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Announcement: Gorillaz, Dua Lipa, Others @ Sziget 2018

Sziget Festival has a new management – and it clearly has a brand new way of revealing the artists, DJs, and other performers taking one of its stages in August. The event’s last announcement, made on January 29, was great news for most of the attendees – and hopefully, the names below will also not be a disappointment. So, without further ado, here they are:

  • Dua Lipa
  • Gorillaz
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Stormzy
  • The War on Drugs
  • Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Desiigner
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  • Gorgon City live
  • JP Cooper
  • Petit Biscuit
  • Borgore
  • Zhu
  • Yellow Days
  • The Living End
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Scarlxrd
  • Delta Heavy
  • Seven Lions
  • Bilderbuch
  • My Baby

Better late than never, they say. So, let’s take a look at all the names released today and how they fit into the existing list of performers already announced.

Dua Lipa at The Belasco in Los Angeles

Dua Lipa (August 12) started her career as a YouTube cover artist before signing her first record deal with Warner. She released her first studio album called “Dua Lipa” last summer – the album produced two UK top-10 singles “Be the One” and “IDGAF” and the UK number-one single “New Rules”.

Gorillaz (August 9) need no introduction. Despite all members of the band being animated –  2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards), and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion) – they have performed live many times. And this summer, they’ll do so for Sziget’s audience.


Shawn Mendes (August 13) started his career as a social media astist, sharing covers on Vine, before signing a record deal with Island Records. Since then, he released two studio albums and pocketed several awards and nominations.

English rapper Stormzy (August 8) has released his debut album last February, and it was pretty successful – it was the first grime album to reach number one at the UK Albums Chart ever. For this year, the rapper has two BRIT Award nominations.

The War on Drugs (August 14) is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia. Their latest album, A Deeper Understanding, won the “Best Rock Album” Grammy award this year.


243 thoughts on “Announcement: Gorillaz, Dua Lipa, Others @ Sziget 2018

  1. I’m glad they are back at the pathetic phase besides The war on drugs, king Gizzard and the living end. good for me.
    Shown Mendes is a headliner?

  2. Very disappointing:|
    Not even one proper rock band. And those really sh1tty pop acts are making me sad.
    Already have a sziget ticket and hoping there will be better names next announcement….

  3. Shawn Mendes (whoever he is) is opening for Kygo, so it’s a coheadliner, s’all good.
    Dua Lipa Headlining is a bit of a downer but I could have seen that coming.

    Gorillaz, TWOD, KG&LW, Chet Faker and Living End really made my day, can’t wait to listen to the unknowns!

  4. According to Sziget Italia Shawn Mendes will play before Kygo. Gorillaz, The War On Drugs, Nick Murphy, King Gizzard, Lianne La Havas, Stormzy, My Baby and Yellow Days are all very good for me. I already have more than 30 favorites 🙂

  5. No Shawn isn’t a headliner I believe. He’s playing the same das the Kygo.

    There’s still a headliner slot on Friday the 10th.

  6. wow checked out that shawn dude, that stupid song was familiar from the radio. But 1,5 billion watches on the tube? the world is ready to burn.

  7. HGPM I think you won’t have any problems to sell out your tickets with these names. You are in time to choose one more other festival I guess 🙂

  8. Excellent announcement! One more headlining act to go, and Gorillaz sub!
    I already have at least 1 “must see” per day!

    Please, do not make Liam Gallagher and Wolf Alice clash!

  9. @Nowheretohide I’ve already been to Primavera Sound 3 times and I’m going back this year again. Comparing Sziget and Primavera Sound makes no sense. Are two totally different kind of festivals. At Sziget you live the festival, at Primavera Sound you just run from a stage to another one watching concerts. Comparing Sziget and Primavera Sound is like comparing MotoGP and MotoCross. Both involve motos, but are 2 different sports.

    Anyway I’m happy to see Nick Murphy playing the 13th and hope he’ll clash with Kygo.

  10. well a festival first and foremost should be about music, therefore running from stage to stage and not about the “side-dish”, but this bring up old wounds i don’t want to do that.

  11. You-re right, but then again sziget is an art and music festival. It has always promoted itself like this.
    And the lineup is excellent for now 😀 they should check the french generation of rappers.. nekfeu, lomepal… for an afternoon a38 spot!

  12. Damn, you are so narrow minded sometimes.

    If you want to have all day bands like King Gizzard then, probably you would stand in a crowd of 100 people. And no girls, by the way. Do you want to see girls on the festival or you just only want to listen to good music with your bearded friends? Jesus.

