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24 Spooky Photos From This Festival in a Transylvanian Castle

by Emily Ward | @_drawylime Fri August 11, 2017 | 02:35 PM

For a long time, Dracula has been the biggest "claim to fame" for Transylvania, the Romanian home of Bram Stoker's blood-sucking villain... Hopefully, Electric Castle will change all that. Bánffy Castle, just outside Cluj-Napoca, Romania, dates back to the 1500s and in 2017, hosted headliners deadmau5 , Nero, Maceo Plex, Duke Dumont, Sohn, Zedd, Alt-J, Franz Ferdinand and dozens more.

Despite Banffy Castle's recent renovation after being placed on the World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites, Romanian authorities have allowed the festival to take place on the preserved site since 2015, in attempts in to add industry to the area.

Fortunately, the only thing that anyone here has come to drink is beer, so you can leave those wooden stakes and garlic at home.

Electric Castle 2017 Maris Marius 1

Electric Castle 2017 Jambor 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vlad Cupsa 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vasile 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vasile 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vasile 1

Electric Castle 2017 Jambor 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vlad Cupsa 1

Electric Castle 2017 Maris Marius 1

Electric Castle 2017 Maris Marius 1

Electric Castle 2017 Adrian Varzaru 1

Electric Castle 2017 Adrian Varzaru 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vizi 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vizi 1

Electric Castle 2017 Dacian Groza 1

Electric Castle 2017 Dacian Groza 1

Electric Castle 2017 Pulka 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vizi 1

Electric Castle 2017 Jambor 1

Electric Castle 2017 Ale Dan Bumbas 1

Electric Castle 2017 Vlad Cupsa 1

Electric Castle 2017 Adrian Varzaru 1