B’Estfest Looks For Best Site

Romania’s B’estfest is on the move again, shifting from a greenfield site on the edge of Lake Pasarea to the gardens of the Mogosoaia Palace.
What would have been in 2014. 

The palace is one of the country’s architectural treasures, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Bucharest and built around 1700.

The palace was to a large extent rebuilt in the 1920s by Romanian-French author Marthe Bibesco. It’s the second time the festival has moved.

B’estfest, or B’estival as it was originally called, began on the 30,000-capacity Romexpo site near the centre of the Romanian capital.

The new site is being configured for a capacity of between 15,000 and 20,000, according to Dragos Chiscoci for event producer EMagic.

Average attendance over the last five years has been a little less than 15,000.

B’estfest is owned by EMagic and Leon Ramakers from Live Nation’s Mojo Concerts in The Netherlands.

The first acts for this year’s festival July 21 to Aug. 2 were expected to be named at the beginning of February.