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Ed Sheeran announces his European tour dates for mid 2019, including performances at Firenze Rocks and Sziget 2019. The British musician will be headlining the Italian and Hungarian festivals next summer.
The new dates come as no surprise, since the British singer-songwriter confirmed a few weeks ago that he would continue his tour and promotion of his latest album Divide until September 2019. The latest announced dates include venues in the UK, Germany, and Denmark. You can see the complete list on Ed Sheeran’s website.
Ed Sheeran is the first headliner of Sziget 2019. If you want to get a feeling of who else we may see on the Sziget lineup, check our list of the biggest rumours. Yesterday, the Hungarian festival released information about their ticket sales.
Ed Sheeran is an English musician born in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1991. After moving to London in 2008 and performing in small venues, he started studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2009. Through his videos on YouTube, Sheeran began to be seen by more people, while his fan-base also grew. In 2011, Sheeran released his debut album + (Plus). The album gained generally positive reviews from the media, winning numerous Brit Awards. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013. However, his international career peaked with the release of his second album x (Multiply). With over four million sales in the U.S, the album was named the second-best-selling album of 2015 worldwide. Sheeran continues to be one of the most popular live acts, selling out venues like Madison Square Garden within minutes. He released his latest album ÷ (Divide) in 2017.
The Sziget Festival is a week-long festival held in August and is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. Since Sziget actually means island in Hungarian, it is held on an island in the river Danube, in Budapest, Hungary. The first festival was held in 1993 and it was actually just a small student event that got bigger through the years and is now one of the largest, covering all kinds of music from rock, indie, reggae to electronic.