This year’s 20th annual Sziget Fesztival is shaping up to be just like that Christmas when you asked for a Nintendo and instead received board games: lots of anticipation-filled waiting followed by a massive letdown. It’s the last week of April, and the Sziget organizers announced on Monday that in addition to the Stone Roses, LMFAO (why?) and Korn (even more why?), the newest headliner would be The Killers, who last played in 2008, as well as other bands we honestly didn’t even know existed.
In a tacit admission that the lineup for this year is really underwhelming, the moderator at the festival’s official Facebook page was quick to respond to complaints that other headliners are still forthcoming, thereby hoping to placate everyone complaining about all the recycled items announced for this year.
In different Sziget news, the organizers have also announced a plan for regular visitors to receive a “loyalty price”, whereby if they can prove they’ve been to three festivals over the years, they can buy a ticket for half off (in Hungarian). Sounds great, until you read the fine print and realize that you also have to apply for a charge card issued by OTP Bank to get said discount.
With the lineup shaping up the way it is, it’ll probably only be worth going out for one or two days at most anyway.