Budapest's Sziget Festival Adds New Artists to 2014 Lineup

posted by Alyssa Buffenstein on February 28, 2014

Photo: Sziget Festival 2013 via the Festival

Budapest, Hungary --- Sziget Festival has added ten new bands to their 2014 lineup. The Prodigy, Lily Allen, La Roux, Ska-P, Miles Kane, Bonobo, Palma Violets, Kavinsky, Fink, and Jagwar Ma will join previously announced artists such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Queens of the Stone Age, and Placebo for this year's 22nd edition of the music, arts, and cultural festival from August 11-18.

Sziget Festival is held on the Obuda Island in Budapest, a 266 acre island located in the Danube river, colloquially called the "Island of Freedom." The location means, in addition the festival itself, attendees have access to the beach as well as the city of Budapest.

Taking place across 50 venues, the summer festival schedule will consist of around 200 events each day, including performances of theatre, circus, and authentic Roma music in addition to an already impressive musical lineup. 

Language-specific camping and hospitality packages, Budapest Citypasses, and reduced price single day, 5-day, and weekly tickets are already on sale. Also offered are combined passes for Sziget and the B.My.Lake Festival, a 3-day electronic music festival on the beach of Lake Balaton in Balatonaliga, Hungary. 

The lineup already includes some big names, but according to the festival's website, only 3.65% of the full roster of music and programming has been announced - which means this year's fest should shape up to be huge.

Full Lineup So Far: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Queens of the Stone Age, Placebo, The Prodigy, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lily Allen, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Die Fantastischen Vier, Stromae, London Grammar, La Roux, Ska-P, Tom Odell, Miles Kane, Klaxons, Michael Kiwanuka, Laidback Luke, Darkside, Bonobo, Palma Violets, The Big Pink, Fink, Kavinsky, Borgore, Jagwar Ma, Brody Dalle, Starlight Girls, and more to be announced.

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