|Genre||Alternative · Electronic music · Indie · Rock|
|Dates||17-19 August 2018|
|Location(s)||Gornești, Mureș - Teleki Estate|
|Years active||2017 - present|
AWAKE Festival is an annual boutique festival that takes place in Gornești, Mureș county, at the Teleki Estate. The line-up represents a mixture of musical styles, with national and international acts coming mainly from the electronic and the rock music scene. Many other activities are being organized during the festival, such as: an open air library and cinema, Feed your Mind (a debate platform) and an international big art competition, Artdoor.
AWAKE's first edition took place during 1-3 September 2017 and it's line-up included international and local acts such as: Knife Party, Tom Odell, Modestep (live), Aeroplane, Mazde, Axel Thesleff, Irie Maffia, Subcarpați, Alternosfera and many other artists.
Teleki Estate is located in Transylvania and it encompasses 16 acres of land. The estate hosts an 18th century baroque castle and an English park with old trees and meadows, near the river Mureș. The castle is one of the best preserved in Transylvania and has many of its original pieces in place like Murano chandeliers, wood doors, fireplaces, murals and stucco works. A part of the castle has been refurbished with antique furniture in order to recreate the old atmosphere, which visitors can see throughout the year.
The complete line-up for the 2017 edition: Knife Party, Tom Odell, Modestep (live), Aeroplane, Mazde, Axel Thesleff, Irie Maffia, Subcarpați, Alternosfera, Șuie Paparude, Coma, Kiscsillag, Golan, Gojira & Planet H, Les Elephants Bizarres, DJ Sauce, DJ Shiver, T-Boys(Missile & Goranga), Mary PopKids, Jujak, Arme, Andreea Veder, Disco Sigaretta, sZempöl Offchestra, The Kryptonite Sparks, Greetings Sugar, Satellites, Manuel Riva, NoruNegru, Jinxy Von D'ers, Dobix, Alex Dark, Thomas Pcz, Ma:tei and Reality Engine.
These acts performed on the Cube Main Stage, the River Stage and the Treehouse Stage. At the first edition there were also many other activities: the Forest Library, Artdoor (an international competition for big art installations), the Feed Your Mind platform, the Serenity Meadow (a space dedicated to physical and spiritual relaxation),the Baazar, the Bridge Cinema and the Playground.
In 2018, AWAKE will take place during 17 – 19 August in Gornesti, Mures county, at Teleki Estate. The musical acts confirmed are: Milky Chance, Morcheeba, Wilkinson, Vița de Vie ”În Corzi” - an exclusive symphonic show together with the Filarmonica de stat Tîrgu Mureș, The Subways, Akua Naru, The Parlotones, Fink, James Zabiela, Eelke Kleijn, Subcarpați - with special guest: Hanu' cu Bragă, Omul cu Șobolani, Mihail, Șatra B.E.N.Z., Ivan&the Parazol, DJ Shiver, Fran Palermo, DJ Sauce, sZempöl Offchestra, DJ Antenna, Detour and many more.
For it's second edition, AWAKE introduced a festival theme called New Funky Royals. People attending the festival are invited to follow this dress code by mixing and un-matching their articles of clothing. Like in the case of the previous edition, other activities will be organized too.
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