The organizers of Sziget 2016 have decided for Christmas to come early, announcing a set of new performers who we’ll have the occasion to meet in August. The list includes artists like Bastille, CHVRCHES, Bloc Party and Sum, among others. Tickets for Sziget 2016 can be acquired with the largest discount until December 31st, the organizers have announced.
Let’s see who the new names announced for the 2016 Sziget Festival are.
Bastille will be performing on the Main Stage, in the early evening hours of the day. The band of young Brits has millions of fans all over the world, best shown by the over 8 million records they have sold. The band has been working on a new album for some time now. We can expect them to present some new materials at Sziget 2016.
Bloc Party has been one of the first bands to embrace the new wave of indie, and they have managed to keep their unique sound ever since. They return to Sziget 2016’s A38 stage with a new set of members, and a new album called Hymns, to be released on the 29th of January.
A lot of time has passed since CHVRCHES have released their exciting and original album The Bones of What You Believe in 2013. Since then they have returned with a new album (Every Open Eye in 2015). Next year they will show their skills to the attendants of Sziget 2016 (also on A38), for the first time in Hungary.
His name will most likely sound familiar to EDM lovers – Nicky Romero has been collaborating with other DJs and releasing remixes since the early 2010s. He is reportedly still working on his first solo album, but this doesn’t stop him to turn up the heat at various festivals – such as the Sziget 2016.
Lat, but not least, the punk-rock-alternative act called Sum 41, currently consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, co-lead guitarists Dave Baksh and Tom Thacker, bassist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo. The band has made its debut in 1996, and since its birth it has pocketed a series of awards (and was nominated for even more). Sum 41 is expected to perform in an early evening slot on the Main Stage.
Sziget has also announced a creative contest for installations and works of art to be exposed at the festival. Artists interested in exposing their work at next year’s event are expected to submit their application here (the link points to Sziget’s Hungarian website), until the 15th of February.
“The unique visuals are meant to confirm that Sziget is not just another festival – that visitors can get this feeling only here”, Sziget Festival’s lead organizer, Gerendai Károly, said.