Sziget 2020 reveals first names with The Strokes, Calvin Harris and more

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The Strokes

Sziget 2020 finally announces its first artists. The Strokes, Calvin Harris, Kings of Leon, Major Lazer and Dua Lipa will headline the Hungarian festival from 5 to 11 August.

Besides the headliners, Sziget adds many more acts. A$AP Rocky, Stormzy, Foals and Lewis Capaldi are some of the bigger names. Khalid is now also official, after the American singer leaked his performance last week.

This is the full Sziget 2020 poster so far:

The Strokes will play a series of shows at some of Europe’s biggest festivals. Besides Budapest, they will travel to Primavera SoundNOS Alive, Rock Werchter and more. In August, the New Yorkers will also headline Flow Festival, Way Out West and Øyafestivalen.

Calvin Harris will also play at Creamfields in the UK. Major Lazer and Kings of Leon are announced for Mad Cool in Spain, among others. For Dua Lipa, Sziget is the first big festival confirmation.

The Strokes

The Strokes are one of the pioneer bands for the garage rock revival movement in the early 00s. Their debut album Is this it? is still considered one of the best albums of all time by many critics. Flash forward to 2020: the band now has five studio albums and is a household name within modern rock history. The band members also have successful solo album and side projects, like The Voidz and CRX.

Sziget Festival 2020

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Sziget Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Europe. It takes place every August in northern Budapest. It started in 1993 as a festival for students and quickly attracted a more international audience. Since then, Sziget has won the European Festival Award of Best Lineup twice, in 2014 and 2017; for it is not the headliners that make the festival but rather its variety of musical genres.