Last-Minute: Blasterjaxx Joins Bacardi Arena Lineup

Blasterjaxx @ Spring Awakening (Photo: Wikipedia)

Blasterjaxx joins the lineup of the 2019 Sziget Festival's Bacardi Arena in a last-minute change after Maurice West had to cancel his gig at the venue. The Dutch duo will take the stage at the Bacardi Arena on August 10, at 11:30 PM. The Dutch DJ/producer duo consists of two youngsters, Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf who have started making music together in the Hague in 2010. Their style is best described as big room house and electro house but they sometimes go in directions like progressive, future bass, and trap as well. BlasterJaxx's most successful single so far was "Faith", released

Macklemore, 6LACK & Michael Kiwanuka @ Sziget 2019

Macklemore

The lineup of the Sziget 2019 Main Stage The final names were added to this year's "epic" lineup over at Sziget 2019: Macklemore, 6LACK, and Michael Kiwanuka will complete the already amazing list of performers at the event. At the same time, the final lineup of the Doru Panaitescu Main Stage was also published. Macklemore is a performer that needs no introduction - he was at Sziget in 2014 and 2017. The Seattle-based rapper, singer, and songwriter will take the stage on Saturday, August 10, right before The National closes the day with its performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4-nAaYbXA Ricardo Valdez Valentine, better known by

Announcement: John Digweed, Others @ Colosseum – Sziget 2019

John Digweed

The South Korean tech giant Samsung is the main sponsor of this year's Colosseum stage at Sziget Festival - this is just one of the many news we found out today. More importantly, part of the lineup of Sziget's electronic music stage was also announced: ANNAAvalon EmersonB.TraitsBlack AsteroidBlawanBUTCHCourtesyCraig BratleyFJAAKGiovanni VerrinaJohn DigweedKiNK@Luigi Madonna@Marco BaileyMargaret Dygas@Mark ReeveMarvin & GuyMetodi HristovObjektPaul RitchRareshRed AxesRegalRyan ElliottThe AdventwAFFYounger Than Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDpp0fSomWU Another event announced late last week is the Big Street Theater, occupied this year by Les Commandos Percu, a French theater group combining percussion and pyrotechnics in their performances. The group was founded in 1994 and since then, they

Announcement: The National, Tom Odell, Others @ Sziget 2019

The National - Provo Rooftop Concert photographed by Justin Hackworth

Yesterday, Sziget Festival announced the latest additions to its 2019 lineup, naming the artist to occupy the last free headliner slot: it's The National, the American rock band formed in 1999 in Ohio. The band has just announced the imminent release of its new album called "Am Easy to Find" scheduled on May 17th - this means that their fans will be delighted to hear their fresh materials the best way, live on the stage. The band will take the Main Stage of Sziget 2019 on August 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw Here are the rest of the performers who have been announced to join the

Untold Festival Reveals Phase 1 of Lineup

Untold Festival 2019

Untold Festival is the biggest EDM event in Romania with a pretty short history (this year, it is at its fifth edition) but already making waves all over the world. Usually held at the beginning of August (this year, it will happen between the 1st and the 4th), the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of participants from all over the world. Its policy of revealing its performers is much different from what we usually see at Sziget - its organizers release the names in big batches, covering everything from headliners to emerging talent. This year, the festival has released its

Post Malone, Years & Years, Others @ Sziget 2019

post malone

In the spirit of "better late than never", I present you with the latest additions to the lineup of Sziget 2019 - and a handful of apologies for being late. Here's the list: Post MaloneFranz FerdinandJames BlakeYears & YearsTove LoRazorlightSon LuxRichie Hawtin-CLOSERJAINYeasayerYellow DaysTove StyrkeMasego MusicIamddb.Protoje & The IndiggnationXavier RuddWandaW&WVini ViciCarnageSIGALAHucciElderbrookROOSEVELTAnna of the NorthFakearValerasWelshly Arms Post Malone is the next headliner Sziget announced for its 2019 edition. The American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and face tattoo promoter has released a new album last year, so he'll have quite a lot to show for on August 11th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYwF-jdcVjY Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand has also released a new studio

Balaton Sound 2019 : The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Others

The Chainsmokers

Sziget's EDM-focused sister event, Balaton Sound, announced a few more names added to its lineup. It will probably be sad news for some to see The Chainsmokers booked for the other event (this usually means that the same artists and acts won't be on Sziget's stages). The Chainsmokers were at Sound 2018, too. So, here is the list: The ChainsmokersTiestoJ BalvinG-EazyJess GlynneRudimental liveNicky RomeroTchami x MalaaSofi TukkerJauzDeorroVinaiDubfireMartin Jensen Tiesto and The Chainsmokers have filled the event's two remaining headliner slots: the Dutch DJ and producer will take the stage on July 3rd, Marshmello will occupy the event's Main Stage on the

Self-Confirmed: Luca Bassanese @ Sziget 2019

luca bassanese

Here is one piece of news we've missed during the busy holiday season: Italian folk artist Luca Bassanese announced, in the second half of December, that he will have a live show at Sziget 2019. Expect the artist (and the band "Piccola Orchestra Popolare") to take the stage on the 10th of August. There is no word on which stage he will take and at what time. Here is him performing at the Paléo Festival Nyon in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE-LR05WTKE Luca Bassanese wears several hats: he is a singer, songwriter, actor, writer, and musician in one. Over the years, he has won several awards

Superstruct Expands Festival Portfolio with Flow

Flow Festival

When Providence Equity Partners bought up Sziget and its sister / satellite events early last year, the message sent by the investors was that the group will continue to expand its event portfolio - and now it does. A few days ago, Superstruct Entertainment, led by Creamfields founder and former Live Nations executive James Barton, has announced that it bought into one of Finland's biggest arts and music events, Flow Festival. Details about the deal called "an investment and partnership agreement" were not disclosed. This is the fourth similar deal struck by Superstruct, after investing in Norway's Øya Festival in August, Sónar Festival

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