[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”]The Prodigy delivered a high-octane performance as they kicked off the last weekend line-up at the 2011 Sziget Festival in Budapest.
[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]Headlining the main stage on Friday at Sziget Festival, the electronic group unleashed a career-spanning set, including hits as Breathe and Firestarter.
Despite The Prodigy arrived in the Hungarian capital few hours before taking to the stage, front men, Keith Flint and Maxim were on their typically energetic and provocative form.
The Prodigy delivered a high-octane performance as they kicked off the last weekend line-up at the 2011 Sziget Festival in Budapest
“For all my warriors in Budapest, for all my warriors in the UK,” Maxim shouted at the crowd before Smack My Bitch Up was performed.
In the first part of The Prodigy’s set, Maxim also paid tribute to Dizzee Rascal, who preceded them on the main stage.
“Mr Rascal and crew this is f*cking for you,” he said, as they launched into Poison.
The Prodigy was backed by an impressive lights show, closed out their performance with their classic hit, Out Of Space.
The Prodigy’s setlist included:
World’s On Fire
Run With The Wolves
Invaders Must Die
Smack My Bitch Up
Take Me To The Hospital
Out Of Space
The Prodigy at Sziget Festival 2011 in Budapest.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] Dizzee Rascal took to the stage before Prodigy, using his appearance to preview a batch of new material, including the song Bassline Junkie.
Another Dizzee Rascal’s song – thought to be entitled Scream – included a female vocalist, and is along the lines of his more recent chart hits.
Dizzee Rascal, the British rapper constantly paid tribute to the Hungarian crowd, who responded by dancing along to songs included Dance Wiv Me, Holiday and the worldwide smash, Bonkers.
Sziget Festival 2011 continued on Saturday, August 13 with the performances of Kaiser Chiefs and 30 Seconds To Mars, who have replaced the late Amy Winehouse at the festival.
Sziget Festival is one of ten best major festivals in Europe, which is held in Budapest. The 2011 edition is held from August 8 to August 15 and 52 stages and meeting places with artists from 41 countries are presenting a great variety of genres on Óbudai-sziget (Óbudai-island) of Budapest.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]One of the ten best major festival in Europe (in 2010), Sziget Festival 2011 started on Monday, August 8 and it lasts seven days.
Fifty-two stages and meeting places with artists from forty-one countries are presenting a great variety of genres on Óbudai-sziget (Óbudai-island) of Budapest.
Sziget Festival 2011 Magyar Rádió Szimfonik Live
Hungarian musicians and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, Boban Markovic Orchestra, Roots & Routes – Art’N’Go, The Klezmatics, Leningrad played on Day 0. Seven times Grammy awarded Prince also sang on August 9. Prince was too on the 2010 European Festival Awards’ shortlists as best headliner.
Omen, Within Temption, Terry Poison, Les Hurlements d’Leo, Soerii & Poolek, Rise Against, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Empire of The Sun, Interpol, Ojos de Brujo, Igor Do’urden vs. Coyote, Pulp, Dorian Concept, Marc Houle, Philipp Straub and other singers performed on Day 1.
The Chemical Brothers, Judas Priest, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Andro Sikztah Stereokillaz, Gotan Project, The Prodigy, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Above& Beyond, Goran Bregovic Wedding And Funeral Band, Baskerville, Sonata Arctica, Cheikh Lô, and many other musicians are schedueled for the next four days.
Sziget Festival 2011 is a multicultural event, about half of festival goers are from outside the Hungary.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]Visitors from France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, Finland have attended since the festival has begun (1993).
Sziget Festival 2011 Camping Site
The festival offers a lot of attractions: sports, games, children programmes, reading places, workshops, classical and alternative theater, operas, movies, dance. Agora, Fidelio Octopus Multi-Arts Site, Hello Wood, Ability Park, European Meeting Point, Giant Street Theather, Roma Tent are some of its interesting venues.
In the Ability Park people can learn about day-to-day lives of persons who have disabilities. For example, these exercises are suggested:
Interactivity differently: Try to find Sziget on an online map by not using your hands to move the mouse or send an email to a friend while you can only hear what you’re writing.[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”stanga”]
Sziget Festival 2011
Sziget Festival 2011 will gather around 400,000 people during this week, it is estimated. The organizers are aware of the importance of environmental protection and they try to keep the island clean and to make the concert goers more conscious regarding this matter.
Photos credit: Sziget/Somay Márk képei