Way Too Far Rock Festival: what to expect on the concert stage in 2021


Everyone is impatient to experience the excitement of a music festival again, am I right? The artists, the music, the concert stage, the people, the lights: we miss them all. The best way to cope, for some of us, is to remind ourselves of all the things we would like to do after it’s all over: go to music events, visit museums, travel the world. And while we are waiting for the world to get back to normal, I think I can make you add one more festival to your list: Way Too Far Rock Festival. WTF, what is that? Don’t worry, that’s why I am here.

How everything started

Way Too Far Rock Festival (WTF for short) started as a series of indoor rock concerts in Bistrița, organized by a rather small team of people from a local news outlet (Observator de Bistrița-Năsăud). Nevertheless, the event is gaining more and more notoriety in the rock music scene.

Its first edition was a real success, being also the first rock festival of this sort in Bistrița-Năsăud. Zdob și Zdub, 7 Pași, Luna Amară, Travka, Byron, and Urma managed to gain an audience of thousands of people while the festival made a name for itself at the national level. The next year, 2018, was even better, as the bands (Grimus, Altar, Celelalte Cuvinte, Coma, The Mono Jacks, Robin and the Backstabbers, Taxi, Days of Confusion, Byron, Omul cu Șobolani, Vița de Vie) charmed the public with their music. 2019 consisted of 3 days full of good music offered by the most well-known bands in Romania, but also by the American artists from Crazy Town.

What to expect from the 2021 edition

Each edition has brought us established bands as well as new talents from many different music genres: alternative, heavy metal, indie, symphonic rock, funk, and so on. Even though the 2020 edition had to be pushed back due to the Coronavirus restrictions, we are still hopeful for the future. The event is scheduled between the 27th and the 29th of August 2021 and it will take place in Bistrița. The line-up makes us eager for the next summer, that’s for sure!

The headliner for this event is none other than the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. However, that’s not the only foreign band on the list. Others such as Gotthard, Evergrey, and The Slot decided to join the Romanian hype. Well-known local bands (Alternosfera, Implant pentru Refuz, Dirty Shirt) confirmed their presence as well. But wait, there is more! Even if you aren’t that much into rock music, you may choose to join this event for its Hip Hop Division, which includes artists such as CTC, Paraziții, Macanache, and more.

Contest? Count me in!

The surprises don’t end here. If you buy a pass on Presale, you have the chance to win an Indian Scout 1200 motorcycle, with an estimated value of 14.369 euros. Hurry up though! Buy your ticket now only from here. The number of presale passes is limited to 2000, so the contest will end after this number is reached. The draw will take place 15 days after the contest ends, live on the WTF – Way Too Far Rock Festival Facebook page.

Have I convinced you? If your answer is yes, then don’t waste any more time and buy your ticket now! After that, you only have to countdown the days while you are listening to some good music.

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