The organizers of the Sziget Festival announced the names of 40 performers for the year 2024. Among others, Fred Again, Martin Garrix, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Louis Tomlinson, and Big Thief are set to give concerts.
‘Based on early ticket sales, we can see a tremendous interest in the 2024 festival. Next year, Sziget will once again host major global stars,
top performers of the day, and freshly discovered, contemporary musical gems,’ Tamás Kádár, the main organizer wrote in a statement.
Among the names revealed in the first round is Fred Gibson, also known as Fred Again: the EDM producer is one of the freshest names on the electronic music scene. One of the most sought-after DJs, Martin Garrix, known for attracting massive crowds to his live performances worldwide, is also coming.
Five-time Grammy winner Sam Smith burst onto the scene in 2014 with his debut album, featuring the hit single I’m Not the Only One. Last year, music fans were humming his song Unholy all around the world; and this year, he came out with a new album, Gloria. Stormzy, the London-based rapper and songwriter, has become a key figure in the hip-hop scene, particularly in the grime subgenre.
Louis Tomlinson, also slated to perform at Sziget 2024 and known for his time with the popular boy band One Direction, has found solo success, with ticket sales for his streaming concert reaching a world record.
Four Tet, or Kieran Hebden from the post-rock band Fridge, is also coming to Sziget. Nowadays, he is a favourite in modern electronic music festivals and in clubs, blending influences from jazz, folk, and modern composition in his productions.
The Brooklyn-based band Big Thief, which has previously performed at Sziget, will arrive next year with a setlist with songs from their latest record, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You. Also, the Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C., which received the Brit Award for Best International Group, will return. Aurora Aksnes, known as Aurora, whose song Runaway has amassed over 600 million views on YouTube, will also grace the stage. Becky Hill, a British singer-songwriter and the only British The Voice contestant to top the UK singles chart, will bring her talents as well. She received two Brit Awards nominations in 2022, winning Best Dance Performance in consecutive years, 2022 and 2023.
The organizers also announced the concert of Artur and Batish, or Artbat, representing alternative electronic music. Originating from the Kyiv underground scene, they have become one of the most sought-after acts on the international stage. The line-up includes L’Impératrice, a pop/nu-disco group founded in Paris, France; as well as Crystal Fighters, known for their memorable performances, Richie Hawtin, a techno pioneer, Chicago house icon Honey Dijon, and Dom Dolla, the Grammy-nominated Australian electronic music producer.
Returning to Sziget after 2022 are the Nova Twins, a British duo playing urban punk, the former YouTuber and writer Dutch rapper Joost, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Blondshell, American rock band Wednesday, West African-born DJ-producer Améné, Norwegian singer Dagny, and finally, the Dutch indie formation Pip Blom.
Soruces: Hungarian Conservative/MTI