Through the endless frosty commutes of mid-winter, planning what festival to hit up during the summer always seems to put a spring in our step. However, for even the most seasoned festival goers, Electric Castle is probably a festival still left unexplored despite previous a-list headliners including Die Antwoord, The Prodigy and Skrillex.
This year, Romania’s leading music festival promises to uphold its 4-year history of hosting big names with a jam-packed line-up including Alt-J, Nero, Moderat, Architects, Noisia and Dixon plus many more. With the breath-taking backdrop of a 15th-century castle, the festival takes place in Cluj-Napoca a town deep in the heart of Transylvania with 130,000 festival goers advancing on the site each year. The festival is a four-day haven for music with a range of stages adorned with stunning visuals placed both inside and around the castle. Free on-site activities range from yoga to theme park rides with additional activities including hot air balloon rides and beer pong (what more could you want).
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If partying in a castle by night and enjoying beer pong fuelled yoga by day doesn’t tick all your boxes, then the cost of the festival just might be the deciding factor. Electric Castle is a welcome change to the sky high UK festival prices. Beer is sold on site for just £1 while spirit and mixers costs just £2.50 while an average meal works out at under £3 per person.
If you’re worrying about the cost of festival tickets and flying out to Romania – don’t. Tickets for the festival start at £60 pounds and flights from London start at just £30. Three camping options are available from a pre-pitched tent (pop-up or canvas), to the slightly more costly Swedish lodge and panorama tent.
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