Electric Castle, held at Transylvania’s spectacular setting of Banffy Castle near Cluj-Napoca, is now in its fifth edition, with acts this year including Franz Ferdinand, Deadmau5, Zedd, Alt-J, Paul Van Dyk, Atari Teenage Riot and many more between 12th and 16th July.
The festival location has now become synonymous with inclement weather, with torrential rain chasing the event despite it moving around the summer calendar precisely to avoid it.
This year, and to play a joke on their bad run of luck with the weather, the festival has launched “The Weather Policy”, a charity initiative that will see proceeds donated from every ticket sale whether “Rain or Shine” graces the event.
“The Weather Policy” is backed by insurance firm NN who have already committed to donate €30,000 to supply 25 families in remote Romanian villages with electricity, and festival goers are encouraged to spread the word about the initiative by placing a bet on whether it will rain or shine at this year’s festival.
Festival goers can also access the website to make direct donations to the cause or buy merchandise with all proceeds also to be donated, in collaboration with Romanian charity Free Miorita which aims to supply electricity to over 100,000 homes in remote locations across the country.