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An enchanted festival in a wonderful location: Electric Castle 2019

This festival deserves a spot on your bucket list without a doubt: Electric Castle in Romania. Expect a magical venue with multiple stages and chill zones, a strong lineup and a unique atmosphere.

Ever since the first edition in 2013, Electric Castle has been nominated for ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the European Festival Awards. The festival takes place at the spectacular Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The four-day festival provides a unique experience full of music, technology and alternative art. The line-up features many different genres from rock, indie and hip hop to reggae and electronic music. Stay at one of the accommodations in Cluj-Napoca or make use of the festival campsite.

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Electric Castle 2019

  • Where? Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • When? 17 - 21 July 2019
  • Genre Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Techno, World Music
  • Location Outdoor
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Spotify Playlist


  • Barely Legal
  • Bondax
  • Breach
  • Boys Noize
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Chinese Man
  • Christian Löffler
  • Culture Shock
  • Danny Byrd
  • Detroit Swindle
  • Dub Pistols
  • Dynamite MC
  • Eli Escobar
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Gang of Youths
  • Giggs
  • GLXY
  • Greg Wilson
  • Gryffin
  • Hansome Furs
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Infuze
  • Jauz
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Lamb
  • Lemaitre
  • Lenzman
  • Limb Bizkit
  • Loadstar
  • London Elektricity
  • Lucky Chops
  • Macky Gee
  • Marc Hype
  • Matthew Herbert
  • Mella Dee
  • Metric
  • MONO
  • Natasha Diggs
  • Nightmares On Wax
  • Nils Frahm
  • Onra
  • Pola & Bryson
  • Polo&Pan
  • Rone
  • Sama’
  • SG Lewis dj set
  • Sigma
  • Sofi Tokker
  • SP:MC
  • Spy
  • The Allergies
  • The Black Madonna
  • The Herbaliser
  • The Magician
  • The Shapeshifters
  • The Vaccines
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Todd Edwards
  • Tommy Cash
  • Viagra Boys
  • While She Sleeps
  • Weiss
  • Zeds Dead
  • Zomboy
  • More acts will follow…
  • Agent Fresco
  • Alison Wonderland
  • AXRP
  • Bakermat
  • BOCA 45
  • Buscemi
  • Cancer Bats
  • Damian “Jr Gong” Marley
  • Digitalism
  • DJ Cam
  • Dubioza Kolektiv
  • Elderbrook
  • Exicsion
  • Fabia Florido
  • Fakear
  • FD
  • Fran Palermo
  • Groove Armada
  • Hayden James
  • High Contrast
  • Idles
  • Jessie J
  • JP Cooper
  • Kabatronics
  • Kensington
  • Krakota
  • Kris Kross Amsterdam
  • Kryptonite Sparks
  • Little Big
  • London Elektricity
  • London Grammar
  • Lowqui MC
  • LSB
  • Makoto
  • Mark System
  • Mum
  • Mura Masa
  • Middlemist Red
  • My Baby
  • Nastia
  • Netsky
  • Northlane
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Off Bloom
  • Pillowtalk
  • Quantic live
  • Romare
  • Richie Hawtin
  • San Holo
  • Shiba San
  • Son Lux
  • Spectrasoul
  • St. Germain
  • Tchami
  • Techimatic
  • The Bloody Betroots
  • The Horrors
  • The Last Internationale
  • Valentino Khan
  • Wolf Alice
  • Yonaka
  • Zed Bias
  • A-Trak
  • Adam Dolph
  • Afonya
  • Alt-J
  • Âme live
  • Architects
  • Atari Teenage Riot
  • Axel Thesleff
  • Basement Freaks
  • Beardyman & The
  • Masters of Ciocarlia
  • Bohemian Betyars
  • Boris Dlugosch
  • Boca 45
  • Borrowed Identity
  • Cassy
  • Cedric Gervais
  • Claptone
  • Clark
  • Counterfeit.
  • Crazy P Soundsystem
  • Deadmau5
  • Death Peak
  • Dillinja
  • Dimensions
  • Dixon
  • DJ Patife
  • DJ Sneak
  • Dub Pistols
  • Dubapest HiFi
  • Duke Dumont
  • Eats Everything
  • Etherwood
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia
  • FlicFlac
  • Francesca Lombardo
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • GusGus
  • House of Pain
  • Infragandhi
  • Ishan Sound
  • Kenny Ken
  • Keyser
  • King Jammy
  • Kornél Kovács
  • Krueger
  • LowQui Mc
  • Marc Roberts
  • Marka
  • Maceo Plex
  • Metrik & Dynamite MC
  • Mike Skinner
  • Mind Against
  • MistaJam
  • MJ Cole
  • Moderat
  • Nero
  • Nicola Conte
  • Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
  • O.B.F Sound System
  • feat SHANTI D
  • Paul Van Dyk
  • Peter Dandov
  • Petre Inspirescu
  • Punany Massif
  • Reggae Roast
  • Renegades Of Jazz
  • Saverne
  • Selekta
  • Simple Sample
  • Slaves
  • SOHN
  • Sonja Moonear
  • Soom T
  • S.P.Y
  • Suhaid
  • Suriken
  • Timo Maas
  • TOMM¥ €A$H
  • Trentemøller
  • TroyBoi
  • Youngr
  • Zedd
  • Zion Train
  • Zwette

The location

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Electric Castle takes place at the spectacular Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Cluj Napoca counts 309.136 inhabitants, which makes it the largest city in the region of Transylvania. Romania has a continental climate, known for its hot summers and cold winters. You can easily reach the festival site with bus transfers or taxi.



