Romanian Music Export, the first program from the private sector promoting and exporting music at a European level was launched last night in the presence of international East European Music Conference delegates, band guests and ARTmania Festival friends.

The event included a show by five Romanian bands Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut, Gramofone, JazzyBIT, NEXT EX and White Walls. These bands performed excellent and during the breaks they’ve answered questions from the press and booking agents from the largest European festivals.

Today, 27 July, at 11:00 the first day of the East European Music Conference began, with conversations about the music industry in a world in crisis, where Ivan Milivojev (Exit Festival), Nick Hobbs (Charmenko), Albert Juncosa (Mad Cool Festival), Guido Janssens (Emagic/AROC), Jan Quiel (Seaside Touring / Wacken Open Air) were present with Holger Jan Schmidt (Yourope /Take a stand/ Co-founder, Go GrouP – Green operations Europe, Germany) moderating the panel. EEMC continues tomorrow with pressing subjects no only for the musical area but also to what cultural management at a European level means.

Today, the ARTmania Festival also starts, its 13th edition bringing in the medieval citadel of Sibiu some of the best-known artist of the moment. Mogwai, Steven Wilson, Leprous, HAKEN, Zeal&Ardor, Rome, Arcane Roots și Distorted Harmony are this year’s line-up.

Tickets for each festival day can be found at the info-point in the Sibiu Large Square, for 150 lei. Festival schedule can be found online at:

ARTmania Festival is a platform dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic impression inspired by rock culture, that has been established as a regional promoter of contemporary musical projects. ARTmania means more than just concerts of international and local artists. Music is the base component that started everything, but it is just a part of the experience the festival wishes to offer Romanian and international art lovers.

As the longest rock festival in Romania and one of the traditional brands in the regional cultural scene, ARTmania has outlined its own identity through a bold concept in a special medium: the Large Square of one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Eastern Europe – Sibiu citadel.

East European Music Conference brings together representatives of large European festivals, producers and managers form the European musical industry, in a large event, unique for Romania. EEMC is the place where artists, managers, producers and cultural operators in Romania have the opportunity of meeting and initializing collaborations with the conference special guests.

After a first edition where over 400 people, guests and attendees, from the Romanian and European cultural environment  have exchanged ideas and shared conclusion, the second edition will continue innovating the Romanian market with a new avant-garde program: Romanian Music Export.

Conference schedule can be checked online at:

Sponsors: Kaufland România, Beck’s.
Partners: Sibiu City Hall, AROC, Take a Stand, ETEP, YOUROPE, ASTRA Musem, National Brukenthal Museum, Lufthansa, Marquardt, Shopping City Sibiu.
Media Partners: RockFM, Zile și Nopți, Sibiu City App, Sunete, Agerpres, Ziarul Metropolis, Tribuna, Turnul Sfatului, Radio România Cultural, e-Zine, letsrock, Informația Harghitei, Sibiu100%, Feeder

ARTmania Festival is founding member of AROC – the Romanian Association of Concerts and Cultural Events Organizers, which includes among its founding members some of the most important promoters in Romania like Emagic, Electric Castle, Summerwell, Blaj aLive or Twin Arts among others.