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exciting festival 2017

Last updated on April 9th, 2018 at 09:16 pm

UPDATE: Here are the top 10 most exciting festivals in 2017.

You helped the feeder bear find the freshest venues in Bucharest, and it looks like you did a great job.

The number of festivals is growing year by year in Romania. In 2015, we counted 77 festivals, while in 2014, 35 of them appeared in the yearly poll.
What festivals do you look forward to in 2017? Vote below and share your latest findings in the comments section.



3 Smoked Olives

3 Smoked Olives Island itself is a new adventure every time! It is located on the Danube River, away from the busy life of the city, right on the border between Romania and Bulgaria, more precisely, near the ferry crossing point Calarasi (RO) – Silistra (BG), an hour away from Bucharest.


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Let your mind and soul wonder! Get to a universe of dreaming, magic, love, tolerance and big hearts from an airfield. Embrace the silence and the afternoon sun. Let your ideas fly and enjoy Airfield Festival 2017. Get your tickets here.



ARTmania Festival

28 – 29 July 2017.

Save the date & join ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2017. Stay tuned for news and updates!


localuri 2016

Blaj aLive Festival

3 – 5 June 2017

The preparations are beginning for a new edition of Blaj aLive Festival.



Creative Fest

Creative fest means three days of cool music, space&urban art, graffiti, extreme sports, street dance, and freestyle. Don’t forget free entrance.


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Expect 30+ class Psy, chill and microhouse artists to cover a more varied spectrum of a musical adventure than seen before in Eastern Europe.



Dor de Munte

Techno party in the middle of the Romanian mountains, just what the doctor ordered for the summer.


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Dorna Art

Theater workshops. Concerts. Architecture school. DJ. Cocktails. Skate Park, Video Mapping, Films, Guided Tours, Street Food and other interesting stuff await you at Dorna Art.


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Electric Castle

12 – 17 July 2017

Electric Castle is a unique festival experience that takes place on the amazing domain of Banffy Castle, in Transylvania. It shakes up the way people interact with a festival by combing an eclectic musical lineup with arts, technology, and a visually innovative concept.


Green Sounds FESTIVAL

Bucharest GreenSounds Festival

The Bucharest City Hall through Creart – The Centre for Arts, has been organizing since 2014 the international festival for music Bucharest GreenSounds in Herăstrău Park.


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The memories are kept alive because we provide welcoming warmth and we invite participants to have a personal connection. This is what we achieve through #deneuitat series.

festivaluri 2017

Folk You

Folk Festival that takes place on the beach in Vama Veche with regularly performances by Iris, Vița de Vie, Taxi, Omul cu șobolani and others.

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Gărâna Jazz Festival

6 – 9 July 2017.

Garana Jazz Fest is proud to announce its 21st edition, taking place July 6-9 in the Semenic Mountains, Caraș-Severin County. After celebrating two decades of live music, Gărâna will continue to nurture the passion for jazz and nature along with the freedom of bringing these two elements together in a unique festival experience.

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Festivalul George Enescu

Festivalul George Enescu este cel mai mare eveniment cultural internațional organizat de România și este cotat în primele zece festivaluri de muzică clasică din Europa. Un adevărat brand cultural de țară, Festivalul Enescu are loc la fiecare doi ani, în onoarea compozitorului George Enescu. Prima ediție a festivalului a avul loc în anul 1958. În fiecare septembrie, unii dintre cei mai apreciați muzicieni de muzică clasică ai lumii încântă Bucureștiul. 



Jimbolia Electronic Music Festival (JEMF) is a Romanian music festival that takes place on the west side of our country on the breathtaking lands of Jimbolia.



Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park is one of the friendliest music festivals in Romania. Their goal is to give new meaning to forgotten or less used public spaces, using music in order to attract the audience. The festival is organized in public spaces in Cluj-Napoca: the Central Park and the Someș River bank and also in other locations that can be brought back to life through arts and music.

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Magura Wave Festival

Feel. Live. Dream.

