Romania’s UNTOLD festival celebrates its fifth chapter

Stormzy, Seth Troxler, Black Coffee and more have been added to the bill...


Words by: Paul Benney

UNTOLD has been steadily climbing the ranks in the international festival circuit, each year growing in size. Attracting over 350,000 people across last year’s edition, the 4-day Romanian festival celebrates its 5th Chapter this summer (August 1st – 4th, 2019).

With big new names across its nine stages and house, techno, bass and live strands, it’s shaping up to be one of the year’s most impressive line-ups.


The Galaxy Stage grows with three major new additions. A festival isn’t a festival without Seth Troxler, and with his good friends Jamie Jones and Martinez Brothers playing back-to-back on the same stage, it’s a strong line-up. Paul Kalkbrenner also joins, bringing one of his epic live shows that’s built for huge arenas like this one. These names are added to the already impressive first wave of artists including Tale of Us, Solomun, Loco Dice and many more.


Meanwhile, the Daydreaming Stage, featuring more melodic, atmospheric house and techno, gets even more impressive with the addition of South Africa’s irresistible Black Coffee and his soulful, tribal rhythms. Damian Lazarus’ position as head of Crosstown Rebels means his sets are always filled with lots of exclusives, and he makes a hugely welcome addition to the stage. Bedouin join with years of experience with Burning Man under their belt, while Monolink’s stupendous live show brings lush melodies and textures.


The Alchemy Stage is where you’ll find all manner of hard bass styles, and these new additions create an even more diverse array of sounds. Breaks legends A Skillz b2b Krafty Kuts, old school jungle pioneer Congo Natty, mighty drum and bass stalwart Roni Size and new school heroes Nero all join the formidable bill.

Finally, the main stage line-up continues to grow with some huge DJs and live acts added. Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, 3 Are Legend (Steve Aoki x Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) join the huge list of DJs, with Busta Rhymes and Tove Lo both added to the live bill.

4-day passes can be bought on the official website and more info can be found here.

Date: August 1 – 4, 2019
Location: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tickets: via UNTOLD

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