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Electric Castle continues the tradition: what you need to know about this year’s edition of the festival


Electric Castle is one of the most beloved music festivals in Romania and takes place every year at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida commune, Cluj county. The festival combines a variety of musical genres such as rock, reggae, hip hop, trap, electronic or indie music.

The seventh edition brought the festival the “Best Medium Sized Festival” award at the European Festival Awards, a category in which Electric Castle was nominated each year. In previous editions, the festival has featured important names in world music, such as Florence + the Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Prodigy, Skrillex, Deadmau5, alt-J, Franz Ferdinand, Bring Me the Horizon, Fatboy Slim, Sigur Ros , Bastille, Rudimental, Thievery Corporation, Die Antwoord, Jessie J, Limp Bizkit and many more.

What will happen at Electric Castle in 2022

The 2022 edition is a rescheduled one, so at the moment, the organizers are taking steps to reconfirm all the artists who initially promised to hold concerts at Electric Castle. So far, the only bands that have reconfirmed are Deftones, Twenty One Pilots and Gorillaz.

Bands like Foals, The Neighborhood, Fisher, ZHU, Tommy Cash, Floring Points (live), Rezz, Tycho, Amon Tobin, Alec Benjamin, Purple Disco Machine, Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Urbandawn, MC Dynamite and Meute, The Chemical Brothers, Placebo, Aurora, Machine Gun Kelly, Sheck Wes, Nghtmre, Bicep, Noisia, Floating Points, Wilkinson, Booka Shade, TIGA, HVOB, Princess Nokia, Goldie, Jayda G, Erol Alkan, Mulatu Astatke, Nastia, Hosh, Dub Pistols, Omar Souleyman, Sleaford Mods, Fever 333, B. Traits, Kraak and Smaak, but also many others.

It remains to be seen who else will reconfirm the arrival of the 2022 edition of the Electric Castle festival.

This year’s edition will take place between July 13-17, 2022.

Tickets are priced between 1,499 lei and 789 lei, as follows:

  • Premium FlexiPass – 1,499 lei
  • Premium FlexiPass + Camping – 1,639 lei
  • General Access FlexiPass – 649 lei
  • General Access Pass + Camping – 789 lei

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