• Static Roots Festival 2020

    Germany's only Americana/Alt.Country Festival

    10th & 11th July 2020

    Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen

  • “Every angle is covered at this festival. From the professional M.C. delivery by Jeff Robson, to the spacious stage, impressive lighting system, stage management, pin drop sound quality and refreshments on offer. No stone is left unturned. Spread the word, but not too widely, we don’t want it to get too big!”

    LonesomeHighway.com, 24. Juli 2019

  • "Sehr viel besser hätte das alles nicht gemacht werden können"

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    “Vom Ambiente her überzeugte das Static Roots ein ums andere Mal durch die familiäre Atmosphäre, die perfekte Organisation, den reibungslosen Ablauf und die betont relaxte und friedfertige Stimmung. Sehr viel besser hätte das alles nicht gemacht werden können…”

    gaesteliste.de, 19. Juli 2019

  • "... a dream come true..."

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    “a festival with an energy like no other, where there is only love, freedom to allow ourselves to transcend where we need to, a togetherness that was so beautiful and pure. True rock and roll”

    Joe Nolan, Facebook, 14. Juli 2019

  • “In this day and age of mega festivals, Static Roots reminds one that “small is beautiful” (…) and as such it’s a great continental addition to the likes of Kilkenny Roots”

    Americana-UK, 25. Juli 2019

  • Static Roots Festival 2019 - SOLD OUT

    No more tickets available for Static Roots Festival 2019.

  • “Internationale Stars, weltweites Renomee”

    "In der Musikszene spielt Oberhausen mit dem Americana-Festival „Static Roots“ in der ersten Liga."

    WAZ, July 2019

  • “a well established success story”

    Nick West, Bucketfull Of Brains, July 2019

     
  • "Ein Leuchtturm in Deutschland"

    Christine Heise in HappySad auf radioeins am 27. Juni 2019 über das Static Roots Festival

     
  • "Americana in anderen Sphären"

    "Leidenschaft kann Berge versetzen. Mit seiner Musikbegeisterung hat ein IT-Unternehmer nicht nur das erste genreübergreifende deutsche Americana-Festival ins Leben gerufen. Dietmar Leibeckes Passion ist sogar dabei, Oberhausen als einen der international gefragtesten Standorte des Genres zu etablieren."

    Folker Magazin, Ausgabe 4.19

     
  • "Der familiäre Charakter bleibt beim Static Roots Festival dennoch erhalten: Man kennt einander, und wenn nicht persönlich, dann über die gemeinsame Liebe zur Musik..."

    Rheinische Post, Juni 2019

     
  • "...increasing recognition for the popularity of the ...Static Roots Festival"

    Americana-UK, Juni 2019

  • "Americana-Leckerbissen im Zentrum Altenberg"

    Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Juni 2019

  • "...ein absolutes Highlight im Jahresplan der Americana-Freunde"

    gaesteliste.de, Mai 2019

  • "...längst mehr als ein Geheimtipp"

    Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Juni 2019

  • "Das nachhaltigste Festivalerlebnis des Jahres"

    Frank Schwarzberg, ROADTRACKS Magazin #53

  • "Mit dem STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL - DA WEISS MAN WIRKLICH, WAS MAN HAT, Americana-, Country- und Roots-Music ... vom ALLERFEINSTEN."

    Volker Ebert, roadtracks.net - Jan. 2019

  • "A full weekend of smiles surrounded with fabulous people and music to get you through the rest of the year!!"

    B. Hogan, Kilkenny, Ireland

     
  • "If you ... love Americana, I highly recommend the fantastic Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen .... The festival ... has an enthusiastic fan base of music lovers and gets ... praises from all sides."

    Songpickr, Jan. 2019

  • "Americana vom Allerfeinsten - in dieser Qualität wohl einzigartig in Deutschland"

      H. Chinaski, musiker-board.de

  • "...still floating on a wave of peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll after the almighty Static Roots Festival."

    Jeff Robson, Tell The Band To Go Home, umfm.com, July 2018

  • "... Standortbestimmung in Sachen Americana..."

    westzeit.de über Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "Tell your friends, but not too many mind, this is one festival we do not want to get too big!"

