SZIGET Festival has issued the following:
Metalheads can start up this year’s Sziget Festival (6-13 August 2012 – Óbudai Island, Budapest) with a day in paradise, as DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, HAMMERFALL, MOONSPELL, IGNITE and SUPERBUTT will all appear on the dedicated Metal Day of the event on August 7 in Budapest, Hungary.
Day 0 of Europe’s Best Major Festival will provide a dedicated metal event, hosted by the Hungarian Main stage at the northern part of the island and presenting a quality international line-up, reaching out to many styles of the hardest and heaviest genre. All this from 2PM all the way until 11PM.
The Metal Day line-up starts with Hungarian rock-metal heroes Superbutt, a Budapest based five-piece combo that has already released five full length albums and toured all across Europe. The next act on stage will be Californian hardcore-punk group Ignite, playing their hard, but still melodic tunes with an unstoppable intensity.
Then it’s time for Portuguese heavy metal stars Moonspell, well known throughout the continent, having released their newest double LP – Alpha Noir / Omega White – this April, which is already the ninth full length album of the band. After them the stage will be ready for Oscar Dronjak’s legendary Scandinavian power metal act, Hammerfall. Last time they played at Sziget was in 2007 and since then released 2 studio albums. And if you know what they are up to, you know they will prevail! Producing great gothic metal is evidently not just a privilege of northern countries. This theory is clearly proven by Italy’s Lacuna Coil, who are also amongst the Sziget Metal Day bands. The last 17 years already saw them selling more than 2 million albums world-wide, also achieving huge successes in the United States.
And the night will be closed by Norway’s nr. 1 black metal act, the unbelievably strong and monumental Dimmu Borgir. After spending the last 20 years on stage, they belong to the elite of the Scandinavian scene, releasing dominant albums and playing on the biggest metal events all over the world.
Sziget nr. 20 starts strongly and plans to celebrate in style. See you in the mosh pit!
More information and tickets: www.szigetfestival.com