First big names announced for Sziget

Hungary Hungary | 25 March 2009

The trio, back with a new studio album, are set to rustle up a frenzy alongside another British dance legend in Fatboy Slim who will be fresh out of rehab.

Placebo, who also return to the festival fold with a new opus, were confirmed alongside compatriots The Ting Tings, Bloc Party and Sci-fi punks Klaxons today (25 March).

Things don’t stop there with the festival confirming US punks The Offspring, Australian drum ‘n’ bass sensation Pendulum and Spanish Ska rockers SKA-P who return to Sziget for the third time.

The week-long bash is set to kick off in true Hungarian style with an entire day dedicated to the country’s own rock legends Tankcsapda. The band celebrate their 20th year of existence with the promise of a memorable concert.

Last but not least the bill for the World Music Stage has begun to take shape with Calexico, So Kalmery, 08001 and Speed Caravan confirmed alongside Figli di Madre Ignota, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club and more.

Click here for the latest Sziget 2009 line-up.

The festival, one of Europe’s biggest and oldest, will take place once again on Obuda-Hajyogari Island, Budapest from 12 – 17 August.

Daily tickets are now available priced at HUF1200 (approx €40). Camping festival passes are going for HUF45100 (approx €150) with non-camping passes costing HUF36100 (approx €120). Caravan Camping tickets are available for HUF30100 (approx €100).

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