The promoter ALDA welcomed more than 45,000 guests to the first SAGA festival at the Romaero airfield in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, from September 10 to 12.
The lineup included some of the biggest names in electronic music, who performed on six uniquely designed stages including a derelict aircraft hangar: Tiësto, Don Diablo, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Artbat, Clean Bandit (DJ Set), Laidback Luke, Adam Beyer, Enrico Sangiuliano, Nicky Romero, Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, as well as a hundred other international and local artists.
Every day, festival-goers were able to enjoy a seven-minute drone show on the main stage. To enter the site, they had to produce one of the following health checks: a negative PCR or antigen test, and a certificate of immunity, or a digital vaccination certificate.
ALDA CEO Allan Hardenberg said: “There was fantastic energy at SAGA, the audience was amazing. The performers were also extremely excited and felt joy and a sense of friendship all around them. . We thank everyone who started this journey with us and who have supported us unconditionally. “
He said his team are already in talks to roll out next year’s lineup, which they will start announcing in a few weeks. While the date for next year’s SAGA has already been set, June 3-5, 2022, Hardenberg hinted that something else from ALDA could happen before that: “The audience is most important to we and we always want to surprise him with the most interesting projects. All we can say for now is that we will get together faster than you can imagine. “
Romania will already be treated to another EDM extravaganza from ALDA this month, a solo exhibition by Armin van Buuren will arrive in Constitution Square in Bucharest on September 25.