• Static Roots Festival

    • 13. & 14. Jul. 2018

    • Oberhausen, Germany

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  • AmericanaFest Nashville

    Kilkenny Roots Festival and

    Static Roots Festival

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

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    (picture by René Geilenkirchen)

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

    Roadtracks Magazin about Static Roots Festival 2017"

    (picture: David Corley; picture by Klaas Guchelaar)
  • Brendan Cooke, England, about the 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”

    (picture: Torpus & The Art Directors by Klaas Guchelaar)
  • Jeff Robson, Tell The Band To Go Home, about the Static Roots Festival:

    “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.”

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)
     
  • Christine Heise, HappySad, radioeins am 8.6.2017 über das Static Roots Festival:

    „Ein Festival..., das ... seit der letztjährigen Premiere sehr viel Zuspruch erfährt. Die ganz großen Headliner präsentieren sie vielleicht nicht, aber wenn man ... sich die Sachen auch anhört, die sie präsentieren … ganz hohes Niveau!“

    (picture: David Ford, Static Roots Festival 2017, picture by Klaas Guchelaar)
  • "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)

    (Jack Marks, picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • "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 Static Roots Festival for the idyllic setting & warmest audience ❤️"

    (Nadine Khouri about Static Roots Festival 2017)

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • "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, drummer, Peter Bruntnell Band about Static Roots Festival 2017)

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • "an enthralling action packed and fun festival"

    (LonesomeHighway.com about Static Roots Festival 2017)

    (picture: Danny And The Champions Of The Word by Klaas Guchelaar)

     

  • Static Roots Festival 2017

    Thank you for being such an amazing audience!

    What an attentive, passionate, friendly, lovely, funny and charming bunch of folks - we LOVE you  

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • Static Roots Festival

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    John Blek & The Rats @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

    Das "Line-Up [...] bietet eine internationale Besetzung, die Genrefans sicherlich mit der Zunge schnalzen lassen wird"

    "Source: gaesteliste.de (10 May 2017)

  • Static Roots Festival

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    Meena Cryle & Chris Fillmore @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

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    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, Tennessee

    Kilkenny Roots Festival, Ireland

    Static Roots Festival, Germany"

    Source: LonesomeHighway.com on Facebook (11 May 2017)

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    Malojian @ Static Roots Festival 2016 (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

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    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

    Leeroy Stagger & Band @ Static Roots Festival 2016 (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

    John Blek & The Rats @ Static Roots Festival 2016 (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

    The Wynntown Marshals @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    The Midnight Union Band @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

News

In the latest edition of Brent Jensen's podcast "No Sleep Til Sudbury" called "The Incredible Stephen Stanley", Stephen Stanley praises his time at the Static Roots Festival "the best two days of music in my life". Thanks, Stephen - it means a lot! During the interview Stephen not only talks

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Check out our instagram account with some smashing pictures from Static Roots Festival 2018, taken by Klaas

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Ein weiteres Review für das Static Roots Festival 2018 hat die Westzeit veröffentlicht: "Als Fazit lässt sich sagen, dass sich das Static Roots 2018 als erste Adresse für die Standortbestimmung in Sachen Americana in unseren Breiten erwies." Zu finden im Web:

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Check out this great podcast by Jeff Robson on UMFM.com's radio show Tell The Band To Go Home: "Back live after 2 glorious weeks in Europe and still floating on a wave of peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll after the almighty Static Roots Festival." Playlist: Jonathan Byrd & The

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"Magic bubble" - Hadley McCall Thackston about the Static Roots Festival Listen to this great interview with Stephen Stanley and Hadley McCall Thackston on James Hodder's Tin Can Review radio show (Resonance

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Declan Culliton from LonesomeHighway.com with a great and detailed review about the Static Roots Festival 2018: The promoter's "...one objective is to bring people together to enjoy quality music in an environment where artists and punters mix, share a drink and good food, talk music and put aside the worries

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Another great review with amazing pictures coming in from The Netherlands. Klaas Guchelaar says: "You can’t find a better festival with a friendlier bunch of people!" Click on the graphic to see the full

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"Allein die Vorstellung und das Wissen, dass in Deutschland ein echtes Americana Festival heranwächst, ist großartig, für sowas muss man sonst immer ins Ausland reisen." Ein großartiger Blick zurück auf das Static Roots Festival

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Declan Culliton from Lonesome Highway on DublinCity.fm radio with an enthusiastic look back at the Static Roots Festival

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Ullrich Maurer von Gaesteliste.de blickt zurück auf das Static Roots Festival 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. Der internationale Zuspruch hängt unter anderem

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We've got the best audience in the world! At the Static Roots Festival 2018 we have been collecting money for Doctors Without Borders / MSF. We gave away posters, postcards, badges, tote bags and gym bags for a donation. All in all our wonderful audience donated 945 EUR - that's

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Unter dem Titel "Fröhliche Musik amerikanischer Bauart im Zentrum Altenberg" veröffentlicht die NRZ Oberhausen am 16. Juli 2018 einen wunderschönen Rückblick auf das Static Roots Festival 2018: Bennett Wilson Poole waren "...Ein opulentes Vergnügen, das mächtig in die Beine ging. Was sich später auch bei den bärtigen Herren der „Cordovas“

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An der Tageskasse werden heute und morgen weiterhin Tickets verfügbar sein. Die Preise: Festival-Wochenendticket: 56 EUR Tagesticket Freitag: 29 EUR Tagesticket Samstag: 42

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Static Roots Festival 2018 in pictures...

