If you’ve ever wondered why we constantly rave about Hungary’s Sziget Festival, here’s another slice of sweet sweet cake for thought. The colossal Chemical Brothers, grime god Tinie Tempah, and alt-rock superstars Editors have just been added to this year’s lineup, along with BOY, BØRNS, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke and many more. This huge news rounds out the conga line of musical announcements that Sziget has rolled out over the last few weeks.
The full program, spread out over more than 50 venues on Sziget’s ‘Island of Freedom’ in the Hungarian capital, over 7 days in August, is continuously being added to. At Sziget visitors cannot only enjoy the biggest acts playing on the Main Stage and other popular venues, but also discover exciting installations, programs and many art forms as contemporary circus, theatre, dance, street theatres and many more! The non-stop program variety of the seven days is almost ready, the detailed schedule is coming up next week.
On the Main Stage The Chemical Brothers will be performing on 10 August and Tinie Tempah on 14 August. For the past twenty years, The Chemical Brothers have redefined the idea of live electronic music. All the while, it has adhered to the same basic idea: that the gig should create its own transcendent audio/visual space where the audience can lose themselves for the duration of the set. Tinie Tempah, the 23-year old British rapper will definitely bring some great vibes to the Main Stage. He remains one of the most likeable pop stars today.
The OTP Bank A38 Stage is happy to host Editors, who are now officially back, the charismatic duo of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass aka** BOY**, American musician and singer BØRNS as well as Wiwek, Snails, Maduk ft. MC Mota, Noisia ‘Outer Edges’ and Kasra.
The gigantic tent of electronic music has also a pretty good number of names, where next to the already announced acts of Afrojack, Vinai, Dyro, DVBBS, Zedd, Nicky Romero now Jay Hardway, Volt&State, Fedde Le Grand, D-Wayne, Tujamo and Laidback Luke have been added. The Telekom Arena will also host Apster, StadiumX, Breathe Caroline, Nick Talos, Blinders, 2empress, Ravitez, Las Salinas and Yves V.
If that wasn’t enough the artist line up for this years festival is huge with acts including; Rihanna, Muse David Guetta, Sia, Manu Chao La Ventura, Hardwell, Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds, Bastille, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets, John Newman, The Lumineers, Die Antwoord, Sum 41, Kaiser Chiefs, Parvoc Stelar, Nicky Romero, Crystal Castles, Years&Years M83, Jake Bugg, CHVRCHES, Róisín Murphy, Bloc Party, MØ, Travis Scott, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet for my Valentine, Jess Glynne, Afro Jack, Zedd, DVBBS, Skunk Anansie and many more!
Sziget Festival takes place in Budapest between 10-17 August. Tickets and information:www.szigetfestival.com