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2 hours ago, On The Blend said:

Keep on dreaming my friend, you never know then they might come true. 

To be fair Bjork at a festival isn’t a great experience, her shows are far better.

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btw:

do we expect post malone with full band or with some crappy dj-playback from the background?

(have seen both live on youtube)

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Boardmasters in the UK just announced their third wave of acts. The festival takes place between 7th and 11th August. 

Wu-Tang Clan
The Wombats
Bear's Den
Mahalia Music
SG Lewis
Sunset Sons
Elderbrook
Mella Dee

They already have Florence, Foals, Dizzee Rascal, Jorja Smith, Plan B, Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, Slaves, Sam Fender - so a couple more repeats for Sziget.

Fingers crossed for Foals and Sam Fender!

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9 minutes ago, SpongeNob said:

Boardmasters in the UK just announced their third wave of acts. The festival takes place between 7th and 11th August. 

Wu-Tang Clan
The Wombats
Bear's Den
Mahalia Music
SG Lewis
Sunset Sons
Elderbrook
Mella Dee

They already have Florence, Foals, Dizzee Rascal, Jorja Smith, Plan B, Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, Slaves, Sam Fender - so a couple more repeats for Sziget.

Fingers crossed for Foals and Sam Fender!

There's a rumour in Budapest that Foals won't be at Sziget, but in Budapest Park. 

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11 minutes ago, SkaPanda said:

There's a rumour in Budapest that Foals won't be at Sziget, but in Budapest Park. 

That would be a shame. Foals and Sam Fender are the only acts on that list I'd be excited about if they're announced.

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Is Catfish definitely sub for Florence? Looking at the website, Catfish is listed below Tove Lo & Franz Ferdinand, who are both most likely 3rd down on their day. James Blake is also listed after Franz Ferdinand, could he be 3rd down on the Saturday?

Looking at what there is still left to announce:

Wednesday 3 main stage acts (4th, 3rd, sub)

Thursday 1 main stage act (4th down)

Friday: A38 headliner, Sub/Coheadline for Martin Garrix & 4th down on main stage

Saturday: Main stage headline, Main stage sub(if James Blake is 3rd down?), A38 sub and main stage 4th down

Sunday: Main stage sub, A38 sub

Monday: A38 headline & sub, main stage sub?(assuming Catfish is 3rd down?), main stage 4th down

Tuesday: A38 headline & sub, main stage 3rd down.

So still seems like quite a few big acts still to be announced, although Catfish & James Blake could well be main stage sub which will mean 2 smaller acts instead of 2 more well-known bands/artists.

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7th of March is next price increase.  Question is,  will they announce more names before then or after then.  I would be happy with them releasing the names of all the venues/stages this year:)

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A few questions from a newbie if that's okay?

  • Does Sziget sell a programme? Does it contain the whole line-up?
  • I assume they sell festival tshirts on site?
  • Am I right in saying the festival is cashless and you must only use a wristband or credit card?
  • My daughter is 14-y-o and wants to get as near to the front as possible for 21Pilots - is it 'safe' right at the front or is it very tightly packed in?

Think that's it. Any help appreciated.

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26 minutes ago, swelsbyuk said:

A few questions from a newbie if that's okay?

  • Does Sziget sell a programme? Does it contain the whole line-up?
  • I assume they sell festival tshirts on site?
  • Am I right in saying the festival is cashless and you must only use a wristband or credit card?
  • My daughter is 14-y-o and wants to get as near to the front as possible for 21Pilots - is it 'safe' right at the front or is it very tightly packed in?

Think that's it. Any help appreciated.

From what I recall the Sziget 'passport' that you're given on entry is effectively a programme with all the acts in. 

There are many shirts on sale. 

It is cashless but it's very easy to top up at the stations/ with the app. 

Personally I've never been at the front of the main stage but I would imagine that it is very tightly packed. 

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I wouldn’t let my 14 year old down the front for 21 pilots,  but it depends on how confident she is.  Personally you get a great view from the back and easy access to bars and toilets.  People at the front should look after her but it only takes i drunken idiots to cause an injury.  If she is short she will see nothing at the front. It will be a crush and potential mosh in places as foos follow them.

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For getting to the front, once she is past the moshing section she will be completely fine. If she is short there is no point unless she is within about 2 rows of the barrier as she won't see anything. If you go with her i'm sure she will be fine, just try and get there early to get to the barrier I guess. if worst comes to worst you can just go over the barrier and walk around and watch from further back

edit: by then she'll of had plenty of warm up time, try and get her in for some of the moshy indie/rock acts like Catfish and the Bottlemen or Frank Carter (definitely stay on the edge for frank carter if its anything like a UK show though!) or Franz Ferdinand as the crowd will be very jumpy i'd imagine.

edit 2; maybe like 1975 as well so she can experience just how packed it will be, 1975 will have a very calm audience with loads of girls with phones and shit so should be completely fine to get her prepared for how close quarters 21p will be - hope this helps :) 

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Thanks for all your advice - it is much appreciated. One final one if I may, we are staying off-site and can't get to the festival until about 4.30pm on Wednesday - how long is it likely to actually take to get into the festival at this time?  

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31 minutes ago, swelsbyuk said:

Thanks for all your advice - it is much appreciated. One final one if I may, we are staying off-site and can't get to the festival until about 4.30pm on Wednesday - how long is it likely to actually take to get into the festival at this time?  

Usually you get in in less than 30 minutes by that time. Maybe you can try to reach the entrance from the "secondary entrance" (the parking lot) rather than K Hid Bridge, as it is less crowded - just ask to the taxi driver to get you there if he gets English enough.

 

About the first line queue, I gotta say that probably you will have to queue on the main stage from the first act to get to the first row, because people will start queuing early for Foo Fighters show (as they did for Arctic Monkeys last year, I suppose). Last year we got the first lane during AM only beacuse a thunderstorm happened and we saw The War on Drugs under the rain.

Another thing I'd like to stress out: at Sziget recently I had more troubles with crowd of screaming girls rather than mosh - last year one girl almost broke my nose jumping for Alex Turner. Of course if it's a 14 yo girl we are talking about things might be different, but in any case, I wouldnt let her queue alone in a show of 80k people, because that day you will get both the crowds and it will be packed as fuck (14 yo girl screaming for 21 and metalhead-ish for Frank Carter/Idles and Foo).

Other general statement: better in front than in the first half, because if she gets troubled she can easily get out by the barricade, escorted by the security and usually the clusterfuck is not on the barricades (few exceptions made: The Prodigy), so even if it sounds counterintuitive, pushing for the frontline is not a bad idea at all, even if you have to make your way out of it!

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Hey there - quick question for today. On Google Maps, what locations exactly are the entrances. I am entering on Tuesday, is there a better one to go in at? Which area of the island is the best place to camp too?

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Depends how you arrive,  bus or taxi will be across the first bridge 

boat will enter at the dock at the side of the festival

Everyone else enters over the k bridge which is nearest the train station and car showtoooms

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Last night we did a quick tot-up of acts we definitely want to see this year. They number:

Wednesday - 4

Thursday - 5

Friday - 2

Saturday - 0

Sunday - 4

Monday - 3

Tuesday - 4

Here's hoping they announce at least a couple of things that interest us for the Saturday!

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11 hours ago, kkpb8038 said:

Depends how you arrive,  bus or taxi will be across the first bridge 

boat will enter at the dock at the side of the festival

Everyone else enters over the k bridge which is nearest the train station and car showtoooms

Where does the boat depart from and arrive at one the island? Which entrance is the best to use - will be coming from the city centre area near the main train station probably on public transport i guess

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