Legends, big returners, and fresh performances – this is the tagline of today’s Sziget announcement. And the names confirm the title: Die Antwoord, Skunk Anansie, Afrojack, DVBBS, Zedd, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Carnage, and Troyboi were announced to play at Sziget 2016.
Die Antwoord on Day -1
Three of the freshly announced bands will play on Day -1: Die Antwoord, Skunk Anansie, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.
I think Die Antwoord needs no introduction – especially after their role in one of last year’s most popular science fiction movies, Chappie, even those unfamiliar with their music got to know them. The South African band is a very popular festival act, and – although they have been to Hungary several times before – they finished in a respectable position on the Szitizens’ wishlist. So, this is how Sziget wishes come true.
Skunk Anansie is considered one of the most memorable live acts today. The London-based band is one of the most important symbols of the alternative counterculture movement since the mid-1990s. This year they’re touring with their latest record, Anarchytecture.
Last, but not least, let us mention Marky Ramone, former drummer of The Ramones. To commemorate 40 years of punk rock, he is now touring the world with his latest act, opening the festival on the Main Stage.
New names in the Arena
Afrojack is among the highest rated electronic acts today. The Grammy Award-winning Dutch producer and DJ will turn up the bass on the Arena stage on Day 0.
Zedd is a young, ambitious and talented DJ, ready to take on the EDM world – with quite a lot of success, considering that he is one of the most sought-after EDM acts of today. The Russian – German youngster will fire up the Arena on Sunday the 14th.
DVBBS has played Asia, Australia, North and South America and Europe, too. Their incredibly energic and dynamic music is highly appreciated not just in clubs, but on festival scenes as well. Sziget visitors will have the occasion to listen to the Canadian duo on Saturday the 13th.
Carnage and TroyBoi to play A38
Carnage is an act that combines EDM, rap and trap into something unique. The US DJ will man the turntables of the A38 stage on Monday the 15th.
Last, but not least, TroyBoi, the multi-instrumentalist with his own unique style, which he simply calls “My Style”. The young Brit will also show his worth – and what tricks he has up his sleeve – on Monday the 15th.