🇷🇴 Gigliola Cinquetti (1964) & Eleni Foureira (2018) to join James Blunt, Amy MacDonald, Edvin Marton at Golden Stag
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
ROMANIA – International top artists on the Golden Stag Festival stage: James Blunt, Amy MacDonald, Edvin Marton and winners of The Eurovision Song Contest to hold solo concerts in Brasov from August 29th to September 2nd.
The Golden Stag festival is to carry on the tradition of solo concerts held by important international singers. 50 years after the first edition of The Golden Stag Festival, Romanian Television will treat the public in Piata Sfatului and the television audience with a number of solo concerts performed by top Romanian and international artists.
The Golden Stag 2018 –an anniversary edition, will offer performances from top singers,who have won our appreciation over the years with hits such as „ You’re beautiful”, „Goodbye”, My Lover”, „This is life”, namely the British singer James Blunt or the Scottish singer Amy MacDonald.
But this is not all! The Golden Stag festival , organized by TVR, will present concerts performed by singers who have won a top place in the Eurovision Song Contest : the winner of the Big Trophy Gigliola Cinquetti (1964), as well the Cyprus singer Eleni Foureira, number two in 2018 ESC.
The famous violin player and composer Edvin Marton, known for his unique talent of combining classical music with pop-rock, will also be present on the Festival stage this year.
The good news continue, since the organizers promise to bring another top artist on the Festival stage.His name will be shortly made public.
The solo concerts, to be held during the whole duration of the festival – 29 August-2 September – will also be moments of respite for the contestants to the International Music Contest. This year, 18 singers will compete for the Big Trophy of the Festival.
Dedicated to the Romania Centenary and to the festival semicentenary -The Golden Stag will have a special format, featuring an Anniversary Gala, two days of contest, a Festival Gala and solo concerts by special guest stars.
The Festival will close with the show „Romania Centenary”, a music show in which Romanian traditional folk music will be side by side with modern versions of this music genre.
The event will be broadcast live and exclusively by the Romanian Television.
The International Golden Stag festival has started in 1968 and has had 17 editions, the last one in 2009.The event has become the biggest international music festival organised in Romania and, traditionally, in Brasov.
Over the years, this prestigious festival has seen performances from stars such as Diana Ross, Amalia Rodrigues, Julio Iglesias, Dalida, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Juliette Greco, Vaya con Dios, Coolio, Cristina Aguilera, Cliff Richard, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Martin, Kelly Family, Patricia Kaas, Gilbert Becaud, Josephine Baker, Toto Cutugno, Enrico Macias, Boy George, James Brown, Ray Charles, UB 40, Scorpions, Pink and many others.
Given its high performance , The Golden Stag represents not only a prestigious TVR brand but also a national brand, the festival being watched by an impressive number of people all over the country.