Electric Castle is an electronic, indie and rock music festival at Bánffy Castle, Romania. Wide-reaching eclecticism revels in unique and historic surroundings, with international artists streaming in from all over the world.
For such a big festival, a sense of intimacy pervades the festival site, with different sections and stages harbouring their own special atmosphere.
Lineups boast emerging and local talent alongside an impressive array of household names from across the musical spectrum, drawing all tastes together for a festival full of character and intrigue.
Though partially destroyed during WWII, Bánffy Castle has elements that have survived since the 17th century. Each edition of Electric Castle helps to breath new life into the castle, as profits from the festival go towards restoration projects.
If you are flying to Electric Castle, the closest international airport is Cluj-Napoca. It is then just 10 minutes by train or taxi into the city centre.
It is likely that the festival will be operating a shuttle bus service between the city centre and the festival site. Last year these ran from the Cluj Arena, however, details for 2017's edition are still to be announced.
Electric Castle is an all ages festival where children aged 12 and under are allowed to attend for free.