The Untold Festival is one of Romania’s largest music festivals, held annually in Cluj-Napoca. Here’s the information you need to attend this great event.
Where is located the UNTOLD festival
The UNTOLD festival typically takes place in late July or early August each year. It is held in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The exact dates may vary from year to year, so it’s advisable to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.
It is available at this address: untold.com
Cluj Napoca is a city located in Transilvania, in the center of the country. It has an international airport (CLJ), and is linked to many cities in Europe thanks to a lot of lowcost airlines, among them : Ryanair, Wizzair, etc..
You can reach Cluj’s airport from many big cities in countries like Italy, Germany, France, united Kingdom, Belgium, greece, Netherlands, Spain, Sweeden, Poland.
The airport is located 15 minutes away from the city center by taxi or airport shuttle.
You can as well come to Cluj Napoca by train or bus. It is connected to Europe through the A3/A10 Highway.
The magic of UNTOLD festival
It all started in 2015, when Cluj-Napoca was designated European Capital of Culture after winning the competition in which other 48 European countries entered. From the first edition, the UNTOLD festival won the “Best Major Festival” award and the “Brand of the Year” title again in 2015.
Thus through this event, the city of Cluj becomes for 4 days in August the “capital of the world and of magic”. And 30,000 festival-goers come from the four corners of Romania and now from all over Europe.
The theme of the festival is built around magic, mystery and heroic fantasy and abstraction, like a fable. The decoration of the festival is downright unreal with ultra-colorful patterns describing a supernatural world with giant monsters, wolves, flowers everywhere.
Playing on the legend of Dracula, in 2015 the festival offered a reduction in the price of the entrance ticket or a day pass to those who donated blood. The poster read: “Just pay with your blood.” A great and useful marketing idea given that Romania is facing a significant blood shortage.
The music scene at Untold is very broad and each of us can find what we’re looking for, but overall it’s more electro: house, techno, deep-house, disco. You can also find dubstep, drum, rock and traditional Romanian music.
Tickets and acces to the event
Participation in the Festival is done using one of the following types of Tickets:
– Standard Subscriptions (General Access) – guarantee the Authorized Participant access to the Festival for the entire period of its duration, starting from the first day at 4:00 PM and until the end of the Festival (5:00 AM).
– VIP subscriptions – guarantee the Authorized Participant access to the Festival for the entire period of its duration, starting from the first day at 4:00 PM and until the end of the Festival (5:00 AM). VIP membership holders have access to a specially designed bar area with premium drink options.
– One-day tickets – guarantee the Authorized Participant access to all the stages of the Festival on that day, starting at 16:00 P.M. and until the following day at 05.00 AM, at which time the Ticket expires, and the Participant no longer has access to the Festival.
UNTOLD festival 2024
UNTOLD 2024 will take place between August 8-11, 2024, and fills us with new stories and characters. The festival is eagerly and enthusiastically awaited by many people.
The organizers of one of the UNTOLD festival are preparing to open a new chapter in the magical UNTOLD universe, and announced the first confirmed names for the 9th edition of the festival : Sam Smith and Swedish House Mafia.
The organizers of UNTOLD have prepared a wide range of accommodation options, both in hotels and in student dormitories, where the price starts from 150 euros per person, for a 4-night stay. For hotels in Cluj-Napoca, available on the festival’s official website, untold.com/, the prices are as follows:
3-star hotels: accommodation starts from 555 euros per person for a 4-night stay
4-star hotels, from 565 euros per person
5-star hotels, from 640 euros per person.
After they sell out, the organizers will make new accommodation packages available to fans and big names from the music industry worldwide. Next year, the UNTOLD main stage will be the place of premieres and special appearances for a festival in Romania.
What to do around the festival ?
Cluj Napoca is located in a region rich in historical, cultural and geological monuments.
It doesn’t matter when you visit Cluj-Napoca, there will always be something special on the menu for you: festivals, concerts, exhibitions, monuments, museums, history, ancient and modern architecture, nocturnal life, daytime life, student life… After visiting the city (easy to do in a short week-end) go on and explore the surroundings. Make a small trip in the mountains situated 1 to 3 hours away, or stay close to the city and visit the local attractions (natural and architectural).
With one of the country’s most dynamic economies and a population of around 330,000 inhabitants, Cluj is today a dynamic cultural city in Romania. The six public universities (and 5 private ones) located here are also located in Cluj Napoca in the cities with the largest percentage of the country’s student population.
Piața Unirii is the main square of Cluj. With its Baroque and Gothic buildings, from the Renaissance to the Neoclassical, the place allows direct access to the Saint-Michel Church and the Banffy Palace. On the flank of the church is an equestrian statue dating back to 1902 and representing Matthew Corvin, the sovereign of the 15th century.
Half an hour away from cluj you can find the famous salt mine of Turda.
Legends say that Vlad Țepeș would have impaled his own soldiers found on the battlefield wounded in the back (showing that they would have tried to flee in front of the enemy) and he would have impaled one out of twelve soldiers among those who refused to go in combat. The executioner refusing, Vlad would have pierced him on the spot.
The bloodthirsty side of Vlad Țepeș would have given the inspiration for the character of Count Dracula.
Maybe you wonder about what did Vlad tepes eat, since the novel about Dracula speaks mainly about blood. Discover it in our article about what did Vlad the Impaler eat. Cick here !
You may as well learn more about where did Vlad Tepes live, and especially about Targoviste, the city where Vald Tepes settled and had his real Castle (not Bran castle). Click here to learn more about Targoviste.