Great news for some, disappointing for others… whichever the case, the fact remains: #sziget2017 has celebrated 4:20 by announcing further 10 performers to join the lineup of this year’s anniversary festival. Here’s the list:
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (August 12)
- Biffy Clyro (August 10)
- Birdy (August 15)
- Breaking Benjamin (August 15)
- Tycho (August 13)
- Don Diablo (August 14)
- Marteria (August 14)
- Allah-Las (August 13)
- Bakermat (August 13)
- HVOB (August 15)
New additions to the #sziget2017 lineup
Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) & Ryan Lewis are once again taking the stage at Sziget, after a memorable performance in 2017. The hip-hop duo’s last album, last year’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200, and their song “Downtown” from the album has received numerous nominations and wide recognition around the world.
Biffy Clyro is another returner – the Scottish band has played Sziget in 2013. Since then, they have released a new album, Ellipsis, a certified gold in the UK, which has performed pretty well in the charts around the world.
Birdy, or Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, broke through with her rendition of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love in 2009. Since then, she released three studio albums and was nominated for a series of prizes and awards, including a BRIT. This will be her first time at #sziget2017.
Breaking Benjamin was on a break for several years before reforming almost completely in 2014, releasing a new album, Dark Before Dawn, a year later. The band started touring last year, participating at events like Rock am Ring, Download, and Nova Rock. #sziget2017 is the band’s first.
Since its debut, Tycho was quite busy: the project led by Scott Hansen released 5 studio albums, three EPs, and over a dozen singles and remixes. Hansen’s sound is an interesting mix of electronic and acoustic music, combining recordings and visuals with live performances on stage. This is the project’s first time at Sziget.
Don Diablo is a Dutch DJ, producer, singer, and musician, who has reached the 15th position on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. He’s been active for two decades, releasing several notable songs. Last year, he won the Producer of the Year and the Best Future House DJ of the Year at Mexico’ EMPO Awards.
Marteria is a German rap / electronic artist with a fruitful youth football career behind him: as a youngster, he played with Germany’s U17 National team. He started his music career at the age of 16 as a member of the hip-hop group Underdog Cru, starting his solo career just two years later. Over the years, he released four albums, with the latest – Roswell – being released this year.
Despite its name suggesting otherwise, Allah-Las is a rock band from California, founded in 2008. The band’s first 7″ recording was released in 2011, and the band released its first EP a year later. Since then, the band has released two more albums and numerous singles.
Bakermat is another Dutch DJ/Producer best known for his unique sound consisting of electronic music, deep and tropical house, with jazz and soul influences.
Last but not least, HVOB, a dance/electronic/deep duo from Vienna that debuted in 2012.