    LonesomeHighway.com about Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "It's so good I want to keep it a secret and all to myself, but that wouldn't be fair"

    Sandy Fyfe, Perth, Scotland, about Static Roots Festival 2018

     

  • "Americana im Ruhrgebiet: Besser geht es nicht..."

    Hooked-on-music.de über Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "You can find gold in the most unlikely of places if you look hard enough. Now, Oberhausen, ...is THE place to look as for the third year running the magnificent Static Roots Festival..."

    Americana UK about Static Roots Festival 2018

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    "You can’t find a better festival with a friendlier bunch of people!"

    Klaas Guchelaar about Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "Seit drei Jahren bezaubert das Static Roots Festival seine Besucher mit Acts, die sich fernab des Mainstreams befinden. Unter Musikliebhabern gilt das Festival ... als Geheimtipp."

    Welt.de über Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "...grandioses Static Roots Festival..."

    NRZ über das Static Roots Festival 2018

  • “Allein die Vorstellung ..., dass in Deutschland ein echtes Americana Festival heranwächst, ist großartig, für sowas muss man sonst immer ins Ausland reisen.”

    Christine Heise, radioeins, über das Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "A magic bubble"

    Hadley McCall Thackston about Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "Brilliant lineup"

    Kilkenny Roots Festival about Static Roots Festival 2018

  • "...unverzichtbarer Treffpunkt aller Americana-Freunde Deutschlands..."

    Gaesteliste.de über das Static Roots Festival 2018

       
  • "The best two days of music in my life!"

    Stephen Stanley about the Static Roots Festival 2018

     
  • AmericanaFest Nashville

    Kilkenny Roots Festival and

    Static Roots Festival

    Static Roots Festival voted one of the three best Americana festivals of 2016

  • "Schaun mer mal wie lange dieses kleine phantastische Festival noch ein Geheimtipp bleibt"

    Roadtracks Magazin über Static Roots Festival 2017

  • “A fantastic community of brilliant people gathered together to enjoy some great music performed by superb artists...not a below par gig all weekend”

    Brendan Cooke, England, about the Static Roots Festival 2017

  • “I’m still wired from the most amazing experience of my life, Static Roots Festival 2017. ... It was so inspiring. It felt like a better world. The best world possible!”

    Jeff Robson, Tell The Band To Go Home, about the Static Roots Festival 2017

  • „Ein Festival..., das...seit der letztjährigen Premiere sehr viel Zuspruch erfährt. Die ganz großen Headliner präsentieren sie vielleicht nicht, aber…ganz hohes Niveau!“

    Christine Heise, HappySad, radioeins am 8.6.2017 über das Static Roots Festival

  • "If roots music is your thing, look out for this festival next year. It really is The Business."

    Ken Beveridge, Blabber'n'Smoke, about Static Roots Festival 2017

  • "When you meet so many music lovers in one night, it inspires and reminds you of the depth and pricelessness of that exchange - huge thanks to Static Roots Festival for the idyllic setting & warmest audience"

    Nadine Khouri about Static Roots Festival 2017

  • "Thank you for looking after us so well at the festival. We had a great night, and a lot of it was down to the brilliant way you and your crew ran the event! And what a fantastic venue."

    Mick Clews, Peter Bruntnell Band about Static Roots Festival 2017

  • "an enthralling action packed and fun festival"

    LonesomeHighway.com about Static Roots Festival 2017

THANK YOU

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!

THANK YOU

“In this day and age of mega festivals, Static Roots reminds one that “small is beautiful” (…) and as such it’s a great continental addition to the likes of Kilkenny Roots”

Americana-UK, 25. Juli 2019

“Another successful Static Roots, which has by now established itself as a feature in the Roots and Americana punters annual diary. Every angle is covered at this festival. From the professional M.C. delivery by Jeff Robson, to the spacious stage, impressive lighting system, stage management, pin drop sound quality and refreshments on offer. No stone is left unturned. Spread the word, but not too widely, we don’t want it to get too big!”

