Another week, another announcement of new names added to the lineup of the 2015 Sziget Festival. And there are some big names on the list, too:
- Asaf Avidan
- The Script
- Major Lazer
Asaf Avidan is an Israeli musician, singer and songwriter, a former animator from Tel Aviv who has been guided toward the stage by a broken heart (this explains a lot about his style). He is currently on tour with his new album, Gold Shadow, released this January, so expect to hear lots of new songs from him (which will not be new for his fans).
The Script is a Dublin based pop-rock trio, winner of the World’s Best Group award at the 2012 World Music Awards and nominated twice for the “Best International Act” BRIT Award. Their latest album, No Sound Without Silence, was released last year – they consider it a prequel to their debut album.
Major Lazer is Diplo’s party project, initially launched in collaboration with Switch (UK), but after the parting of their ways enlisting names like Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Boaz van de Beatz. Its style is hard to put a finger on: a mix of reggae and dancehall music with a dash of moombahton and electro house, giving Major Lazer its unique sound which you either love or hate. The project is in the process of releasing a third album this year – Diplo has revealed this news at the 2015 Grammy Award ceremony. The album will be called Peace is the Mission, and will feature artists like Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, and Pusha T, and will be released on June 1st.
C2C is a DJ “quartet” born in France in the late 1990s, consisting of DJ Atom (Thomas Le Vexier), DJ pFeL (Pierre Forestier ), DJ Greem (Guillaume Jaulen) and 20syl (Sylvain Richard). The group has won the European Border Breakers Awards in 2013, it has four DMC (Disco Mix Club) team world champion titles, and has won the ITF team championship in 2005 and the Hip Hop World Challenge title in its early years.
Artyom Stolyarov, aka Arty, has started doing his magic behind the turntables at the age of 19, and hasn’t stopped ever since. He has won multiple awards, and has released countless mixes and remixes. This August he will perform at the Sziget Festival.
Unfortunately these are all the exclusively musical names revealed in today’s announcement – it focuses the most on Fuerza Bruta, a postmodern theater show originated in Buenos Aires, with its performance called La Globa. I won’t go into the details here – I will let the trailer speak for itself.
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