Superstars salute Vinylize
Some, like headliners Ed Sheeran, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Matthew Healey (The 1975), Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine), Post Malone, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) and DJ Martin Garrix received a special pair of commemorative Vinylize sunglasses as a thank you from the Sziget Festival organizers.
Many stars dropped by the Vinylize pop-up store in the shade of the leafy trees backstage at the festival simply to check out the glasses because they were curious and were mightily impressed.
Five years of making shades for superstars at Sziget
Sziget is one of Europe’s largest, most popular and highly rated music and cultural festivals. Every year, it takes over Óbudai-sziget - Old Buda Island – a funky 266-acre open air space in the Danube and transforms it into the “Island of Freedom.” Over 1,000 performances happen each year. In 2018, the festival clocked up 564,000 visitors.
Zack worked with his buffing wheel and thermal equipment to form the special, commemorative frames to each headliner’s face, using sandpaper for the final touches.
What the stars said
Tyler Joseph, frontman for the duo Twenty One Pilots told Vinylize “For me, music is more than just what you hear. It can affect other senses like touch. And Vinyl is something I always thought was really cool to touch. So, discovering this company Vinylize that has the ability to turn vinyl into sunglasses is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I’m really excited to get a pair of Vinylize.”
Zack looks back at Sziget and forward
As far as the Vinylize brand and its future is concerned, Zack was reminded that “Vinylize really connects with music aficionados but we have a lot of work to do to get the word out.”