Asociatia Culturala Sunet Ambianta Timisoara (A.C.S.A.T) is a young organization which aims to promote art and multiculturalism wanting to create and provide development opportunities through diversity.
After five editions, PLAI is the biggest world music festival in Europe that is organized entirely by volunteers, and in the same time, it’s the most important event of its kind in Romania. This year, 100 camping spaces await visitors from outside Timisoara to attend PLAI Festival.
Rules for participation at PLAI Festival
Buying a festival pass or a ticket at PLAI gives you the right to attend the festival in the precise period of time marked on the tickets. Attending the festival means acknowledging the rules and acting accordingly.
Children under 12 years of age, with adult supervision, have free entrance.
You can bring your pets at PLAI according to legal provisions.
To avoid any problems, please buy your ticket only with authorized distributors. Tickets and festival passes are secured and will be checked during the festival. Forging them is a felony and will be punished by law.
Tickets will be exchanged with bracelets at the entrance and they will be worn during the festival. Bracelets will be checked at the entrance, exit and on site. BRACELETS THAT ARE DAMAGED OR LOST ARE NOT VALID and will not be replaced! Bracelets will be worn exclusively on the wrist.
Entering with bottles or other blunt objects is forbidden.
Entering with and possession of drugs and narcotics is forbidden.
Organizers can check and seize any objects that contravene with the rules of the festival.
Take care of nature! Only dispose of waste in specialized locations!
Be responsible with the location of the festival – The Banat Village Museum. The buildings inside it are part of our National Heritage, and any deterioration or loss produces irrecoverable damage, greater than the actual costs of that damage.
The organizers are in no way responsible for the participants’ goods or any damage that may occur to these.
Audio and video recordings will be made during the festival. The people that appear on these recordings can make any claim against the organizers, producers or users.
Throughout the event, audio and video recordings can be made only with the written consent of the organizers. Photography is permitted throughout the Banat Village Museum. During the concerts you can only take pictures without using the flash.
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.
The organizers reserve the right to modify the schedule of the festival.
How to get to PLAI
If you don’t have a means of transport, RATT’s special program might be useful. Buses start from the Cardinal Points Station and stop for all the RATT stations on route up to the Banat Village Museum as follows: Friday from 17:00 to 23:00, Saturday from 11:00 to 01:00 and Sunday from 11:00 to 22:30. Bus frequency is one every 30 minutes.
In Timişoara, an one way ticket is 2 lei and can be used for busses (except expres busses E1, E2 and E3 for which you need special tickets which cost 2.5 lei/trip), trams and trolleybus.
1. Trolley 11
You can even take the 11 Trolley from the North Train Station as soon as you get to Timişoara. You get down at Modern Station (on Calea Lugojului), anyone from Timişoara cand tell you where that is. From there on you have to walk 15-20 minutes. On the birght side, this walk takes you near the Green Forrest so it’s quite relaxing and nice.
You cand find stations for the 11 Trolley at: Solventul – Gelu – Pop de Băseşti – Gara Timişoara Nord (North Train Station) – Jiul – P-ţa Regina Maria – P-ţa Timişoara 700 – P-ţa Mărăşti – Bastion – Pol. Jud. Timiş – Industria Lânii – P-ţa Badea Cârţan – Samuil Micu – Renaşterii – P-ţa Gen.V.Economu – Ştrandul Tineretului – P-ţa Gen.V.Economu – Renaşterii – Samuil Micu – P-ţa Badea Cârţan – Pol. Jud. Timiş – A. Popovici – P-ţa I.C.Brătianu – P-ţa Timişoara 700 – P-ţa Regina Maria – Jiul – Gara Timişoara Nord – Pop de Băseşti – Gelu – Solventul.
2. Tram 1
It also has a station at the North Train Station. You get down at Victor Babeş Hospital, which is 5 minutes from the Banat Village Museum, where PLAI is organized.
Stations for Tram 1 are: Gara Timişoara Nord (North Train Station) – B-dul Regele Carol – P-ţa Mocioni -P-ţa Maria – Catedrala Mitropolitană – P-ţa Timişoara 700 – P-ţa Libertăţii – Hotel Continental – Prefectură – 3 August 1919 – P-ţa Traian – Prinţul Turcesc – P-ţa Sarmisegetuza – Lalelelor – P-ţa Gen.V.Economu – Spitalul Victor Babeş (Victor Babeş Hospital) – Staţia Meteo – U.M.T. – Arena Electrica – Gara Timişoara Est – P-ţa Badea Cârţan – P-ţa Traian – 3 August 1919 -Prefectură- Hotel Continental – P-ţa Libertăţii – P-ţa Timişoara 700 -Catedrala Mitropolitană – P-ţa Maria – P-ţa Mocioni – B-dul Regele Carol – Gara Timişoara Nord (North Train Station).
3. Tram 2
If you already are in the center of Timişoara (Victory Square – Metropolitan Cathedral or Liberty Square) and you want to get to PLAI, the most convenient is Tram 2. You get down at Victor Babeş Hospital, 5 minutes away from PLAI/Banat Village Museum.
You have stations for Tram 2 at: B-dul Dâmboviţa – Crizantemelor – Mangalia – B-dul Iului Maniu – B-dul Regele Carol – P-ţa Mocioni – P-ţa Maria – Catedrala Mitropolitană (Metropolitan Cathedral) – P-ţa Timişoara 700 – P-ţa Libertăţii (Liberty Square) – Hotel Continental – Prefectură – 3 August 1919 – P-ţa Traian – P-ţa Badea Cârţan – Gara Timişoara Est – Arena Electrica – U.M.T. – Staţia Meteo – Spitalul Victor Babeş (Victor Babeş Hospital) – P-ţa Gen.V. Economu – Lalelelor – P-ţa Sarmisegetuza – Prinţul Turcesc – P-ţa Traian – 3 August 1919 – Prefectură – Hotel Continental – P-ţa Libertăţii (Liberty Square) – P-ţa Timişoara 700 – Catedrala Mitropolitană (Metropolitan Cathedral) – P-ţa Maria – P-ţa Mocioni – B-dul Regele Carol – B-dul Iului Maniu – Mangalia – Crizantemelor – B-dul Dâmboviţa.
Cab fares in Timişoara are 1.49 lei/km (1.79 lei/km – at night). This would mean that from the North Train Station, for example, to the Banat Village Museum, you would have to pay about 12 lei. In any case, you must pay attention to the cab you are about to take, because there are some that tax double or triple the normal cabes do! Try to keep in mind some of the taxi campanies names or even their phone numbers to order them, as it is the safest.
You can go to www.timisoara-info.ro where you can find an online booking section, with thirty something different hotels, between two and five stars.