Sziget Festival has announced this year’s final headliners.
The newly unveiled headliners of the world-famous festival include, among others, Macklemore, Lorde and Mumford & Sons. Now that the list of headliners is complete, daily tickets are finally on sale for the festival, which will take place from 10 to 15 August.
According to the chief organiser Tamás Kádár’s Tuesday announcement,
in addition to the previously announced headliners such as Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, and Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, Lorde and Macklemore have recently been added to the line-up, as well as more than 30 international performers on various stages.
One of the first to share the news was index.hu, reporting that Lorde, one of the newly announced headliners, will perform in Hungary for the first time. The other top attraction this year is Macklemore, who has not performed at Sziget since 2019. Mumford & Sons will also return to the main stage of the Budapest festival as a familiar face. They last performed at Sziget in 2018 on a sold-out day.
The following names have now been announced:
Lorde, Macklemore, Mumford & Sons, Bonobo, Tale Of Us, girl in red, Yung Lean, Caroline Polachek, Loyle Carner, Arlo Parks, Jeff Mills, AJR, Sleaford Mods, Ben Böhmer live, SG Lewis, Mochakk, Reinier Zonneveld Live, TroyBoi, Giant Rooks, Lazza, I Hate Models, 999999999, Confidence Man, The Aces, Son Mieux, Acid Arab, DJ Tennis, Shlømo, Herrensauna XXL, Anetha, TxC, Bizzey, Josman, Mezzosangue, Call Me Karizma, Lucie Antunes, Coloray, Vinicio Capossela, anna RF, Queralt Lahoz, The Haunted Youth, 47Ter, Leyo, Stain The Canvas, M. Byrd, LASS, Al-Qasar, Awir Leon, Damien
Tamás Kádár highlighted that finally, the list of headliners is complete so they will start selling daily tickets.
In addition to the music programme, the Sziget Festival main organiser revealed some other important details. He announced the return of Art of Freedom, which aims to bring thought-provoking and fascinating artwork to the festival.
In addition, mobile toilets will be almost nowhere to be found on the festival site. They will be replaced by containerised toilet rooms.
The organiser also underlined that this year they are tackling a problem that was already present last year. He said that at last year’s festival, “we were struggling a lot with the dust caused by the unusual drought, but this year we are doing our best on multiple fronts to make sure that this does not happen again.” At the end of last year, the area had already been “re-greened.” They are also working with the Municipality of Budapest and the Municipality of Óbuda. In case of severe drought, the Danube water will be used to irrigate the soil. In addition, a new dust removal technique will be used. The process involves using the humidity in the air to create a layer of moisture on the soil.