SUMMER WELL FESTIVAL

When: August 12-13

Where: Stirbey estate in Buftea, Romania

What: Summer Well is an indie and alternative rock festival on a beautiful private property close to Bucharest.

The location of the festival – The Stirbey estate – is located in Buftea, 15 km away from Bucharest. It is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved aristocratic domains around Bucharest and it is the perfect location for a festival. The estate is actually a 25 hectare park with lots of fresh air and green areas, old trees, a lake and beautiful buildings.

Summer Well Festival is in its seventh year – the line-up is really impressive for 2017. Bands include: Interpol, Editors, Birdy, Glass Animals, Metronomy, The Kills, Nothing But Thieves and others. This festival is well organized with excellent security and it’s super child friendly event. In fact, there are many young families that choose to come to this festival and have fun outside while enjoying good quality music.

For more details and tickets online, visit the official website: https://summerwell.ro/

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PLACEBO

When: June 28th

Where: Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania

What: alternative rock concert.

Placebo are an alternative rock band, formed in London, England in 1994. Last year marked 20 years since Placebo released their first album.

On 11 March 2016, Placebo announced the A Place for Us to Dream tour that was planned to promote their new album with the same name. The centrepiece of the band’s twentieth anniversary celebrations have been a series of arena gigs across Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Placebo is coming to Romania performing at a very beautiful locaion – Arelene Romane – a beautiful arena in the middle of Carol I park.

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GĂRÂNA JAZZ FESTIVAL

When: July 6th-9th

Where: Poiana Lupului de la Garâna, Gărâna, Romania

What:  Gărâna Jazz Festival is an international event for jazz lovers, the biggest and best known jazz festival in Romania.

Gărâna Jazz Festival started in 1997 within an improvised jazz session among close friends in a small Transylvanian village in the Semenic Mountains. The initiative continued the following year and for the next 20 years, developinginto what the critics now call one of the most prestigious open-air jazz festivals in Eastern Europe.

This year’s program is building up like a echo of the past 20 years of concerts, with a line-up packed with legendary artists and explosive new voices. The festival lasts 4 days and takes place on three strage: Poiana Lupului, Hanul La Răscruce and the Catholic Church of Văliug Village. Visit their website to find out more about the line-up, acommodation, and tickes: http://www.garana-jazz.ro/en/about/

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UNTOLD

When: August 4th-7th

Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

What:  biggest electronic music festival in Romania.

This year the Untold festival is in its third 3rd incarnation with an exceptional lineup plucked from the international electronic scene. Here is part of the line-up: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell.

In 2015 Untold was voted Best Major European festival. Held in Romania’s clubbing hotspot of Cluj-Napoca and spread across 7 stages in and around the spectacular Cluj Arena, Untold Festival brings four days of performances from the world’s best dance and pop acts.

Official website: http://chapter2.untold.com/ro/

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OUTERNATIONAL DAYS 2 AT GRĂDINA URANUS

When: July 7th-9th

Where: Grădina Uranus, Bucharest, Romania

What:  multicultural international festival.

Website: http://the-attic.net/outernational

The cultural platform The Attic presents the second edition of the multicultural festival Outernational Days, which will take place in Bucharest between July 7-9, 2017.
      Outernational Days 2 will bring to the stage a suite of ensembles, bands and musicians from all over the world, for the first time in Romania. Playing during the three days of the festival are encounter various bands and musicians from faraway lands including Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Lebanon and Turkey, as well as Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Romania).
Besides concerts with bands from all over the world, the festival will present a series of thematic DJ sets, artist talks, panels, art installations, workshops, debates, movie screenings and lectures around the Outernational concept.

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THE FRESH IN THE GARDEN 

When: July 8th

Where: Botanical Garden, Bucharest, Romania

What:  Underground music in the open air.

Website: http://thefresh.ro/thefreshinthegarden

If you want to spend the evening in a green area far away from the burning sun, you might want to check out the details of this event that takes place in the Botanical Gardens of Bucharest.

The line-up is as follows: Akua Naru, Silent Strike feat. Muse Quartet, Robin and the Backstabbers and others. The main singer of the evening will be Akua Naru, an American hip-hop artist and representative of Conscious Rap. Silent Strike is a Romanian underground band that sings electronic music, they tour Europe regularly. Another name from the line-up is Robin and the Backstabbers, another popular local band that sings pop-rock music in Romanian.

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SHINE FESTIVAL

When: June 30th – July 1st

Where: Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania

The headliners of this year’s line-up at the Shine Festival is the Canadian band Three Days Grace. They are coming to Romania for the first time and we are all excited to see them. The other bands on the list are popular local bands that represent many musical genres from pop to hip-hop and dance to rock to punk.

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TIMESHIFT BUCHAREST DANCE FESTIVAL

When: July 20th –23rd

Where: Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania

Between July 20-23rd you can enjoy dance music in the open air at Romexpo. The festival this year welcomes renowned DJs from all around the word including David Guetta, Faithless, Robin Schulz, Jonas Blue and Rudimental.

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BUCHAREST JAZZ FESTIVAL

When: July 3rd-9th

Where: Artcub and Piata George Enescu, Bucharest

Website: http://www.bucharestjazzfestival.ro/

Between July 3rd to July 9th you can enjoy daily jazz concerts but also attend other related events: talks, workshops, improvisation, etc. This year is the 7th edition of this jazz festival and there are important international and local artists scheduled to perform on the stage. All the events at this festival are free of charge.

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STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

When: July 7th-10th

Where: Aleea Stadionului, Cluj-Napoca

Website: www.streetfoodfestival.ro

Between the 7th and the 10th of July food lovers are invited to attend the original street-food festival in Romania: Street Food Festival. The event presented by Home Garden offers a new type of culinary experience and will offer to all food lovers an entire weekend filled with good food, activities and many surprises. Everyone curious is invited to enter the festival zone, as it is free of entrance, and to enjoy a delicious and entertaining event. Gastronomes will be able to choose between more than 50 types of food products coming from all over the world, craft beer, ice-cream and good coffee. At the same time, the Festival Stage will host live music.

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SIGHISOARA MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

When: 28-30 July

Where: Sighisoara

Sighişoara Medieval Festival is a Romanian festival held on the last weekend of July in Sighişoara. Sighisoara is a small town in Mures county, Transylvania. This town is well known for its old fortress that has been exceptionally well preserved over time. There are plenty of things to visit in Sighisoara: the Clock Tower, the Covered Stairs, the Old Church on the Hill, Blacksmith Tower, etc. Some of the activities you can enjoy during the medieval festival are: medieval and folk music live concerts, knights fights, the pilgrims market, Mercenaries Square, Troubadours Square, officials Great Tribune, Columnist House. Usually people that take part in this festival are dressed up in medieval clothes and take part in parades in the evening. It is  a great opportunity to feel the vibe of the town during this unique festival.

 

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