Budapest Sziget Festival has announced Rihanna as this year’s “day 0 headliner”. “It is a great pleasure to have her exclusively at Sziget Festival”, the popular Hungarian summer festival’s official website highlighted. Last year it was British pop rock superstar Robbie Williams who delivered a special opening performance, having set a new record in the festival’s history with 90.000 festival-goers visiting the island on “day -1”.
Rihanna, scheduled to perform in Budapest on 11 August, is one of the most successful and talented singers of today as she has become the youngest female artist who has achieved 14 number one singles, won 8 Grammy Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. The 28-year-old Barbadian pop icon’s very much awaited album ‘Anti’ was released this year and received great reviews already. Rihanna is followed by more than 100 million people and her hits were played 8 billion times on the biggest video player.
Sziget Festival has already added a bunch of big names to this year’s line-up. In addition to Rihanna the following singers and bands will perform at the festival to be held between 10 and 17 August this year: Muse, David Guetta, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Lumineers, Years & Years, Róisín Murphy, Bullet For My Valentine, Jess Glynne, Parkway Drive, K.I.Z., The Neighbourhood, Kovacs, Datsik, Rico & Sticks #OpgezwolleTotNu, Bastille, Sigur Rós, John Newman, Sum 41, Parov Stelar, Nicky Romero, M83, Chvrches, Bloc Party, MØ, Bring Me The Horizon, Kodaline, Naughty Boy, Sia, Noel Gallagher, a Crystal Castles, Jake Bugg, Travis Scott, UNKLE and Oscar and the Wolf.
via sziget.hu and Sziget Festival official facebook page