SZIÁMI in London


SZIÁMI, one of the most innovative survival bands of the Hungarian sccena, after breaking a Guinness World Record (longest live concert ever performed by a band), presents its brand new program: “Handy Cap – Dirty New World-Music” on Coin Street Festival, in London South Bank, on June, 16th.

The band is the founder and host band of Sziget Festival in Budapest (one of the biggest, one-week-long, multicultural music feasts of Europe). It has played several times eg. with David Bowie, The Cure, Patti Smith, Him, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

SZIÁMI has been one of the most remarkable bands of the last decades in Central Europe. It is boundless world-music that bravely compounds the intellectual and beastly poetic(al) ethno-rock with the Hungarian, Balcanian, and Eastern folk, ska and with the music of never-existing people.

The band has performed the longest continuous live concert (see: 48 hours non-stop – Guinness World Records 2007. Stop Press) in Hungary, where more than 5000 people saluted the successful Guiness World Record attempt. This August the band will host a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest concert by multiple artists on the Sziget Festival between 7-15, August in Budapest. The current record is 184 hours and was achieved by Kuniko Teramura and friends at Toriimoto station in Hikone, Shiga, Japan from 23-31 March 2007.


The new program, “Handy Cap – Dirty New World-Music”, is dedicated to those, who are open to unusual voices, soundings, to radically new traditions…

Interview time: 17.15-18.45, June, 16th, 2007.

Péter Müller (poet, singer): “I started singing in a rock’n’roll band when usually people grow out of it, at the age of 30, when I realized that as an adult this is a medium, that carries the best my personal messages.”

04 June 2007


Posted on June 16, 2007, in Record Breakers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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