The Sziget Festival Republic (getting used to this name is still strange) has returned with announcements to warm our hearts: a list of formations added to the lineup of the Sziget 2015. The short list can be found here, but let’s see some of them in a bit more detail.
Foals is returning to Hungary after a visit at the VOLT last year. The Oxford band – with a style that mixes indie, math rock and dance – has three studio albums, with a fourth being in the works. Maybe we can hear some of their new creations this year at the Sziget 2015 Festival.
The names behind Knife Party – Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen – will surely sound familiar for many of you. Their energetic, electro house tunes will unleash incredible energy, especially combined with the incredible lights and visuals they use in their shows. After several successful EPs they have finally released their first album, Abandon Ship, last year.
Marina and the Diamonds will pleasure our ears with a brand new show, as the electro diva has finally released her new album, Froot, this month. Great news for her fans.
The Maccabees has also confirmed for the festival – the London indie guitar-pop group plans to release a new album this year, so maybe we can hear something fresh from them, too.
On the DJ front the Festival Republic has confirmed the presence of Swedish producer Alesso. He will surely make us jump and lose ourselves with his electro house tunes.
Louisa Rose Allen, AKA Foxes, will also participate. The 25 year old singer has won a Grammy for her collaboration with Zedd (Clarity), and her debut album Glorious was a massive success. Not to mention her performance of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now on the British TV show Doctor Who has surely increased the number of her fans!
Rockers will be delighted to hear that Dropkick Murphy, the Beatsteaks and Halestorm, besides the ones mentioned above, will delight them with their music on the scene. Electro fans will not be disappointed either – aside from the artists mentioned earlier, they will have the chance to hear Vitalic (Pascal Arbez). But they will also have a chance to get to know new sounds and other artists like Gentleman and his dancehall-roots-reggae, SBTRKT with their post-dubstep sound, Miriam and Olivia Nervo, who have won a Grammy for their hit When Love Takes Over in 2010, which they have co-written with David Guetta.
Fans of the soul genre will be delighted to hear the voice of Selah Sue, the Belgian neo-soul diva with a wonderful voice, and Paloma Faith, the winner of the Best Female Artist category of this year’s BRIT Awards. Now she comes to charm us, too, at Sziget 2015.
The Sziget Festival Republic was criticized by the crowds through social media about the lack of confirmed headliners, but the organizers have promised them a constant stream of confirmations – so we still think we can expect an interesting lineup this year.