  13. obviously the later man. i want to go to a festival to see great live bands.
    (This is pretty sexist that you go to a festival for easy hook ups, but that”s just me)

  14. Seems that we will have finally an excellent mainstream rap day with Stormzy + Kendrick.

    Like the addition of Lianne La Havas, Sofi Tukker and Yellow Days. Great young musicians.

  15. Man, I’m not going there for easy hook ups, I’m going there with my girlfriend and 6 other girls. I’m not only thinking about myself like you, I’m also thinking about them.

  16. so a girl can’t listen anything else than mainstream pop music? what is your point with this gender thing really??

  17. Make comparisons between sziget and any rock-metal festival and come back to us.
    Not as many girls (id say 50-50 at sziget)..your metal festivals are so sexists man…

  18. omfg Nolieam metal/rock and especiallypunk/hardcore music scenes are the most pro gender equality scenes out there. please….

  19. False! There’s not as many.
    Fact: They touch girls asses when they crowdsurf.

    Im joking, just made a dwight shrute impersonation!
    I wont talk to you anymore fessesfsf… even if you’re right you are pathetic. How can you not like a kygo-shawn mendes co-headline?

    Coming back to the announcement: i think there are 7 spots to be filled on main stage, lets say friday head, the gorillaz sub and 2 more hungarian acts. That leave us with 3 undercard. Flogging Molly?

  20. Is it me or the names announced just changed ? Now KSHMR and Seven Lions are among the names, Zhu disapeared

  21. I think we miss:
    -3 acts on Gorillaz day
    – headliner and first pitch for 11
    – first pitch for 12 and 13

    In a38 we miss (given that first day as tradition won’t have a38):
    – 4 electronic acts
    – given Cigarettes, Wolf Alice, Little Dragon and Zara Larsson to headline, 2 headliners
    – 4 undercards
    We also lack of the majority of Telekom, the whole Colosseum, World, Europe and Lightstage

  22. Very good and balanced announcement, we all know Sziget has a great part of pop radio mainstream music, and this acts are not bad at all. If a festival is far all listeners it has to include all. Both Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes are good performers and will deliver a good show for pop music fans and party dudes, can’t understand all this hate on mainstream pop. We have just a Dj coheadling, great news. Gorillaz makes this lineup look wonderful.. We always say we want good performers, actual and relevant headliners and this year we have a lot of this. Just Kendrick, AM, Gorillaz, Mumford make a strong quality poster. And the midcard + undercard is shaping beautifully.

  23. I agree, Gorillaz is a great announcement as well as AM and Mumford and a few more but who the hell are the others? (

  24. Umm, first and foremost can we not call things that we dislike ‘gay’? It’s 2018, we aren’t seven years old and we should know better.

    From a pop fans perspective, the surprise to me is that Dua is a headliner, not Shawn. Like him or loathe him, he’s a global superstar whilst Dua is a worldwide breakthrough artist. I’d have preferred to see Florence or Paramore in her place, with her further down.

    I think it’s an incredibly strong set of headliners overall given that you seem to be getting EIGHT of them. Arctics, Kendrick, Mumford, Gorillaz are big names for any festival really.

  25. @Navytaxi We can’t, as calling them ‘crap’ would be way too generous. However, I’m happy that the Canadian variant of Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran combined is not headlining in the end.

  26. Obviously, it’s not good to be gay with all the homobhopia around, but being crap is easy, it just lays on the street with no worries

  27. What if I tell you than an expression can have multiple meanings? Urban dictionary:

    “That’s Gay
    Phrase used to signify a stupid, unwanted, or weird idea.
    Fred: Let’s all dress as cats for hallowenn!

    Sam: Dude, that’s gay.
    by hatersgonhatee November 01, 2010”

  28. There’s no slang regarding the ‘n’ word. I’m using slang pretty often as long as I’m not speaking in public. This is a private forum, where everyone posts whatever he wants anonymously, so that’s why I’m using slang. For proper, formal English go to wikipedia mate.

    For your interest, I support the LGBT movement, but in my opinion, that expression doesn’t have anything to do with being gay. The same way as “to be done up like a kipper” doesn’t have anything to do with a f*ckin’ fish OR “a penny for you thoughs” doesn’t have anything to do with f*ckin money.

  29. Have you already read the article? Even LGBT persons do not get offended as long as they know the other meaning.

    And from the article: “One of the problems with it is that older generations will hear homophobia even where none is intended.”

