This is Electric Castle
Electric Castle is loved by the festival goers for its unique and immersive day & night experience, awarded by the music festival industry for its relentless quality and appreciated by artists.
Taking place next to the iconic 15th-century Bánffy Castle, in the pristine nature of Transylvania, Electric Castle surprises at every edition with a creative lineup, touching a diversity of genres, with new media installations & performances, and disruptive talks. Breathtaking scenery and historical surroundings create an out of the ordinary way of living and feeling, which can’t be matched by other experiences.
Round the clock entertainment, artistic performances, immersive installations, stand-up comedy, fashion & fair area, carefully selected food & drinks vendors and a variety of daytime activities to choose from keeps everyone busy and excited day in and day out.
During its nine years of existence, Electric Castle has hosted internationally acclaimed music artists such as Florence + The Machine, Jessie J, Skrillex, The Prodigy, Die Antwoord, deadmau5, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon.
EC has the largest festival camping in Romania. For five days, over 15,000 people choose to live there. The campsite is a festival within a festival. In addition to the structures located there, participants have access to cafes, supermarkets and live music scenes.
With breathtaking sights and amazing surroundings, the century old Bánffy Castle is the home of Electric Castle. As a premiere for the festival, the castle opened its doors to the public during the 5th edition of Electric Castle, hosting an array of exhibitions and interactive art installations.
Every year we try to bring our contribution to the restauration of one of Romania’s forgotten landmarks.
Alongside local authorities we continued our long term vision of investing in the Castle and village infrastructure, creating new jobs opportunities for the community and bolstering local economy. After the successful restoration of the castle’s roof thanks to generous donations, now we are focusing on reinforcing and consolidating the frame structure.
2019 was the year the Castle turned into an art installation hosting our first internationally acclaimed new media artists. Here are some of them:
MEMO AKTEN / MATTHEW SCHREIBER / NONOTAK / 404 ZERO / SHOHEI FUJIMOTO / CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT / RNDR
1000+ artists from around the world performed at Electric Castle over the course of 7 editions. Here are some of them:
FLORENCE+THE MACHINE / THE PRODIGY / SKRILLEX / 30SECONDS TO MARS / ENTER SHIKARI / DIE ANTWOORD / SIGUR ROS / ALT-J / DAMIAN MARLEY / JESSIE J / DEADMAU5 / FATBOY SLIM / BRING ME THE HORIZON / THIEVERY CORPORATION / BONOBO / RICHIE HAWTIN / MURA MASA / MACEO PLEX / LIMP BIZKIT / SON LUX / NILS FRAHM / METRIC / CHVRCHES / PAUL KALKBRENNER / GUS GUS / LAMB / ZOMBOY / EXCISION / MODERAT
While being coherent with our festival concept, we experiment new things at each edition. Our drive is to create a better and better festival experience for the electric people. We strive to be truly relevant for the festival goers, while not forgetting that they expect from us to surprise and inspire them.
Every single detail of the festival bears a certain level of quality. Hundreds of people working in the festival have their eyes trained to spot and remediate anything that doesn't look right. We’re obsessed with quality.
Care for nature and heritage
Electric Castle is built with a focus on environment and sustainability. With each edition, a small city is being raised from scratch and our efforts are directed to reducing the festival’s plastic and carbon footprint. We are fully committed to supporting the restoration of Banffy Castle and the historical buildings surrounding it, preserving the cultural heritage and attracting more visitors.
We don’t look left or right, we only look forward. With every edition, we challenge the status quo. This spirit drives the innovative architecture and design, the fluid integration with nature, the courageous lineup and immersive new media installations and art.