It is always interesting to get the first list of artists coming to the Sziget Festival. This list is often incomplete and in 2023, the biggest name of them all, Billie Eilish, was shared not a long time before the festival. In other words, there will be lots of other fantastic artists coming to the festival in 2023, but the Sziget crew has now released the first list of artists coming in 2024.
The biggest names are, of course, Sam Smith, Martin Garrix, Fred Again.., and Stormzy. If you are from the United Kingdom, you will feel very much at home at Sziget 2024, considering that three of the four artists listed above come from the UK.
A few words about Fred Again.., Martin Garrix, Stormzy, and Sam Smith.
- Fred Again.. is a British record producer, songwriter, and artist. His real name is Fred Gibson.
- He gained recognition for his work in electronic and dance music, with a unique and experimental approach to production.
- Fred Again.. has collaborated with various artists and has been involved in creating music across genres.
- His discography includes solo work as well as collaborations with other musicians.
- Martin Garrix, born Martijn Gerard Garritsen, is a Dutch electronic music producer and DJ.
- He rose to prominence with his single “Animals,” which became a massive hit and established him as a leading figure in the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene.
- Garrix has consistently been ranked as one of the top DJs globally and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the electronic music industry.
- He continues to release chart-topping tracks and perform at major music festivals around the world.
- Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., is a British rapper and grime artist.
- He gained widespread recognition with his debut studio album “Gang Signs & Prayer,” which won the 2018 Brit Award for British Album of the Year.
- Stormzy is known for addressing social and political issues in his music, making him a prominent figure in the UK music scene.
- Besides his musical career, Stormzy has been involved in philanthropy and activism.
- Sam Smith is a British singer and songwriter known for their soulful and emotive vocals.
- They gained international fame with their debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” featuring hits like “Stay with Me.”
- Sam Smith is recognized for their powerful voice and has received numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Writing’s on the Wall,” the theme song for the James Bond film “Spectre.”
- The artist has continued to evolve their musical style, exploring themes of love, identity, and personal experiences in their work.
I guess you just got lots of reasons to come to Budapest during the summer of 2024. If you want to read more about other programs and events in Budapest, take a look at our events calendar.