  30. There’s actually a lot of LGBT people that are offended by it and want people to stop saying such stupid things.

  31. Yeah, I flagged it up. I’m an LGBT person. I know the slang to which it refers. People used to say ‘that’s so gay’ back when I was at school… in the last millennium,

    It’s not accepted now, it is offensive, the LGBT community don’t appreciate it and it’s not hard to see why. Using the word that describes a large part of our identity to denote something unwanted, undesirable, shit… I wonder why we don’t like it?

    Try replacing it with ‘that’s so black’, ‘that’s so disabled’ ‘that’s so muslim’ – no race/disability/gender identity/sexuality/religion (particularly minorities who have it bad enough) deserves to be synonymous with something meaning shit.

    Anyway sorry, the thread is about Sziget and I’m sorry for hijacking it, I just believe we should pull up these incidences when they happen or they will carry on and I appreciate those who tried to help me explain why it’s not okay!

    Let’s talk about Sziget again…

  32. Think navy summed it up nicely. As another lgbt person, I second it is offensive and is totally against the culture of the Sziget.

  33. Agree with @Navytaxi and @fsfsf, using “gay” as an offensive word is not only offensive to the lgbt community, it’s also one of the most stupid things you can do.

    Anyway I’d love to have “gay music” at Sziget like Rob Halford with Judas Priest, Roddy Bottum with Faith No More, Neil Tennant with Pet Shop Boys, Michael Stipe with reunited R.E.M, Kele Okereke with Bloc Party or Jonsi with Sigur Ros. You can call them all “gay” @Sziget, but not because “calling them ‘crap’ would be way too generous”.

  34. I’m sorry, I never had the intention to offend any LGBTist when I wrote that. I think I would’ve not even wrote that if Sziget would’ve not posted a cover photo with Mendes as a “potential headliner”. I was too angry when I saw that. If they would have put him in the undercard, I would’ve not even care about him.

    I also want to repeat that I support LGBT rights. I promise that I’ll try to avoid using that expression from now on.

    Now the main problem is that I have to find a word that would describe Mendes, Bieber, Sheeran or commercial EDM DJs as “way worse than crap”. Or I might stick with “way worse than crap” for them.

  35. Now at the next announcement I hope there will be some rock, as there aren’t too many bands where rockers can mosh.

    You can do it at AM, Wolf Alice (doubt it will happen at these 2 though), Gogol Bordello, Slaves and maybe Shame, but I feel these names are not enough. Am I right?

  36. Could Justice be the final headliner? There’s still a headline slot open on the 10th and the following day they are playing a festival in Romania.

  37. I clearly underestimated Stormzy. The Living End also look cool.

    Regarding A38, the disadvantage is that often the sound quality is very poor because of the tent.

  38. @Sziget – all good, appreciate your efforts to change it in future 🙂

    With regards the festival, I know I’m opposite to everybody who is excited for Kendrick and Gorillaz but I really want to see Mumford, Arctics & Shawn. Not sure whether to buy a Saturday day ticket, then a three day one, or go for the five day and hope for somebody I enjoy. I’d have been happy if Kendrick was there instead, but all those I want to see are very spread out this year.

  39. The War On Drugs are probably the best name in the lineup imo. They’d be perfect both subbing AM or headlining A38 at 23:45!

  40. Do you guys think there is any chance of King Krule and/or Mount Kimbie. Also Glitch Mob have a tour in the US earlier in the summer. Thoughts on the possibilities of that?

  41. King Krule just had an awesome sold out gig in Budapest, so the demand is there, but don’t know their touring schedule for the summer.

  42. King Krule has no date announced for summer. Mount Kimbie have gigs in UK and Norway right after Sziget so we can put them in the “very probable” list (plus they don’t come on the island since 2014, so it’s time for them to be back).
    They’d both be great addictions for A38.

  43. Mount Kimbie would be ace! but again, Sziget shouldn’t miss on The Blaze! Best french electro act around, a bit like Rone last year!
    Justice is on another league obviously

  44. Last thing. about the “leak” on the previous article. Someone wrote

    February 20, 2018 at 2:29 am
    17 May 1965 (Headliner)
    23 March 1968 (Headliner)
    22 August 1995
    23 July 1984″

    it was NIN, Gorillaz, Dua Lipa and The Wombats. We know that The Wombats self confirmed.
    What about NIN? what was that hint man?

