The Large Square of Sibiu will host for the first time the concert of the legendary band Lacrimosa, confirmed as the headliner for Saturday 10th of August, at the eight edition of ARTmania Festival.

The event celebrates the return of the much praised artists in the medieval fortress of Sibiu, offering the fans a first concert in the Large Square, five years after their premiere at ARTmania. Born in 1990 as the project of the German composer Tilo Wolff and the Finnish artist Anne Nurmi, Lacrimosa became a pioneer of the Symphonic-Metal scene, blending rock themes with passionate lyricism and classical music interventions.

Lacrimosa originally started as a Darkwave or more gothic band with occasional metal elements. Since its forth album Inferno (1995), their style has shifted more towards gothic metal, mixing heavy metal and gothic rock sounds with classical instruments, violin, trumpet and their defining keyboard solos. Over 20 years now, the band brought to light an amazing discography through their own record label Hall of Sermon.

In September 2012, Lacrimosa released their 11th studio album that features an extraordinary orchestra and choir, along talented artists such as Mille Petrozza, guitarist of the thrash metal band Kreator and the drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, from Accept.

The hypnotic musicality of `Revolution` plays with the trademark sound of Lacrimosa by adding a bit of roughness and direct lyrics, providing the track an openness to a broader spectrum of musical styles, touching a wider range of passionate listeners.

For the second time at ARTmania due to continuous request from the festival`s audience, Lacrimosa returns to Sibiu, on the stage in the Large Square, Saturday 10th of August, promising a dramatic show, full of emotions.

Lacrimosa`s performance in the Large Square confers a mastery touch of noblesse and elegance specific to the goth style to the line-up of ARTmania Festival 2013.

For eight years, ARTmania Festival brought together artists from all over the world, promoting the intercultural exchange in one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Eastern Europe: Sibiu. With the support of its faithful partners and allies, ARTmania cultural platform was able to offer art amateurs a varied cultural program of concerts, exhibitions, workshops and other events dedicated to the fine arts. In 2013, ARTmania Festival takes place between 5th and 11th of August and is co-financed by the local Council of Sibiu through the Town Hall and the Cultural House of Sibiu Municipality.

In 2013, ARTmania Festival will take place between the 5th and 11th of August, bringing to the audience great concerts and a large variety of alternative activities. One faithful alley of the festival, supporting ARTmania for the 4th consecutive edition is Tuborg, a brand with hyperactivity in the events world. Tuborg offers to the young spirited people, wonderful moments along their favorite artists. Tuborg means inspiration, entertainment and spontaneity!

Tickets for The ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2013 are now available and can be purchased worldwide on or in Eventim network and for the Romanian public only, for 150 lei/full pass and 100 lei/day pass.

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