Sziget Festival, the Island of Freedom, a week-long festival holiday in Budapest has just announced the first 14 names of the line-up. The announcement series will be continuous from now on, featuring not only music, but contemporary theatre, circus, art and many more! Sziget is held between 9-16 August 2017 and passes for a discounted price are available till 31st December.
Sziget Festival takes place on a beautiful green island in the middle of Budapest, where more than 500,000 Szitizens unite from more than 100 countries to celebrate. Sziget has received the award for ‘Best Major European Festival’ twice, while last year it was awarded for the festival with the ‘Best Line-Up’. The program of Sziget breaks down to more than 50 venues, where one can not only plan to see top headline acts on the Main Stage, but can experience a unique vibe, where the program is on 24/7.
The series of announcements for the festival has now started. Hundreds of acts and programs will be announced in the forthcoming months, now starting with 14 names, representing different genres and keeping the music line-up as colorful as always. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will host the spectacular End Show of the 25th Sziget, happening as the last act on the Main Stage, on the last festival day. Major Lazer will also take over the Main Stage of Sziget as a headline act, while Tom Odell will bring his charm as well as Two Door Cinema Club. The gigantic tent of A38 will also host numerous acts. From the very firsts here are the following: Bad Religion, DJ Shadow, Kensington, Mac DeMarco, Oh Wonder, Vince Staples, GusGus and GTA. Kicking off the program of the Arena: Oliver Heldens and W&W are the first to be confirmed. Many more are expected to be announced for even more venues in the upcoming months.
During the kick-off 25 hours of ticket sales, more than 25% of passes were sold, while now one can buy passes for a discounted price until 31st December.
First names announced (in alphabetical order):
Bad Religion, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Shadow, GTA, GusGus, Kensington, Mac DeMarco, Major Lazer, Oh Wonder, Oliver Heldens, Tom Odell, Two Door Cinema Club, Vince Staples, W&W
To feel the real Sziget atmosphere watch the official aftermovie, summing up the 7 days craziness and vibe.