Expertly eclectic and effortlessly vibrant due to it's picturesque woodland location on the banks of the Mureș river, Romania's AWAKE Festival is multi-genre melting-pot of drum and bass, techno, indie, soul, electro, and music of Eastern European influence. The self-proclaimed 'Biggest Small Festival' has built it's reputation on it's musical and experiential diversity, and 2020's offers a similarly intriguing blend.
Headlining this year's festival are soulful singer-songwriter JP Cooper, genre-defying troupe Asian Dub Foundation, Bosnian avant-garde rockers Dubioza kolektiv, and epic post-punk purveyors White Lies, all of which will perform on The Cube Stage which serves as the festival's main stage.
Dimension [DJ set] and Camo & Krooked lead the drum and bass-focused lineup for The River Stage, whilst the remainder of the roster is made up of domestic and international talent spanning dub, funk, electronica, rock and more. It's certainly shaping up to be one of Europe's most exciting prospects in terms of boutique festivals.
Check below for the full lineup:
AWAKE Festival 2020 takes place in Gornesti, Romania on 14-16 August. For further info on ticket sale dates, join the Awake Festival 2020 Waiting List.