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Jazz in the Park
Jun
21
to Jul 1

Jazz in the Park

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The largest festival with jazz soul organized in Romania. Lots of stages, hammocks, good music and friends.  A celebration of the nature in the middle of the summer in the unofficial capital of Transylvania.

Bands confirmed for the 2018 edition: Fanfare Ciocarlia, Moonlight Breakfast, A-C Leonte, Jazzybit and Antal Gabor Trio.

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MOX | Music Outdoor Experience
Jul
12
to Jul 15

MOX | Music Outdoor Experience

  • Poieni, Salaj Romania (map)
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Music Outdoor Experience, an event with a breath-taking location, is the first Romanian festival which combines an electronic music festival with a relaxing trip in the mountains, tents, hammocks, swings, workshops, waterslides, bicycles, sunsets at more than 1000 meters altitude, competitions,  fresh air, fun and good vibes.

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Waha Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 16

Waha Festival

  • Batanii Mari, Covasna Romania (map)
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"The mysterious forest, the smooth hillside, the trippy twilights, the starry nights, the cows, the shepherd, the happy people, the smiles and laughter,the bass, the dance, the love, these are few of the main forces that we all play with to create the Waha Experience."

A festival that takes place in the forest, celebrating the mystical oneness of all things through music, nature and love. Various genres of electronic psychedelic music, from techno underground to ambient and psy-chill, will help you expand you consciousness, connect with nature and feel the peace and love all around you.

5 days of good vibrations, open minded and big-hearted people in a festival that welcomes everybody, including kids. Apart form the musical experience, the festival offers the chance to raise your awareness through guided meditation and other spiritual practices.

This year’s edition brings 5 stages with 200+ artists. Visual installations, land art, natural structures and deco materials, shaded camping in the forest, kids area, showers, restaurants & bars, camper parking – all these will help you feel at home in the middle of the forest

Tickets can be bought here:

First 200 tickets - 55 euro
Until 1st of May - 70 euro
Until 1st of July - 85 euro
At festival gate - 95 euro

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Electric Castle
Jul
18
to Jul 22

Electric Castle

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Electic Castle takes place in July on the dazzling Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, 30 minutes away from Cluj. The festival combines an eclectic musical lineup (elctronic, rock, indie, hip hop etc.) with arts and technology.

Announced artists for the 2018 edition: London Grammar, Damien Marley, Netsky, Quantic (live), Valentino Khan and many others (check the full list here). 

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Haferland Week Festival
Aug
2
to Aug 6

Haferland Week Festival

“Haferland Week” is a festival which promotes the Saxon cultural heritage, dedicated both to Transylvanian Saxons and to tourists who want to discover this part of Transylvania.
The festival will take place between 2 and 6 August and will include the villages of Roades, Saschiz, Rupea, Crit, Bunesti, Mesendorf, Cloasterf and Viscri.
The festival's programme includes religious services in the fortified churches, film screenings, exhibitions and other cultural events.

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Awake Festival 2018
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Awake Festival 2018

Get ready for the second edition of the Awake music & arts Festival! 

Located in the spectacular natural surroundings of the Teleki estate in Gornești, Mures County, the festival promises not only to bring the live music experience, but also to celebrate different forms of art and the picturesque outdoors.

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Elektro Arts Festival
May
24
to May 26

Elektro Arts Festival

The Elektro Arts Festival 2018 will focus on mixed music—soloist and fixed media, alongside installations, digital photography, and dance performance. The theme for this edition of the Festival is "Reconciliation".
The Festival will take place on May 24–26, 2018 on various venues in Cluj-Napoca.

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Sibiu Jazz Festival
May
17
to May 20

Sibiu Jazz Festival

  • Piața Mare Sibiu, SB Romania (map)
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The oldest festival of its kind in Romania and one of the oldest jazz festivals worldwide, Sibiu Jazz Fest happens annually in Sibiu, the city with cobblestone streets & baroque buildings, „Romania’s Jazz Capital” as it has been declared in the 80’s. 

This year's edition (the 48th) will bring again jazz music in the Large Square, where artists from 13 countries will charm the public with their music for four consecutive days:
 
Thursday, May 17
Vali Boghean Band (Moldova)
Brönnimann Cissokho Hason (Switzerland,Israel,Senegal)
VEIN Feat. Rick Margitza (Switzerland, USA)
Luca Ciarla Quartet (Italy) 

Friday, May 18
Befunkbop - Jazz On The Street (Spain)
Sorin Zlat Quartet (Romania) 
Alex Mercado (Mexico)
Pol Belardi's Force (Luxembourg)

Saturday, May 19
Befunkbop - Jazz On The Street (Spain)
JazzyBit (Romania)
KRiSPER (Romania)
Balázs Balogh Quintet (Hungary) 
NoJazz (France)

Sunday, May 20
NES (Spain, France)
Machado/Ithursarry Duo (France)

There is also a special section dedicated to kids – Jazz for Kids – which focuses on music education: children between 3 and 12 years can discover what it takes to play instruments like drums, bongos, djembes or tambourine.

