23 / JULY / 2019

Our castle is eco-electric

Heritage is paramount!

Electricity is an important part of AWAKE story, as the festival goes on for 4 days and 3 nights. Thousands of people, from festival-goers to the organizing team and partners, fuel their days and nights with lots of electrical power. We use the local electrical grid for all the festival activities, food courts and generators only for the main stages.   

We cherish and protect the unique heritage of Teleki Estate, host of the festival. Nestled in the heart of Transylvania, Teleki Estate encompasses 16 acres of spectacular land, hosting the 18th-century baroque castle and its lush English park with old trees, serene meadows, and a charming little pond, all peacefully guarded by river Mureș. The garden of arts is an English park with exotic species such as Gingko Biloba and lime, alongside other majestic trees like willow, oak, and cypresses.  

Set-up areas are made from wooden modules with a 5-year lifespan, to match the natural surroundings while their reuse makes the festival a little more sustainable.  

The Teleki castle is one of the best-preserved in Transylvania, having in place original pieces like Murano chandeliers, fireplaces, wood doors, murals and stucco works. A part of the castle has been refurbished with antique furniture recreating the old sumptuous atmosphere, which visitors can enjoy throughout the year.

We invested in the restoration of the Teleki Estate by raising awareness and providing financial support. Together with ARCHÉ Association, we are committed to safeguarding this unique site, part of our national heritage. Check out the castle online and schedule a guided tour pre or post-festival, you might just be the lucky one who gets Count Teleki to be the host of the tour.