  45. Well, as long as they’ve put Dua Lipa as headliner, maybe they pulled of in the last minute?

    “Why” posted in the previous article that one of his journalist friends told him that a name was deleted by the PR.

  46. If they have deleted NIN’s partecipation from the festival it would be pitiful. Of course as headliners are really out of place but I would love to see them subbing Gorillaz, like it would be the best 4 hours in my life

  47. In the same time it could be Zhu. However, any chances for At The Drive-In? I know they had that gig in Budapest last year, but I think they can do Sziget if they’re still around in August.

  48. Don’t think they are touring but they would be great. I think one spot in a38 will be taken by Mura Masa (just an impression, tho).

    So Zhu definitely delated? Good to know, the A38 deserves much more love although he/they/she/it was/were not that bad. Even more if that leaves place for NIN in any possible measure

  49. They’re touring Europe in July, as they’re at Rock Werchter, Mad Cool & others, but they didn’t announce anything for August yet. I really think that Sziget is currently lacking this kind of “screaming” bands in the undercard, but the rest of the lineup is pretty cool. 😀

  50. I think they won’t tour in August, that’s what I’m saying.

    I saw mine and Camper’s clashfinder (links in the bottom) and I think that everything is more or less cool (heads are great, but undercard are pretty standard), but BUT the subheadliners. They suck all big time (except TWOD)- I mean big names but if they are actually:
    – Lykke Li
    – Bastille
    – Parov Stelar
    – Shawn Mendes
    – TWOD
    – Liam Gallagher
    IMHO we are really out of the line (last year, for weak as it was, we still had Alt J and Biffy Clyro). NIN would be good at least in bringing variety, but if they dont downgrade Parov Stelar it would be a bit underwhelming, always IMHO.

    Here the two clashfinders:

  51. Parov subbed for Rihanna last time… maybe they got someone big.
    Anyway I think it’s not weak!
    Lykke Li is a fan of Kendrick and she is headlining Oya and scandinavian festivals. Also having Stormzy (Wireless headliner) on 3rd position makes that day very strong.
    Bastille, meh but before Mumford exclusive it would sell well I think.
    Shawn Mendes… thankfully he’s a sub as we thought he was headliner.
    TWOD.. no comment
    Liam Gallagher! Some singalong before going to the world music stage during Dua Lipa!

  52. I have given up on Sziget and decided to go to Primavera instead but there still might be chance for Sziget to make this shitty lineup better because if Shawn Mendes is playing in Tokyo with NIN and MY bloody valentine and some other great names then might not be that impossible for Sziget to bring NIN too….but honestly I expect more shallow names instead

  53. The Living End in a day with Wolf Alice, Desiigner and King Gizzard won’t be headlining in a million year. Although I hope they will play parallel to Bastille spot and Desiigner to Mumford slot (to give an alternative to whom is not interested to guitar driven performances – and to give one to who wants to avoid crappy performers…

  54. Many August festivals announcing on next week around Sziget: Boardmasters and Rize Festival (V Festival replacement) on Monday, Frequency and Zürich Openair on Tuesday, Summer Well with no exact day yet and Pukkelpop’s first announcement rumoured for the beginning of March too. I don’t expect new headliners but we can hope for good undercard acts.

  55. Electric Castle will also announce the second round of names on the 1st of March, but that’s between July 18 and July 22.

  56. I would take Stereophonics, Plan B, Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man & Circa Waves from Rize Festival’s lineup!

  57. Didn’t know that! X Ambassadors, God Is An Astronaut, Hollywood Undead (I guess they’re more plausible than Ghost), SOLDOUT & Stereophonics are my bet now, then! 😀

  58. Frequency confirmed die antwoord, flogging Molly, dropkick Murphys, sum 41, papa roach, the used among other. I would pick anyone of them.
    I hope we’ll get papa roach. I haven’t seen them yet.

  59. I would take all of them, especially Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys! Would be awesome to see a new announcement on St. Patrick’s Day, as both bands play Irish/Celtic punk! 😀

  60. This is the final Summer Well (Romania) lineup: Justice, Bastille, The Kooks, Kodaline, Cigarettes After Sex, SOFI TUKKER, Rationale, Tom Grennan, HMLTD & Isaac Gracie.

    I would take Justice only.

  61. I swear that if they took all of the relevant names of that lineup BUT JUSTICE I will get mad.

    Just a lil bit cause we have Gorillaz.


