Festivals and concerts to enjoy in Romania in 2020

Major music festivals around the country have already announced the first names in their 2020 lineup, while the local entertainment scene will see a very first concert from Celine Dion.

Nikos Vertis concert - February 27, 28

The very popular Greek singer will entertain his Romania fans with two performances to be held at Sala Palatului. 

Mariza concert - March 7

Fans will get to listen to the Portuguese fado singer at a concert at Sala Palatului.

Pink Martini concert - March 30

The little orchestra that crosses the genres of classical music, classic pop, Latin music, and jazz returns to Bucharest for two performances, one at Sala Palatului on March 30, and one at Fratelli Studios on March 31. 

Toto Cutugno concert - May 29

The famed Italian singer will celebrate 50 years of activity on the stage of Sala Palatului. 

Jazz in the Park - June 25-28

For the eighth time, music takes over Cluj-Napoca’s Central Park. Many other events take place as part of the festival. 

Saga Festival - June 5-7

Famous Dutch DJs Tiesto and Sam Feldt, Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, and English DJ Sigala will perform at the festival, set to take place in the city’s Izvor Park. The event’s lineup also includes Disclosure, Don Diablo, Faithless DJ set, Marshmello, and Meduza. 

Gărâna Jazz Festival - July

This must-attend event for jazz lovers usually takes place in July. 

Neversea - July 2-5

The festival takes place at the Romanian seaside and passes are already on sale. 

Electric Castle - July 15-19

Twenty One Pilots, Foals, The Neighbourhood, and many more will perform at the 2020 edition of Electric Castle, the music festival held on the domain of the Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca, in western Romania. Also performing at the event will be Fisher, Zhu, Floating Points Live, Rezz, Tycho, Amon Tobin, Alec Benjamin, Purple Disco Machine, Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Urbandawn, Mc Dynamite and Meute. 

Celine Dion concert - July 29

Famous Canadian singer Celine Dion will perform for the first time in Romania in 2020. The concert in Bucharest will be part of the world tour promoting her latest album, Courage

Untold - July 30 - August 2

Passes for this large festival held in Cluj-Napoca sell very fast at every edition, as it happened this year as well. 

Summer Well - August 7-9

Of Monsters and Men, Tom Walker and Nothing But Thieves will perform at next year’s edition of Summer Well, the music festival held yearly on the Stirbey Domain in Buftea, close to Bucharest. 

Smida Jazz Festival - August 13-15

The festival takes place in the picturesque village of Smida, in the Apuseni Nature Park. 

Awake - August 14-16

This boutique festival takes place at the Teleki estate in Gornești, in Mureș county. It combines music, visual arts, cinema, and inspirational talks. 

Afterhills - August

George Enescu International Competition - August 29 - September 20

Several performances from the young classical music talent are usually available for the wide public. 

Fall in Love - September 4-6

The festival is held on the Mogosoaia domain, close to Bucharest. Passes for the 2020 edition are already on sale.

David Garrett concert - October 21, 23

Violinist David Garrett will return to Romania next year for two performances, in Bucharest and in Cluj-Napoca. The two concerts are part of the artist’s Unlimited Live world tour, celebrating ten years of crossover concerts. In Bucharest, the concert will take place on October 21 at Sala Palatului. In Cluj-Napoca, it will be held on October 23 at BT Arena. 

SoNoRo - October/November

The chamber music festival runs editions in Bucharest, and several cities in the country, bringing a lineup of international musicians and ensembles for themed concerts, held in various traditional and less so locations. 

Credit: @romania-insider.com

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