Sziget 2016 has made its first announcement about its lineup in 2016. The names announced today, in the order they appeared on the event’s official Spotify playlist:
- The Last Shadow Puppets (Main Stage)
- The Neighborhood (A38)
- The Lumineers (Main Stage)
- Jess Glynne (A38)
- DATSIK (A38)
- Years & Years (Main Stage)
- Róisín Murphy (A38)
- Opgezwolle (A38)
- Parkway Drive (A38)
- Bullet for my Valentine (A38)
- K.I.Z. (A38)
- Kovacs (A38)
- David Guetta (Main Stage)
- MUSE (Main Stage)
The Last Shadow Puppets is a “baroque-pop” band from England featuring Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (ex-the Rascals), producer James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, ex-Simian), and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions). They have a new album on the tube for April (Everything You’ve Come To Expect) – we’ll probably hear more than just “Bad Habits” from it at Sziget 2016.
The Neighborhood (The NBHD) is an alternative rock band from the US. They made their debut in 2011, and released their first album in 2013. The band consists of Jesse Rutherford (Lead vocals). Zachary Abels (Lead guitar, rhythm guitar), Jeremiah Freedman (Rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Margott (Bass guitar) and Brandon Fried (Drums).
The Lumineers also come from over the ocean – they are a folk rock band from Denver, Colorado. They have a new album called “Cleopatra” on the way, set to be released on April 8th.
Jess Glynne is an English singer and songwriter, nominated for a BRIT Award in three categories (Breakthrough Act, British Female Solo Artist and British Single of the Year).
DATSIK is a dubstep DJ coming all the way from Canada. He made his debut release in 2009, and he has been playing major festivals – like Coachella, Electric Zoo and others – ever since. And this year he’ll play Sziget, too.
Years & Years is a trio from London playing a mix of electropop, R&B and House. With a single album released to date, but with numerous awards under their belt, they are coming to Sziget 2016 to show their worth.
Róisín Murphy is an Irish singer / songwriter and record producer, playing / singing artpop, electropop and some other similar styles. She has released a new album last year, with a lot of fresh material to show at Sziget 2016.
Opgezwolle is a Dutch rap act with a long and fruitful career, at its 15th year at the turntables.
Parkway Drive is a metalcore band from Australia active since the early 2000s. They have released five albums to date, the latest being Ire (2015). We’ll most likely have the chance to hear materials from that one at Sziget 2016.
Bullet for My Valentine is a veteran: the Welsh band has been formed in 1998, currently composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). They also have new songs to show from their latest album, released last year, to all their fans at Sziget 2016.
K.I.Z. is the second hip-hop act from the announcement – they come from Berlin, and they are known for the black humor and social criticism in their lyrics.
Kovacs is considered one of the most interesting female performers in The Netherlands, with her voice often compared to that of Amy Winehouse. She made her debut in 2014, after a few failed attempts. Since then she performed at several local festivals, and won the European Border Breakers Award 2016.
David Guetta needs no introduction. Best known for his collaborations, the French DJ and producer will headline Sziget 2016.
Last, but not least, the biggest name announced to date: MUSE, the English rock band formed of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion. They need no introduction, either.
+1 Self-confirmed: Fanfare Ciocârlia
Fanfare Ciocârlia is a 12-piece brass band from the Romanian village Zece Prajini (ten poles) in the North-East of the country. Considered to be pioneers of both the Balkan brass and Balkan beats, they are recognized as one of the most popular Romani brass bands of the world. To date, they have released 12 albums (including a Live one), and their live performance schedule is full (this month they’ll perform in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi). But on the 16th of August they’ll play Sziget.