  62. Nona Kraviz, Amélie Lena, Jeff Mills, Charlotte de Witte and others confirmed for Glitch Festival in Malta (14-16 August).
    Oh God please, please, please, make it real

  63. New names added to Electric Castle(Romania):
    -Jessie J
    -Mura Masa
    -Richie Hawtin
    -Groove Armada
    -The Bloody Beetroots
    -St Germain
    -Nothing But Thieves
    -Alison Wonderland
    +some little names

  64. St. Germain headlining A38 clashing with Dua Lipa or Kygo would be spectacular. Also Richie Hawtin bringing his CLOSE live show at 1am in A38 would be sick.

  65. Anyway Colossum is always almost completely filled by male djs, this year I’d love to see a lot of techno girls on the decks like Avalon Emerson, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Helena Hauff, Charlotte De Witte, Anja Schneider, Nicole Moudaber, etc.

  66. Hmm… Good announcement, but I guess that those Coca Cola hints were for Electric Castle’s final lineup, as only Mura Masa is from the hints.

  67. Bender for president: Amelie Lens, Nina Kraviz and Helena Hauff + Jeff Mills and formthe rest call a Teletubbies medley 24/7 and I’d be done anyway!

    As I said on another site, I can see very likely Mura Masa, Excsion (w/ Borgore), Marshmello (w/ Alle Farben) and Richie Hawtin (w/ Gorgon City) for a38.

  68. So for now Maceo Plex, Amelie Lens and Matedor ruled out. They’ve just been announced by b my lake.


  69. Speaking of electro acts.. The Blaze just announced for Paredes de Coura! I’m confident Sziget will get them!

    As for colosseum… they won’t disappoint us! But have a big one on the last night so we can stay up ’til the morning 🙂

  70. Sam Paganini, Chris Liebing and Charlotte De Witte.
    Holy sh*t,’s first announcement is sick! Too many names I wanted for Colosseum 🙁

  71. Anyway good names that have not been announced by and that last year were at Balaton Sound (so unlikely to be back there as usually there are no repetitions of international acts at Balaton’s techno stage and techno night in Party Arena) are Joseph Capriati, Dubfire, Max Cooper, Hot Since 82, John Digweed, Jamie Jones, Dave Clarke, Oxia, Nicole Moudaber, Mark Reeve, Eelke Kleijn and Sasha + there were Anja Schneider, Edu Imbernon and Catz N Dogz @ Elrow Stage. All these may be on the “probable” list for Colosseum.

  72. @FAB1: Groove Armada is DJ set only though.

    However, here the answers for the hints from the contest. They were incredibly poorly made!

    Round 1:
    · Sandwich – Richie Hawting
    · Seventeen – Jessie J
    · Firefly – Mura Masa
    · Panic Attack – Jessie J
    · Paris – Tchami

    Round 2:
    · X – Excision
    · Space – Hawtin
    · Masks – The Bloody Beetroots
    · Sold Out – Nothing But Thieves
    · C’est la vie – St. Germain

    So the sandwich hint is that Richie Hawting went to the Sandwich High School, meanwhile “17” at Jessie J is that he was part of a band for the first time at 17 years old. The other one about her – panic attack because she had one on stage? Really?! Hahahah. “Sold out” is because Nothing But Thieves had some sold out gigs.

    The only well done hints by them were Mura Masa, The Bloody Beetroots and maybe Excision. The rest were crap!

  73. Green Man announced it’s lineup yesterday.
    We already have 2 of the headliners at Sziget, would love to have fleet foxes as well! +grizzly bear

  74. Well, that paying method was the same at other festivals too (for example, Electric Castle). And it’s fast!

  75. Tried it this way at Sonar and it’s so much better. No risk to lose the card anymore. Seems like it was yesterday when at Sziget 2010 people from the festipay staff were everywhere asking people all over the festival area if they wanted to try the “Sziget Card”. After 7 editions of the festival it was time to move forward and improve the system.

  76. Do we expect a big name, pop headliner still? Seems like we’re missing the Rihanna or Pink or Sia, though it doesn’t have to be a single named female.

    I still say the lineup looks legit. Lots more rock. My girl likes more pop, so I tolerate it. But Kendrick is HUGE. AM, Mumford, Gorillaz are really solid. Just feels like were missing that big pop act. Dua Lipa is not that.

  77. I think that in the past few years we had “big pop” headliners because they couldn’t book quality headliners like Arctic Monkeys or Kendrick Lamar. We have enough pop acts on Main Stage (Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes etc.) and I don’t think that they have the budget to book another really big act.

    I want Justice or Nine Inch Nails to be the last headlining act. Maybe something even better in terms of quality, but don’t know who is around.

