Over 11.000 music, freedom and art lovers from Romania came on the Liberty Field, in Blaj, to meet top international and local bands and artists, during the second edition of Blaj aLive festival, which took place between 7th- 8th of June 2014.
During this cultural marathon, over 30 consecrated artists, out of whom 8 international and 22 from Romania, created a powerful and amazing atmosphere on each of the 3 Blaj aLive stages. If the Main Stage hosted 2 premieres for the country, when both Seether and Awolnation gave a sensational show which completed the fun offered by Zdob si Zdub, Parazitii and Vunk, the Electronica Stage continued, as well, the series of new musical experiences by bringing top international and local DJs in front of the public, names like: Matias Aguaio, Matthias Meyer, Tobias Thomas or Barnt.
Besides the musical component, art lovers could enjoy a large range of events, starting with workshops and painting, design and photo exhibitions to sports competitions and other relaxing activities.
Within Blaj aLive TechDom (a special round tent dedicated to the career and personal development area) the science & tech passionate students had the opportunity to attend for free to a series of technology, design, art or personal development workshops presented by various specialists and tech professors.
In addition to these, the Blaj aLive festival hosted another important premiere related to arts: the launch of the „ARTcore Industries” project, which came to light in order to underline the presence of a long and rich tradition of the Romanian industry and to put back on the public agenda the topics regarding the high potential for development possessed by the local industrial sector. The first edition of this artistic project took the form of a complex photo exhibition, entitled „Automotive Industry – Back to the future”. The series of works, belonging to one of the most talented Romanian young artists, had as starting point the desire to underline, through visual means of expression, the aesthetic and functional value of the Romanian automotive economic sector.
The Blaj aLive participants could enjoy the festival atmosphere and the large range of activities within dedicated areas (concerts & party area; workshops & networking area; recreational & sports area; terraces & pubs area; camping area etc.) which were all hosted by the place in which, 150 years ago, 40.000 people gathered to the Great National Assembly from Blaj.
Blaj aLive is a project initiated by Bosch-Rexroth and organized in partnership with Blaj Mayoralty, the Alba County Council through the ″Augustin Bena″ Cultural Center from Alba. The project is developed and implemented by ARTmania Events.