Summer Festival Guide: Top 15 Concerts @ Sziget Budapest - the “Island of Freedom”

  • 5 Jul 2024 6:06 AM
Summer Festival Guide: Top 15 Concerts @ Sziget Budapest - the “Island of Freedom”
Over 100 nationalities are represented at Sziget each year recently, with people coming from as far away as Brazil or New Zealand. So for expats living here it’s a golden summer opportunity to see a wide range of top international artists play live here in Budapest at the “Island of Freedom” – here are 15 of the best gigs worth considering this year.

1. Kylie @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 7 August

Kylie’s glittering career has seen her amass sales of over 80 million records worldwide, 5 billion streams and 9 UK No 1 albums. Her multiple awards include 4 BRIT awards, 2 MTV awards, and 2 Grammys.

2. Halsey @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 8 August

Halsey has amassed more than 50 billion global streams, with over 75 million RIAA-certified adjusted singles and albums sold in the US to date. They are one of the only artists ever to have four different songs hit 1-BILLION streams on Spotify.

3. Liam Gallagher @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 9 August

It would be hard to top Liam Gallagher’s biblical Knebworth Park shows, which proved to be some of the biggest live events of 2022. But the always ambitious icon has once again excelled himself with news of a tour that will be bigger than biblical.

4. Stormzy @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 9 August

Stormzy is a multi-award-winning musician who hails from South London, England. His three albums to date; ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, ‘Heavy Is The Head’ and ‘This Is What I Mean’ all finished at #1 in the UK album chart, with the former two subsequently being nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

5. Martin Garrix @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 10 August

Martin Garrix - the name that belongs to one of the youngest and most successful DJ’s/producers championing the pop and electronic scene.

6. Louis Tomlinson @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 10 August

Louis Tomlinson is a singer and songwriter from Doncaster, UK. As a member of One Direction, Louis  was part of one of the biggest musical groups of all time. Now solo, Louis is following his heart  musically.

7.  Janelle Monáe @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

Janelle Monáe is a multi-hyphenate, 10x Grammy®-nominated artist, New York Times’ best-selling author, actor, and fashion icon.

8. Sven Väth @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

The artist who has done so much to influence and shape club culture still likes playing  records to people more than anything else. That’s Sven for you. 

9. Editors @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

Editors have never been a band who do what’s expected. When they emerged in the early 2000s, university friends from Birmingham, they were swept into a wave of indie groups with whom they had little in common beyond playing guitars.

10. Becky Hill @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

Becky Hill doesn’t do rules. A hit machine since her teens, the pop powerhouse has forged her own particular path to fame.

11. Fontaines D.C. @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

‘Skinty Fia,’ the title of the much-anticipated third album by Fontaines D.C, translates to English as “the damnation of the deer.”

12. Crystal Fighters @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 11 August

Crystal Fighters have always sought to open themselves up to the world. After all, they’re inherently a fusion concept – part British and part Basque; part old and part new; part pop and part traditional.

13. Four Tet @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 12 August

Four Tet is the electronic outlet for the solo work of Keiran Hebden. First single was the 36-minute ‘Thirtysixtwentyfive’ on Trevor Jackson's Output Recordings label (1998). ‘Dialogue’ was Four Tet's first full-length album, fusing hip-hop drum lines with dissonant jazz samples.

14. RAYE @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 12 August

Four times BRIT nominated, RAYE is one of the most streamed artists in the world with over 3 billion streams of her music. In the UK she has a double-platinum, five platinum, four gold and four silver singles to her name, plus multiple international accreditations.

15. Fred Again... @ Sziget Festival in Budapest, 12 August

It all started with Carlos – a construction worker Fred met after a show in Atlanta. It was one of those chance encounters that’s difficult to describe if you weren’t there.

To see the full Sziget Festival line-up just follow this link:
https://szigetfestival.com/en/programs

For ticket info including VIP upgrades see:
https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets

Sziget Festival Address:
Május 9.Park,1033 Budapest, Hungary.

More:
https://szigetfestival.com/en

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