    To be honest, we need more heavier rock bands in the undercard (punk rock, metalcore). They had Parkway Drive, BMTH and BFMV in 2016 for example, but last year or this year they don’t have anything like this, except The Living End. At the Drive-In, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys would be nice!

  78. Fully agree with Sziget. I’d also add some cheaper options like marmosets or frank Carter to that list. At the drive in would be a dream but suspect they will have left Europe by then.

  79. La Route du Rock (16-19 August, France) announced new names few days ago. This is their lineup currently: Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Jungle, The Black Madonna, The Limiñanas, shame, Ariel Pink, The Lemon Twigs, John Maus, Protomartyr & Superorganism.

  80. I would take Phoenix, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Protomartyr & Superorganism from that list, btw!

  81. Ah yeah they played last year. Shame, because I think Alt-J would’ve been a fantastic sub for the Main Stage.
    Childish Gambino would be more than welcome Tiago!

  82. Just saw that Halestorm announced a European tour for September & October. What is interesting is that they didn’t announce anything for August yet, so it would be nice to see them doing some August festivals in Europe too!

    They were at Sziget 2015 and they were pretty cool. 😀

  83. VOLT will announce 2 new acts tomorrow, so we might also get some names for Sziget pretty soon.

  84. NIN & The Chems coheadlining on the 10th and Justice headlining a night in A38 would be insane!

  85. And than we wake up all sweated out without a kidney in a baththube in Mexico.

    Well, would dig that anyway

  86. Alice Glass and Charlotte Gainsbourg announced for Flow. Now, those are two perfect name for a38!

  87. They announced Redfoo and Clean Bandit for VOLT. Weird, as Clean Bandit will also play Sziget.

  88. I think that at some point Kali Uchis and or Little Sims will spawn in the line up on Gorillaz day, in A38. Cannot believe they will bring them without one single collab

  89. Sziget could offer something special like a residency for a band. Imagine for example king gizzard playing a different album each day in A38. It would be really different to any other festival

  90. At this point the chance we get NERD as last headliner are pretty high, but I really hope they won’t. From those names I’d take Patti Smith as a Main Stage sub and Nils Frahm and The Blaze as A38 headliners,

  91. N.E.R.D as headliner looks like a good fit imo.

    Others. Wombats look nailed on, drop kick murphys, grizzly bear and bonobo likely too? Who else do the great minds of this forum predict?

  92. I don’t care too much about the last headliner… I care about the undercard more. I still hope for August festivals to book more punk rock / metalcore bands, but looks like it won’t happen. 🙁 From Lowlands, Patti Smith & Dropkick Murphys woud be cool.

    Bonobo already had a gig in Budapest this year. I also hope for Flogging Molly and Protomartyr. No news about a European tour in August for bands like Paramore or Marmozets.

    I think the lineup in the undercard is already full of some boring indie / pop bands I can fall asleep on, so I would like to see some heavier stuff there.

  93. Ok so bonobo likely out. Wolfmother look to be heading this way late summer…..I suspect marmosets will be done by then they doing really long tour so expect them to be on summer Holiday. At the drive in,, sadly, also likely to be finished…. how about something crazy like sepultura?

  94. Bad religion any chance? Sorry I’m spamming the forum but too impatient about the new names….

  95. They should take Ghost from Wacken Open Air, but don’t know if this kind of diversity fits the “love revolution” kind of diversity. 😀 But if they book them, I would thank the rock gods.

  96. Dunno if it’s anything to do with whatever theme they choose. Sziget has moved further away from heavy acts as the years have gone by. Additionally most of the better rock bands seem to be doing earlier festivals this year. But your spot on there’s a lot of shoe gazing indie shit in there this year and not a single band I’d consider heavy yet.

  97. That said listening to “rocked” on Spotify right now and all this stuff would’ve been indie when I were a wee lad.

  98. Looks like Paramore are more and more unlikely: they and Foster the People announced a June-July US tour, so until July 24 Paramore will be in the US and on August 18 they will play in Japan. However, it will be interesting to see what will they do between July 25 and August 18…

    Foster the People have a slight chance, if they will announce a European tour which will begin in August.

  99. What if they don’t announce anybody untill 17th of June and then they announce Arcade Fire? Just like Pukkelpop have done with Kendrick, wait for his gig in Belgium and then announce him for the festival. I don’t know if this may be probable, but it would be amazing.

