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Bucharest's Outernational Days 2 takes place in July

The second edition of The Attic’s Bucharest festival happens this summer

Online music magazine The Attic will present the second edition of its Outernational Days festival in Bucharest in July. “The project,” the organisers explained last year in the run-up to their first edition, “was born out of a cultural need [to explore] a very wide musical spectrum, to which the Romanian audience lacked access until now.” In that spirit, this year’s edition features ensembles, bands and musicians not only from Romania but also Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and USA.

The line-up includes Babau, Circuit Diagram featuring Derya Yıldırım, Doug Shipton, Everything Visible Is Empty – by Rabih Beaini (with Raed Yassin, Mazen Kerbaj, Diana Miron, Bogdana Dima), Florin Salam, Görkem Şen pres. Yaybahar, iNSANLAR, Khidja, Kӣr, Les Filles de Illighadad, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, Praed, Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women's Group, Social Insects (Hans Koch & Gaudenz Badrutt), Traxx, Vladimir Ivkovic, and more.

As well as live performances, there will also be DJ sets, artist talks, panels, art installations, workshops, debates, documentary film screenings and lectures.

Outernational Days runs from 7–9 July at Bucharest’s Uranus garden and The Ark. Tickets are available now.