We are still recovering and feeling the love and joy that you brought to this year’s Static Roots Festival! The musicians played their hearts out. Every set was brilliant.
The staff at @zentrumaltenberg once again made sure that everything looked and sounded great and we felt most welcome. Our volunteers and team members worked extremely hard and made things run perfectly smoothly. Our food vendors were fantastic. And of course the audience! Wow! Our first sell out and we met so many wonderful new people in addition to our usual supporters. Our family has grown and not one family fight or problem!
We are truly blessed and grateful. You generously supported Doctors Without Borders, and along with a generous donation from our great friends at Burger & So, who couldn’t even be with us, we raised 2.500 € WOW! We hope you had the time of your lives like we did. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!
“Die Messlatte … liegt nun verdammt hoch”
[D]as ‘Static Roots’ [ist] ein Muss-Treffen für europäische Genießer jener originär amerikanischen Musik, die höchst unterhaltsam zwischen Folk, Bluegrass und Rock’n’Roll schillert” schreibt die WAZ über das gerade in Oberhausen zuende gegangene vierte Static Roots Festival
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 15. Juli 2019
Static Roots Festival
Fri. 12 July & Sat. 13 July 2019
Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, Germany
2018 at the amazing "Once In A Blue Moon" Americana festival in Amsterdam, these guys won over the audience within minutes and got 4.000 people dancing along to their lateRead more
“Blessed with the gift of god-like genius, it is hard to overstate the importance of this small, cult band.” === These guys bring in a fresh new twist, theyRead more
"His talent is shining brighter with every album" === Playing in remembrance of the late great Willie Meighan, we are very happy to add this brilliant songwriter and performer toRead more
"a true jewel” We are thrilled to welcome this brilliant act from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, to the Static Roots Festival 2019: Joana Serrat & The Great Canyoners Bio For herRead more
His 2012 debut album "Graceless Age" is a masterpiece, it ended up in plenty of Top 10 charts (Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine), in the Top5 of American Songwriter Magazine andRead more
The Rolling Stone calls him "A singer-songwriter that is one of the Country and Americana scene's true journeymen.” His music is prominently featured in TV series like "Nashville", "The Vampire Diaries",Read more
Country Music People magazine calls him, “The best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out.”. If you hear his songs, you would not believe thisRead more
In April of 2019 this excellent, London-based band will support the re-union tour of legendary 80s country-rockers, The Long Ryders (w/ Sid Griffin). They call their style of music "CosmicRead more
"Oh, did we dance!" A total corker, the real deal, the total package, the talk of the (Americana) town - after headlining the Static Roots Festival 2018, the brilliantRead more
"They could well be the illegitimate love children of Springsteen, Mellencamp, Frei and Henley". Their debut album, "All On Red", has just been nominated for an "Album Of The Year"Read more
Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies orRead more
He was called a "rock'n'roll wunderkind" after releasing his debut album "Goodbye Cinderella" in 2011, his 2014 album, "Tornado" (Six Shooter Records, in Germany released on Blue Rose Records) turnedRead more
The first announcement for the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2019: the fantastic Luke Tuchscherer will be rocking out the big stage with his great band! Luke Tuchscherer (pronouncedRead more
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Free admission for children under age 16
FESTIVAL TICKET 2019hard ticket via PayPal€48.00
- “early bird” tickets – SOLD OUT
FESTIVAL TICKET 2019via adticket€53.50
- valid for both festival days
DAY TICKET FRIDAYvia adticket€26.30
DAY TICKET SATURDAYvia adticket€39.50
Static Ruhr Tour 2019
Friday, 12th July 2019 11am
meeting point: “Fernbushaltestelle, Oberhausen Hbf”
At the Static Ruhr Tour 2019 we will take you to “Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord”, a former steel mill turned into an urban park.
The Guardian declared the park as one of the 10 best urban green spaces in the world. And they are right: it’s absolutely spectacular.
Klaas Guchelaar Photography
Every year our official festival photographer, Klaas Guchelaar from The Netherlands, produces some stunning images of our festival and we are sure, this year will be no exception.
Anthony Griffin Photography
The amazing photographer Anthony Griffin from Dublin, Ireland, will be back at Static Roots Festival 2019
Check out last year’s portrait series by clicking the button below…
Interview with LonesomeHighway.com
on 103.2 Dublin City FM
Monday, July 1st 2019
“…the best burgers on this side of the atlantic…”
Burger & So.
How wonderful: Burger & So. decided to donate 0,50 EUR for each sold burger at the Static Roots Festival 2019 to Doctors without Borders!
