Sziget is proud to announce Kings of Leon at this year’s Island of Freedom. Their headline gig on Saturday 15th August is one of the very few chances to see them live in Europe during the summer and it will be the band’s first appearance in Hungary. Sziget Festival is held in Budapest between 10-17 August.
Kings of Leon arrives to Sziget this summer! A huge piece of news for the award winning festival, especially that this is an almost exclusive gig in Europe for the summer season. So, combine your favorite gig with a festival holiday and be at the Sziget Main Stage this August!
The week of Sziget Festival is a real festival holiday, where visitors can not only enjoy 7 days of non-stop fun, but countless programs and venues. The Island of Freedom is the happy owner of ‘Best European Major Festival’ award and aims to keep this title with its original program and unique atmosphere. For this reason, organizers are very happy to announce Kings of Leon in the line-up.
The four Followills — singer/ guitarist Caleb, guitarist Matthew, drummer Nathan, bassist Jared — had been on a fairly relentless run for the preceding twelve years, releasing six albums, gathering Grammys, BRIT awards and touring the world dozens of times since emerging from Nashville in early 2003.
Kings of Leon join a host of other top artists already confirmed including; Robbie Williams, Florence & The Machine, Martin Garrix, Alt-J, Foals, Marina and the Diamonds, Interpol, Gogol Bordelllo, Alesso, Knife Party, Paloma Faith, Gentlemen & The Evolution, SBTRKT, Nervo, W&W, Blasterjaxx, The Ting Tings, Passenger, Dropkick Murphys, Jamie Woon, The Maccabees, Awolnation, Ella Eyre, Milky Chance, Jungle, Selah Sue, Foxes, Tyler The Creator, Beatsteaks, Fauve, MØ and many more! View the full program here: http://szigetfestival.com/programs
Still not convinced? Watch the official aftermovie here
Tickets and information: www.szigetfestival.com
About Sziget – Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 22nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.
Sziget is the Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It’s many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn’t forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special ‘ruin pubs’. The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.