Another week, another handful of names confirmed by the Sziget Festival Republic! The Sziget 2015 lineup has been improved with the following names:
- Limp Bizkit
- Hollywood Undead
- The Gaslight Anthem
- Dj Marky & Stamina MC
So, let’s start with the beginning.
Avicii is expected to enchant his audience with stunning visuals at this year’s Sziget Festival. The Swedish superstar is one of the most popular electro house acts of his generation, with all the traditions of the Swedish electronic dance scene behind them (think Ace of Base, Basic Element, Army of Lovers and many others). Tim Bergling (this is his real name) is barely in his twenties, but he has already released some of the most popular party anthems of our times.
Limp Bizkit is a band with no need for a long introduction. The American nu metal band has been formed in the mid-1990s, and has made it to the spotlight in the early 2000s. As one of the most popular bands in their genre, Limp Bizkit has sold over 50 million albums all over the world. After a three-year hiatus the band returned to the stage (and the studio) in 2009. Their seventh album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants, is set to be released this year – they will most likely give us a glimpse of what we can expect. (I really hope that they will sing this at the Sziget 2015)
Hollywood Undead was born (or resurrected?) a decade ago in Los Angeles. Since their first song uploaded to MySpace the band sold millions of albums worldwide. Their latest album, Day of the Dead (which was released this March) was one of the most anticipated rock albums of the year.
Cro is a rapper, singer, producer and designer from Germany, playing a mixture of rap and bebop, which he calls “Raop”. His panda mask will show up on the Sziget stage this year.
The Gaslight Anthem, the band playing sincere guitar tunes with the voice of Brian Fallon, was born in 2006. In the last few years they have experienced with a new sound. After their cancelled concert two years ago this year they will be present (hopefully) to make it up to their fans.
Soja‘s first album was released in 2000, and the band releases a new album every 2 or 3 years ever since. Their 2012 release, Strength to Survive, has topped the Billboard charts for two years, and their last album contains collaborations with artists like Damian Marley or Michael Franti. They will bring a glimpse of Jamaican breeze to the Sziget’s stage.
Dj Marky & Stamina MC is a drum’n bass duo from Brazil. Marky is in the DJ business since 1992, and he is famous for his mixing technique. Stamina MC is not just talking, but sometimes he also sings… The pinnacle of their career was the Peace Parade in Sao Paulo, when they entertained a crowd of 1 million.
How much of your wishlist has been confirmed? What else do you think the lineup shoudl include?