Sziget 2017 announced fresh names to join its 25th anniversary lineup. The list is surprisingly short, with only nine new names being added to the list today. They are:
- Wiz Khalifa
- Rita Ora
- The Vaccines
- Alex Clare
- The Courteeners
- Paul Van Dyk
Wiz Khalifa needs no introduction. He debuted with his first album in 2006, and gained traction in 2008, when his single “Say Yeah” made it to several charts. To date, he has released seven studio albums, with an eighth being on its way. In 2012, he won a Billboard Music Award (Best New Artist), and took home the “Top Rap Song” award for “”See You Again” (featuring Charlie Puth) in 2016. He will perform on Sziget 2017’s Main Stage this August.
Rita Ora broke into the mainstream in 2012 when she was featured in DJ Fresh’ single “Hot Right Now”. Since then, she has released an album, she has landed several movie roles (including one in the “Fifty Shades” franchise), and won several awards in the UK for her work.
The Vaccines is a “platinum-selling” West London indie rock band founded in 2010. During the years, the band has released three studio albums, and won several awards for their work.
Alex Clare, the artist formerly known as “Alexander G. Muertos”, debuted in the UK in 2011 with an album produced by Mike Spencer and Major Lazer. For his single “Too Close”, that peaked at the #4 spot of the UK Singles Chart, he won a “Songwriter of the Year” award in 2014.
The Courteeners is a Middleton (UK) based indie rock band with a decade-long history. The band formed in 2006 and debuted in 2008 with their album “St. Jude”, which was followed by four more.
Paul van Dyk is one of the “big olds” of EDM. He was one of the first “superstar DJs”, and he was the first DJ to receive the inaugural Grammy Award for the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” for his 2003 release Reflections. Between 1994 and 2015, Paul van Dyk has released several studio albums, remix albums, and video albums, and has contributed to the soundtrack of movies like “The Dark Knight”, several video games, and TV shows.
Bassjackers is a Dutch EDM duo active since 2007. In 2015, they occupied the 39th spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list, which is an achievement in itself considering how many DJs are out there.
Dimension is a London-based Electronic music artist, highly appreciated by DnB fans around the world.
Her is a French duo with their second LP to be released this April.