Sziget just made an announcement with the fresh list of bands and artists to perform at the stages of the 2016 festival. Most of the names – like Noel Gallagher – were on yesterday’s leaked list, others are new. Some of you might be disappointed by today’s announcement, but fear not – there is still plenty of time left until the festival opens its gates, and there are plenty more exciting names to come.
March Announcement: SIA and Noel Gallagher to play on the 15th
SIA is one of the most talented Australian singers / songwriters ever, who’s 2014 hit Chandelier has reached unexpected heights. She will perform in Hungary for the first time on the 15th of August, at a yet unannounced stage.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds needs no introduction. Noel didn’t join Oasis on its Sziget 2000 performance, due to his bad relationship with his brother, so seeing him on stage this year, playing both Oasis hits and High Flying Birds originals will surely be a great occasion to see him live.
Crystal Castles is a project launched by songwriter / producer Ethan Kath in 2008. While Alice Glass left the project two years ago, Ethan kept on working on it – he recorded a new LP with a fresh voice last year, and a new one is also in the works. Crystal Castles will perform on the 16th.
Jake Bugg was the youngest Brit ever to make it to the top spot on the UK album charts, and even today he is one of the most sought-after British indie folk-rock performers. He is preparing to release his third album this year – he might show us some new materials at Sziget on the 11th.
Travis Scott is a well-known rapper / songwriter / producer, considered one of the most versatile hip-hop performers of our times. We’ll have the occasion to see him perform live on the 11th.
Molotov is one of the loudest rap-metal bands ever, with a two-decade career behind it. The Mexican band is also known for its amazing stage performances. We’ll see on the 13th.
UK drum ‘n’ bass DJ and producer Wilkinson will come to Sziget with a live set. His elegant tunes are becoming increasingly popular nowadays – he’ll have the chance to convince us on the 14th.
Excision comes to Sziget all the way from Canada. The DJ / producer is famous for his bass-centered, rock hard dubstep sound and his amazing stage visuals. We’ll see more on the 13th.
Dyro is a young DJ / producer from the Netherlands. He started his career at the age of 18, with the backing of one of the most famous DJs of history, Hardwell. His latest single was released this February – and he might have some fresh tunes to play at Sziget on the 13th.
UNKLE has a long and fruitful career behind it. The band debuted in the late 1990s and has evolved from hip-hop toward rock, house, electronica, eventually creating its unique sound. The band will play live on the 12th.
Aurora Aksnes is one of the young talents of Norway. She debuted with her first single at the age of 16, and she is preparing for the release of her first album this month. Her wonderful voice will fly around Sziget on the 16th.
Jain will arrive at Sziget with materials from her debut album Zanaka, released last year. She will perform on the 12th.
Tourist – also known as producer William Phillips from London – will show his worth on the 15th.
Oscar and the Wolf will showcase its unique neo-soul/R&B/electronica/pop sound on the 14th.
Last, but not least, Quimby, the Hungarian band well known for Sziget visitors, who will play on the 12th.
Leaked, but unconfirmed
Last night’s leak contained some names that didn’t make it in today’s announcement: Die Nerven (D), Isolation Berlin (D), Fatoni (D), Gastarbeiter DJ Set (D), Abu(CH), Palace Winter (DK).