After almost a week of hype surrounding the newly announced names for Sziget 2017 (and a few leaks here and there), here is the official list of artists and performers who will join those already announced on the various stages of the festival's 25th-anniversary edition. As it was hinted, PJ Harvey is one of the names announed. The list: PJ Harvey alt-J Rudimental live George Ezra The Naked And Famous Steve Aoki White Lies Mando Diao NERVO Anne-Marie ANDY C Watsky The Strypes Nothing But Thieves LÉON Bear's Den Dubioza kolektiv Chef'Special De Staat Valentino Khan Rone Weval live PJ Harvey is a
Besides today's press conference, the Sziget Festival 2015's organizers have also released a communique to shed some light on which acts to expect on which stage. Without further ado, here are the lists. Stages and acts confirmed today: Main Stage Day -1: Winner of the Nagy-Szín-Pad talent show Irie Maffia Robbie Williams Day 0: Gentleman & the Evolution Quimby Florence and the Machine The rest of the days: Alt-J Ellie Goulding Avicii Martin Garrix (End Show) Kasabian Limp Bizkit Hollywood Undead Foals Marina and the Diamonds Gogol Bordello The Maccabees Awolnation Punnany Massif World Music Stage Dhoad Gypsies from Rajastan Taraf de Haïdouks Goran Bregovic Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar The Egyptian Project Romengo Parno Graszt Mariza LaBrassBanda She’Koyokh Noura Mint Seymali Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble Imam Baildi Roy Paci & Aretuska Allstars Antwerp GipsySka Orkestar HK & Les Saltimbanks DakhaBrakha Che Sudaka La Chiva Gantiva Canzoniere
Sziget 2014 World Music names will also be announced this month, according to a reply the admin of the Sziget Festival Official Facebook page has posted. When asked when the Sziget 2014 World Music names would be coming, the admin said that it would be this month. You can see that in the screenshot below (in Hungarian). That should be pretty good news for a lot of people, as world music is a reason in itself to go to Sziget. Don't forget to read about today's announcement, if you haven't done so already! (thanks to Noeliam!)
We were promised names for the World Music Stage today and did we get them. According to the official Sziget Facebook pages, there will be quite a lineup at this very popular Sziget venue this year, too. The announcement is as follows and it also includes a video, which you can watch below. Calexico Rachid Taha Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra Leningrad Dubioza Kolektiv La Pegatina Moana & The Tribe Mokoomba Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground Tako Lako Shutka Roma Rap Figli Di Madre Ignota (you knew about them for a while) DakhaBrakha R.U.T.A. Warsaw Village Band Cankisou Sondorgo Besh O Drom es vendegei Parno Graszt Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra Csik zenekar
"The Finnish prophets of fictional world music", as they call themselves, will play Sziget Festival this year. Their performance will take place on August 14th, as mentioned on their website.