Are you interested in some local taste? You are in the right place, here is our recommendation of Hungarian bands. Sziget Festival menu for foreigners.
I know, Sziget is not about Hungarian bands, but if you wanna listen and check out some promising local stuff, here is a list. I selected formations operating with English lyrics because I know our language is so-so-so-so-so-so strange (and harder to learn than Chinese & Japanese together) and unique (probably only aliens from Mars can understand it) but I recommend an absolutely weird Hungarian time-travel stuff at the end.
Petőfi Rádió – Telekom VOLT Fesztivál Stage
Dope Calypso – Friday, 4.30pm
Powerpunk-stylish crazy hardshit. No words for it, just go and enjoy the feeling. They are absolutely insane, it will be more than a simple gig.
Middlemist Red – Friday, 6pm
One of the most promising bands now, I presume. They are developing from song to song. Checking out their latest album, ‘Ripple Soul’ is an absolute must!
Fran Palermo – Saturday, 7.45pm
They started 5 years ago and they are growing fast. They are really cool with a very interesting & multilayered sound.
The Qualitons – Sunday, 4.30pm
Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chili Peppers saw them last autumn in Budapest and he loved them! I guess it’s worth a try, they are very energetic live.
Ivan & The Parazol – Thursday, 11pm
Pure, awesome rock & roll from the ’70s with modern vibes and spices. They wrote & performed the Official Anthem of Sziget Festival in 2014. They started with English lyrics, now bilingual but even if you don’t understand some of the lyrics, you must check’em out.
Music Box Stage
I Am Soyuz – Saturday, 5pm
If you like singer-songwriter kinda music, check her out. A bit sad sometimes but don’t be afraid of it, it won’t hurt.
Snowattack Retro Stage (!)
So. If you wanna feel the Hungarian discoshit of the ’90s, you definitely must be here after 11pm. You don’t have to know anything or understand even a word of it, just watch & listen. Feel the vibe. I guess it will be one of the weirdest experiences in your whole life. To know what is all about, check this: