Electroruga de Buzad is back! We’ve already written about this new festival last year when the first edition took place. And because the first edition was so successful, we think you should clear your schedule between August 30th and September 1st to enjoy Electroruga de Buzad 2019. Read on to find out more…
[Last updated: 27.08.2019]
The concept: old meets new
Electroruga blends the tradition of the “ruga” with modern music. The festival takes place in the village of Buzad, approximately 50 km from Timisoara. In addition to live music, the festival also tries to bring people together in either lounge areas or during various workshops. Because bringing people together is part of the “ruga” tradition.
Electroruga de Buzad 2019: the workshops
The various activities organized within Electroruga include, among others:
- a graffiti workshop – on the walls of the old bus station in Buzad;
- alternative photography workshop;
- an animation workshop (Animation Worksheep – powered by the International Animation Film Festival “Anim’est”);
- music workshops – African beats and djembe;
- hiking tours in the area;
- an astronomy workshop
- and much more.
In addition to taking part in workshops, participants will have the opportunity to play volleyball and badminton, cool off at a “water fight” activity, or relax in a hammock or beanbag in the “lounge” areas.
Electroruga de Buzad 2019: the music
But you can’t really have a festival without music. Electroruga de Buzad will have a main stage, but also several other locations where the music will be part of the entertainment.
The festival’s lineup includes artists like: Technimatic, Rockwell, Black Sun Empire, Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orkestra, Cred că sunt Extraterestru, Silent Strike, Sofa Surfers, Ken Pith, Kosmic Blues, Moonlight Breakfast, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Orkid, Sam Binga, Wicked Dub Division and Alt Om, Bully, Iorga, Nipple`s Delight, Tzuc, UFe from Vinyl Rum Tapas and Wine (VRTW), Acetobă, VAG, Kojok, Soulheads, George Allen și Zoleevee, but also local crews like AnonimTM, Atelier22, Bass Request, Launmomentdat, Purge Crew and Souledout.
How to get there?
To get to the village of Buzad, you will need to take a one-hour drive – either in your personal car (or that of a friend’s) or by taking one of the official buses that will take you there (and back). There will be 2 buses each way every day, according to the following schedule:
- Timisoara to Buzad: Friday at 18:00 and 20:00, Saturday at 11:00 and 17:00, Sunday at 11:00 and 17:00
- Buzad to Timisoara: Saturday at 1:00 and 6:00, Sunday at 1:00 and 6:00, Monday at 0:00 and 3:00.
The buses leave from the bus station “Punctele Cardinale“, next to the old citadel (“bastion”). This is also where the buses stop on their way back.
Last but not least: The tickets
Tickets can be purchased from various partner locations and a pre-sale festival pass (3 days) currently costs 119 RON. A camping pass (2 people, 3 nights) costs 49 RON. Day-tickets cost 60 RON.
For additional information, please visit the official event website.
*All pictures via Electroruga