Kings Of Leon to headline Sziget Festival

Band join Florence + The Machine, Interpol and Alt-J at Hungarian festival

Kings Of Leon have been announced as headliners for this year’s Sziget Festival.

The group join Florence + The Machine, Interpol, Alt-J, Robbie Williams, Marina And The Diamonds, The Maccabees, Jungle, Foals and MØ, among others, as performers at the Hungarian event in what will be a rare 2015 European appearance. KOL will be appearing on the main stage on Saturday, August 15.

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The Nashville band released their last studio album, ‘Mechanical Bull’, in September 2013. Last year, drummer Nathan Followill hinted that they had been working on new material and promised that a follow-up LP would be “coming soon” but no official announcements have been made.

The band’s ‘Mechanical Bull’ world tour was disrupted earlier in 2014 when they were forced to cancel a number of live appearances following injuries sustained by Nathan Followill in a bus accident. Followill was hurt when a pedestrian “jumped in front” of their tourbus during their North American tour. He sustained broken ribs during the resulting emergency stop.