Blinded by the lights between the mountains: Electric Castle 2021

Every year the green hills of Transylvania, at the foot of the Romanian Bánffy Castle, get transformed into a colourful festival location full of music, art, love and lights. Welcome to Electric Castle!

With a program that goes on 24 hours per day and side activities like games, yoga, circus, movies and creative workshops, you’ll surely experience a shortage of time, eyes and ears here. During the day, the castle and many hang-outs ensure a dreamy atmosphere. At night the festival takes it up a notch with unique lighting installations that make you imagine yourself inside the brain of Thomas Edison. Electric Castle is also known for its culinary food and drinks – all for extremely low prices! And then we didn’t even mention the eclectic line-up yet with a mix of artists you rarely see anywhere else. An experience you don’t want to miss!

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Electric Castle 2021

  • Where? Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • When? 14 - 18 July 2021
  • Genre Drum & Bass, EDM, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Techno
  • Location Outdoor
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  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Alec Benjamin
  • Amon Tobin
  • Camo & Krooked
  • Dynamite MC
  • Floating Points Live
  • Foals
  • Follow The Fish
  • High Contrast
  • PurpleDiscoMachine
  • REZZ
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Tycho
  • Urbandawn
  • ZHU
  • 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 in and around the spectacular Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Cluj-Napoca is with its 309.136 inhabitants the largest city in the region of Transylvania. This part of Romania has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. From Cluj-Napoca it’s best to take a bus transfer or taxi to the festival site.



What do I have to know?

In cooperation with Interrail, Festival.Travel offers train tickets with which you can travel through Europe. Interrail passes give you unlimited train access for a certain period within 31 European countries, excluding your home country. This way you can make your festival holiday even more special and adventurous.

How do I book an Interrail Pass?

For more information, please visit the Interrail page. It’s also possible to book an Interrail Pass on the Interrail website via the Festival.Travel x Interrail webpage.

What do I have to know?

The fastest way to travel to Electric Castle is by taking a plane to Cluj-Napoca and then a transfer to the festival site. In cooperation with Cheapflights we help you find the cheapest flights.

Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take a tent and other camping gear with you.

What do I have to know?

In 2021 we only organize group bus trips to Electric Castle. Are you travelling with a group bigger than fifteen persons? Please contact us.

In cooperation with the organization Maximal Trips, Festival.Travel provides bus trips to festivals in Europe. Simply want to travel cheap to your favourite festival? Join one of our comfortable festival coaches including air conditioning and enough space for your luggage!

What do I have to know?

Festivals are perfect to visit during a European road trip. Decide for yourself how much space you have, who you take with you, where you stop and how far you go.

Keep in mind that you will pass several toll roads on the way. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but it’s always wise to bring cash with you.

Distance to Cluj-Napoca:
– From Paris: 1.987 km
– From Berlin: 1.386 km
– From Milan: 1.444 km

On the road

In several European countries such as Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia it is obligated to have a vignette on your car. A vignette is a sticker that indicates road tolls have been paid. The sticker has to be visible on the front window of the car when you pass the border in question. You can buy vignettes at every border. It’s mostly possible to pay by credit or debit card, but we always advise you to have enough cash with you as well. There are different vignettes for cars and motorcycles and they come with different validities, such as 10 days, 2 months or 1 year.



When does Electric Castle 2021 take place?
Electric Castle 2021 takes place from July 14 until July 18 2021.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform in the night of Sunday the 18th up to Monday the 19th.

What is the minimum age to visit the festival?
Electric Castle doesn’t have a minimum age, but children below 14 years old can not enter the festival site without the guidance of an adult. Children below 12 years old are allowed to enter the festival for free.

How can I pay at Electric Castle?
At the festival you can pay with your wristband. You will get your wristband upon arrival at the entrance and it can be topped up at various points at the festival with cash, pin or credit card.

What is the address of Electric Castle?
Bánffy Castle, Bonțida 407105, Romania.


What is the currency in Romania?
The official currency in Romania is the Romanian Leu (RON). The general exchange rate is 4.5129 RON / 1 EUR and 5.27190 RON / 1 GBP.

What is the time zone of Romania?

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

What kind of identification document do I need to travel to Romania?
It depends on where you come from, but if you’re from the EU, an identity card is sufficient.

What kind of plugs does Romania have?
In Romania they use European plugs of type C, E and F (two-pole, round-pin power plugs).

Can I drink tap water?
Not everywhere in Romania it is safe to drink tap water, so we advise you to only drink bottled water.

Another question?

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