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By car

It's the easiest way to get there. From whatever corner of the country you come from, you need to get to Reșița or Slatina Timiș. From here you start the climb to Gărâna. Both winding roads are beautiful, through forests and with great views.

How to get to
GJF 2024

By train

The train can take you to Reșița or Caransebeș (there is a direct train from Bucharest or Timișoara). From here you can reach Văliug or Gărâna by minibus or by car-pooling planned in advance.

By airplane

You can choose to fly to Timisoara (the airport is 140 km from the festival site). Budapest airport (433 km to Gărâna) or Belgrade airport (254 km to Gărâna) are also options to consider.

During the festival access roads and parking spaces get very crowded.

We therefore advise you to leave your car at the hotel / camping location.


We know how important accessibility is for people with disabilities, which is why we work hard every year to make the Gărâna Jazz Festival as accessible as possible.

People with disabilities have free access to the Gărâna Jazz Festival. To benefit from free access you can contact us at, or you can bring your disability certificate directly to the festival and you will receive free admission for you and 1 companion.


Main stage (Poiana Lupului) Doors open on at 5:30 pm every day.

Experimental Stage (Biserica Catolică Văliug) Doors open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am.


Folding chairs and ground blankets are allowed (Main Stage only)
- Umbrele
- Rucsacuri și bagaje
Empty reusable metal or plastic water bottles
- Aparate foto și camere video profesionale
Prescription drugs (including insulin)
- Animale de companie* (în lesă)
Powerbanks/battery packs for charging mobile phones, binoculars, sunscreen, hand ventilators on batteries, breast pumps.

*Please note that if your dog is not on a leash or it becomes aggressive or agitated, we reserve the right to take measures, including restricting access to the dog and the owner into the festival site.


- Droguri
Weapons and chains (except attached to trousers, and jewellery) or any other objects that can be used as a weapon or to cause disruption.
Knives with a blade measuring more than 6cm (2.36 inches)
Alcohol (except if purchased from the festival)
Large speakers, amplifiers or sound systems

Please note: objects that are not allowed in will not be safeguarded for you. You are advised not to bring any unnecessary or valuable possessions.


The Medical and Info & Welfare Tents are located in the main festival area, approx. 10 metres from the main entrance.The Medical team operates from 5:00 pm until 3:00 am for the duration of the festival. The Info Point will be open within standard opening times. Both are there to help you with any issues you may have.

Child ID wristbands can be collected here. These are for parents who would like to write their contact details on a wristband in case they are separated from their child.


Are there any shops around?

Yes, there is a small shop in Gărâna and a bigger one in Văliug Village (16km)

Are there any pharmacies around?

Unfortunately no, the only option is to travel to Reșița or Caransebeș. For emergencies you can reach the ambulance team situated near the Main Stage.

Can I charge my phone?

Yes, you will find charging points inside the Festival area (Main Stage).

Food Court

Vegan/vegetarian or not, our partners will take good care of you. (Main Stage and Experimental Stage)


There is a parking area near the festival but we can’t guarantee you will find a spot. We therefore advise you to leave your car at the hotel / camping location.


At Gărâna Jazz Festival under-age visitors (< 18) are not allowed to buy and/or consume alcoholic drinks. Furthermore, visitors of 18 years and older are not allowed to pass on alcoholic beverages to under-age visitors. Offenders will receive a warning the first time, but will be removed from the festival grounds after a second offence.

At the request of the organizers, security personnel and other staff, you will show your ID, so your age can be established.

At the festival smoking is only allowed in the open air. In the buildings and beneath canopies, smoking is not allowed. Visitors under 18 are not allowed to buy cigarettes at Gărâna Jazz Festival.


You can sleep in a tent or in the camping near the main stage or near the Three Waters lake.
Camping contact: +40730 632 158 / link)


Children under 14 years have free access to the Festival, with the condition of being accompanied by their parents/guardians who own a valid festival pass or day ticket.

It is up to the parents/guardians to determine whether the festival is suitable for (their) children. We would like to emphasize the importance of good hearing protection, especially for our young visitors. At music events noise levels are usually higher than 80 dB. For Infants, we highly recommend using earmuffs


The festival is located outdoors and on a green field site. The site is generally flat and accessible. However, please consider that, as is the nature of a green field site, the ground can be uneven, and conditions underfoot can be affected by weather and heavy footfall.Please wear sensible shoes and take care in areas where ground is uneven or has been affected by adverse weather.

Parcul Național Semenic

Semenic National Park has an area of 36,051 ha and is located in southwest Romania, in the centre of Caraș-Severin County, the northern area of the Anina Mountains and the eastern area of the Semenic Mountains. The Park stretches over two mountain units totally different in terms of geomorphology and hydrology and houses a great diversity of flora and fauna. Semenic Mountains are made up of well-forested metamorphic, magmatic rocks with relatively gentle slopes, being the source of a large part of the important rivers of Banat. The maximum elevation is 1446,9 in Vf. Gozna. (link)


after the German name Wolfsberg, is a village founded by German settlers, called Pemi, who came from Bohemia (on the territory of today's Czech Republic) around 1800. The Pemi were mountain people and when they settled in their new homeland, they sought out mountainous places, living in isolation from the Romanian communities. The village is set in a dreamy landscape of mountains, forests, water, peace and fresh air. At the foot of the village is the Trei Ape reservoir, where you can camp in the shade of pine trees. Nearby are the Semenic mountain (Vf. Gozna) and the village of Brebu (Weidenthal).Gărâna is located in the Banatul Montan, on Terra Banatica (vezi: Via Transilvanica)