The 2018 Lowdown.

Starting up in 2013, Electric Castle is a pretty unique festival experience based in historic surroundings. A certain amount of the money from the festival's tickets is going towards the restoration of the castle itself - so partying for a weekend is actually a good cause.

Number of attendees

174,000 people attend this festival

Year founded

2013

Music genres

Rock, Indie, Electronic

Headliners.

You'll enjoy a mix of DJs, electronic and indie bands at Electric Castle. 2018 features an incredible lineup already, with more acts to be announced.

  • London Grammar
  • Wolf Alice
  • The Horrors
  • Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley
  • Netsky
  • San Holo

Weather.

Pack the waterproofs - it's probably going to be wet at some point. It'll be pretty humid too, as temperatures reach the mid-twenties but rain showers are pretty common.

9 hours of sunshine
25° with lows of 14°C
31% chance of rain. Although there is usually a downpour or two throughout the weekend.

Where to stay.

There are a number of camping options available at Electric Castle - ranging from material tents to lodges.

Food and drink.

There are plenty of options at Electric Castle with a food court hosting a range of vendors. Choose from:

  • Traditional Romanian dishes.
  • Pizza.
  • Sushi.
  • Burgers.
  • Asian.
  • Vegan.
  • Smoothies and desserts.

When it comes to drink you won't be stuck for choice either, with a range of bars around the venue. Head to the back of the festival site to skip the queues - as bars near the main stage get crowded quickly.

There is a small Lidl shop within the festival grounds to check out if you fancy a snack or bottled drink.

Extras.

Electric Castle is a great choice for a fun weekend, as well as great music, food and drink here's what else to check out:

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  • Barber shop, tattoo studio and massage area.

    Fancy squeezing in some grooming or getting some new ink? Electric Castle has you covered.

  • Alternative sports.

    Recent years have seen everything from a skate park to a dirt bike track and this year the beach volley court is back, so expect some sort of alternative sport to try out in 2018.

How to get there.

Plane.

Fly to Cluj-Napoca airport then jump on a transfer shuttle or in a taxi. You can grab a shuttle bus back too.

Train.

Get to Cluj-Napoca train station then travel to Bontida station. From there, you will need to take the tram 101 or 102 to Horia Demian Sports Hall.

Bus.

You can also get on bus 9 from Bontida station to Memorandumului then change to the number 25 bus to Lulius Mall. There will then be a shuttle bus to take you to the festival from here.

What to pack.

We recommend packing as if you're going to a UK festival - for warm weather but with a splash of rain.

Denim shorts.

These are warm enough for the evening but look good all day long - with decent pockets to keep your phone close.

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Dresses.

Ladies, a simple dress is a festival staple. Pair with wellies and knee high socks, plus a clear rain mac so everyone can still see your outfit underneath if it rains.

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T-shirts.

Good looking and cool, a t-shirt is the easiest thing to pack and wear. Throw it on with denim shorts and work boots to stay cool and dry all weekend.

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We've got the lowdown on everything you need to think about when it comes to packing for a festival - check it out here.