RADU BOLDEAPanel - Venues
I was born in Constanta, in 1988 and I grew up with Pink Floyd and ABBA ringing in my heart and ears alongside many other forms of good music. My Dad, although he activated in IT, opened in 1999 the music terrace White Horse Rock’n Roll in Costinesti, from his passion for music. The place was famous for rock music and here I came in the summer breaks to work.
I was always wondering how can I activate Constanta – my soul city – so I decided to implement my knowledge gained at the Romanian – American Univesity, where I studied tourism, in order to try and make a change in the HORECA industry. In 2012 I mustered up my courage and started the administration of Doors Club, a club opened by my father in 2006. I transformed it from a blues/jazz location of 100 people in the first club in which you could dance on hip-hop/indie/alternative/rock’n roll/rock/funk beats, where took place concerts with the most popular bands in the country (Cargo, Suie Paparude, OCS, Vama, Zdob si Zdub, Alternosfera etc.) or from abroad (Mr. Big, Marco Mendoza, Bumblefoot, Crazytown ș.a.), which became over time a location of night-life, concerts and dedicated to the culture of Constanta, hosting bands, books and albums releases and painting exhibitions. Once settled here and fresh graduate of Management in Tourism Economy, I started developing the brand for tourists, opening 2 beaches: Doors Beach Sud (Eforie Sud) and Doors Beach Nord (Mamaia Nord) and I started the first edition of Out Of Doors Fest festival (2012).
Afterwards, I took the decision of relocating the Out Of Doors festival in Costinesti (2015), in the White Horse complex, in order to re-enforce Costinesti on the map of the resorts where cultural events happen.
In the summer of 2017 I initiated Folk Fest Remember Costinesti – a new successful cultural and artistic project that brought the top artists from the music and visual arts from the 1980s-90s to the resort.
At the moment, Out Of Doors Fest and Folk Fest Remember Costinesti gather between 8000-10000 participants during the two festivals in August, captivating people from all over the country.
Over the years that have passed, I have promoted talented young bands (through the Highschool Festival and the Rotaract / Interact Talent Show), I supported fundraising for autistic children (through the Music for Autism Association that has organized numerous concerts in Doors Club ) and, last but not least, I brought to Constanta or Costinesti the top Romanian music bands.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that passion and the dream can be put into effect through perseverance, work and reliability, so that the beautiful results would never be late in coming…