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Metalhead Meeting Festival

24 – 25 June 2017

In 2017 the festival will also take place at Arenele Romane in Bucharest on the 24th and 25th of June! The first headliners announced are Sepultura, Behemoth and Bucovina.


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Mioritmic is an avant-garde electronic music festival with a selection of innovative and trend-setting artists.


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Murmur Festival

The fortress that was never conquered. Until now! Surround yourself with vibrant electronic, deep house and live music, while discovering authentic fashion, decorations and food, traditional workshops and a scenery like no other. Stay tuned for more information!



Musai Fest

Musai Fest takes place on the beach in Vama Veche and previous guests include: Barac, Kozo, SIT, Macanache, Subcarpați and others.


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Music Travel Festival 

Music Travel Festival takes place in Herneacova, about 30 km away from Timișoara. Enjoy the music in the middle of nature and let it vibrate with you.


Particles Festival

Particles is a 48h interdisciplinary and urban regeneration festival taking place in alternative venues in Arad.

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PLAI Festival

PLAI is music, it is art and many cultures! It is diversity lived in every possible way,it is learning from the ones around us and from each experience.


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Shine Festival

1 – 2 July 2017 @ Arenele Romane


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Sound and Vision

Electronica, indie, electro-pop, nu-disco, soul, alternative rock, indie rock, hip-hop, freestyle rap – you can find it all at Sound and Vision.




The start is on Thursday, 27th of April and we go on till late Monday, 1st of May 2017. The location of the festival is in Mamaia North, same place as last year. If you are looking for accommodation look around Crazy Beach or Summerland Apartments as a point of interest. The tickets will go on sale after mid-January.


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12 -13 August 2017.

A festival like a holiday: Register to get your early bird ticket for Summer Well 2017 here.

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Sunset Festival


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Untold Festival

3 – 7 August 2017

Discover the Untold Story. 4 days and 4 nights full of magic, sound, and image. Featuring some of the best artists in the world.




UR.BASM is a new music and urban happenings festival. The first story was made of a series of musical events beaded along 5 nights, events that took place in different locations from Bucharest.


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Waha Festival

Waha means celebration, manifestation, vibration, dancing, cooperation, sharing, harmony & love. Waha sounds joyful, tribal and resonant. Waha aims to be more than a party, but an expression of existence.




Delahoya is the oldest electronic music festival in Romania. From 1997 till this day, electronic music fans from all over the country and also foreigners come to Cluj-Napoca every year to dance to their favorite music, presented live by well-known DJ’s and bands and also by newcomers.


Rockstadt Fest

Rockstadt Extreme Fest

ROCKSTADT Extreme Fest is right now Romania’s biggest open air metal fest, held in the beautiful mountain side of Rasnov, right in Transylvania, very close to one of Dracula’s Castles, 160km away from Bucharest and very close to the city of Brasov.





The only Animation Film Festival in Romania.



Anonimul Film Festival

ANONIMUL IIFF is quite an extraordinary place, far from the “red-carpet syndrome” in this world full of film festivals, taking place in Sfantu Gheorghe, where the Danube meets the Black Sea, reachable only by water or air. People from all over gather here every year in August, watching films all day and all night long in the fully equipped indoor cinema in Green Village and on the huge open-air screen in Dolphin Camping.


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Astra Film Festival

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL (AFF) Sibiu, is well-established Romanian International Documentary Film Festival, dedicated mostly to a creative documentary from Central and Eastern Europe, has started in 1993 and is currently the oldest international festival running in Romania.



Filmul de Piatra

Filmul de Piatra is a festival created by the young for the young. 100% based on Volunteer Power, the festival’s main goal is to offer a platform for young short film directors. That said, the festival is known for its’ youthfulness and friendliness, unconventional locations, and very long nights of partying. Check it on Facebook!


Luna Plină – Festivalul Filmului Horror @ Biertan

Luna Plina brings to the public the best horror and fantasy productions, both classic and modern, films that are already milestones in cinema or are about to become ones.


