Nominated for European Festival Award praise such as "Best New Festival" and "Best Medium Sized" festival, Electric Castle is one to watch after its 2013 debut took over the surroundings of Bánffy Castle with its electronic music vibes.
Curated by Boiler Events who run local powerhouse Boiler Club, Electric Castle mixes the spirit of the Cluj-Napoca clubbing scene, with the outdoor freedom of its location, with this years expansion promising a festival that is "Bigger, Better and Stronger".
Growing from three days to four, 100 national and international electronic acts are set to appear over 5 stages, with Thievery Corporation, Bonobo and DJ Fresh amongst the pick.
Known as the first festival in Romania to bring electronic sound to Bánffy castle, Electric Castle is great value for money, where you can see high quality acts for a fraction of the price.
Donating funds from the festival to restoration of the historic castle site, come to an event where good vibes and great music combine to do prosperous things...
Die Antwoord, Chris Liebing, Wilkinson, Dub Pistols, Akua Naru, Delta Heavy, Slow Magic, Subcarpati, Aria Urbana, King Shiloh, Arms & Sleepers, The Model, Madliquid, Bln, Dudales, Padre, Slim Rocka, Alex Jijian, Calin, Miss Cheeky
Horace Dan D, Injektah, Kaya Foundation, Slecta Droo, Irie Warriors, AV Satellites, Alt Om, Bully, Fishman & Barabas, Forma, Frantic, Ruffie, Smoothnoise
Thievery Corporation, Foreign Beggars, Oliver Koletzki, DJ EZ, The Freestylers, Maribou State, Pedestrian, The Correspondents, Shadowbox, Channel One Soundsystem, Ada Kaleh, Kerne, T-Boys [Missile & Goranga], K-Lu & Sauce, Indie Jules, 3Pic, Dodo
Detour, NDJ, Newgotti, Krueger, Kaze Soundsystem, Raps & Lazio, Chionghee RGB, Dubgrade, Funkydrop, Meeloox, George Allen, Jumbo, MC Kent Archie, MZR, Vlad Dobrescu (CTC)
Bonobo, Dj Fresh, Sash, Grimus, Rangleklods, CTC, Moungo's Ho Fi, Ok Corral, Tesco Disco, Silent Stroke, Pop Killers, Mihai Popoviciu, Dex, Alex Chronic, Sclava Isaura b2b Somesan, Addo, Bread & Butter, SYL, Christu and Ilie, Temple Invisible, Steroe Trombone
Adam Doplh, Blazing Vibez Soundsystem, DJ Rootbwoy, King Julien, Dippawizz, Sistah Rastafairy, Sara Alexander, Barna, Beast, Bia, burex, Grid, Junker, K-Beat (Beatbox), MC Tina, Rigodon, Ugly Astronaut, Vlad Bretan
Rusko, Gramatik, Kraak & Smaak, Fred V & Grafix, Gramaophonedzie, Adam Freeland, Notes & Ties, Suie Paparde, Shiver, Ishome, Egokind, Clap! Clap!, Village, Dubase, Blanilla, Cris, Eyescream, Just D'Light, Thejointventures, Riddim Colony Soundsystem
Planul, Dublic, Serious Dub, Amon, Brusten, Inflex, Plus [+], Secuem, Sunkissed, Tremour, We Are Creepz
Originally built in the 15th century, the Baroque building has always been owned by the Bánffy family, however after partial destruction and desolation following an attack by German troops during World War II, the festival profits are funding the restoration of this amazing monument.
The organisers strike a great balance between using every detail of the site from the woodland to even nestling the main stage against the castle, whilst causing no interference to the site itself.
No, but there will a great choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to purchase on site.
No but again there is a great range of food to purchase on site, including vegetatian and vegan food.
Yes and be sure to check it for the running time of the festival, along with any last minute changes.
There are parking lots neayby that cost 5-10 lei a day.
You can leave and enter the site as much as you like but make sure you don't lose your wristband, the festival will nto take liability for this or replace it.
You can email the festival via firstname.lastname@example.org
Aside from the live music, there is also the chance to take part in urban sport, as well as audio and video production workshops.
Camping is sold seperatley and not included with the ticket, so make sure you pay for and reserve a camping space if you want on.