About ARTmania Festival
ARTmania Festival, the first Romanian festival that has brought on the local market the concept of combining the art with entertainment, is a platform dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic expression inspired by rock culture.
With each edition, ARTmania has consolidated itself as a major regional promoter of contemporary music. However, ARTmania Festival does not simply refer to shows of famous international and local bands. Music is the main component from which everything emerged, but it is only a part of the experience the festival was designed to offer to Romanian and foreign art lovers.
Since the very beginning, ARTmania has been designed as a cultural platform meant to offer the public various events and ways to experience different forms of artistic expression, such as concerts, exhibitions, book launches or film screenings. This common meeting place of artists with the public at the level of sound, colors, images or letters, hosted by the Square and the medieval fortress, creates the space of fairy tale and magic which is essentially comprised in the spirit of the festival.
Being the longest-lasting rock festival in Romania and one of the longest-standing traditions of the regional cultural scene, ARTmania has shaped its own identity through a bold concept and a special ambience: the Large Square of one of the most beautiful fortresses medieval times in Eastern Europe.
ARTmania is constantly exploring new directions, building on the experience of previous editions, when a number of important artists and bands went on stage, international names like: Steven Wilson, Peter Hammill, Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend, Die Toten Hosen, Nightwish, Within Temptation, HIM, Tarja Turunen, The Gathering, The Sisters of Mercy, Anathema, Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil, Helloween, Lacrimosa, Poets of the Fall or Deine Lakaien among many others.
In the same period of time with ARTmania Festival, the East European Music Conference (25th – 27th of July 2019) is unfolding. EEMC is the first international conference dedicated to the music business organized in Romania, an event which brought, for the first time in our country, as speakers some of the best-known European professionals working in the music industry. After two editions where over 800 people - participants and guests - from the Romanian and European cultural environment exchanged ideas and shared conclusions, the third edition continues to contribute to the development of the Romanian music market with the help of another avant-garde program: the Romanian Music Export. RME is the first Romanian program launched in the entrepreneurial area, which is active the European music promotion and export area. In 2019, Romanian Music Export reaches its second edition and will be open for both participants and conference guests. Tickets are available on the following link: http://eemusic.com/