  100. It would have been better if they could announce QOTSA or Nick Cave, as both have gigs on the same day in Budapest…

  101. No need for Nick Cave or QOTSA as they are playing inmusic a mere 3 hour drive away so if your local you can easily fit that in. I think realistically we are not getting another band though. D.J, electronic or pop act would be my bet for that final slot.

  102. Just saw Arcade Fire will be in Denmark on 10th August and Deadmau5 too (Haven Festival and Smukfest). So the only possible headliners now on that day is Justice or maybe Iggy Pop since Imagine Dragons US tour lasts until 10th August. I hope Pukkelpop can add something new in the next few days.

  103. Sooooo… new names tomorrow. If there exists a rock god at Sziget, he would book Ghost, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Patti Smith & Iggy Pop. I pray for at least 2 of these.

  104. Not the usually announcement time, 4 PM again like when they announced Mumfords as exclusive. Interesting…

  105. I saw on efests this morning that The Rapture will reunite and they are rumoured for Pukkelpop, maybe they’re also in the mix.

  106. Those that follows are my opinions about:
    1) Since the announcement is 4 pm I expect the last headliner to be exclusive, so something that we haven’t seen yet around: my 2 cents on Lana del Rey. Dream would be Jay Z and Beyonce, but let’s be real;
    2) For the SubHead I highly doubt NIN; I dig Franz Ferdinand, Madness (not subbing, as they already play the 10th) or Pet Shop Boys;
    3) I expect so small collab from last album of Gorillaz the 10th, my bet around it are: Kali Uchis, De La Souls, Little Sims or Kehlani;
    4) Probable names for A38 IMO are Rival Sons, Sleaford Mods, Grizzly Bear, HO99O9; To headline it I’d see Steven Wilson, The Rapture, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Justice or Enter Shikari.
    5) The Wombats are nailed in;
    6) Undercards in MS IMO can be: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Belle and Sebastian, Jake Bugg, Kaiser Chiefs, Sum41, Patti Smith;
    7) In the A38’s night I’d dig: Kink or Floating Points, Dub Pistols, Marshmello, Netsky, Alice Glass, Mura Masa, Richie Hawtin or Excision;
    8) Couldn’t care less for Party Arena, but interesting names around are Kungs, Basement Jaxx and Martin Solveig.

    IMO, my bet for tomorrow are the following:
    Lana Del Rey, Franz Ferdinand, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sum 41, Jake Bugg, Patti Smith, The Wombats (Main Stage);
    Dropkick Murphys, Sleaford Mods, HO99O9, Rival Sons, Kali Uchis, Justice, Marshmello, Richie Hawtin (A38)
    Some random sh*t in Party Arena

  107. Jay Z and Beyonce are in the United States in August .. Tomorrow I bet on Sum 41, I would like Justice, Chemical Brothers or Underworld …. I do not know if Paramore are still so relevant to do a European tour …

  108. Paramore were very wanted by R+L fans. AM + Mumfords + Paramore + Kendrick + Gorillaz would do the trick for them to buy tickets for Sziget, I think.

    And it would be a logical booking somehow… they are playing in the US until late July and they play in Japan in August, so they might go there from Sziget.

  109. 4 PM CET is 11:00 AM in Washington, USA, by the way (which is the usual Sziget announcement time). American act is it then?

  110. Not sure when they usually announce World Music Stage acts, but Calexico would be great. They tour across Europe during Sziget. Not to mention this would be their 3rd concert @ Sziget.

  111. @Thatjokeisntfunny: They will be in Croatia too during Sziget so it’s more than likely. Their new album is fantastic btw so I hope they will come 🙂

  112. I wish you were reliable, MV, cause Ed Sheeran for how shi*ty pop he is, would be a great booking move

  113. I hope he’s just kidding. But let’s say I would be happy with him if I’ll get more punk rock / metalcore acts today. 😀

  114. Please no… A big waste of money… Luckily Sheeran has an American tour in August,so It’s unlikely…

  115. Boomtown just announced the lineup for a stage with acts that would easily fit at the World Music Stage at Sziget.

  116. Lol all I can guess from that is Sigrid? The National? But I don’t know if they’re touring or feasible…. I’ll wait too

  117. Lana Del Rey * Fever Ray * BØRNS * Asaf Avidan * Don Diablo * AURORA * Unknown Mortal Orchestra * ZHU * TUJAMO * Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons * Jan Blomqvist & Band * SG Lewis

    nice !

