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Who goes on the Balkanik!Festival stage this year


... Stefan Hantel, better known by his stage name Shantel, is a DJ and producer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He is known for his work with gypsy brass orchestras, DJing and remixing traditional Balkan music with electronic beats...

Fanfare Ciocârlia

... are a 24-legged brass beast whose eastern funk groove has torn up halls and festivals across the planet. Their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse...

Amsterdam Klazmer Band

... aka The Magnificent Seven of Balkan and Klezmer The Amsterdam Klezmer Band (AKB) is an energetic and poetic stage act that charms international audiences. Their refreshing approach to Klezmer and Balkan music and results in a very lively mix of Eastern-European sound. Mix a dose of klezmer with a pinch of ska, add a shot of Balkan and a smidchen...


Kalyi Jag

... (Romani for "Black Fire") is a Hungarian Romani folk music group. The group was founded in Budapest by Vlach Roma members who originated from the Szatmár county. It had roots in the Táncház movement...

Ivo Papasov and his wedding band a Bulgarian clarinetist. He leads the "Ivo Papazov Wedding Band" in performances of jazz-infused Stambolovo music, and is one of the premier creators of the genre known as "wedding band" music in Bulgaria...

Kocani Orkestar

...The band's trademark thundering style soon became very popular: their powerful rhythm section (drummer + four tubas), their passionate soloists, and the sheer funkiness of their beats would lead any audience to break into dance...

Lemon Bucket Orkestra a Canadian self-described "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk-Super Band" formed in 2010 in Toronto. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra made headlines (such as CNN, CBC, Fox News and CTV), on their way to Romania for a three-week tour of Romania...

Doina Revival - Maria Casandra Hauși & Mehdi Aminian w. Guests a musical project created around the improv nature of the Romanian ”doina” and it brings together artists from Romania, Spain and Iran who call themselved Roots Revival, a band created by Mehdi Aminian ...

Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs

...the after-party starts at The Ark with Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs (Bulgaria). Nikola Gruev’s band recorded eleven fresh tracks that take us into a whole new universe of advanced Balkan Funk and Blues...


...has long been an accomplice of the most ebullient projects: with his band Click Here or the extravert Rona Hartner for tsigane cultures traditions as well as the gnawas of Essaouira and Hamadcha of Fez, Dj Dolores brasileiro or African mixes with Issa Bagayogo...


...with a live set from Cumbus Cemaat (Istanbul). Their music was born on the banks of the Bosfor river from songs gathered around the Balkans and the Middle East...


Festival agenda

Main stage - Gradina Uranus

14:00 | 17:30 Lunch balcanic | Ateliere meșteșugărești | Expozitii de fotografie, sculptură, pictură

17:30 | 19:00 Doina Revival & Maria Casandra Hausi & Mehdi Aminian w. guests

19:30 | 21:00 Kalyi Jag

21:30 | 23:00 Ivo Papasov & His Wedding Band

Afterparty – The Ark

23:30 | 01:00 Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs

01:00 | 05:00 Dj Click

Main Stage - Gradina Uranus

14:00 | 17:30 Lunch balcanic | Ateliere meșteșugărești | Expozitii de fotografie, sculptură, pictură

17:30 | 19:00 Lemon Bucket Orkestra

19:30 | 21:00 Kocani Orkestra

21:30 | 23:00 Fanfare Ciocarlia

Afterparty – The Ark

23:30 | 01:00 Cumbus Cemaat

01:00 | 03:00 Ion din Dorobanți (Future Nuggets, Steaua de Mare, Raze de Soare)

03:00 | 05:00 DJ Sielat (Norvegia)

Main stage - Gradina Uranus

14:00 | 19:30 Lunch balcanic | Ateliere meșteșugărești | Expozitii de fotografie, sculptură, pictură

19:30 | 21:00 Amsterdam Klezmer Band

21:30 | 23:00 Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar


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Friday 11 september 40 lei

Saturday 12 september 40 lei

Sunday 13 september 40 lei

*the price also includ after-party access

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Friday 11 september 50 lei

Saturday 12 september 50 lei

Sunday 13 september 50 lei

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Materials of the most beloved balkan music festival

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Making of Balkanik! Festival 2014


BalKaniK!Festival 2014

Music of the roots in the heart of effervescent Bucharest

The 5th anniversary edition brings to the stage renowned artists like Fanfare Ciocârlia, Shantel and Bukovina Club Orkestra, Ivo Papasov or Amsterdam Klezmer Band

• Balkanik! Festival is the most resonant world music festival in South-Eastern Europe, taking place this year on 11th, 12th and 13th of September, in Bucharest, Romania

• Traditional handicrafts, workshops, hay couches, hammocks, circus shows, art exhibitions and dancing barefoot in the sand add up to the bohemian atmosphere of the festival


Uranus Garden, 44 Uranus Street, Bucharest, ROMANIA

Uranus Garden manages to capture the true essence of the urban space in Bucharest, alluring through a combo of contrasting elements. Although it is an open-air space in which the green color is queen, the garden is found in the center of the capital city of Romania, and a relaxed, cool atmosphere is created in the heart of chaos and disquiet. Uranus Garden is a sheer oasis, around which everything gravitates with speed. But, on the 11th, 12th and 13th of September, this oasis will be brought to life, as we made a custom of resurrecting it every year for Balkanik Festival. It will not commingle with the rest of the city, it will be surrounded and wrapped in the Balkan spirit! Balkanik Festival will explode and what you will find in the garden is a great party with music, dance, art, exquisite food and beverage, fine wine and many many surprises. We await you to share the joy together, with passion and yen for life!

LANDMARK: near The Ark and the Flower Market(Piața de Flori George Coșbuc). Tram 32 from Unirii Square(Piața Unirii), getting off at Chirigiu Station.

The Ark, Strada Uranus 150, București, ROMÂNIA

In 1898 se construieste Bursa Marfurilor, dupa planurile arhitectului italian Giulio Magni si ale inginerului Anghel Saligny. Intre 1945 si 1990 functionand ca Vama Antrepozite, cladirea a supravietuit demolarilor masive din anii '80 care nu au lasat in picioare decat putine case din cartierul Uranus. Cladirea arde in 1990 si ramane in ruina timp de 16 ani, copaci de 7 metri crescand in golurile etajelor odata pline de activitate. Clasata monument istoric si etichetata cu 'pericol de prabusire', exemplul de arhitectura industriala de odinioara a fost apoi cumparata de investori privati, care au renovat-o cu arhitectul Mario Kuibus si Re-Act Now Studio in 2006. De atunci poarta numele 'The Ark’.



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Proiectul "Balkanik: festival de cultură şi artă" se desfăşoară în cadrul Programului PA17RO13 "Promovarea diversităţii în cultură şi artă în cadrul patrimoniului cultural european" şi este finanţat printr-un Grant oferit de Norvegia, Islanda, Liechtenstein şi Guvernul României

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