LonesomeHighway.com, 24. Juli 2019

“… a dream come true…”

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“a festival with an energy like no other, where there is only love, freedom to allow ourselves to transcend where we need to, a togetherness that was so beautiful and pure. True rock and roll”

Joe Nolan, Facebook, 14. Juli 2019

“Sehr viel besser hätte das alles nicht gemacht werden können”

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“Als Fazit ließe sich sagen, dass auf rein musikalischer Ebene auf diesem Festival so ziemlich jede Schattierung der klassischen Americana-Musik abgedeckt wurde und somit kaum ein Wunsch, den man für eine solche Veranstaltung gehabt haben mochte, offengeblieben sein dürfte. Vom Ambiente her überzeugte das Static Roots ein ums andere Mal durch die familiäre Atmosphäre, die perfekte Organisation, den reibungslosen Ablauf und die betont relaxte und friedfertige Stimmung. Sehr viel besser hätte das alles nicht gemacht werden können…”

gaesteliste.de, 19. Juli 2019

” It’s weekends like this that save the soul and revive the spirit.”

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“God Bless Dietmar and the Static Roots crew (and audience!) for doing what soooo few organizers (and attendees!) of events (somewhat..) like it do: prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the transcendent power of music and of community by creating an environment full of love, camaraderie, and rock and roll for absolutely nothing but the love of the music and of their fellow human beings. ”

John Murry, July 13th 2020, on Facebook

“Die Messlatte … liegt nun verdammt hoch”

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[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

Line up

Static Roots Festival

Fri. 10 July & Sat. 11 July 2020

=== Coming soon ===

 


Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, Germany

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Tickets

Free admission for children under age 16

FESTIVAL TICKET 2019hard ticket via PayPal

€48.00
  • “early bird” tickets – SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

FESTIVAL TICKET 2019via adticket

€53.50
  • valid for both festival days

SOLD OUT


DAY TICKET FRIDAYvia adticket

€26.30

  • day ticket for Friday (w/ John Blek, The Brother Brothers, John Murry, The Wave Pictures, Cordovas)
SOLD OUT


DAY TICKET SATURDAYvia adticket

€39.50

  • day ticket for Saturday (w/ Ags Connolly, Orphan Colours, Joe Nolan, Luke Tuchscherer, Joana Serrat, Don Gallardo, The Hanging Stars, Dawn Brothers)
SOLD OUT

Interview with LonesomeHighway.com

on 103.2 Dublin City FM

Monday, July 1st 2019

 

Static Roots Festival supports Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières

From 2016 to 2019 the Static Roots Festival raised about 14.500 EUR in support of Doctors Without Borders

News

Auch das roadtracks Magazin hat ein umfangreiches Review mit tollem Bildmaterial veröffentlicht. "Der Geheim-Tipp ist dahin, das STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL ist im vierten Jahr seines Bestehens ausverkauft. Die Americana-, Country-

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Check out this great blog post about the Static Roots Festival 2019 by Klaas Guchelaar. Wonderfully written, of course full of beautiful and perfect

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Vielen Dank an die Dagmar Brusitzki Musikagentur für diesen wunderbaren Rückblick auf das Static Roots Festival 2019: "Und natürlich mach ich es auch diesen Sommer nicht ohne ein ordentliches Festival.

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"In this day and age of mega festivals, Static Roots reminds one that “small is beautiful” (...) and as such it’s a great continental addition to the likes of Kilkenny

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"Another successful Static Roots..." Thanks to Declan Culliton (LonesomeHighway.com) for this beautiful review: “The fourth staging of The Static Roots Festival took place once again at the Zentrum Altenberg in

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"...womit der Anspruch, ... in die führende Riege europäischer Americana-Festivals aufzusteigen, eindrucksvoll untermauert wurde" "Das Klassenziel ist erreicht: Die vierte Auflage des Static Roots Festivals war nun restlos ausverkauft; womit

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Ein Rückblick auf das Static Roots Festival 2019 HappySad vom 18.07.2019 In ihrer Sendung "HappySad" vom 18.07.2019 auf radioeins blickt Christine Heise zurück auf das Static Roots Festival 2019 und

