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Who Should You See at Sziget 2015

By August 11, 2015THINGS TO DO
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The Sziget 2015 Festival is upon us and ready to turn up the heat on Budapest during an already sweltering summer. In its 23rd year, the festival will be bringing international and local music together from August 10 to 17. Sziget is one of the most popular festivals in Europe, attracting almost half a million fans from all over the world. Also, WATCH OUR VIDEO that we filmed at Sziget this year to find out what the festival goers have to say about the Best Major European Festival.

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To satisfy all of these people, Sziget organizers have always done a great job in booking a good mixture of musical acts, and this year is no different. British giants Robbie William and Florence + The Machine along with American rock band Kings of Leon headline a busy week of music on the Island of Freedom. But there are so many other bands performing, whether you’re a local or a tourist, it is hard to decide who to see.

So Budapest Local’s music enthusiasts have looked over this year’s lineup and here are our curated list of some Sziget bands to see in 2015.

Milky Chance (German)

WHERE    A38 Stage
WHEN    Sun August 16, 11:45 PM – 1:00 AM

From the small town of Kassel, Clemens and Philipp form the German duo Milky Chance. They are one of the last bands to play on the last night of the festival, but stick around to check out why their first single Stolen Dance is one of the most “Shazamed” songs of all time.

Future Islands (USA)

WHERE    A38 Stage
WHEN    Tue August 11, 10:00 PM – 11:15 PM

Future Islands have been around for a few years now but they really broke out in the US last year and are not looking back. Check them out at Sziget before they become massive in Europe. They are an amazing live band and Samuel T. Herring is one for the top front men in music today.

Bin-Jip (Hungarian)

WHERE    Petőfi Radio – Telekom VOLT Festival Stage
WHEN    Fri August 14, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Singer Veronika Harcsa elegantly signs over top of a loop machine accompanied by DJ Andrew and jazz guitarist Bálint Gyémánt.

Airtist (Hungarian/Austrian)

WHERE   Afro-Latin-Reggae Village
WHEN    Wed August 12, 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM

This energetic trio (2/3 Hungarian and 1/3 Austrian) uniquely combines a beatbox, a didgeridoo and a jew’s-harp. You will have to see it to believe it.

Ivan and the Parazol (Hungarian)

WHERE    Petőfi Radio – Telekom VOLT Festival Stage
WHEN    Sat August 15, 11:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Very young and very talented musicians with retro rock sound. Their song Together was the Sziget anthem for 2014.

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Gogol Bordello (USA)

WHERE    Main Stage
WHEN    Wed August 12, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

This energetic gypsy rock band is a must see. Their shows are always fun. So do yourself a favour and see Gogol Bordello on the main stage Wednesday.

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra (Hungarian)

WHERE    MasterCard World Music Stage
WHEN    Sun August 16, 9:15 PM – 10:30 PM

This is really good ska music if you are ready to jump.

Juli Fabian & Zoohacker (Hungarian)

WHERE    Petőfi Radio – Telekom VOLT Festival Stage
WHEN    Fri August 14, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

You can’t go wrong with listening to Juli Fábián accompanied by some great musicians. The songs are simple but the band gives a more jazzy feeling to the pop songs.

Néhai Bárány (Hungarian)

WHERE    Petőfi Radio – Telekom VOLT Festival Stage
WHEN    Sun August 16, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

They rock!

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