Manu Chao, Matisyahu, Sunrise Avenue, Guess Who, Kompakt DJs along with other beautiful local or international musical projects, start the adventure at Blaj aLive on June 5, with five musical stages, the already known Freedom Stage and Electronica and three other, chosen by the most influential cultural communities in Transylvania: Jazz in the Park from Cluj, Astronaut Kru from Deva and AudioFort from Alba-Iulia. Of course, Red Bull will also be present at Blaj aLive with a tent playing music throughout the day.
The Jazz in the Park concept was born in New York in the 80s as an idea of offering good quality music in Central Park, in such a manner that it would be widely accessible, and soon the idea spread and conquered important European cities. In 2013, it was imported for the first time in Romania, at Cluj-Napoca. The main event will take place in Cluj, in late June, where various small stages will be featured, with dance floors, vintage shops and a big stage for the evening concerts.
At Blaj aLive, Jazz in the Park will promote a jazzy atmosphere, concerts and listening parties. Ori Alboher is the first confirmed for the jazz stage, an ultra sensitive artist who blends folk, neo-soul, house and trip hop in a vividly coloured ambiental music, carefully recorded on his Unwind album, available on Bandcamp.
For almost 8 years, Astronaut Kru Sound System has been a part of the Romanian underground electronic music. The astronaut sound system is in full throttle and ready for intergalactic journeys with electro, d’n’b, break and dubstep rhythms, entwined with techno, electro, idm and other genres, all featuring a positive vibe and a good time. The spaceship crew is formed by Burner Greene, Kukilla and Mofo.
Audio Fort is a local DJs and producers community that lay ground to the Alba-Iulia clubbing scene. “The Blaj aLive scene is perfect for developing and promotion and will bring a plus to a festival everyone cares to support. We will try to bring with us Framms, a small bar in Alba Iulia that has agreed to support the Audio Fort movement at Blaj aLive, states Octave aka ORKA, AudioMutz and Audio Fort founder. Alongside Octave, Kito, Turturu, Andreus, Akadela, Cris, oweN, Badea, Alex Modoi, Miyka’el and other special community guests will be mixing for Audio Fort.
The Liberty Field Festival begins on Friday at 12 p.m. and ends on Sunday morning at 5 a.m. The official after hours location is Club M in Blaj. Access in the camping area beings on Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m. and will be open until Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available in Orange, Carturesti, Germanos, Diverta, Eventim and Myticket networks and online at blajalive.ro.