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"a beautiful community of love, togetherness and rock n roll" Click here to read Joe Nolan's emotional look back at the Static Roots Festival

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"...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 über

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John Murry about Static Roots Festival 2019: "prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the transcendent power of music and of community by creating an environment full of love, camaraderie,

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"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. Juli

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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 see

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Static Roots Festival preview with Dietmar Leibecke From the "Tell The Band To Go Home" website: "Episode #795 Today a fun episode where we preview the 4th annual Static Roots

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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 some

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"eine echte Perle" "Das 'Static Roots'-Festival im Oberhausener Zentrum Altenberg geht in seine vierte Runde und setzt dabei auf internationale Acts aus dem Americana-Gerne. Dass es sich bei der Konzertreihe

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Static Roots Festival on instagram ...

Instagram post 2141329870339744831_8121202905 Posted @withrepost • @lonesomehighwaymag Check out our chat with Canadian singer songwriter #joenolanmusic at lonesomehighway.com #staticrootsfestival #rollercoasterrecords #americanafest2019 #lonesomehighwaymag #cleereskilkenny #kilkennyrootsfestival

Posted @withrepost • @lonesomehighwaymag Check out our chat with Canadian singer songwriter #joenolanmusic at lonesomehighway.com #staticrootsfestival #rollercoasterrecords #americanafest2019 #lonesomehighwaymag #cleereskilkenny #kilkennyrootsfestival ...

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Instagram post 2114788095593011715_8121202905 Posted @withrepost • @joeharveywhyte I had a great chat with Declan Culliton from @lonesomehighwaymag after meeting him at the fantastic @staticrootsfestival in Germany earlier this year. He asked me about the origins of the pedal steel, my influences, favourite players and how I personally approach playing. I feel honoured to have been included in this interview alongside one of Ireland’s best and most innovative steel players @steelydave83 . If you want to nerd out with us have a read! (Link in bio).
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#pedalsteel #pedalsteelguitar #pedalsteelplayer #joeharveywhyte #davidmurphy #ukpedalsteel #pedalsteellondon #irishpedalsteelfestival #lonesomehighway #bjcole #gregleisz #steelguitar #lonesomehighwaymag

Posted @withrepost • @joeharveywhyte I had a great chat with Declan Culliton from @lonesomehighwaymag after meeting him at the fantastic @staticrootsfestival in Germany earlier this year. He asked me about the origins of the pedal steel, my influences, favourite players and how I personally approach playing. I feel honoured to have been included in this interview alongside one of Ireland’s best and most innovative steel players @steelydave83 . If you want to nerd out with us have a read! (Link in bio). ____________________________________________ #pedalsteel #pedalsteelguitar #pedalsteelplayer #joeharveywhyte #davidmurphy #ukpedalsteel #pedalsteellondon #irishpedalsteelfestival #lonesomehighway #bjcole #gregleisz #steelguitar #lonesomehighwaymag ...

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Instagram post 2102360096830458971_8121202905 Hooray! Frank from Burger & So is back. ❤️ And he brought the Static Roots 2019 burger with him. Sweet baby Jesus - it‘s simply amazing. #staticrootsfestival #burgerundso #babyemil #nurderbvb

Hooray! Frank from Burger & So is back. ❤️ And he brought the Static Roots 2019 burger with him. Sweet baby Jesus - it‘s simply amazing. #staticrootsfestival #burgerundso #babyemil #nurderbvb ...

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Instagram post 2089322049947988805_8121202905 Posted @withrepost • @dongallardomusic The Weight to end our set at @staticrootsfestival with our friends @lukejtuchscherer & @danielkemish Me and the band had loads of fun! @travstock11 @jim_maving @joeharveywhyte #stevebrookes Thank you @dietmarl11 📷 by @mattaberham

Posted @withrepost • @dongallardomusic The Weight to end our set at @staticrootsfestival with our friends @lukejtuchscherer & @danielkemish Me and the band had loads of fun! @travstock11 @jim_maving @joeharveywhyte #stevebrookes Thank you @dietmarl11 📷 by @mattaberham ...

