The 5th edition of the UNTOLD Festival brings to the northwestern Romanian city of Cluj Napoca big stars such as Robie Williams, Armin van Buuren and David Guetta.
Fans of electro dance music will be enjoying as of Thursday the UNTOLD Festival, one of the most impressive productions in Europe, which will be hosted by Cluj Napoca (northwest) until Sunday. The organizers have promised an unforgettable show, which is going to be attended by about 350 thousand people during the 4 days of the festival. They are coming from more than 100 countries to see the performance of the over 200 artists who will be performing on 10 stages. The event has a budget of almost 14 million Euros. Over 1,500 sq.m. of LED screens have been set up and more than 30 trucks brought stage props for the festival, because UNTOLD is known both for the quality of music provided by the world’s best DJs and for the laser lighting displays.
The main attraction of the music parties that are going to last till dawn is one of the biggest concert stages in Europe located on the Cluj Arena stadium. It measures 90 m in width and 30 m in height, has LED screens mounted on an extended area and 1,000 spot lights. The top attractions of the festival are Robbie Williams’ concert, the unique Armin Untold show, the show of the trio 3 are Legend (Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and the return of Martin Garrix on the main stage. David Guetta is also coming back to Cluj Napoca for the anniversary edition of the UNTOLD Festival and promised a spectacular show, writes a communiqué issued by the organizers.
The authorities have mobilized for the event, with more than 1,000 under cover agents being present at the festival, in an attempt to prevent any possible offence. There will also be 3,000 uniformed policemen patrolling the festival area. A temporary police station has been set up to efficiently handle notifications and to be able to intervene promptly in any event. Tents have also been set up for doctors to provide medical assistance to those who need it. For emergency situations, 8 ambulances and special vehicles for the transport of staff and multiple victims will be located on the festival premises.
The first edition of UNTOLD took place in 2015 when the city of Cluj Napoca had been designated European Youth Capital. Following the success it enjoyed, the festival was granted the Best Major Festival award at the European Festival Awards hosted by the Netherlands. (translation by L. Simion)