Budapest-based Sziget Festival has added another superstar, Lana Del Rey, to this year’s line-up. The queen of melancholic songs will join the previously announced six other headliners on the Island of Freedom this August: British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, five-times Brit Awards nominee Dua Lipa, British virtual band Gorillaz, Grammy winner rapper Kendrick Lamar, Norwegian DJ Kygo and the London based folk-rock band Mumford and Sons.
The American singer and songwriter debuted with her first studio album under the name Lana del Rey in 2010, then released her second album, Born to Die, in 2012, with hits like Video Games, Summertime Sadness and Blue Jeans. Her music has been repeatedly noted for its unique, melancholic style and cinematic sound, as well as its references to pop culture.
The latest studio album of the singer, Lust for Life, including collaborations with The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky and Stevie Nicks, came out in 2017, and debuted at Number One on the Billboard albums chart and was nominated for “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the 60th Grammy Awards this January.
Besides Lana del Rey, Sziget Festival also revealed other performers, including former The Knife member Fever Ray, Børns, Don Diablo, and New Zealand rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
With the announcement of the last headliner, the line-up of the main stage is now complete; you can check out all the performers and when they will hit the stage below:
This year’s Sziget Festival, also known as the Island of Freedom, will take place between 8-15 August, on the Hajógyári Island in the middle of Budapest.
Last summer, around 450,000 people attended the 25th Sziget Festival. Hungary Today also spent time on the Island of Freedom, rocking out with incredible Chinese-Mongolian rock stars, wandering through a surreal inflated playground and, perhaps least memorably, watching Iggy Azalea dial it in. We also learned more about what goes into running such a colossal musical endeavor through an interview with one of Sziget’s chief organizers.
As summer is still a way’s off, you can tune in to the Island of Freedom with the festival’s updated Spotify playlist: