Szymon’s Family To Pay Tribute With Splendour In The Grass Performance

It’d be an understatement to say that Australia is still reeling from the Splendour In The Grass lineup reveal yesterday morning. Aside from a saddening lack of international hip-hop acts, the lineup is filled to the brim with great artists, local and international, of just about every genre. One act that may have taken some by surprise however, is a producer by the name of Szymon.

A Newcastle boy born and bred, and an electronic music producer of amazing skill, Szymon tragically lost his battle with depression in 2012 at the age of 23. In the wake of his death, his family and friends went about finishing the album he started, collecting all his work, samples and assembling it in the style he’d become known for. Tigersapp, released in August of last year, was nominated for an ARIA award for 2015 Best Adult Contemporary Album, featured on the Australian Music Prize long list, and was FBi Radio’s album of the week. On top of releasing a video for Floods, Szymon’s family have announced that they will pay tribute to him, with a special performance at this year’s Splendour. His siblings Dom, Eva and Kubush Borzestowski, and brother-in-law Josh Irwin will take the stage for what is to be an absolutely unforgettable performance.

Though the Australian music scene has lost someone of immeasurable talent, it’s beautiful to know that there’s no doubt that his legacy will live on in his music, and in the hearts of the people he knew.

Splendour In The Grass tickets go on sale Thursday the 21st of April at 9am AEST.

Read our review of Szymon’s Tigersapp here.