The organizers have confirmed on the event’s official Facebook page: Pink will headline Day -1 of the 25th Anniversary Sziget Festival. At the same time, the event has announced the prices for its day tickets – all of them will cost €65, no matter the date. The next price hike for 7-day and 5-day passes will occur on the 31st of May, so we can expect some further big names to be announced around that date.
Pink (often stylized as P!NK) was born Alecia Beth Moore in September 1979. She started writing songs at an early age, then proceeded to perform in various Philadelphia clubs from the age of 14. She chose her stage name inspired by Mr. Pink from Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”. At the age of 16, she joins a RnB group called “Choice”, which disbanded a few years later. Pink went solo in the coming year, and released her debut single, “There you Go”, in 2000. As you might expect, it was a resounding success, peaking at the #7 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
During her career, Pink has released 7 solo studio albums (and one as half of the country duo You+Me). Besides, she took a handful of roles and cameos in a variety of movies, like Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Happy Feet Two or Get Him to the Greek. Her career accolades include several resounding awards, including three Grammys, a BRIT Award, a Daytime Emmy, and six MTV Music Awards, along with the title of “Pop Song Artist of the Decade” received from Billboard in 2009. She was the second most-played solo artist behind Madonna in the UK, she received a “Woman of the Year” award from Billboard in 2013 and a BMI President’s Award in 2015 for “her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”
Pink will take Sziget 2017’s Dan Panaitescu Main Stage on August 9th. This will not be her first time – Pink has already performed on a Sziget stage in 2007.