Herald News: Splendour @ “SZIGET” Festival – Budapest – Hungary – 2019.

The biggest and most recognized music festivals in Europe!

Music festivals have been taking the world by storm for decades … visitors each year come from all over the world to see some of the biggest names in the music industry.  “SZIGET” is the famous summer music festival that has been held annually in Hungary since 1993. The festival showcases indie rock, hip hop, electronic and alternative genres. Many celebrities like other musicians and famous actors come to enjoy the festival. At the “SZIGET” the landscape and sound perfectly match to bring the mood to enjoy the festival. Venue by the River Danube with plenty of on-site camping solutions, but some like it put themselves away for some hours in a tent. Those who to arrive early will surely find their spot. Stay tuned so you don’t miss the beat …  updates in the months to come. The festickets are already out!


Europe’s answer to Glastonbury adds more huge names including Mura Masa, Tom Odell, Johnny Marr, Grace Carter and Khruangbin. August, 7 – 13 2019.   –  Full Week to free your mind! –  Venue: Óbudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary.

American indie rock nobility The National complete the illustrious Sziget headliner bill, joining global superstars Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Post Malone, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Martin Garrix. New additions to the genre-spanning line-up also include Brooklyn folk rockers Big Thief, DJ powerhouse Jax Jones, Canadian experimental rock collective Broken Social Scene and more.

With seven albums under their belt – four of which made NME’s top 500 albums of all time list – The National are one of the most successful and revered American rock bands in history. A sincerely conscious and political five-piece, their poetic, melancholic form of indie art-rock has won them awards including a Grammy in 2017, and their headline performance is set to be unmistakable to miss!

The undisputed king of collaborations and incredible multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa joins the line-up as well as powerful pop ballad one-to-watch Grace Carter. British music royalty and ex-Smiths and Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr is set to rock the Budapest stage, while British homegrown singer-songwriter Tom Odell will soothe the crowds with his stunning vocals and musicianship.

Texan psychedelic rock trio Khruangbin’s unique blend of soul, funk, instrumental rock and world music will provide the soundtrack to the sunny Hungarian summer, while electronic duo Honne’s synthpop baggers are perfect for when the sun starts to go down. Also announced are the likes of house music veteran Sonny Fodera, DJ, producer and remix wizard Jax Jones, emerging electronic star David August and more new talent to discover.

Over the years “SZIGET” has played host to some of the most prestigious names in music, including the likes of David Bowie, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Iggy Pop, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Sex Pistols, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar.

More than just its headliners, “SZIGET” brings together a program of world music, theater, cabaret, installations, performances and art. Set in the heart of Budapest on Óbuda Island, “SZIGET”is a community built festival and known as the ‘Island of Freedom’. Attended by 500,000+ Citizens from over 100 countries each year, the festival is dedicated to embracing diversity as a part of its ‘Love Revolution’, using the power of the community to celebrate and bring love, acceptance, tolerance and freedom to the heart of Budapest and beyond. With preparations well underway for next August, year 27 is set to be ” “SZIGET”’s biggest and best festival to date.

“SZIGET” returns in 2019 between 7 – 13 August. Three-day tickets are now on sale starting at €199, with a ticket price increase set for 7 March. For more details stroll over  @szigetofficial szigetfestival.com

NEW LINE-UP ADDITIONS … The National , Mura Masa, Johnny Marr, Tom Odell, Big Thief, Honne, Jax Jones, Coheed & Cambria, Broken Social Scene, Khruangbin, David August , Polo & Pan, Black Mountain, Ocean Alley, Grace Carter, Sonny Fodera, Burak Yeter

ALREADY ANNOUNCED … Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, Martin Garrix, Richard Ashcroft, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, Years&Years, Tove Lo, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Kodaline, Chvrches, Jungle, The Blaze, Razorlight, Son Lux, Richie Hatin CLOSER, Maribou State, Jain, IDLES, Yeasayer, Yellow Days, Parcels, Superorganism, Pale Waves, Tove Styrke, Boy Pablo, Masego, Iamddb, Protoje &The Indiggnation, Xavier Rudd, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Alma, Gang Of Youths, Of Mice & Men, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Wanda, W&W, Vini Vici, Carnage, Sigala, Yungblud , Elderbrook , Roosevelt , Anna of The North , Hucci, Fakear, Tamino, Valeras , Welshly Arms”

Source: Sziget Press

Stay tuned for the line-up of Entertainment to already trigger your Mood!

Update by Aggie Reiter

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