  118. Lana Del Rey (headliner 10 aug)
    Fever Ray (14 aug)
    BØRNS (14 aug)
    Asaf Avidan (10 aug)
    Don Diablo (13 aug)
    AURORA (11 aug)
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra (9 aug)
    Zhu (11 aug)
    Tujamo (12 aug)
    Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons (13 aug)
    Jan Blomqvist & Band (12 aug)
    SG Lewis (9 Aug)

  119. Thanks KlandoX! If anyone has time to update the clashfinder…
    I’m happy with Fever Ray!!!!
    and Asaf Avidan/Aurora.
    Will have to check out some more, but a friend is buzzed for Zhu!

  120. Ahaha! The timetables are usually out around june no?
    or when the a38/main stage is complete?

    checking jan blomqvist now, really interesting! Electro with band 🙂

  121. @Sziget: Not mentioned in the press release, maybe it’s just her first European festival date this year and Sziget had the exclusivity to announce her first.

  122. I think there will be painful clashes, like Fever Ray – Arctic Monkeys or The Living End – Mumford and Sons…

  123. I’m very very happy about Fever Ray, Jan Blomqvist, UMO and Damian Lazarus. Sziget’s lineup this year is pretty strong.

  124. Tomorrow VOLT will announce the full lineup. I think Sziget will also announce it until the beginning of May at most.

  125. Well there are left 2 names for A38 (as it seems there is no activities in the Kendrick’s day), 5 for Main Stage, big part of the Telekom Arena, all of World Stage, Colosseum, Europe and Lightstage.

    We have a long way in front of us, yet

  126. Lana is not European exclusive after all. She was announced for another festival today.

    I also got an info that we should know names for Europe stage till the end of March.

  127. I’m a bit afraid…that I dont have enough time for the europestage this year…sziget will be fully packed this year…cooooooool

  128. @Yelo, are they announcing anywhere who is main stage and who is A38 or is this best guesses? Secondly how’d you know if it’s 7-8 acts per day for A38?

  129. @Dave for a38 it is like that since 2015. The destination of names for stages is my supposition, excluded the first batch of names on which I’m certain

  130. Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers, 2manydjs live and Deus announced for Lokerse Feesten in Belgium.

    I would like to see Manic Street Preachers at Sziget!

  131. Might be them in the last sub-head slot.

    Ah, also don’t forget we still have Wombats out, do you think they can take A38 headliner slot or rather to be Main Stage openers?

  132. The last announemcement kill me…I think this year would be the last for me (9 times in a row). Too much boring band and no more diversity. Next year i will go to boomtown festival to find the sziget’s atmosphere ten yeras ago: all kind of music (Metal, punk, dru’m’bass, no EDM)
    But i’m so sad to make my last summer in budapest but new management make me sick.

  133. There’s still plenty of diversity but sure heavy rock and punk are under represented this year. For me if I have 2-3 bands I want to see each day it’s enough. Sounds silly but my problem with Mad Cool this year is the line ups too good and goes on too late. I wanna drink a beer, watch a band, see some dudes juggle, watch a comedian, watch another band, relax a bit. Szigets a world beater for this kind of schedule…

  134. Yeah I’m actually afraid I won’t be capable of watching all the stuff I want to watch at Mad Cool… like it’s 8-10 hours of non-stop concerts

  135. @Fifi friends of mine that have been to boomtown after sziget told me that Sziget is totally on another level. Boomtown is fun but Sziget plays in another league in almost every aspect of the festival life. One crazy sh*t about boomtown, for example: if you leave the festival area after 21:30 you cannot go inside the festival anymore till the morning after at 10. Just consider that to reach the campsite area you have to leave the festival area…

  136. @Yelo I do this every year with Primavera Sound. You get to 6am exhausted, totally dead, but you do it. When it’s 3 days instead of 7 you can do it 🙂

  137. this is without a doubt a worst line up for sziget since I remember going there and its been enough…..they clearly showed no respect for their own legacy so be it farewell sziget….

  138. People in 2017 with good undercards: ‘Worst lineup, too many sh*tty EDM headliners”

    2018, with 4/7 awesome headliners (AM being the most wanted band by fans in years, Mumfords as exclusives, Gorillaz awesome act & Kendrick – maybe the best relevant rapper nowadays): “Worst lineup, undercard is boring”

  139. LOL, true story.
    I remember complains about every Sziget I went to, and the next one is gonna be my 10th in a row. No festivals can make everybody happy.

  140. The only thing I want more is some punk rock / metalcore bands & the lineup would be perfect to me!

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