Iggy Pop, one of the greatest rock legends and veteran of punk style performed Saturday, August 27 on Tuborg Main Stage at Peninsula Festival 2011 in Targu Mures, Romania.
Iggy Pop came for the first time to the Romania’s largest music festival with his band – the Stooges, founded in 1986 – bringing songs from the great inspiration 1972 album and many others that have influenced generations of artists and excited millions of fans.
Thousands of “peninsulars” gathered in front of the main stage, willing to listen live hits as “Real Wild Child”, “Candy,” “China Girl” or “The Passenger”, which have delighted millions of fans over the years.
Peninsula Festival 2011, also known as Tuborg Green Fest Peninsula, which took place in Transylvania, Romania, near the banks of the river Mures between August 25 and August 28 had other big names in the lineup. Guano Apes, Kasabian, NOHA, Within Temptation are part of the group of artists who entertained the mix crowd during the four days of the event.
“Tuborg Green Fest Peninsula is Romania`s largest festival. The unique blend of international stars, local flavors, a beach and non-stop fun makes it the ultimate festival experience, but its greatest asset is and always have been the festivalgoers, because they are the ones that make this event an island of freedom, fun and friendships,” the organizers described the event.
In the past years Peninsula Festival, now at its 9th edition, has brought to Romania international acts like Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Korn, Tiesto, Tricky, Ska-P, Apocalyptica, Nero and The Rasmus, just to name a few.
“After having 63,000 visitors in 2010, Peninsula is back in 2011 with a fabulous line-up on four stages. Between August the 25th-28th, Iggy and the Stooges, Kasabian, Guano Apes, Within Temptation, Hammerfall, Gentleman, Danko Jones, Dub FX, K`s Choice, Markus Schulz, Tiga, Nick Warren, Chase & Status and MC Rage, Andy C, Foreign Beggars, Borgore and dozens of Romanian and Hungarian acts are waiting for you in the beautiful city of Tirgu Mures for four days of wild concerts and crazy parties at the riverbank of Mures…
And we didn`t even mention the beautiful girls and handsome boys coming for the biggest party of Transylvania… You better check it out for yourself!” organizers added.
Peninsula Festival 2011 lines-up:
Thursday, August 25:
Guano Apes, Tankcsapda, Foreign Beggars, K’s Choice, Zdob si Zdub, Palotai vs. DJ Vasile, Parno Graszt, R.O.A., Magashegyi Underground, Urma, Stereo Palma, Recycle Bin, Katapult, Kid Chriss, Gojira
Friday, August 26:
Kasabian, Danko Jones, Markus Schulz, Andy C, N.O.H.A, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Belga, Intim Torna Illegál, Tündérground, Grimus, Reality Engine, Les Elephants Bizarres, The MOOoD, Fading Circles, Dj Fülöp & Lobenwein
Saturday, August 27:
Iggy & the Stooges, Chase & Status and MC Rage, Nick Warren, Subscribe, Ska Cubano, Şuie Paparude, Moby Dick, Anima Sound System, Vad Fruttik, Alvin és a Mókusok, Luna Amară, Horace Dan D, Goranga&Missile, AIM, Sterbinszky
Sunday, August 28:
Within Temptation, Hammerfall, Gentleman and the Evolution, Dub FX, Tiga, Borgore, Pokolgép, Ganxsta Zolee és a Kartel, Compact, Vunk, Guess Who, Mihai Popoviciu, Toulouse Lautrec
Peninsula (in Romanian) / Félsziget (in Hungarian) is an eclectic festival, with stages for different musical styles: rock, metal, pop, electro, world music, folk, hip-hop, blues and jazz. Today, the festival gathers yearly some 10 to 15 great bands and some 40 to 70 bands coming from most of the Central and Eastern European countries as well, bands which are more or less known outside their countries’ borders.
Besides, the festival features a number of other activities: about 30 sports (football, table tennis, badminton, beachvolley, chess, sumo, paintball, archery, zip-line, kayaking, swimming etc.) including some extreme sport facilities (bungee jumping, climbing etc.), movie projections in partnership with the Transilvania International Film Festival, theatre shows, stand-up comedy shows, graffiti contests and other creative activities, ecological workshops, volunteering workshops and training etc.
All these make Peninsula/Félsziget one of Romania’s largest music festivals.
The first edition of the festival goes back to 2003. Organized by some members of the team of Sziget Festival, Peninsula or Félsziget has grown steadely in terms of audience (from 20,000 in 2003 to 63,000 in 2010) as in the number, the variety and the quality of the bands: at the first edition there were only Hungarian and Romanian bands, while today there are bands from all over the world.