Italian coffee specialties
and homemade pastries
"a beautiful community of love, togetherness and rock n roll" Click on the picture to read Joe Nolan's emotional look back at the Static Roots FestivalRead more
"...ein Muss-Treffen für europäische Genießer..." "as 'Static Roots' ein Muss-Treffen für europäische Genießer jener originär amerikanischen Musik, die höchst unterhaltsam zwischen Folk, Bluegrass und Rock’n’Roll schillert" schreibt die WAZ überRead more
"In der Musikszene spielt Oberhausen mit dem Static Roots Festival in der ersten Liga" Unter der Überschrift "Cowboyhüte und Steel-Gitarren" veröffentlichte die Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung am Montag, den 8. JuliRead more
Static Roots Festival preview by Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains) "This coming Thursday I’m off to Germany. I’ve been many times previously but always to Hamburg and always to seeRead more
Static Roots Festival Newsletter #5 2019 IIn this newsletter you'll find the latest information about the Static Ruhr Tour, another festival preview in German newspaper "Rheinische Post", links to someRead more
Gewinner informiert Zahlreiche Hörer und Hörerinnen der Sendung "HappySad" mit Christine Heise auf radioeins haben an der Kartenverlosung für das Static Roots Festival 2019 teilgenommen. 2 mal zwei Karten wurdenRead more
"growing interest in Ireland and the UK" In their radio show LonesomeHighway.com on 103.2 Dublin City FM from July 1st 2019, Declan Culliton, Stephen Rapid, and Paul McGee talkedRead more
Static Roots Festival Newsletter #4 2019 In our fourth newsletter 2019, we share information about cashless payment opportunities at the merch table, provide a link to a stream of aRead more
"Ein Leuchtturm in Deutschland" Noch bis zum Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2019, ist die Sendung HappySad mit Christine Heise auf radioeins im Stream zu hören. Aus der Einleitung: "HappySad am 27.06.2019Read more
"...Oberhausen als einen der international gefragtesten Standorte des Genres zu etablieren" Americana in anderen Sphären - Das Static Roots Festival "Leidenschaft kann Berge versetzen. Mit seiner Musikbegeisterung hat ein IT-UnternehmerRead more
"...Man kennt einander, und wenn nicht persönlich, dann über die gemeinsame Liebe zur Musik" In der Ausgabe vom 24.06.2019 berichtet die Rheinische Post unter dem Titel "So klingt der Sommer"Read more
Static Roots Festival Newsletter #3 2019 Our third newsletter for the Static Roots Festival 2019 has just been sent out. We'll share information about a radio interview on radioeins/RBB, theRead more
HappySad auf radioeins am 27.06.2019 um 21 Uhr Am Donnerstag, den 27. Juni 2019 ab 21 Uhr, wird Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival zu Gast bei Christine Heise inRead more
creditcards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, maestrocards, ec cards accepted From Static Roots Festival 2019, we offer cashless payment at the merch table. If you would like to pay your bandRead more
Interview: Dietmar Leibecke of The Static Roots Festival "At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. DietmarRead more
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YouTube Playlist for the Static Roots Festival 2019
Static Roots Festival 2018 – official videos
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Static Roots Festival 2018 – highlights
Static Roots Festival 2017 – highlights
2016 has seen the inauguration of the Static Roots Festival at Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen (Rheinland), Germany.
The festival 2016 was a great success. With Leeroy Stagger (CAN), The Wynntown Marshals (SCO), John Blek & The Rats (IRL), Malojian (Northern-Ireland), Meena Cryle & The Chris Fillmore Band (AUT), The Midnight Union Band (IRL), and Anna Mitchell (IRL) it was a great line-up. And if Daniel Romano (CAN) had entered the correct address into his GPS the crowd would have enjoyed him as well.
The readers of the LonesomeHighway.com magazine voted this first edition of the Static Roots Festival one of the three best Americana festivals in 2016 (next to AmericanaFest, Nashville, and Kilkenny Roots Festival, Ireland).
Static Roots Festival 2017 saw the likes of Danny And The Champions Of The World (UK), Erin Rae And The Meanwhiles (USA), John Blek And The Rats (IRE), Nadine Khouri (UK), Jack Marks (CAN) and many more. Highlights of the Static Roots Festival 2018 were the Cordovas (USA), Terra Lightfoot (CAN), Prinz Grizzley (AUT), Anthony da Costa (USA), SUSTO (USA), Bennett Wilson Poole (UK), Charlie Whitten (USA) and more.
The Static Roots Festival is non-commercial, non-funded, and independent. All proceeds from the sale of Static Roots merch are donated to Doctors without Borders/MdF. In combination with the 2016 festival a fundraiser campaign for Doctors Without Borders/MSF was set up and raised a total of 9.050 EUR. From 2016 to 2018 the Static Roots Festival raised almost 12.000 EUR!
There is an excellent press, radio (public national radio) and TV coverage, the press calls the festival “the most memorable festival experience of the year”, “magnificent”, “brilliant line up”, “must-attend event”.
The festival has also attracted a lot of international guests from Ireland, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Canada, Switzerland and Austria. We bring people together for a great weekend of peace, love, rock’n’roll, and friendship.
On the festival Friday, we organize the StaticRuhrTour. Oberhausen is in the middle of one of the most industrialized areas in Europe, the Ruhrvalley (“Ruhrgebiet”). The Ruhrvalley is a melting pot: for more than 200 years people from all over Europe (Poland, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain, …) came here to find work. And they also brought their cultures. We’ll take you to iconic industrial (and non-industrial) places, we might have a local Currywurst, and a Pils beer. We want to give you an understanding of the distinctive charm of the area.
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