The hard-working organizers of one of the biggest festivals in the world, UNTOLD, are preparing to open the gates of the magical realm on Thursday, August 4. For 4 days and 4 nights, more than 200 renowned national and international artists and tens of thousands of fans will live the joy of seeing each other at the UNTOLD Festival, in the heart of Transylvania, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Over 15,000 people from over 20 countries are building worlds and decors in the Cluj Arena stadium and its surroundings. There will be impressive stages and special music spots, over 70 vendors with food and drinks, a fashion corner called Designers’ Nest, partners activations, magical characters, entertainers, and dancers who will create amazing shows throughout the festival, as well as many other surprises. The festival covers an area of 235,000 square meters.
The UNTOLD 2022 theme is “Temple of Lúna” and can be seen inside the stadium and on the mainstage’s decorations. The Wizard, the protector of the festival, needs help to save the whole world. 5 orders (Order of the Griffin, Order of the Owl, Order of the Dragonfly, Order of the Stag, and Order of the Firefly) have 5 artifacts that will help the Wizard in his quest. He will have to go through 5 challenges to get all the help he needs.
Each order represents a series of values with which fans of the festival can identify: Order of the Griffin for those who are in continuous experimentation and openness to the new, Order of the Owl for those who are primarily focused on knowledge and acquisition of wisdom, the Order of the Dragonfly for those who seek to live their lives to their fullest potential, the Order of the Stag for those who seek diverse, meaningful human connections, and the Order of the Firefly for those who find happiness in being surrounded by the loved ones.
Each year, the festival’s theme is revealed on the main stage. The decorations, lights, and video content are the main storytelling tools to bring people into the magical atmosphere of UNTOLD. The festival’s production is impressive, with over 1,000 tons of materials, brought by over 500 trucks for all setups, from stages, and decorations to food and drinks areas, ticket containers, credit points, activations, and activities.
The production is completed by the artistic component, full of memorable moments: the opening ceremony will be led by Claptone, and 100 dancers and entertainers will surround by a masked ball show with more than 10,000 masks distributed to the public.
Romanian and international artists are also preparing unique acts on the mainstage. The closing ceremony will be performed alongside Lost Frequencies and a show of fireworks and lasers that will fill the sky. The festival will be closed on the mainstage on Monday morning by Tujamo.
Above & Beyond, Alok, Anne-Marie, ATB, Bassjackers, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, G Eazy, Hardwell, JBalvin, Kungs, Kygo, Lost Frequencies, Major Lazer Soundsystem, Morten, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner Live, Steve Aoki, Tujamo and Vini Vici are the most awaited artists on the UNTOLD mainstage.
The mainstage will have over 700 square meters of LED screen, it will be 24 meters high, 95 meters wide, and 30 meters deep. The weight of the stage exceeds 400 tons, and the roof spans 24 meters. More than 900 light games will color the Cluj-Arena stadium during all the days and nights of the festival. All the energy used on the mainstage comes from renewable sources.
Top production specialists are working to create all the stages. Chris is the Production Manager for the UNTOLD mainstage and has 24 years of experience in the field. He works with the biggest events and festivals worldwide, and for 17 years, he has toured with Metallica, Rammstein, Britney Spears, Madonna, and Rihanna. Thiago is one of its core people with experience to match – Production Manager for Tiesto, Stage Manager at Expo Dubai, and many other events and festivals worldwide.
Galaxy, the techno house of the UNTOLD festival, is a stage where the scenery is constantly changing thanks to the video-mapping projection. The set consists of astronomy objects, galaxies, energy particles, portals, and space-time tunnels. Amelie Lens, Anfisa Letyago, Ann Clue, Boris Brejcha, Coeus, Djeff, Fehrplay Closing Show, Jamie Jones B2B Loco Dice, Kevin De Vries, Maceo Plex, Mahony, Marcel Fengler, Mathame, Paco Osuna, Raresh, Reinier Zonneveld (Live), Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin Live and Tale Of Us are the artists who will guide the lucky fans to the new worlds from across the universe.
The Alchemy stage embodies an alchemy laboratory with a line-up of rap, trap, hip-hop, drum & bass music. Local artists and Borgore, DJ Snow & MC Agent, Dope D.O.D., Dub FX & Woodnote, L’Entourloop with N’Zeng, Malaa, Netsky, Noisia (DJ Set), Sub Focus B2B Wilkinson Ft. ID & AD-Apt are the alchemists who will make magic during the 4 days and 4 nights of the festival.
The Time stage is a metaphor for the time machine, executed in a steampunk style. The decor contains clocks, time machines, hourglasses, and star charts. On this stage, fans will be enchanted by Anna Tur, Fehrplay Closing Show, Jack Orange B2B Will Johnston, Kasia, Korolova, Kristian Nairn, Noel Holler B2B Toby Romeo, SiminaGrigoriu, and many others.
The Daydreaming stage represents 3 portals made of floral decor, with LED screens that take the visitors to a floral world similar to the Garden of Eden. House, deep house, and tribal house music complete the musical atmosphere. Armen Miran & Hraach, Audiofly, Bross, Caleesi & Sarah Kreis, Damian Lazarus, Day Dreamers (Marwan, Dub FX & Woodnote), Djeff, Hernan Cattaneo B2B Nick Warren, Jan Bloqmvist, Marwan, Paax (Tulum) and Sebastien Leger Modular Live Show are some of the artists who will fascinate the fans of the Day Dreaming stage.
The Retro Fantasy stage and the Tram stage will also host very special shows.
UNTOLD is one of the biggest festivals in the world, and in 2022 it was placed on 5th place in the top world festivals, according to the company Viberate. The 7th edition takes place on August 4-7 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Tickets are still available HERE! Watch the official 2021 aftermovie below and prepare yourselves for a magical show this summer!