By bringing in hugely popular names, the Romanian festival has exceeded all expectations for its sixth ever edition
Julian Marszalek

10:47 11th December 2017

Forget the snow and the miserable weather and start thinking about heading to Romania next summer! Damian Marley, London Grammar, Netsky, Wolf Alice, JP Cooper, The Horrors, High Contrast, Cancer Bats are among the first names to have been announced for the 2018 edition of the Electric Castle festival.

Taking place 18 – 22 July, the sixth edition of Electric Castle will be held once again in the truly mindblowing environs of Transylvania’s Banffy Castle next to the scenic city of Cluj-Napocca.

Spread across seven unique stages, Electric Castle will welcome back over 100,000 revellers for an incredible five - count ‘em! - days of music, food, yoga, cinema and so much more. And all for a very reasonable £72 and £89 with camping. The campsite has its own LIDL and a BBQ area to use free of charge.

Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley is set to headline the main stage. Also added to the bill are Valentino Khan, San Holo, Kriss Kross Amsterdam and Quantic Live Band.

In what promises to be an incredible spectacle, the Electric Castle’s Hangar stage will host drum’n’bass heavyweights Hospitality Records who will be accompanied by London Electricity, High Contrast, Krakota & Makoto on the decks and MC Dynamite and Ruthless MC on the mic.

The festival also boasts a number of hi-tech events during the day including the latest in the virtual reality, Internet-of-Things and gaming areas. 3D projections will also feature throughout the festival to transform the area into a futuristic landscape.

Take it from us – Electric Castle is a truly fantastic festival. Our own Cai Trefor praised from this year’s edition. Of the event, he said: “Electric Castle is surpassing all expectations. Pushing the boundaries of what to expect for a mid-sized festival, EC has a healthy future. It’s definitely a festival with the potential to become a staple in the European festival market like Oya, NOS Alive and BBK Bilbao et al. We recommend you get down next year whilst it's still a relative outsider and enjoy a relentlessly entertaining festival experience.”

With Glastonbury off the menu next year, it makes sense to explore what Electric Castle has to offer. Tickets are on sale now here.