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Addictedtoedm / Maria Rosa Flatt

This year’s UNTOLD festival once again cemented its reputation as one the most incredible events in the music world, achieving record-breaking numbers and setting a new standard for production and performance.

More than 372,000 people enjoyed 74 hours music across the weekend, with over 6 million people watching the live streams online. Day 4 being the absolute highlight with over 97,000 music-lovers attending the festival. The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Italy, France and Germany were the foreign countries with the most fans in attendance, making up 20% the crowd amongst other foreign countries. Alongside 20% fans from Cluj-Napoca, there were 60% local music lovers from other parts Romania.  

Day 1 saw Tujamo declare his mainstage set “the best two hours my life” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike exclaim: “Romania, let me tell you something. You are the most wonderful and strongest audience in the world. We were just waiting to get to you.” Day 2 saw regular headliner Armin Van Buuren steal the headlines, entering the stage as the Orchestra the Romanian National Opera played the Romanian national anthem and with a slew vocalists joining him throughout his set.

This was all part an exclusive show, ARMIN UNTOLD, made especially for UNTOLD‘s 5 year anniversary. Bastille performed an epic main stage set on Day 3 to a rapturous response, while Danny Avila took to the stage with a full dance company interpreting his powerful beats. On the final day, Robbie Williams performed an hour-and-a-half his greatest hits, with an impressive stage show dancers and costumes. On the final night it was left to Martin Garrix to treat a packed main stage to his incredible and energetic show.

But not only the main stage saw a packed stadium. Also the performances  Solomun, Paul Kalkbrenner and Boris Brejcha drew over 10,000 fans to a packed Galaxy. In the park surrounding the two stadiums, music-lovers could enjoy a wide variety their favorite genres. At the beloved Daydreaming stage the crowd went wild during sets  Black Cfee, Damian Lazarus and Guy Gerber. Borgore and Dub FX were crowd favorites at the Alchemy stage and gave stellar performances, as was to be expected. 

Registration for UNTOLD 2020 is now open with a special low-price ticket available for those who get in early. Time to start planning your outfits… – sign up here to be the first to hear about artist announcements and early bird tickets.

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