VOLT Festival, Sziget’s little sister, is the next of the organizers’ portofolio of events to announce participants for next year’s edition. Sziget fans need not despair, though, as their favorite week-long event is preparing for the second round of name reveals toward the end of this month. Until then, here are the performers who are already booked to play in Sopron, Hungary, between 26-29 June 2019:
The first names for VOLT 2019
- Parov Stelar
- Robin Schultz
- Punnany Massif
- Rúzsa Magdolna
The American heavy metal / nu metal band Slipknot has a history of more than two decades – it was formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995. They made a name for themselves with their aggressive sound and eye-catching appearance. Over its long career, the band released five studio albums and is preparing for the sixth – its title and release date are yet to be announced.
Slash rose to world fame as the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses but he didn’t become any less talented after he and the band parted ways in the mid-1990s. He released six albums with GNR, three with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, two with Slash’s Snakepit, two with Velvet Revolver, and one solo album – he is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and next year, he will take the stage at VOLT 2019.
Parov Stelar is a performer who needs no interaction – he has played at Sziget several times in the past. Next year, his electro swing and downtempo tunes will enchant the people over at Sopron.
German musician, DJ and record producer Robin Schulz is at his first time at a Sziget-backed festival. He has three studio albums on record. His first single, a remix of “Waves” by Mr Probz was nominated for the “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” Grammy award.
Laura Pergolizzi, better known by her stage name LP, has released four studio albums and prepares for the release of her fifth. Her work can be heard in many other places, though, as she wrote songs for artists like Cher, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, and Christina Aguillera. Her new album is set to be released on December 7.
Tankcsapda has been around for ages – it was founded in 1989 in Debrecen, Hungary, by Lukács László (singer, guitarist), Buzsig György (percussion), and Tóth Laboncz Attila, aka Labi (bass). Initially, the band played punk rock but it later shifted toward hard rock and heavy metal, reaching true notoriety in Hungary by the year 2000. Over the years, the band has released 13 albums, won several local awards, and played at Sziget in 2014.
The reality show star turned rapper Majka has released five studio albums during his long career (he emerged in 2003). He released several singles, he collaborated with other artists, and got into feuds like all major rappers do, and he won a bunch of awards as well.
Punnany Massif is another familiar name for Sziget fans – they’ve played several times on the Island in the past. The band formed in 2003 playing “social funk” ever since. They have several albums under their belt, along with quite a few awards, including a VIVA Comet for the “Best Video”. They played the official Sziget anthem in 2013.
Last but not least, let us mention Rúzsa Magdolna, who broke into the common knowledge by winning a televised talent show in 2005. Since then, she released several studio and live albums, has collaborated on various EPs and singles, and won the award for the Best Writer at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.
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