Admission is free, so be sure not to miss any of the concerts.

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Sighisoara Blues Festival
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Sighisoara Blues Festival

The International Sighisoara Blues Festival was born in the spring of 2005, being held annually on the last weekend of March. Two days of festival, two concerts each evening in a hall with 500 seats in the city of Sighisoara, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, which boasts a still inhabited citadel listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 13th edition will be held between 30 and 31 March, in the Mihai Eminescu Hall, starting at 19.30. Tickets can be purchased at the reception of Fronius Residence, by phone at +40265 779 173 or email: contact@fronius-residence.ro. The ticket costs 80 lei for the first evening and 150 lei for the second one.
 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday, March 30
19.30- 21.00 The Silver Dimes (NL) 
21.30- 23.00 Big Creek Slim (DK)  

Saturday, March 31
19.30-21.00 Angelique Francis (CA)
21.30-23.00 Eric Bibb (SUA) 

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Temps D'Images Cluj
Nov
5
to Nov 12

Temps D'Images Cluj

"Initiated in 2002 by the ARTE French television channel and La Ferme du Buisson, Temps d’Images expanded gradually at European level through partnerships with 10 cultural operators. Temps d’Images in Romania had its first edition in 2008 and has evolved constantly since then, developing initially as an interdisciplinary platform that supports innovative artistic forms uniting theatre, dance and video art. As a member of the European network that bears the same name, the festival has found, in time, its own local particularity, supporting artistic creations that also have civic key of lecturing, understood as a means to figure out a society in a constant change." 

"Discourse and Reality is the theme of the tenth edition of the Temps d’Images Festival, brings together the concerns we shared with you over the years. Different for each edition, the themes – presented artistically according to the major issues of the moment – have one thing in common: the need to imagine the future."

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Dracula Film Festival
Oct
18
to Oct 22

Dracula Film Festival

  • Teatrul Sica Alexandrescu (map)
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A film festival dedicated to horror, fantasy and SF movies.

The festival "brings 'fresh blood' in an area where this iconic character was used until now only as a pretext for kitschy tourist traps. It is a festival like no other in Romania, because it combines the masochistic pleasure of anticipation and horror with unlimited imagination; it is a place of both horror films and fantasy or SF."

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 Astra Film Festival
Oct
16
to Oct 23

Astra Film Festival

Since 1993, ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL  has been Romania's leading documentary festival. The Festival takes place every year in the city of Sibiu and its programme "gives a realistic vision of contemporary societies, and promotes cultural and cross-cultural understanding."

Ticket price per screening 10 lei (€ 2.20)
Daily pass 25 lei (€ 5.50), grants one-day access to all screenings except fulldome screenings, VR screening and concerts
Full pass 125 lei (€ 27.80), grants access to all screenings from the festival except fulldome screenings, VR screening, industry programme and concerts

Check the full programme in festival’s brochure.

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fARAD | Documentary Film Festival Arad
Oct
4
to Oct 8

fARAD | Documentary Film Festival Arad

A film festival that brings documentaries, hybrid and experimental films which were screened and recognized at major international film festival. The festival explores "diverse forms of cinematic representation of reality and modes of transcending formal and national boundaries." 

Admission is free for all screenings.
Check the full programme in festival’s brochure.
 

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delaHoya Festival
Sep
29
to Oct 1

delaHoya Festival

DelaHoya is the oldest electronic music festival in Romania.

Since 1997 the festival has brought electronic music to the Romanian and foreign fans of the genre. This year, live artists and DJs will bring the joy of listening to music on 4 stages:

> The Main Stage &  > The Other Stage - drum'n'bass and house music inside the Polyvalent Hall, next to The Cluj Arena
> The /FORM SPACE stage - house, DJ's and live performances in /Form Space, the club located on the ground floor of Cluj Arena
> The Live Stage - alternative, dub, rock music on the stage located outside of Polyvalent Hall (open-air, free entrance)

This year's lineup includes Sigma (DJ set), Wilkinson (DJ set), Dub Pistols, Jon Kennedy, Foreign Beggars, Worakls, Marco Bailey, Robin and the Backstabbers, Moonlight Breakfast and many others.

Tickets can be purchased here. Daily ticket/stage cost 41 lei (+ processing fee).