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Instagram post 2089127532129008409_8121202905 "[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 und weiter über den musikalischen Direktor des Festivals: "Dietmar Leibecke kann auf sein 'Americana'-Familientreffen... echt stolz sein. Die Messlatte für 'No. 5' hängt nun allerdings verdammt hoch." https://staticrootsfestival.com/#news

#staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #country #altcountry #srf2019 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #waz

"[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 und weiter über den musikalischen Direktor des Festivals: "Dietmar Leibecke kann auf sein 'Americana'-Familientreffen... echt stolz sein. Die Messlatte für 'No. 5' hängt nun allerdings verdammt hoch." https://staticrootsfestival.com/#news #staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #country #altcountry #srf2019 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #waz ...

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Instagram post 2088059610388276366_8121202905 We love you, @joenolanmusic ✌️❤️🎸 Posted @withrepost • @joenolanmusic Incredible last dinner in Germany with my new friends Dietmar, Marion, Johanna and pal Jeff Robson. These people are angels, I’m so blessed to have been in their company the past few days to experience Static Roots Festival. Dietmar has created a festival with an energy like no other, where there is only love, freedom to allow ourselves to transcend where we need to, a togetherness that was so beautiful and pure. True rock and roll if you ask me. I witnessed some moving performances,
One especially by John Murray who immediately inspired me to write a song. I will write more about this adventure when I get home, for now it’s sleep time and airport at 4:30am! Thank you to Dietmar, Marion, Jeff and all my new friends! Love you and hope to return again soon! 2019 Static Roots you’re dazzling

We love you, @joenolanmusic ✌️❤️🎸 Posted @withrepost • @joenolanmusic Incredible last dinner in Germany with my new friends Dietmar, Marion, Johanna and pal Jeff Robson. These people are angels, I’m so blessed to have been in their company the past few days to experience Static Roots Festival. Dietmar has created a festival with an energy like no other, where there is only love, freedom to allow ourselves to transcend where we need to, a togetherness that was so beautiful and pure. True rock and roll if you ask me. I witnessed some moving performances, One especially by John Murray who immediately inspired me to write a song. I will write more about this adventure when I get home, for now it’s sleep time and airport at 4:30am! Thank you to Dietmar, Marion, Jeff and all my new friends! Love you and hope to return again soon! 2019 Static Roots you’re dazzling ...

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Instagram post 2087923405734699852_8121202905 THANK YOU! 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! THANK YOU!

THANK YOU! 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! THANK YOU! ...

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  • “Das nachhaltigste Festivalerlebnis des Jahres”

    Frank SchwarzbergROADTRACKS Magazin #53
    • “Americana-, Country-, Roots-Musik vom ALLERFEINSTEN!”

      Volker EbertROADTRACKS Magazin online
      • “If you are based in Europe and love Americana, I highly recommend the fantastic Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen in July. The festival is still relatively new but already has an enthusiastic fan base of music lovers and gets lots of praises from all sides.”

        Songpickrsongpickr.net
        • “Americana vom Allerfeinsten – in dieser Qualität in Deutschland wohl einzigartig”

          H. Chinaskimusiker-board.de
          • “The best two days of music in my life (No Sleep Til Sudbury podcast)”

            Stephen StanleyOctober 2018
          • “Als Fazit lässt sich sagen, dass sich das Static Roots 2018 als erste Adresse für die Standortbestimmung in Sachen Americana in unseren Breiten erwies.”

            Westzeit.deAugust 2018
          • The Static Roots Festival “is a magic bubble”

            Hadley McCall Thackston / Tin Can Review on resonance 104.4fm, London, UKJuli 2018
          • “Innerhalb von gerade mal drei Jahren hat sich das Static Roots Festival, das jeweils im Juli im Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen stattfindet, zur ersten Adresse für Americana-Fans aus praktisch ganz Europa gemausert. ”

            Gaesteliste.deJuli 2018
          • “…grandioses Static Roots Festival …Bezeichnend für die Qualität des …Events ist, dass es prompt als eines der drei besten Americana-Festivals weltweit ausgezeichnet wurde.”

