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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Biggest electronic music festival in Romania gets even bigger this year

The 2017 edition of Untold, the biggest electronic music festival in Romania, brought large crowds of music fans to Cluj-Napoca, in Western Romania.

The four-day festival ended on Sunday, August 6, with amazing shows of Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and many more. Some 100,000 people attended the music festival in the last day, similar to Saturday, according to the local media. The numbers were slightly lower in the first two days, namely Thursday and Friday.

One of the highlights of this year’s edition of Untold was the show of the Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, who entertained the large crowd of about 63,000 fans for around five hours (opening picture). He started his live set at 03:00 and kept the people dancing until 08:00.

The organizers said they expect a total of over 320,000 participants this year, more than at the 2016 edition, which brought over 300,000 people to Cluj-Napoca. In 2015, the festival attracted some 240,000 participants.

Last year, the music fans spent EUR 23 million during the four-day festival, EUR 3 million more than in the previous edition. This means that, on average, one participant spent EUR 50 per day.

However, the festival was not fun for everybody, especially for the inhabitants of Cluj-Napoca, who weren’t happy with the noise and the large crowds of people. Local Agerpres reported on Saturday, August 5, that dozens of people have complained to the Cluj-Napoca City Hall during the first two days of the event about the high level of noise the concerts cause in the city. Moreover, more than 1,800 people have already signed an online petition asking for the festival to be moved outside the city.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photos: Untold on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Biggest electronic music festival in Romania gets even bigger this year

The 2017 edition of Untold, the biggest electronic music festival in Romania, brought large crowds of music fans to Cluj-Napoca, in Western Romania.

The four-day festival ended on Sunday, August 6, with amazing shows of Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and many more. Some 100,000 people attended the music festival in the last day, similar to Saturday, according to the local media. The numbers were slightly lower in the first two days, namely Thursday and Friday.

One of the highlights of this year’s edition of Untold was the show of the Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, who entertained the large crowd of about 63,000 fans for around five hours (opening picture). He started his live set at 03:00 and kept the people dancing until 08:00.

The organizers said they expect a total of over 320,000 participants this year, more than at the 2016 edition, which brought over 300,000 people to Cluj-Napoca. In 2015, the festival attracted some 240,000 participants.

Last year, the music fans spent EUR 23 million during the four-day festival, EUR 3 million more than in the previous edition. This means that, on average, one participant spent EUR 50 per day.

However, the festival was not fun for everybody, especially for the inhabitants of Cluj-Napoca, who weren’t happy with the noise and the large crowds of people. Local Agerpres reported on Saturday, August 5, that dozens of people have complained to the Cluj-Napoca City Hall during the first two days of the event about the high level of noise the concerts cause in the city. Moreover, more than 1,800 people have already signed an online petition asking for the festival to be moved outside the city.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photos: Untold on Facebook)

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