Sziget Festival announce Post Malone as headliner

James Blake, Franz Ferdinand, Tove Lo, Years & Years, Son Lux and many more added to the line up

MH – 2019.02.12. 11:22 –

Post Malone joins previously announced Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Martin Garrix as part of the huge line-up of global names on the headline bill. New additions announced today include some of the most exciting established and up-and-coming artists in the world, including the likes of genre-bending Jazz fusionist Masego, teenage indie-soul breakthrough Yellow Days, Arabic and African-influenced French popstar Jain, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd and political reggae revivalists Protoje & The Indiggnation. 

23-year old Post Malone is one of the most recognisable and successful artists in rap history. His 2016 album Stoney broke Michael Jackson's 34-year-old record for most weeks on Billboard's Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums with Thriller, and his unique musical style that blends country, grunge, hip-hop and R&B earned him four Grammy nominations in 2019. 

Hot off the back of his latest hit album, Grammy-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire James Blake also joins the lineup. With two albums planned for this year, early-noughties post-punk figureheads Franz Ferdinand are set to grace the Hungarian stage for the first time since 2013, while evocative British synth-pop powerhouse Years & Years promise to get the whole crowd dancing. 

Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording Swedish superstar Tove Lo's grunge-tinged pop hits are set to be a festival highlight. New additions to Sziget for 2019 include Detroit techno legend Richie Hawtin, indie-rock comeback heroes Razorlight, international dance vocalist Elderbrook, experimental rockers Yeasayer and Son Lux, breakthrough Mancunian rapper-singer IAMDDB, German synth-pop wizard Roosevelt and more. 

Over the years Sziget has played host to some of the most prestigious names in music, including the likes of David Bowie, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Iggy Pop, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Sex Pistols, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar. 

More than just its headliners, Sziget brings together a programme of world music, theatre, cabaret, installations, performances and art. Set in the heart of Budapest on Óbuda Island, Sziget is a community built festival and known as the 'Island of Freedom'. Attended by Szitizens from over 100 countries each year, the festival is dedicated to embracing diversity as a part of its 'Love Revolution', using the power of the community to celebrate and bring love, acceptance, tolerance and freedom to the heart of Budapest and beyond. With preparations well underway for next August, year 27 is set to be Sziget's biggest and best festival to date. 

Sziget returns in 2019 between 7 - 13 August. Three-day tickets are now on sale starting at € 199, with a ticket price increase set for 7 March. For more details on Sziget head to szigetfestival.com

NEW LINE-UP ADDITIONS
 

Post Malone 
Franz Ferdinand 
James Blake 
Years & Years 
Tove Lo 
Razorlight 
Son Lux 
Richie Hawtin CLOSER 
Jain 
Yeasayer 
Yellow Days 
Tove Styrke 
Masego 
IAMDDB 
Protoje & The Indiggnation 
Xavier Rudd 
Wanda 
W&W 
Vini Vici 
Carnage 
Sigala 
Hucci 
Elderbrook 
Roosevelt 
Anna of The North 
Fakear 
Valeras 
Welshly Arms 

ALREADY ANNOUNCED 

Foo Fighters 
Ed Sheeran 
Florence + The Machine 
Twenty One Pilots 
The 1975 
Martin Garrix 
Richard Ashcroft 
Catfish & The Bottlemen 
Kodaline 
Chvrches 
Jungle 
The Blaze 
Maribou State 
IDLES 
Parcels 
Superorganism 
Pale Waves 
Boy Pablo 
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls 
Alma 
Gang Of Youths 
Of Mice & Men 
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 
Yungblud 
Tamino 

+ more to be announced