            NRZ OberhausenJuli 2018
          • “Seit drei Jahren bezaubert das Static Roots Festival seine Besucher mit Acts, die sich fernab des Mainstreams befinden. Unter Musikliebhabern gilt das Festival (…) als Geheimtipp.”

            WELT.DEJuli 2018
          • “Oberhausen (…) is THE place to look as for the third year running the magnificent Static Roots Festival graces the town’s Zentrum Altenberg, (…) and for two days in July home of some of the genre’s real gems. AUK took time out to speak to (…) Dietmar Leibecke, to talk about what is fast becoming a ‘must attend’ event.”

            Americana-UKJuni 2018
          • Nashville, Kilkenny and … Oberhausen?
            “Feedback from our small but well rounded music community of friends voted the following as the best Festivals of 2016 for music, fun and great company. In alphabetical order: AMA Nashville // Kilkenny Roots Festival // Static Roots Festival

            LonesomeHighway.comMai 2017
          • “Americana im Ruhrgebiet: Besser geht es nicht…”

            Hooked-On-MusicJuni 2018
          • “So schnell kann das gehen: Erst zum dritten Mal findet das Static Roots Festival am 13. und 14. Juli 2018 (…) statt – und schon hat sich die Veranstaltungsreihe zum unverzichtbaren Treffpunkt für alle Americana-Freunde Deutschlands etabliert!”

            gaesteliste.deMai 2018
          • “Brilliant lineup”

            Kilkenny Roots Festival about the Static Roots FestivalMai 2018
          • Das Static Roots Festival “… gehört nicht zu den größten Festivals im Land, aber gewiss zu denen, in denen das meiste Herzblut steckt”

            Rheinische PostMai 2018
          • “Im Juli ist bereits das musikalische Weihnachts-Fest!”

            roadtracks MagazinApril 2018
          • “Die 2. offizielle Ausgabe dieses mit Americana-Künstlern aus Europa und Nordamerika vollgespickten Festivals glänzt wie bereits im Vorjahr mit einem klasse Line-Up und wird von uns ganz dick empfohlen ”

            Blue Rose RecordsNewsletter April 2018
          • “It’s so good I want to keep it a secret and all to myself, but that wouldn’t be fair”

            Sandy FyfePerth, Scotland, April 2018
          • “Static Roots is a festival that is attracting increasing numbers of punters from Ireland and the U.K, …. It is also very much a punters festival, not overcrowded, impressive venue and surroundings, allowing easy access to the performers on stage and indeed off stage, as they mingle with the attendees between sets. Accurately described as a boutique festival…”

            LonesomeHighway.comDeclan Culliton, April 2018
          • “Ansteckende Begeisterung”

            WAZ KulturRobert Gerlings, Mai 2017
          • “Schaun mer mal wie lange dieses kleine phantastische Festival noch ein Geheimtipp bleibt – jedenfalls sind wir im nächsten Jahr wieder vor Ort. Fette Empfehlung – wir sehen uns.”

            roadtracks MagazinJuni 2017
          • “If roots music is your thing, look out for this festival next year. It really is The Business.”

            Blabber'n'SmokeKen Beveridge, Juni 2017
          • “A terrific festival!”

            Klaas GuchelaarJuni 2017
          • “An enthralling and action packed fun festival”

            LonesomeHighway.comJuni 2017
          • “Bitte weiter so und mehr davon”

            gaesteliste.deUllrich Maurer, Juni 2017
          • “…ganz hohes Niveau”

            Christine Heise (Happy Sad)rbb, radio eins, Juni 2017
          • “The love in the room and out on the patio came from every direction. It was so inspiring. It felt like a better world. The best world possible

            Jeff RobsonTell The Band To Go Home, Juni 2017
          • “Der Focus liegt bei diesem Festival auf Roots-Rock, Americana, Folk-Rock, das es in dieser Kombination in Deutschland so bisher nicht gab.”

            roadtracks MagazinJuni 2017
          • Das “Line-Up […] bietet eine internationale Besetzung, die Genrefans sicherlich mit der Zunge schnalzen lassen wird

            gaesteliste.deMai 2017

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          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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