"We have managed to put together the strongest musical program this year", Kádár Tamás, Sziget Festival's lead organizer said at the beginning of yesterday's press conference. "It's enough if you look at the headliners of the Main Stage with present-day stars like Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Mumford and Sons, Dua Lipa, Kygo or Arctic Monkeys". Kádár took over for Gerendai Károly as the lead organizer last year, after the latter announced his retirement of sorts from the position after 25 years. Kádár also revealed that after cross-checking with the festival's new investors - the event now has a three-year growth strategy.
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 KSHMR
In a surprise announcement made today (surprise because it was promised to be made on Monday), Balaton Sound added new names to its lineup: Axwell /\ Ingrosso Alesso Oliver Heldens Craig David presents TS5 Ella Eyre Martin Solveig Vini Vici Carnage Disciples Princess Nokia Night Lovell NGHTMRE They are a perfect fit for their already announced artists that include The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and the others listed here. For those of you who don't know, Balaton Sound is the EDM sister festival of Sziget, taking place between the 4th and the 8th of July in Zamárdi, a
Arctic Monkeys is the name you've all been waiting for - and as it turns out, you were right. The Sheffield rock band with six BRIT Awards and three Grammy nominations under their belt will join the lineup of Sziget 2018 as a headliner, playing the Main Stage on the 14th of August this year, between 21:30 and 23:30 - a two-hour show. And they might also have quite a few new things to show off, as they have started recording their latest studio album in September 2017, for a 2018 release. Although they promised an announcement to be made at 12
Unlike in the previous years, when December saw the first announcement (or two) regarding the lineup of the event in the coming year, this year Sziget took its time. It has prepared to announce part of its lineup in December but delayed it at the time, citing its need for "a bit more time" to put together a relevant announcement for its fans. And the day has finally come: Sziget has announced the first artists, bands, and DJs to take its stages this August. Without further ado, here they are: Above & Beyond Alle Farben Bastille Blossoms Cigarettes After Sex
Update: Rock for the People (4-6 July 2018, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic) announced its first names for next year's event: The Prodigy, Skillet, In This Moment, Sick Puppies, and Pop Evil. Frequency Festival (16-18 August 2018, St. Pölten) announced Gorillaz, Macklemore, Kygo, CASPER, Kaleo, RAF Camora & BonezMC187ers, Trailerpark (Pimpulsiv, DNP, Sudden, Alligatoah), Left Boy, Timmy Trumpet, Lost Frequencies, Yung hurn, Mando Diao, Shaban feat. Käptn Peng, RIN, jamie lawson, Ufo361, Faber, Dimension, DJ Hype b2b DJ Hazard, Drunken Masters, DVBBS, JAUZ, Krewella, Kungs, Macky Gee, Netsky, Seven Lions, SIGALA. Update: Sziget just announced on its official Facebook page that it needs "a little bit
VOLT Festival (28-30 June 2018) is another major event organized by Sziget Kulturális Menedzser Iroda Kft. (the company behind Sziget Festival). The event is organized in Sopron (one of the westernmost cities in Hungary) since 1993, initially as an Easter event, later - as its popularity has risen - as a summer festival opposite to Sziget. As its big brother, VOLT is also a multicultural event covering everything from a variety of musical styles to movie screenings, on-stage shows, exhibitions, and many others. And it has already revealed five of its biggest names for VOLT 2018: Depeche Mode (Day 0) Iron