UNTOLD Ranked #3 by DJ MAG’s Top 100 Festivals for 2024

As the city of Cluj-Napoca readies itself for the ninth edition of the UNTOLD Festival, from August 8th to 11th, it does so as a celebrated top-three entrant in DJ Mag's Top 100 Festivals of 2024. This recognition by one of the leading voices in the global electronic music community underscores UNTOLD's significance not just as a festival, but as a cultural phenomenon that continues to draw international acclaim and attention.


DJ Mag, a revered publication within the electronic music industry, has been instrumental in spotlighting the world's top music festivals through its annual rankings, which are determined by the votes of its readers worldwide. UNTOLD's consistent high ranking not only highlights its popularity but also its quality and the exceptional experience it offers festival-goers. This accolade from DJ Mag enhances the festival's reputation, positioning it alongside global giants and attracting music lovers from all corners of the world to the heart of Transylvania.

This year's festival is set to surpass expectations with a lineup that includes some of the biggest names in the music industry. UNTOLD 2024 will feature iconic performances by Swedish House Mafia, Sam Smith, Martin Garrix, and other top artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Timmy Trumpet.

Press Release:

Romania's UNTOLD Festival goes higher and higher among the top festivals worldwide. After 4th place in Slingo's top festival of 2024, UNTOLD wins 3rd place in Top Festivals by DJ Mag, after Tomorrowland and EDC Las Vegas. This year, the DJ Mag Top 100 Festivals had a record-breaking number of votes. Fans from all over the world voted for their favorite festivals, and UNTOLD moved from the 6th place last year to the 3rd place this year.

With a fantastic lineup of over 250 international and local artists, from the best live acts to DJs and producers, multiple stages and musical genres, stunning lights and pyro shows, dancers, magicians, and acrobats that surround the whole festival, UNTOLD gains more and more worldwide recognition from year to year. The 2023 edition had over 420,000 participants in all 4 days and nights of magic, with the best crowd in the world coming from more than 100 countries.

The UNTOLD Festival started from a dream. The dream was to do something spectacular for Romania and organize the most impactful event in Dracula's country, a festival that could be alongside the best festivals in the world. This is how the idea of a festival in Transylvania, specifically in Cluj-Napoca, was born in 2015 when the city was designated the European Youth Capital. The team behind the festival, which won the Best Major Festival in Europe after its first edition, transformed their dream into reality.

Standout moments of the festival include special collaborations, surprise guest appearances, and unique stage productions that left a lasting impression on attendees, making the 2023 edition of UNTOLD Festival a truly remarkable experience​. Now UNTOLD is in third place worldwide and the second-best festival in Europe, after Tomorrowland.

For the 9th edition of the festival this summer, the organizers of UNTOLD are preparing new magic on 8 stages, multiple music spots, different kinds of activities and fun games. Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix, FISHER, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Alok, Lost Frequencies, Carl Cox, Black Coffee, and Solomun are amongst the best DJs and producers on the planet who will join UNTOLD 2024. Some of the most powerful live acts on the main stage are Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith, Louis Tomlinson, Burna Boy and Tom Grennan. Fans are awaited for a once-in-a-lifetime experience from August 8 to 11 in the heart of Transylvania, in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca. More artists, tickets, accommodation and additional info are available on untold.com.

Experience the Magic of UNTOLD

UNTOLD's impact extends beyond musical boundaries—it is a vibrant cultural hub. The festival's initiatives such as rewarding Romania's top students and promoting vital health campaigns through its Blood Network reflect its commitment to social responsibility. DJ Mag’s recognition serves not only to highlight the festival's entertainment excellence but also its role in promoting cultural and social values, which are integral to its identity.

Join the international community of music fans in Cluj-Napoca this August for UNTOLD Festival 2024. With DJ Mag shining a spotlight on this premier event, attendees are guaranteed an unforgettable experience filled with spectacular music, immersive cultural engagements, and a chance to be part of a globally recognized celebration.

As UNTOLD continues to set the standard for music festivals worldwide, its inclusion in DJ Mag’s top three is a testament to its growing legacy and enduring appeal. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned attendee, UNTOLD 2024 is poised to be a highlight of the year’s musical calendar, offering a unique blend of excitement, music, and cultural richness in the storied city of Cluj-Napoca.

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