In the summer of 2018, Romania will host an amazing variety of festivals and concerts, and BR has prepared a guide that includes over 20 of the best events that you can attend, both in Bucharest and in other parts of the country.
Street Delivery – Smart Cities? – June 15-17 @ Arthur Verona Street – This year’s event questions technology’s ability to make us smarter, wiser, better. Citizens, companies and organisations are invited to present ways in which our cities can be improved and be friendlier to their inhabitants.
Rock the City: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Arcade Fire concerts – June 19 -20 @ Romexpo – Australian musician Nick Cave and his group, The Bad Seeds, will perform for the first time in Bucharest. On the following day, Canadian group Arcade Fire will also deliver their first performance in the capital.
Massive Attack concert – July 24 @ Arenele Romane – Founded in Bristol 30 years ago, Massive Attack comes back to Bucharest after 10 years. They are among the pioneers of trip hop and incontestable innovators of electronic rituals.
Elsewhere in Romania:
Jazz in the Park – CLUJ – June 21 – July 1 @ Central Park – Confirmed acts for the 2018 edition: Nouvelle Vague, Richard Bona, Afro-Cuban All Stars, The Herbaliser, Bill Laurance Quartet, Fanfare Ciocârlia, Nik Bartsch’s Ronin, Forq and many other exceptional acts.
Dakini Festival – TUZLA, CONSTANTA – June 27 – July 1 @ Tuzla Beach – An international event that brings together chill, psy-trance and micro-house music, over 100 DJs, speakers and famous artists, workshops and the largest “yoga village” in the region.
JazzTM – TIMISOARA – June 29 – July 1 @ Victory Square – Competing with Cluj’s Jazz in the Park (although much shorter), JazzTM this year features artists like The Cinematic Orchestra, R+R=NOW (Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, Taylor McFerrin), Gregory Porter, John Beasley presents MONK’estra, Kurt Rosenwikel’s CAIPI, Bachar Mar Khalife, Maisha and many more.
Noise Festival – POIANA BRASOV – June 30 – July 1 – A new electronic music festival in Romania
Bucharest Jazz Festival – July 2-8 @ ARCUB and George Enescu Square – Jazz takes over Bucharest as well this summer, bringing legends of international jazz and connected events at ARCUB, as well as a new jazz competition.
Judas Priest – Firepower – July 22 @ Romexpo – The band was established in 1969 and has turned into a legend of heavy metal on the international scene, and will showcase its new album in Bucharest.
Elsewhere in Romania:
Neversea – CONSTANTA – July 5-8 @ Neversea Beach – Line-up includes: The Script, John Newman, Scooter, Redfoo, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Hardwell, Steve Angello, Alan Walker, W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Jamie Jones, Nina Kravitz, Camo & Krooked, Chase & Status, DUB FX, Modestep, Noisia DJ Set, Pendulum DJ Set, and many more.
Waha Festival – BATANII MARI – July 12-16 – 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.
Garana Jazz Festival – July 12-15 – This year’s anniversary edition celebrates no less than 2 decades dedicated to the unparalleled universe of jazz music, as well as to a growing community raised in the spirit of the distinct freedom gained in Garana’s unique setting.
Electric Castle Festival – BONTIDA, CLUJ – July 19-23 – Line-up includes: Damian Marley, Icona Pop, Jessie J, London Grammar, Groove Armada DJ Set, Netsky, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, and more.
ArtMania – SIBIU – July 27-28 – The event will bring some of the most famous artists to Sibiu – it is a platform dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic expression inspired by rock culture: concerts, exhibitions, books, films.
Summer Well Festival – August 11-12 @ Stirbey Domain, Buftea – Line-up includes: Justice, Bastille, The Kooks, Cigarettes After Sex, Sofi Tukker.
Nightwish 20 years anniversary concert – August 17 @ Romexpo – The band will take you through their 20 years and 8 albums of symphonic metal, mostly composed by Nightwish founder and masterming Tuomas Holopainen.
DJ Snoopadellic A.K.A Snoop Dogg concert – August 29 @ Arenele Romane – Legendary actor and producer Snoop Dogg will be back in Romania 10 years since his first concert.
Craft Beer Festival – August 31 – September 2 @ Verde Stop Arena – Organizers promise to offer great beer, great food, and great music – specifics TBA.
Elsewhere in Romania:
UNTOLD Festival – CLUJ – August 2-5 – Line-up includes Afrojack, Jason Derulo, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Kygo, Steve Aoki, and many more.
Anonimul – International Independent Film Festival – SFANTU GHEORGHE, DANUBE DELTA – August 6-12 – The festival runs annually in August in Sfântu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta – a magical place where the Danube meets the Black Sea, a newly formed land that follows ancient customs.
Sunwaves Festival – MAMAIA, CONSTANTA – August 15-21 – Sunwaves has reached its 24th edition, and it’s already an established tradition for many electronic music lovers in Romania.
AWAKE Festival – GORNESTI, MURES – August 17-19 -Line-up includes Milky Chance, Morcheeba, Wilkinson, The Subways, James Zabiela, Subcarpati and more.