NexT Film Festival

NexT International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the world. Its mission is to discover and support emerging international film talents by promoting their works locally, nationally and internationally.


festivaluri 2016

Marele picnic ShortsUP 

Fiction, experimental films, documentaries that changed ways of thinking, animations, and an urban and eclectic atmosphere – in short, the ShortsUP atmosphere. The people at ShortsUP want to make short films more visible and increase their value, in the long term.


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PIFF (Ploiești International Film Festival)

Every year Ploieşti International Film Festival brings to screen the newest and most captivating short films from around the world. It has become one of the most relevant international cultural events in Ploieşti.


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8 – 11 June 2017, Tulcea.

Documentaries, action and animation films  – all dedicated to the environment. Competitive sections, workshops, debates and open air concerts, everything just across the Danube.




During these ten years, TIFF has become a well-known brand in Romania, not only due to the outstanding films screened every year, but also for the effective organization, sparkling atmosphere and density of events, from seminars, workshops, and panels to fabulous concerts and crazy all night long parties.


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UrbanEye Festival

UrbanEye is a platform for ideas, that started from the connection between films and cities and it opens the discussion about the places we live in.




The organisers thought that the 340.000 people of Timișoara need more quality films so the best introduction would be with short films because it is a more light form of the cinematic art.


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Coming out between the walls. Taking down the art from the walls. Amural Festival is on.



Balkanik Festival

Balkanik Festival has proved its status as an event dedicated to new experiences, cultural exchange and discoveries that go beyond continental borders to its Romanian and international audiences. It is an annual festival of concerts, art exhibitions, crafts and performances of different artists belonging to a variety of cultures, who meet in this cultural melting pot in the heart of the capital city of Romania.



Femei pe Mătăsari

Closing the streets for cars and opening them to the talented women who dedicate themselves to the arts. That would be the festival in a nutshell. They expose the feminine universe in all its diversity. Fashion shows, concerts, live visuals on walls, open air cinema, and street theater – you can find it all.


festivaluri 2017

Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor

The White Night of the Art Galleries, the project initiated and organized by Ephemair Association, extends its night programme in art galleries, alternative spaces, creative hubs and cultural institutions in other nine cities across the country.


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Noaptea Caselor

Recently, the most interesting things in Bucharest happen in the houses and apartments, where communities have gathered to play with daring ideas.



Rokolectiv Festival

Rokolectiv Festival is part of SHAPE, a three-year platform co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Street Delivery 2016

Street Delivery

Street Delivery stands for a city that provides joy to its inhabitants, one in which pedestrians partake of the streets at least as much as drivers do. Our main goal is to reclaim the public space and make it fun, livable, live.



Vote up to 3 festivals and we can discover together the most exciting festivals of 2017!

What are the most exciting festivals in 2017, Romania?

  • Electric Castle (11%, 188 Votes)
  • Waha Festival (8%, 148 Votes)
  • Sunwaves (7%, 132 Votes)
  • 3 Smoked Olives (7%, 124 Votes)
  • Amural (6%, 107 Votes)
  • Dor de Munte (6%, 105 Votes)
  • Airfield (6%, 104 Votes)
  • Mioritmic (6%, 102 Votes)
  • Untold Festival (5%, 89 Votes)
  • Gărâna Jazz Festival (4%, 68 Votes)
  • TIFF (3%, 53 Votes)
  • Jazz in the Park (3%, 46 Votes)
  • Balkanik Festival (2%, 42 Votes)
  • Musai Fest (2%, 40 Votes)
  • Summer Well (2%, 39 Votes)
  • Dorna Art (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Filmul de Piatra (2%, 33 Votes)
  • UR.BASM (2%, 29 Votes)
  • Creative Fest (2%, 28 Votes)
  • Bucharest GreenSounds Festival (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Anim'est (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Street Delivery (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Pelicam (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Anonimul Film Festival (1%, 15 Votes)
  • JEMF (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Astra Film Festival (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Rokolectiv (1%, 13 Votes)
  • ARTMania Festival (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Marele Picnic ShortsUP (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Murmur Festival (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Femei pe Mătăsari (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Rockstadt Extreme Fest (1%, 9 Votes)
  • PLAI Festival (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Blaj aLive Festival (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Festivalul George Enescu (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Noaptea Caselor (0%, 6 Votes)
  • NexT Film Festival (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Dakini Festival (0%, 4 Votes)
  • DENEUITAT (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Timishort (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Music Travel Festival (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Luna Plină (0%, 2 Votes)
  • PIFF (0%, 1 Votes)
  • UrbanEye Festival (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sunset Festival (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Delahoya (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sound and Vision (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Metalhead Meeting Festival (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Folk You (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Particles Festival (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Magura Wave Fest (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 951

