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15
Jul

ECO Stage line-up @Electric Castle 2018

Working the ECO ways can be exhausting… or so we’ve heard, because we’re just getting started.

This year, the ECO Spot at the Electric Castle Festival will have its’ own stage, powered and supported by Lidl Romania. And as you already know, the stage will be 100% friendly to our environment, using the Solar Sound System which runs on solar and kinetic energy. If the sun will shine high and bright and if the festival people don’t stop pedalling, you’re in for a party! But who exactly are we going to fuel?

 

We present you this one of a kind party mix:

A line-up that combines Romania’s most noticeable rising artists and unique international DJ’s. The result is a perfect synergy of up-beat sounds raging from house, to electro, tribal and groove. They are the ECO fighters that will animate and give more life to the camping area of the festival. The stage will be ready for you on Wednesday, the 18th of July, with its’ first guest Julian M. starting 14:00.  From Tuesday you can see your favourite artists perform here daily starting 12:00.

For more info on the festivals’ line-up, visit this link: https://electriccastle.ro/schedule

Put your dancing shoes on and meet us at the castle. Or in this case your sneakers, you’ll definitely need sneakers for pedalling!

Visiting Author: Flavia M. Mocan (La Résistance)

09
Jul

Oficialii ECO Ambasadori ai Electric Castle 2018

În ultimii 4 ani, nenumărați cicliști curajoși s-au alăturat campaniei ECO Ambasadori de la Electric Castle pentru a promova diverse cauze ECO importante, și implicit, transportul alternativ.

A venit momentul să-i anunțăm sus și tare pe dragii noștri îndrăznețo-aventurieri ce vor pedala anul acesta un minimum de 250 km, din diverse orașe ale țării până la Castelul Banffy.

Un total de 40 de ECO Ambasadori, echipe sau individuali, își vor uni puterile pentru a susține un scop comun: acela de a promova utilizarea bicicletei ca obiectiv de interes național.

*Notă pentru festivalieri: alegeți carpooling-ul, trenul, autobuzul sau călătoriți cât mai multe persoane în mașină pentru a reduce emisiile de carbon din atmosferă.

Fără alte introduceri, haideți să-i cunoaștem pe mentorii ce vor aduce schimbarea la Electric Castle 2018!

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Hyper Cycles – ECO Ambasadori ai Electric Castle 2018 

Echipa Hyper Cycles este formată din Zsófia, Andreea, Mátyás și Marinică. Ei vor pedala 330 de km pe drumul Cluj-Beliș-Roșia Montană-Aiud-Colțești-Cluj-Bonțida. Aceștia consideră că folosirea bicicletei ca mijloc de transport ar trebui sa vină natural și zilnic. Vor să evidențieze cât de ușor, cât de ECO, cât de sănătos și mai ales cât de util este transportul pe bicicletă.Continue Reading..

08
Jul

Showcase the Green and Win: ECO Creators Contest – Electric Castle 2018

Capture the ECO Program of Electric Castle 2018 in a creative way and share it online to convince as many as possible that a sustainable society needs everyone’s involvement!

We’re waiting for your photos, videos or articles in regard to sustainable practices you notice at the festival.

You just need to publish your creative content on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or personal blog/site and send the link at electriccastle@mainoi.ro together with your contact details until Thursday, 26th of July.

You can win awesome prizes, thanks to our partner, Lidl Romania: a custom bicycle, a solar backpack or an invitation for the festival’s next edition in 2019!

Read below the contest rules (RO)

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03
Jul

ECO Stage at Electric Castle with SolarSoundSystem

Did you ever find yourself in front of a stage, dancing, singing, enjoying the moment, the DJ, the view, the vibe and the people… when the music suddenly stopped? And did you think that you would do anything to make it start again?

This year the ECO Program ran by MAINOI at the Electric Castle Festival celebrates its 5 years anniversary. In order to properly mark this special year, the ECO Spot will give you the opportunity to keep the party going. All you got to do is… pedal.

The SolarSoundSystem is a concept started by Cédric Carles in 1999 in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The Solar Sound System network and projects traveled from Lausanne to Paris, Berlin, Basque Country, Marseille, even Tel Aviv and now they will join us starting July 18th to the 22nd at Electric Castle. Together with the Solar Sound System brought from Berlin, we will create the unique ECO Stage, powered entirely off-grid by solar panels and bikes linked to generators to pedal your way to the music. It’s simple: if the sun is shy or your pedalling stops, the music stops too. If you move your body to create energy, the show goes on!

This unique concept was created by Cédric Carles, Rubens Ben and Thomas Ortiz in their fight to create awareness and eco-responsibility in a fun and educational way. They’ve created a sound system that works with 100% renewable energy speakers, turntables and sound mixers. And you’ll be able to see solar panels working first hand and to actively participate in building up the joy of naturally-created sounds on the solar dance-floor.

Other notable projects of the SolarSoundSystem include a radio station whose server is powered by solar energy, research into repurposing green technologies of the past and a device for recharging disposable batteries called RegenBox. The RegenBox is completely ecological and works on “non-rechargeable” batteries.

Apart from the fun and interactive part, the Solar Sound System is a conversation starter. It points out that creativity can solve our modern days’ problems related to energy efficiency and climate change while engaging people to not wait for issues to be solved, but get involved and do what they can to be part of the change.

At Electric Castle, come to join the conversation at the ECO Stage located in the camping and to dance to the solar sounds.

The two DJs that will own the stage representing the SolarSoundSystem are Ben Ur and Niki Baida. Their beats are sure to energize you to the bones. Until the time comes, check out their mixes and get familiar to their sound here:

Ben Ur | www.mixcloud.com/Ben_Ur/

Niki Baida | www.soundcloud.com/nikibaida

Until the full ECO Stage line-up is announced, keep a close eye on this space and tune-in to the up-beat Radio 3S – SolarSoundSystem to set your mood for the festival. Groove on!

 

Article by visiting author: Flavia Mocan (La Résistance)