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Kornél Kovács to Headline Szentek 2018

Kornél Kovács has been announced to headline Szentek 2018 on Thursday 15th November. The groundbreaking Swedish DJ will join the acclaimed New Zealand duo, Chaos in the CBD, along with a full line up set to be released in the coming weeks. Having “recently been dubbed one of Mixmag’s 20 best DJs in the world”, Kornél Kovács plays everything from house and drum’n’bass to disco and techno. An impressive booking from the Szentek committee to say the least, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best yet with varied, exciting, and characteristically ‘groovy’ artists:

“Kovács is renowned for his boundless attitude to genre, and that shines through his eclectic performances as well as his critically acclaimed productions. We are getting ready to put our grooving shoes on for the man who truly believes that, “the culture of getting together and dancing is not something to take for granted.”

Image: Szentek 2017

Following the sold-out 2017 event, Szentek will return once again to electrify St Andrews. For those less acquainted with the event, Cassi gives us a run down on what to expect; 

Last year we saw Szentek adorn the rustic walls of Kinkell with original, purpose-made student artworks and experimental junk installations. Just outside of the town’s main centre, the venue is a barn deep in the Fife countryside which is transformed into an intimate haven for the electronic dance scene. 2017 saw Kinkell pulsate from floor to ceiling with the hypnotic techno beats of an impressive line-up that included Palms Trax, Damiano von Erckert, Capri Collective and an array of local names – Reclude, Max Dupa and Content.

Image: Szentek 2017

To say the least, Szentek offers a change from the popular chart music that typically graces the Union. Even for those who are less familiar with the dance music scene, the event exposes us to a new and unique side of St Andrews nightlife and offers an exciting hybrid of entertainment, from art and film to performance and music. What originally was set up as a rebellion against St Andrew’s infamous elitist culture and poor nightlife-scene, Szentek has grown to become synonymous with both escape and self-expression.

In comparison to your standard Kinkell events, Szentek provides a much more affordable, accessible and funky opportunity to get down to a range of genres and sounds. Be sure to buy early, as high demand will see tickets disappear quickly.

Szentek 2018 takes place on Thursday the 15th of November at the Kinkell Byre from 8pm.

Tickets available at: https://fixr.co/event/431861698.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/szentekuk/.

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