What do you have to know?

Together with Interrail, Festival.Travel offers the opportunity to travel through whole Europe. With an Interrail Pass, you have unlimited train access for a certain period within 30 European countries. Make your festival holiday more adventurous and a bigger experience by traveling by train.

How to book your Interrail Pass?

If you want to book your Interrail Pass in combination with a festival ticket, stay and/or extra services, you should book it in the ticketshop at this page. Booking the Interrail Pass on the Interrail website is possible at the Festival.Travel x Interrail webpage.

What do you have to know?

The fastest way to travel to Electric Castle is taking a plane to Cluj-Napoca and then taking a transfer to the festival site. In cooperation with Cheapflights we help you find the cheapest flights. The website compares every flight and will select the most favorable offer you can get.

Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take tents e.g. with you. Advice: Festival.Travel also offers cheap hostels, pre-pitched tents and lockers as an option.

What do you have to know?

In 2017 you can take the bus to Electric Castle with Festival.Travel and Big East. The Electric Castle Bus is an easy and comfortable way to get to the festival and it enables you to bring all the bagage you need.

Departure from The Netherlands & Belgium: Wednesday July 12
Arrival Electric Castle, Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Thursday July 13
Departure from Electric Castle, Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Monday July 17
Arrival in The Netherlands & Belgium: Tuesday July 18

Find more information at the Festival Buses page.

What do you have to know?

Travelling by car to a festival gives you freedom when and where to do pit stops and perhaps include some sightseeing while on the road. If you have some free seats left or looking for a ride, there are several website you can check out. Sharing a ride is a great opportunity to connect with people and share your journey costs.

Keep in mind that during the ride you will pass several toll roads. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but we would still advise you to bring cash with you.

Distance to Electric Castle:
From Paris: 1.987 km
From Berlin: 1.386 km
From Milan: 1.444 km

On the road

In Austria and Slovenia it is obligated to place a vignette on your car. A vignette is a form road pricing used on vehicles to indicate that road tolls have been paid. The sticker has to be visible on the front window of the car when you pass the border of Austria/Hungary. You can buy vignettes at every border. There are different vignettes for cars and motorcycles. Last, you can buy vignettes with different validities, such as 10 days, 2 months and 1 year.



When does Electric Castle 2019 take place?
Electric Castle 2019 takes place from July 17 – July 21.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the evening of Sunday the 21th.

What is the minimum approved age of a Electric Castle visitor?
Electric Castle does not know a minimum approved age, but children below 14 years old cannot enter the festival terrain without the guidance of an adult. Children below 12 years old are allowed to enter the festival for free.

What is the exact location of Electric Castle?
Banffy Castle, Bonțida 407105, Romania.

How can I pay at this year’s Electric Castle?
The only way to pay at Electric Castle is with a electronic wristband. This electronic currency can be picked up at one of the many charging points. Here, you can top-up the pass with cash or debit/credit cards.


How can I pay?
You can choose one of the following transaction methods by our professional ticket partner (Paylogic):

– iDeal
– Bancontact/Mr.Cash
– Mastercard / VISA
– Bank Transfer
– Pay Pal
– Maestro
– ING Home ‘Pay / Belfius Direct Net / Direct Debit / Giropay / Sofortuberweisung / VISA electron

All tickets carry my name since I’m the one who made the order. Is this going to be a problem for my friends?
On the tickets you can find the name of the person who purchased the tickets, not to whom the ticket belongs. As the tickets are scanned at the entrance of the festival, the barcodes will get checked to verify the tickets’ validity. Subsequently they can check the system to check the name of the ticket holder. Does a ticket change its owner? Please let the ticket provider (Paylogic) know by emailing

I lost my ticket / my ticket got stolen. What do I have to do now?
Lost your ticket? Send an e-mail (with the address of the order) to Don’t forget to mention the order number and proof of your payment. Paylogic will look up your order, block the old tickets and send you new ones.

Can I refund my ticket?
No, Festival.Travel is not permitted to accept or change returned tickets, but it is possible to sell your ticket to someone else. Would you like to have more information on reselling your ticket, or planning to do so? Please contact

Can I sell my ticket?
Yes, is it possible to sell your festival ticket. In case you have found a buyer, please let our ticket partner Paylogic know, otherwise your buyer might not get in. Send an e-mail (with the address of the order) to and add the following details:

– Order number
– Barcode number of the ticket
– Name original buyer
– Name new buyer
– E-mail address new buyer

More information can be found on the Customer Service page of Paylogic.

What do I have to do with the e-ticket at the entrance?
At the entrance of the festival site, the e-ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. This wristband counts as your admission ticket and will be checked at the entrance and the festival site itself.


What is the currency in Romania?
The official currency in Romania is the New Romanian Leu (RON). The rate of exchange is at the moment: 1 EUR = 4.50998 RON. 1 GBP = 5.27190 RON

To which time zone does Romania belong?

What are the phone numbers of emergency services in
Police: 112
Fire service: 112
Ambulance: 112

Do I have to bring a passport or identity card?
In Romania it is sufficient if you have an identity card with you.

Can I drink tap water?
You can drink water from the tap, as long it is not indicated you can’t.

What kind of plugs do they use in Romania?
In Romania they use European plugs, so you don’t have to bring universal plugs.

Another question?

Ask your question via the contact form. We’re happy to help you with your choice!