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  1. […] There’s no better way to kick off 2017 than with a festival! Well, it’s not that time yet, but everybody is thinking about it. You told us which festivals got you the most excited for 2017 and the results are here. […]

  2. […] yet, but everybody is thinking about it. After the top 10 places to explore in Bucharest this year, you told us which festivals got you the most excited for 2017 and the results are […]

  3. Nona 4 years ago

    Puteti adauga Festivalul Enescu si in lista de vot, va rugam? 🙂 Multumim!

    • Author
      Vlad 4 years ago

      Done! 🙂

  4. maria florea 4 years ago

    Festivalul George enescu is missing on the list?

    • Author
      Vlad 4 years ago

      Not anymore.

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Amural is already in the list. 🙂

  5. Terje 4 years ago

    de inclus dbe, magura wave fest,celtic (beclean), gugulan fest

  6. alex.c 4 years ago

    Also, Dorna Art (www.dorna-art.ro http://www.facebook.com/DornaArt) is returning in 2017 with the 3rd edition.

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Done! Thanks for your suggestions! 🙂

  7. Sorina Ioana Diaconu 4 years ago

    Sound and Vision (Gara Baneasa, Bucuresti) 🙂

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Done! Thanks for your suggestions! 🙂

  8. Raul 4 years ago

    Cum ramane cu Plai (Timisoara) , Garana Jazz Festival, Music Travel Festival ?

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Plai is already in the list. ?

  9. Feeder.ro 4 years ago

    Latest update: we’ve added Rockstadt Extreme Fest & Delahoya. Thanks for your suggestions! The list is still open. 🙂

  10. Bogdan 4 years ago

    Folk You si Sunset din Vama?

  11. Mihai 4 years ago

    You missed Nature Calls Festival – 6 years in a row – 2 weeks before Sunwaves in August – 1,5-2k people attended! Murmur is not yet a festival and you listed it – it had 30 people at the first attempt – nice research!

  12. maria 4 years ago

    Rockstadt Extreme Fest???

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Done! Thanks for your suggestions! 🙂

  13. cristian 4 years ago

    Best Festival Rockstadt Extreme Fest !!!!!!

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Done! Thanks for your suggestions! 🙂

  14. Feeder.ro 4 years ago

    Latest update: we’ve added Murmur, Pelicam, Noaptea Galeriilor, Noaptea Caselor & Deneuitat. Thanks for your suggestions! The list is still open. 🙂

    • Cristian Pantaziu 4 years ago

      Where’s Rockstadt Extreme Fest? One of the biggest and most important of them

  15. Geani 4 years ago

    Best fest misses, which is Rockstadt Extreme Fest for me and others. Or is this a selection of “festivale de pastilati” only?

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Thanks for your suggestions! You’ll find 3 categories in the poll. Music, film & arts festivals

    • Fane Ochi 4 years ago

      Mai “Geani”, tu esti de fapt fane ochian 😉 ?

  16. Cezar 4 years ago

    You forgot about Delahoya Festival, 5k+ people attended last year and it had a very good line up like Die Antwoord, Andy C, James Zabiela, Audiofly, Black Asteroid

    • Feeder.ro 4 years ago

      Thanks for your suggestions! We’ll make an update soon.

  17. misu 4 years ago

    You forgot Murmur Festival @cetatea fagaras!! Awesome!

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