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Peninsula / Félsziget Festival

Peninsula / Félsziget was a summer music festival taking place annually in Transylvania, Romania. It was one of Romania's largest music festivals.

Peninsula / Félsziget Festival
GenreRock, pop, electro
DatesJuly
Location(s)Romania Târgu Mureș, Romania
Years active2003–2013
Websitehttp://www.peninsula.ro

FestivalEdit

Peninsula / Félsziget was an eclectic festival, with stages for different musical styles: rock, metal, pop, electro, world music, folk, hip-hop, blues and jazz. The festival gathered yearly up to 10–15 major bands, and up to 40–70 Central and Eastern European bands which are more or less known outside their countries' borders.

Besides, the festival featured a number of other activities: about 30 sports (football, table tennis, badminton, beach volleyball, chess, sumo, paintball, karting, archery, zip-line, kayaking, swimming etc.) including some extreme sport facilities (bungee jumping, climbing, paragliding etc.), movie projections in partnership with the Transilvania International Film Festival, theatre shows and workshops, stand-up comedy shows, graffiti contests and other creative activities, ecological workshops, volunteering workshops and training etc.

Volunteering was another important aspect of this festival. Annually, hundreds of youngsters from all over Romania gathered at this event and enhanced their experience by volunteering activities within the festival.

HistoryEdit

The first edition of the festival goes back to 2003. Organised by some members of the team of Sziget Festival, Peninsula (in Romanian) or Félsziget (in Hungarian) has grown steadily in terms of audience (from 20,000 in 2003 to 60,000 in 2009) as in the number, the variety and the quality of the bands: at the first edition there were only Hungarian and Romanian bands, but in later editions bands from all over the world were invited.[1]

In 2013, the organisers have decided to move the festival to a different city, namely Cluj-Napoca. As the city was chosen as the 2015 European Youth Capital, it only seemed as a strategical move.[citation needed] However, participants experienced a number of loopholes, from smaller location to a smaller number of bands. Initially, the line-up featured well-known bands such as Kaiser Chiefs, who eventually had to cancel.[citation needed]

After 2013, the festival was cancelled. Since 2017, VIBE festival is held in the location of the old Peninsula / Félsziget.

Line-upsEdit

Year Main artists
2014
Cancelled
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Festival's history till 2010 Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Romanian)

External linksEdit