The late Newcastle artist Szymon Borzestowski.
The late Newcastle artist Szymon Borzestowski. Contributed

Posthumous tribute for the late Szymon at Splendour 2016

SZYMON Borzestowski was a gifted musician from Newcastle who tragically took his own life when he was 23.

Szymon's posthumous album Tigersapp scored an ARIA nod after it was put together with the help of friends and family.

Szymon's brother, Dom Borzestwoski, is the drummer in Gang of Youths.

He is helping put together the honorary Splendour In The Grass show, called In Loving Memory of Szymon.

Gang of Youth's frontman Dave Le'auepepe will be one of a number of vocalists performing with a band comprising of Syzmon's siblings Dom, Eva, Kubush, and brother-in-law Josh Irwin.

The LP was released by friends and family on Eloper Music in 2015. It was nominated for an ARIA award for 2015 Best Adult Contemporary Album and featured on the Australian Music Prize long list.

Szymon's sister Eva said the show will be a special moment for the family.

"We are thrilled to be offered this amazing opportunity to honour our brother and friend Szymon and his music on such an incredible platform," she said.

"We are so excited to perform, but never imagined we'd be performing Szymon's music without him. We simply want to do justice to his art, and revel in the beauty of his incredible music."

To celebrate this announcement, a special animated video for the song Floods has been released.

The video was created by artist and filmmaker Casual Psychotic.

See the album trailer here:



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