Post for rap, Florence, 1975 & Foo for indie, 21 pilots for Hip/hop, Garrix for EDM. A wide range of foreign bands as well as UK/US artists. Only thing it's missing is "rock" but in my eyes Sziget seem to be steering away from rock artists as presumably they don't sell as many tickets as the big "pop" names do.

For example, Ed Sheeran's day has already sold out, so its evident artists like this are big ticket sellers, so they are going to keep going down this trend as far as I can see as it's what people will willingly pay to see.

 

Honestly don't know who the strokes are but would be happy with RCHP/Killers/Coldplay and also think they would sell well for the festival

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8 minutes ago, FestivalJamie said:

Honestly don't know who the strokes

 

Try this :) they're good!

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26 minutes ago, FestivalJamie said:

I would argue that it's pretty well rounded. Got Ed Sheeran for pop, Post for rap, Florence, 1975 & Foo for indie, 21 pilots for Hip/hop, Garrix for EDM. A wide range of foreign bands as well as UK/US artists. Only thing it's missing is "rock" but in my eyes Sziget seem to be steering away from rock artists as presumably they don't sell as many tickets as the big "pop" names do.

Since when Foo Fighters are an indie act and not a proper rock band? :D I think that they're the most "hard rock" Sziget can get in its current format... definitely the hardest rock band in the last few years at this festival and a better live act than Muse or (the current) RHCP in my opinion.

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19 minutes ago, #1SzigetFan said:

Since when Foo Fighters are an indie act and not a proper rock band? :D I think that they're the most "hard rock" Sziget can get in its current format... definitely the hardest rock band in the last few years at this festival and a better live act than Muse or (the current) RHCP in my opinion.

Muse have always been miles better live than RHCP? And i was gonna comment this, Foos are far more rock than any of RHCP, Coldplay and Killers.

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9 minutes ago, gfa said:

Muse have always been miles better live than RHCP? And i was gonna comment this, Foos are far more rock than any of RHCP, Coldplay and Killers.

I agree with Muse being better live than the current RHCP (however RHCP have more great albums & songs, I love their '90s era the most and I enjoy their 2000s era as well) and I agree about Foos being more rock and even better live than any of Muse, RHCP, Coldplay or The Killers. :D

If they would want something even more harder than Foo Fighters they would have to book Tool, Rammstein or something like that... I would love to see this, but don't really think it's possible for the current Sziget standards. Maybe Green Day would fit the line-up too, but as far as I read elsewhere, they won't tour this year. I think that Foos were the best hard rock band that we could get because they're also mainstream, so they're "good for business".

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3 hours ago, #1SzigetFan said:

I agree with Muse being better live than the current RHCP (however RHCP have more great albums & songs, I love their '90s era the most and I enjoy their 2000s era as well) and I agree about Foos being more rock and even better live than any of Muse, RHCP, Coldplay or The Killers. :D

The thing is with RHCP and Muse they can't fit all their tunes into a setlist due to their recent albums clogging it up with worse songs. RHCP don't do a greatest hits set really they play like half their tunes most nights. Muse do but they miss out loads of good ones (for me at least)

They all have some pop appeal though (unlike Foos) so I think they're all alright choices. Just want another (proper) announcement.

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1 hour ago, gfa said:

The thing is with RHCP and Muse they can't fit all their tunes into a setlist due to their recent albums clogging it up with worse songs. RHCP don't do a greatest hits set really they play like half their tunes most nights. Muse do but they miss out loads of good ones (for me at least)

They all have some pop appeal though (unlike Foos) so I think they're all alright choices. Just want another (proper) announcement.

Agreed. Quite a lot of bands who have been going for a long time need a bit more self-awareness. Fans pay a lot of money to see them and they want to see and hear the hits interspersed with new songs, not new songs interspersed with hits.

I'm not particularly a fan but U2 do this well, as do Coldplay. Red Hot Chili Peppers do it badly - Anthony chooses a different setlist each night so it really depends on his mood whether you get the songs you want or not. 

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Hi guys looking for a bit of advice, has anyone ever paid for pre pitched tent, if so what’s it like camping in the heat on site? 

Also what sort of prices are we looking at for food and drink on the site?

