Golden Stag Festival

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The stage of the Golden Stag Festival next to Braşov's old city hall

The Golden Stag Festival (Romanian: Cerbul de Aur) is an annual international music festival held in Braşov, Romania. The main organiser is Televiziunea Română, Romania's state-run (and largest) television network. The festival has two main components: an international contest and guest performances by both Romanian and foreign stars. The Golden Stag was first held in 1967.

Well-known artists have performed at the festival over the years, including Jacques Hustin, Gilbert Becaud, Josephine Baker, Toto Cutugno, James Brown, Kylie Minogue, Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, UB 40, INXS, Scorpions, Tom Jones, Tiziano Ferro, Ricky Martin, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Family, t.A.T.u., Ruslana & many others.

The festival previously took place during the summer, but more recently was moved to the autumn. For 2006, the organisers were considering staging the festival in the spring to ensure the presence of top artists.

In the recent years, the Golden Stag Festival has been sponsored entirely by TVR, after the Municipality of Braşov and the Romanian Ministry of Culture decided to stop funding the event.

"Our only goal is to let the public enjoy quality music - and this we will do, by concentrating on the artists, and not the date or the location of the festival." TVR spokesperson


The festival wasn't held. Discussions are in full swing for a 2014 edition. The Romanian Selectia Nationala for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 celebrated 46 years from the 1st edition of the Golden Stag Festival on March 1st, 2014 in Brasov at Sica Alexandrescu Theater.




The festival wasn't held.


The festival wasn't held.




  •  China (as the winner of the trophy) represented by Sha Baoliang
  •  Netherlands (1st place winner) represented by Sister K
  •  Romania (2nd place winner) represented by Nico
  •  Bulgaria (3rd place winner) represented by Kaffe
  •  France (People's Choice) represented by Jojo à Gogo


The festival was held between August 30 - September 3 in Sfatului Square, hosted by Toni Grecu and Daniela Gamulescu and broadcast by the national TV of Japan, Spain, Finland, Indonesia, Philippines, and Lithuania. 32 singers competed for the main trophy.

The festival also included shows by Status Quo, 2 Unlimited, The Temptations, MC Hammer, Kenny Rogers, Gyuri Pascu, and Belinda Carlisle.

  • Videoclip Contest
    • 1st Prize: Silvia Dumitrescu -  Romania
    • 2nd Prize: Michael B -  Canada
    • 3rd Prize: Li Na -  China
  • Debut Contest
    • 1st Prize: Devon Niko -  Canada
    • 2nd Prize: Aureo Baquiero -  Mexico
    • 3rd Prize: Silvia Dumitrescu -  Romania
  • Singers' Contest
    • 1st Prize: Luo Zongxu -  China
    • 2nd Prize: Jan Werner -  Norway
    • 3rd Prize: Eka Deli -  Indonesia


  • The Golden Stag Trophy: Monica Anghel -  Romania
  • Videoclip Contest

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