Team Sziget 2015 were treated to yet another set of insane live performances this evening, with Major Lazer and Kings of Leon taking to the stage on Day 6. Read on for our recap of the penultimate day of the festival
Last night, we brought you our official review of Day 5 of Sziget 2015, with live performances from Kasabian, The Subways, Marina & The Diamonds and Avicii. Those of you who've already read the article will remember that we pegged yesterday as the highlight of this year's festival, but it looks like we're going to have to eat our words already. After hitting the sack around 5am last night (this morning?), we wake up to a pleasingly cloudy day and immediately give thanks to the weather gods before flinging ourselves in the shower. First order of the day is taking a look at the results of our interviews with The Subways' Charlotte Cooper and Kasabian's Tom Meighan, but we're keeping schtum for the time being! Stay tuned. The festival's organisers have yet another themed party waiting for us on the Main Stage: this time, it's the Maracas Party. (In an upsetting repeat of Wedneday's Flag Party, we left the Maracas Party empty-handed.) After yet another visit to our BFFs at the pizza van, it's time to head over to the Main Stage for Major Lazer's 7:30pm set and it's a damn good job we ate before we went. We don't think we've ever burned as much energy (or shaken as much booty) as we did during the trio's 90-minute set, but then again, we had the privilege of witnessing a stellar from what Jillionaire described as "the best dancers in the world". Inspiring. Also embarassing. We need to work on our dance moves.
We've just got enough time to grab a bite to eat before headliners Kings of Leon take to the stage, and it's no exaggeration to say that our hearts are literally pounding with anticipation. The foursome take to the stage slightly later than planned, but they more than make up for the delay with a rousing set. Opening with "Supersoaker", the lead single from their most recent release, 2013's Mechanical Bull, the group reveal that it's their very first time playing in Hungary. Those who, like us, cherish a certain nostalgia for the band's early days are treated to a superb rendition of "The Bucket", but tonight's version of "Molly's Chambers" lacks the screeching-wheels vibe we tend to associate with the Kings' first two albums and the evening's focus is definitely on the group's more recent work. The highlight of the evening is undoubtedly "Family Tree", the band's most recent single, but we're left impressed (and somewhat surprised) by the intricacy of the band's live show. "Closer", in particular, sees the stage transformed into a shimmering curtain of light as guitar loops soar into the air, making for a refreshing change after the pyrotechnic insanity of Diplo and his crew. Check out the very first installment of our Budapest adventures here, and we'll see you tomorrow for our recap of the final day of Sziget 2015! Which of this year's artists would you like to see live?