The ARTmania Festival announces a premiere in the history of Romanian concerts and calls to Sibiu all fans of rock music, photography and astronomy. Deathstars and Poets of the Fall, a premiere in Romania, will join the other confirmed bands at the festival’s seventh edition: Die Toten Hosen, Epica, Delain and Trail of Tears.

Deathstars is a heavy name in world industrial and gothic metal charts. Accustomed with large crowds due to the Rammstein tour, the Swedish band will play at ARTmania on Friday, August 10, 2012. The energy of their music will conquer Romania as have their hits “Blitzkrieg”, “Death Dies Hard” and “Cyanide” have conquered televisions and internet. A spectacular apparition teleported from the world of deathglam to the stage in the Large Square of Sibiu.

The band confirmed today is well known for its live shows and disputed attitude but Poets of The Fall are nothing less, having a huge portfolio of prizes in Finland. The four albums released from 2005 till 2010 have had an incredible success, the last two discs recording sales of over 10,000 units each, just a few days after the official release. The Finns are a strong presence on the European stage, being active on all cultural areas, from music to movies and even video games: Alan Wake, Max Payne 2 or Death Rally.

Poets of The Fall, a dream come true for alternative rock enthusiasts, will play at Sibiu “Carnival of Rust” and “Late Goodbye” for those present on Saturday, August 11 at the ARTmania Festival.

The ARTmania cultural platform supports the bells arts, with an accent on the music directly linked to or derived from rock culture. Alongside its faithful allies and hosts of the event, ARTmania has become a well- known international brand, thanks to its specific concert program and its location in one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Eastern Europe, Sibiu.

The ARTmania Festival has been endorsed by the City Hall of Sibiu from the first edition in July 2006. An important ally in the battle for musical dissemination is Tuborg, a known brand, integrated in the artistic schedule of the Festival through its Tuborg Sound platform. Tuborg Sound has been supporting the festival for three years, promoting not only the platform itself but also Romanian bands, either well known or just emerging. Starting last year the ARTmania Festival was joined by bikers under the Harley Davidson® logo, a brand which could not miss the annual meeting of free spirits.

The annual festival in Sibiu has become known over its six years of existence by promoting gothic metal artists or other metal genres, extending its coverage to heavy metal, punk and even alternative rock. Music represents the leitmotif of the festival, closely followed by visual arts, especially photography and painting. Promoted artists endorse the general concept of ARTmania through concert photography or festival related paintings. Indirectly linked projects are also welcomed since the festival’s mission is defined by drawing various contributions from the art domain, with a starting point in music. In this area one of the main concerns of the organizing party is facilitating the promotion of Romanian artist on the scene of an important international festival.

During the festival week, ARTmania strongly supports productions of the cultural institutions in Sibiu. Started two years ago, the collaboration between the Brukenthal National Museum and the ASTRA National Museum Complex has granted access to an impressive number of participants at the ARTmania Festival in museum areas as well as galleries, which have been highly regarded due to their priceless cultural heritage.

In 2012, the ARTmania Festival will take place between August 6 and 12 and will offer art amateurs a varied cultural program including concerts, exhibitions, workshops and other events dedicated to the fine arts. The concerts in the Large Square will take place on Friday and Saturday, 10th and 11th of August.

Tickets and full passes for the ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2012 can be purchased in Eventim and Diverta networks, and online at, and at, for 130 lei/pass and 90/day ticket, while starting with July and until the last festival day passes will be 150 lei and one day ticket 100 lei for the main festival events.

ARTmania Festival is an event co-financed by the Local Council of Sibiu with the Town Hall of Sibiu and the Cultural House of the District of Sibiu. ARTmania is supported by the following media: Rock FM, Adevarul, Dilema Veche, Sunete, Zile si Nopti, Catavencii, 9AM, Metalhead, Metalfan, Urban, Autoexpert, Chip, Level, MotorExpert, RadioLynx, iConcert, Hotcity and Tribuna.

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