Sziget, the week-long music and arts festival in Budapest, is happy to announce the program of its World Music Stage. This year the venue will start its program on Day 0, 11th August, opening with Buika and following with such names as Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band, Leningrad, Rachid Taha and many more from all over the globe. The Island of Freedom will happen between 10-17 August.
Sziget continuously offers one of the most diverse and progressive music programs, presenting artists from across the globe. This year, music fans can enjoy some first-class music at Sziget’s World Music Stage where concerts will start in the afternoon going till the evening, but the venue will not close afterwards as DJs will bring the beats till sunrise. This year the World Music Stage will already open on Day 0, so 11th August.
Buika combines all manner of styles along with her emotionally charged lyrics and a broken sensuality in her voice. Her numerous awards and honors attest to that. It will be a great start to the program of the venue. A very much awaited act, Leningrad, will definitely spice up the hot August day. The Russian band plays ska with punk, combining their music also with Russian marches, dance and folk songs. Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band will bring superb energies as his music marries sounds of a gypsy brass band with traditional Bulgarian polyphonies. The great atmosphere and dancing is guaranteed. Rachid Taha is an Algerian singer based in France. His music is influenced by many different styles such as rock, electronic, punk and raï. From Hungary, Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra, will bring deep rooted traditional ska spiced up with a violin to add some Hungarian flavor to the music, that is fine tuned with reggae riddims and jazzy melodies. Moreover Szitizens can enjoy the ‘power gypsy dance’ of Baro Drom Orkestar, Balkan dances and elektro swing with Django Lassi, traditional Balkan, gypsy, Turkish music merged with swing and jazz by The Džambo Aguševi Orchestra, pop and Afro-American rhythms with Enzo Avitable or the energies of the brass band of Fanfare Ciocarlia or even the Afro-Caribbean and folkloric music of Colombia, with contemporary rhythms and cultural styles such as hip hop, house, techno, breakbeat brought by Systema Solar.
Program of the World Music Stage (in alphabetical order):
Baro Drom Orkestar
Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis
Enzo Avitabile & Bottari & Scorribanda
Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band
Hackney Colliery Band
Ilaria Graziano, Francesco Forni
La Dame Blanche
Lajkó Félix feat Óperentzia
Les Hurlements d’Léo
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
Rupa & The April Fishes
The Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
Yiddish Twist Orchestra
More names, venues, programs will arrive in the upcoming weeks! Tickets and information: www.szigetfestival.com