UNTOLD Festival Reveals the First Artists for 2024: Swedish House Mafia and Sam Smith

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the organizers of one of the world’s most highly anticipated music events gear up to unveil the first wave of confirmed artists for the 9th edition of the UNTOLD Festival. The upcoming 2024 edition promises to be a spectacular affair, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the globe and some of the biggest names in the music industry. Next year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the UNTOLD main stage setting to host exclusive premieres and special appearances, making it the go-to destination for music lovers worldwide.

Sam Smith is the only artist who managed to bridge the gap between soul and pop, and this detail has earned him visibility and brought him an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and five Grammy Awards in the most important categories: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year.

February 9, 2014, was a memorable day in the life of the British artist Sam Smith; it was the day the music industry rewarded him with four Grammy statues. The debut album “In the Lonely Hour” was released in the United States, where it had huge success and was rewarded with eight Platinum Discs.

One year later, Sam Smith won the Best British Breakthrough and Global Success Award at the Brit Awards. The single “Stay with Me,” the third from the album “In the Lonely Hour,” debuted directly at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and number 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100, after which it entered the top 10 in all charts worldwide.

On the Spotify platform, the single has over 2 billion listeners. “I’m Not the Only One” was a record-selling track, with two million copies in the United States and over 600,000 in the United Kingdom. In 2016, Sam Smith received an Oscar and Golden Globe for the song “Writing’s on The Wall,” included in the soundtrack of the “James Bond – Spectre” series.

Sam Smith‘s exceptional talent, unique style, and impressive accomplishments have made him one of the most successful artists of his generation. His music inspires and captivates audiences worldwide, making him a true icon of our time.

The release of the album “Gloria” marked Sam Smith’s return to the top charts worldwide. The single “Unholy,” a collaboration with Kim Petras, debuted at number 1 in the United States and was rewarded with a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, reaching over 1.3 billion streams on Spotify. Unholy” introduced an artist with an assumed identity to the world.


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For the First Time on the Main Stage of a Festival in Romania, the Members of the Swedish House Mafia Will Arrive at Cluj-Arena for the 9th Chapter of the UNTOLD Magic

Swedish House Mafia is one of the most powerful acts in electronic music. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello are the definition of a DJ supergroup, EDM pioneers, and relevant figures in progressive house. With an incredible background, the three changed the game in dance culture and inspired generations of producers.

With tracks considered iconic in dance culture, with an elegantly and well-defined brand identity, the three Swedes set new standards in live appearances and a unique signature of a sound that generates euphoria with each release and endless discussions when they decided to separate, followed by a collective emotion when they decided to return to the original trio.

Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell are part of the biggest EDM project of the last decade. With two smash hits: “One (Your Name)” featuring Pharrell (No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart Breakout, No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart) and “Miami 2 Ibiza” featuring Tinie Tempah, the album was a success. The album was certified Gold in the United Kingdom. In May 2011, Swedish House Mafia released “Save the World,” which successfully reached number 10 in the UK. The last single, “Don’t You Worry Child,” was a total commercial success, with over 974 million views on Spotify.

For three years, Swedish House Mafia headlined the world’s biggest festivals. Still, in 2013, one of the most extraordinary acts in electronic music of all time announced the ending of their activity. In 2019, Swedish House Mafia reunited and had three sold-out live shows at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

2021 marked the return of Swedish House Mafia producers with “It Gets Better,” “Lifetime,” and the collaboration with The Weeknd, “Moth to A Flame,” a track that reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, an album “Paradise Again” released in April 2022, and a worldwide promotional tour. After the release of this album, the international press described the audio experience offered by Swedish House Mafia as an emotional musical journey, with 17 brilliant productions and a fantastic sound.


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The Organizers of UNTOLD Also Revealed the Official 2023 Aftermovie

During four magical days and nights, all the emotions and joy experienced by more than 420,000 fans from over 100 countries at UNTOLD Festival 2023 were synopsized into 10 minutes of beautiful memories.

The magical UNTOLD universe, its mysterious characters, the fans who enthusiastically lived every moment of the festival, and the extraordinary shows of Romanian and international artists were captured by four drones and 150 cameras, gathering all the festival’s energy in 40 TB (terabytes) of content. These are unique memories from the eighth chapter of the UNTOLD Festival, presented in 4K format. The UNTOLD 2023 Aftermovie is available on the festival’s YouTube channel.

Fans who want to join the magical realm of the UNTOLD Festival in 2024 can now buy passes on the official website. The 9th edition of the UNTOLD Festival will take place next year between August 8 and 11 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Watch the official 2023 aftermovie below!