"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
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
Next year's Sziget Festival will be all about acceptance of diversity and a life without threats. This is why it has chosen "Love Revolution" as its slogan - it expresses the event's hope to live in a world with no wars and nuclear threats, no discrimination based on skin color, religion or sexual identity, one that's sustainable and has a clean environment, and filled with the utmost respect for human rights. The topic of the festival will be expressed by a number of art installations meant to express the ideas driving next year's edition, submitted by artists and groups for approval
For those who have fond memories of Sziget 2017 and for those who have been watching the live streams from home but being there in spirit on the Island of Freedom, here is the official Aftermovie of this year's anniversary Sziget Festival. Sziget 2017 - Official Aftermovie As usual, the event is preparing for Sziget 2018 edition - under a brand new management. And, also, as usual, it has announced its first special offer: a 24-hour sale of specially priced Szitizen Prime passes that will become available on November 8. The Passes will come with a pack of goodies, too - a