Sziget made a huge announcement. The names of three dozen 2023 performers have been thrown into the public consciousness as a teaser, but already at the beginning of the list there is a big name: one of the biggest stars of our time, Billie Eilish, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe and multiple Grammys, will perform on the festival’s Main Stage next year.
“When the possibility arose that we could invite Billie Eilish to next year’s festival, we had to make a decision that we rarely make: we moved Sziget by one day and now we are happy to say that perhaps the biggest star of recent years will be on the Sziget Main Stage in 2023”
– the main organizer Tamás Kádár announced the performance of Billie Eilish and at the same time that next year’s festival will start on Thursday, August 10, and will last until the 15th.
Among the names just announced, there is of course more to see than Billie, who is being seen for the first time in Hungary. Some people have already given a huge concert on the Island. For example, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, returned with fresh songs after releasing his critically acclaimed album “Dance Fever” and the Oxford legend, Foals, also came out with new material this year. Imagine Dragons is coming with a lot of new music, and to the delight of many, Sam Fender is coming, who canceled his first domestic performance last year due to illness. The Island will also be affected by the first festival tour of singer Niall Horan, who started a solo career after the breakup of One Direction. Among the current stars of the electronic scene, Diplot, the (also) founder of Major Lazer, or Jamie xx will be here on the island, but the iconic figure of German electronic music, Sven Väth, will also be here. And the audience of Sziget will surely notice, just like the Canadian superstar of the hip-hop-R&B scene, Drake, Uncle Waffles, who is from Swaziland, one of the rising stars of the super-trendy Amapiano, which started in South Africa and is already conquering European clubs.
Seeing the names, the musical image of Sziget emerges strongly, as always: current stars, big audience favorites, and up-and-coming, exciting performers, in the spirit of genre diversity.
Here is the list of the first round that has just been published: Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Sam Fender, Niall Horan, YUNGBLUD, Foals, Diplo, Jamie xx, M83, Moderat, Sven Väth, Mimi Webb, Nothing But Thieves, Two Feet, Viagra Boys, Amyl And The Sniffers, 070 Shake, TV Girl, Dixon, Uncle Waffles, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Baby Queen, The Comet Is Coming, Easy Life, Youngr, Los Bitchos, Destroy Boys, Kelly Lee Owens (DJ set), Mall Grab, Partiboi69, Parra For Cuva, Jungle By Night, yuné pinku (DJ set) and Hannah Grae.
So let’s tune in to Sziget with the season-opening video!