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Oradea International Theatre Festival
Sep
24
to Oct 2

Oradea International Theatre Festival

Oradea International Theatre Festival takes place each year in the last week of September in Oradea, a city of Art Nouveau architectural heritage. The festival includes 4 sections: The Short Theatre Festival, The Competition of Dramatic Creation dedicated to the short plays, Great Theatre Performances and Fringe.

Various theatre companies will inspire, entertain and enrich the audiences with more than 25 performances. The complete programme for this year's edition can be found here.

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25 DE ORE DE TEATRU NON-STOP / 25 hours of non-stop theatre
Sep
9
to Sep 10

25 DE ORE DE TEATRU NON-STOP / 25 hours of non-stop theatre

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„25 hours of non-stop theatre” is a marathon-festival organised by an independent structure, the BIS Cultural Asociation. 
For 25 hours, Sibiu is packed with theatre shows and events which take place simultaneously, in various locations. The concept of non-stop theatre has appealed not only to local people, but to many art lovers from all across the country.

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Alba Iulia Music & Film Festival
Sep
8
to Sep 10

Alba Iulia Music & Film Festival

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The festival takes place in the historical centre of the Alba Carolina citadel at the beginning of autumn and is presented by TIFF - Transylvania International Film Festival. The only film festival in Alba Iulia brings together grown-ups and children – the programme for the fifth edition of the festival features open-air and indoor movie screenings, live concerts and street art performances for grown-ups, games, special screenings and educational activities for children. Entry is free for all the events of the festival.

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AWAKE Festival
Sep
1
to Sep 3

AWAKE Festival

The first edition of AWAKE music & arts festival will take place this year, at the beginning of September. Located in the spectacular natural surroundings of the Teleki estate in Gornești, Mures County, the festival promises not only to bring the live music experience, but also to celebrate different forms of art and the picturesque outdoors: interactive theatre performances, open-air cinema, discussion-driven platform for looking for inspiration and information, library in the forest and many other attractions

Line-up: Tom Odell, Knife Party, Modestep (live), Dirtyphonics, Aeroplane, Mazde, Axel, , Şuie Paparude, Coma, Golan.  Check here the full programme of the event.

You can buy tickets online (general admission 3 day pass - 181 lei) or at the festival entrance (3 day pass - 201 lei)

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AMURAL Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 3

AMURAL Festival

  • Strada După Ziduri Brașov, BV Romania (map)
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AMURAL is the first and the only Romanian festival dedicated entirely to contemporary visual arts. Over the course of four days, AMURAL Festival transforms the “Dupa Ziduri” ("Behind the Walls") alley into the most effervescent spot of Brasov, occupying the medieval fortifications, the Warthe Hill and the Graft Stream. The event, unique in Romania, is part of the official application programme of Brasov for the title of Cultural Capital of Europe.

AMURAL brings together creative people at the intersection between art and entertainment: graffiti mural art, digital art, graphic design exhibitions, video mapping, film and animation, installations of ligh, concerts and events in the center of the city and in the middle of nature.

For the full programme of this year's edition, click here

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Smida Jazz Festival
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Smida Jazz Festival

  • Smida, Apuseni Natural Park (map)
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Smida Jazz Festival is an international event dedicated to contemporary jazz which mixes the sound of jazz with the spectacular beauty of Apuseni Mountains.

The event takes place in Smida, a Transylvanian village in the Apuseni Natural Park

This year's lineup features the Manchester three piece GoGo Penguin,
Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz, Tingvall Trio, The Kandinsky Effect and other international and Romanian artists.

3 day pass costs approximately 100 lei (22 euros).
 

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"Dilema Veche" Festival
Aug
25
to Aug 27

"Dilema Veche" Festival

  • Alba Carolina Citadel, Alba Iulia (map)
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Dilema Veche Festival takes place annually in the impressive Citadel of Alba Iulia, the largest citadel in Romania and southeastern Europe. During the the festival, various writers, musicians and artists will try their best to elucidate the dilemmas we all have. The programme includes conferences, talks & debates, performances, concerts of various genres, book launches & readings, children events  – 3 days of celebration and culture in one of the oldest towns in Romania.

The festival is organized by "Dilema Veche", the Romanian weekly cultural magazine.

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Waha Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 24

Waha Festival

  • Micfalau, jud. Covasna (map)
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Waha Festival gets people together to celebrate Life. Festival's groovy dimension invites everybody to play and explore freely the simple Joy of Being.
The festival hosts 6 stages with diverse music for any state you might be in: techno, psychedelic, deep house, jazz, ambient, live bands, cumbia, psychill and many other subgenres.

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