Line-up

Line-up for Static Roots Festival 2018

Fri. 13 July & Sat. 14 July 2018

Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, Germany

(check out our YouTube line-up playlist here)

Sometimes when something goes wrong, something even better comes out of it: Unfortunately Donald Byron Wheatley wasn't able to come to the festival, but this allows us the opportunity to present the great Hadley McCall Thackston from Decatur, Georgia, USA: A couple years back, the 25-year-old Hadley McCall Thackston was at a crossroads.

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Cordovas We have been working on this one for almost six months now and we are extremely happy to announce the last act for the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2018: the amazing Cordovas from Nashville, TN, USA, will play the headlining show on Saturday, Jul 14th! It was

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SUSTO (solo) Susto is a disease of the soul that has its origin in Latin America. Imagine it as some kind of soul death or the loss of the soul. It’s said, that sufferers are walking shells of their former selves. But the good news is there is a cure!

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Terra Lightfoot TERRA LIGHTFOOTPress shots / Album cover. Hamilton, ON. June 27, 2017Photo by Dustin Rabin. 2766 She plays a mean lead guitar, her voice is remarkably powerful, bluesy & soulful, and with her terrific band Terra Lightfoot will go down like a storm at the Static Roots Festival 2018!

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Bennett Wilson Poole This is simply too good to be true: a couple of weeks ago I got a copy of the yet to be released debut album by Bennett Wilson Poole. Blown away by the first listen, these guys sound like the British Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young! And

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The Midnight Union Band Willie Meighan. The Boss. A legend in the Irish Music scene, organiser of the Kilkenny Roots Festival, owner of Rollercoaster Records (Kilkenny) - "the happiest little record shop in the world", one of the kindest and gentlest person you could ever hope to meet. When this

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Hannah Aldridge For her debut album "Razor Wire" (2014) she was described as Muscle Shoal's own "Americana princess". With her 2017 album "Gold Rush" and tons of raving reviews, she ended up in many best-of-lists and it seems she might have climbed the throne. We are very much looking forward

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Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos At the Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017 an Americana band from Austria was the talk of the town. Americana from Austria? Well, who would have thought. Beautiful, soulful Americana music, excellent songwriting, fantastic musicianship, a compelling voice even yodelling at times. Welcome to the Static Roots

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Charlie Whitten Earlier in 2017 when promoting a show with Cale Tyson & band, Cale’s guitar player Juan Solorzano talked about another of his musical activities and highly recommended to check out Charlie Whitten from Nashville, TN, USA. Bought Charlie Whitten’s 2014 album “Hey Love” and instantly fell in love

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The Stephen Stanley Band Their album "Jimmy & The Moon" instantly won us over. Top songwriting, killer melodies, jangling guitars, amazing harmonies, some straight rockers, some beautiful ballads.  At the same time Stephen Stanley's "The Troubadour's Song" became my farewell song for the great Willie Meighan. We can't wait to

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Anthony da Costa The brilliant Anthony da Costa (Nashville, USA) has been writing songs since the age of 10 and playing professionally since 13. In 2007 (at the age of 16), Anthony became the youngest winner ever of both the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions. He has

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Video

Static Roots Festival 2018 – a great look back at Germany’s only Americana festival

Impressions from Static Roots Festival 2017

See all videos on our YouTube channel …

  • “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 (Canada), The Wynntown Marshals (Scotland), John Blek & The Rats (Ireland), Malojian (Northern-Ireland), Meena Cryle & The Chris Fillmore Band (Austria), The Midnight Union Band (Ireland), and Anna Mitchell (Ireland) it was a great line-up. And if Daniel Romano (Canada) had entered the correct address into his GPS the crowd would have enjoyed him as well.

There was an international audience with guests from Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, and Germany, of course.

The festival got some great online reviews on its Facebook page and the web (find a german one from gaesteliste.de here) and two radio shows airing 30 – 60 minutes reports about the Static Roots Festival. (here is a link to the podcast of the Canadian radio show Tell The Band To Go Home with Jeff Robson from Winnipeg).

Edgar Heckmann from Blue Rose Records, Germany, also attended the festival. His german radio show about the Static Roots Festival is available here.

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.

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