Sziget Wonderland program for Day 0
SzigetÂ Festival,Â â€˜TheÂ IslandÂ ofÂ Freedomâ€™,Â isÂ preparingÂ aÂ memorableÂ DayÂ 0 programÂ forÂ theÂ arrivingÂ inhabitants.Â ThisÂ timeÂ SzigetÂ willÂ becomeÂ a â€žwonderlandâ€,Â whereÂ theÂ mostÂ well-knownÂ alternative rockÂ bandÂ from Hungary,Â Quimby,Â willÂ createÂ aÂ onceÂ inÂ aÂ lifetimeÂ atmosphereÂ onÂ theÂ Main Stage with a special concert dreamt for Sziget only. Meanwhile the OTP Bank WorldÂ MusicÂ PartyÂ MainÂ StageÂ willÂ hostÂ MuzsikÃ¡s,Â an internationallyÂ wellknown Hungarian folk band, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year with their guests and international stars.
Quimby in Wonderland
TheÂ DayÂ 0Â ofÂ SzigetÂ FestivalÂ willÂ beÂ transformedÂ to aÂ uniqueÂ culturalÂ experienceÂ by Quimby,Â theÂ mostÂ well-knownÂ HungarianÂ alternativeÂ rockÂ band.Â TheyÂ justÂ cameÂ back fromÂ theirÂ EuropeanÂ TourÂ andÂ theyÂ willÂ hostÂ aÂ culturalÂ adventureÂ forÂ guestsÂ arrivingÂ to Sziget that will make the Island of Freedom a kind of â€˜wonderlandâ€™ with many weird and exciting, creative and lovable venues.
DuringÂ theÂ programÂ seriesÂ ofÂ DayÂ 0,Â besidesÂ aÂ hugeÂ QuimbyÂ concert,Â thatÂ willÂ beÂ a special edition composed for this day, nearly twenty cultural programs will entertain the guests,Â justÂ asÂ inÂ LewisÂ Carrollâ€™sÂ AliceÂ inÂ Wonderland.Â SzigetÂ willÂ becomeÂ theÂ â€œrabbit holeâ€ of the novel where the guests will fall into the Sziget Wonderland, enjoying circus, acrobats,Â visualÂ theatre,Â literature,Â acousticÂ concerts,Â worldÂ music,Â folkÂ dance, screenings, slam poetry and many more.
The Quimby Wonderland will take place from the entrance at the K-bridge till the Main StageÂ andÂ theÂ areaÂ betweenÂ them,Â whereÂ theÂ membersÂ ofÂ theÂ bandÂ willÂ appearÂ atÂ the venues.Â AsÂ youÂ willÂ walkÂ intoÂ theÂ festivalÂ youÂ willÂ getÂ intoÂ anÂ alternative,Â bizarreÂ and eclectic reality with a colorful carnival atmosphere. The 40 year-old legend, MuzsikÃ¡s, at SzigetMuzsikÃ¡sÂ isÂ aÂ WOMEXÂ awardedÂ HungarianÂ bandÂ thatÂ has playedÂ almostÂ everywhereÂ in the world: from the biggest festivals to the most famous concert halls and now they will celebrate their 40th anniversary with their prestigious friends on Day 0 at Sziget Festival.
Among their guests we will find musicians and singers from small villages for whom the tradition is part of their everyday life. Many international stars will perform as well, like AlexanderÂ Balanescu,Â violinÂ player,Â oneÂ ofÂ theÂ best percussionÂ groupsÂ inÂ theÂ world, Amadinda,Â JenÅ‘Â JandÃ³,Â pianoÂ player,Â andÂ theÂ WovenÂ HandÂ rockÂ bandÂ fromÂ theÂ United States. MeanwhileÂ musicians with pipes,Â hurdyÂ gurdyplayer and dancers willÂ make the concert more colorful.
TheÂ traditionalÂ HungarianÂ folkÂ musicÂ isÂ oneÂ ofÂ theÂ mostÂ importantÂ HungarianÂ national values,Â aÂ realÂ Hungaricum.Â ItÂ isÂ well-knownÂ outside theÂ bordersÂ ofÂ HungaryÂ andÂ this could be mainly thanked to MuzsikÃ¡s due to their international tours and success. As the mostÂ well-knownÂ andÂ wantedÂ HungarianÂ folkÂ bandÂ they haveÂ touredÂ theÂ wholeÂ world fromÂ theÂ USAÂ toÂ AustraliaÂ andÂ fromÂ StockholmÂ toÂ TaiwanÂ andÂ introducedÂ theÂ worldÂ to HungarianÂ music.Â They wereÂ huge success in concertÂ halls as the QueenÂ Elisabeth Hall andÂ RoyalÂ FestivalÂ HallÂ inÂ London,Â theÂ Concertgebow inÂ Amsterdam,Â theÂ ThÃ©Ã¢treÂ deÂ la VilleÂ inÂ Paris,Â theÂ bigÂ hallÂ ofÂ SantaÂ CeciliaÂ inÂ RomeÂ orÂ theÂ CarnegieÂ HallÂ inÂ NewÂ York. BesidesÂ theÂ audienceÂ ofÂ folkÂ andÂ worldÂ music,Â those listeningÂ toÂ classicalÂ musicÂ have accepted them as well.
â€œThe world-known MuzsikÃ¡s band has been spreadingÂ the elemental power and love of Hungarian folk music to the audience, keeping and maintaining close ties to the musical roots,Â whileÂ beingÂ openÂ toÂ otherÂ genres,Â makingÂ thisÂ happenÂ onÂ aÂ substantialÂ quality.
For four decades now they are the ambassadors of Hungarian folk music. It is a honor thatÂ SzigetÂ canÂ hostÂ suchÂ aÂ monumentalÂ andÂ importantÂ eventâ€-Â saidÂ FruzsinaÂ SzÃ©p, Program Director of Sziget Festival.
The Day 0 day tickets for the Quimby Wonderland andMuzsikÃ¡s concert will cost â‚¬24 in advance and â‚¬28 on the spot.
StayÂ tunedÂ inÂ theÂ upcomingÂ weeksÂ asÂ there areÂ moreÂ namesÂ andÂ productionsÂ toÂ come for the 2013 Sziget!