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3 minutes ago, Brandohoff said:

 

Also what sort of prices are we looking at for food and drink on the site?

Cheaper than elsewhere,  a pint is about 2,5€, cocktail 4€, palinka 3€.

Food is really varied and also the prices. 

Consider that camping area is mixed with festival site. 

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14 minutes ago, Brandohoff said:

Hi guys looking for a bit of advice, has anyone ever paid for pre pitched tent, if so what’s it like camping in the heat on site? 

Also what sort of prices are we looking at for food and drink on the site?

Prepitched in 2015, not worth it as they were set in plain lack of shade and their quality was so low that it rained inside completely flooding the tent. 

If you really don't wanna bring a tent, make in order to be there 1 day before or early morning and buy one in loco

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Only real advantage of the upgrades is less queues for showers. I went VIP in 2017 and it was a waste of money to be honest, not queuing for the showers was nice but not worth the 250 euros. :blink:

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@Brandohoff This will be my third Sziget. I've never camped and always stayed in an Airbnb in the city. We much prefer this because it feels more like a holiday but I know there are a lot of things that you miss out on not staying on the island. It depends if you want the full festival vibe or a holiday with music and festival thrown in.

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no

12 minutes ago, Brandohoff said:

Thanks guys, would you recommend booking a hotel in the city then and traveling each day? 

haven't done it myself but no.

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1 hour ago, Brandohoff said:

Reasons for not doing that?

travelling back and forth is exhausting, and mire important my caravan. but it sure depends onhow long you stay

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We booked hotels, we’ve just cancelled as it seems cheating on the fest. ;)

so we are going basic this time. :o

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I've done hotels before, certainly more relaxing than camping though you have to pay for taxis if you want the nightlife experience. 

Camping is fun but it takes a real toll on you, after the heat, the dust and the endless drinking I was in a properly rough state. Ended up going to bed at 10pm on Mumford's night cos I was dying and they were shite. 

On thing I will say is if you're in basic camping it is definitely worth paying for the early entry ticket. Me and my friend arrived at 6am the day the festival opened and were very lucky to get a decent spot as almost everywhere was full from early entry people. 

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2 minutes ago, On The Blend said:

I've done hotels before, certainly more relaxing than camping though you have to pay for taxis if you want the nightlife experience. 

Camping is fun but it takes a real toll on you, after the heat, the dust and the endless drinking I was in a properly rough state. Ended up going to bed at 10pm on Mumford's night cos I was dying and they were shite. 

On thing I will say is if you're in basic camping it is definitely worth paying for the early entry ticket. Me and my friend arrived at 6am the day the festival opened and were very lucky to get a decent spot as almost everywhere was full from early entry people. 

Thanks, think I will do the camping and book a hotel for a couple of nights I’m not that interested in over the 7 days to refresh and see the city too. 

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2 hours ago, eivomracsy said:

basic camping, seven days?

9 as I’m there on the Monday.

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1 hour ago, thetime said:

9 as I’m there on the Monday.

I hope your body is stronger than mine then, or else avoid hitting the Dreher and Palinka too hard before noon. 

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15 minutes ago, On The Blend said:

I hope your body is stronger than mine then, or else avoid hitting the Dreher and Palinka too hard before noon. 

I’m doing Kendal Calling the week before sziget , reading the week after sziget..I’m going to be dead.. :mda:

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I’ve been three times now. First in a tent in VIP camping, second in the Flexotel and last year in a hotel in the city. Every year it has been an improvement, both in accommodation and the infrastructure of the festival itself. If I was in a group and was drunk enough then camping wouldn’t be so bad despite being flooded on the final day. The Flexotel was the biggest waste of money I’ve ever spent. My hotel last year couldn’t have been better and wasn’t much more expensive. The main issue with staying on the island for me is that it gets so hot and dusty in the morning/early afternoon before any music starts and contrary to what most people say I felt as though by day 7 there wasn’t really much extra to do, even the circus acts etc don’t start until fairly late in the day. Although, saying this - Sziget is definitely one of my favourite European festivals and I’ve been to quite a few now.

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1 hour ago, thetime said:

I’m doing Kendal Calling the week before sziget , reading the week after sziget..I’m going to be dead.. :mda:

You aren't in your 30's anymore, take care of them bones 😉

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