• Static Roots Festival 2020

    Germany's only Americana/Alt.Country Festival

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    Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen

  • “a nugget among the festivals”

    Frank Schwarzberg, roadtracks.net, April 2020

  • “a music festival in Germany that was launched for all the right reasons, succeeded without compromising its original spirit, and now looks forward with justifiable optimism to its fifth iteration this coming July.”

    Nick West, Bucketfull of Brains, 10. Jan 2020

  • “an essential date in any Americana fan’s festival diary”

    Mark Underwood, Americana UK, 8. Jan 2020

  • “What an absolute triumph!”

    Big City Lights, 13. Juli 2019

  • “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

Dearest friends and supporters,


following the official postponement of the Static Roots Festival, we have some information about refunding your tickets for this year’s event. As previously announced, our next festival will happen July 9-10, 2021. For now, it seems we will be able to keep the exact same lineup, so we won’t miss any of the great acts that we were so looking forward to this year….

LOVE IS LIKE A VIRUS

So let’s spread some (postcard) love!

Would you like to receive a postcard? Send us your address to postcard@staticrootsfestival[dot]de

“The best gig on the Americana circuit”

Joe Harvey-Whyte, The Hanging Stars, about the Static Roots Festival, Jan 2020

“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

Coming soon …

Static Roots Festival 2021

Line-up

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Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen

 

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Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube

 

Static Roots Festival

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sponsored by nobody

just for the love of music & friendship

peace, love, rock’n’roll


 

“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

Tickets

Free admission for children under age 16

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We’ll keep you posted about tickets for
Static Roots Festival 2021…

Static Ruhr Tour 2020

Friday, 10th July

11am

Zeche Zollverein, Essen

meeting point: “Oberhausen train station”

At the Static Ruhr Tour 2020 we will take you to Zeche Zollverein in Essen, a former coal mine and now a UNESCO world cultural heritage site – one of the most popular spots in the Ruhr valley.

The skeletal remains of the once flourishing mines and its coking plant watch over fresh construction: a housing project taking over part of the former plant. The coal washing complex is now the site of the Ruhr museum. Zeche Zollverein is also housing the famous Red Dot Design Museum.

Read more here…

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

Following the official postponement of the Static Roots Festival, we have some information about refunding your tickets for this year’s event. As previously announced, our next festival will happen July

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Static Roots Festival postcards Another batch of postcards will go out today. Would you like a good old-fashioned postcard from us through your letterbox? Send your postal address to postcard(at)staticrootsfestival.de

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Dearest friends and supporters, I suspect that it comes as no surprise, but I am sure you are as disappointed as we are to have to tell you that this

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After selling out all Early-Bird-Tickets within nine days, today (March 1st 2020) there are just 45 regular tickets left. If you want to join us, get your tickets now. With

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Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival zu Gast bei Christine Heise Nahezu traditionell wird Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival auch in diesem Jahr wieder Gast sein bei der wunderbaren

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For the love of music ... We'd love to introduce you to the music of London, UK, based band Treetop Flyers. This brilliant band captures the 60s Westcoast pop, adds

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Unbelievable Thanks for all your support and buying an early-bird-ticket. Within just nine days we sold all 200 early-bird-tickets - that's mental! The final 100 tickets will soon become available

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Static Roots: The story of a festival Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains) with a great write-up about the Static Roots Festival: the (short history), a look back at the Static

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Thanks to Americana-UK's Mark Underwood for this excellent preview of the Static Roots Festival 2020: "Fast becoming pretty much an essential date in any Americana fan’s festival diary these days,

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Early Bird Tickets available from Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 From Monday, Jan. 6th 2020, a limited set of early bird tickets (hard tickets) will be available through the website. Although

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Friday, 10th July 11am meeting point: "Oberhausen train station" At the Static Ruhr Tour 2020 we will take you to Zeche Zollverein in Essen, a former coal mine and now

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First acts announced for the Static Roots Festival 2020 line-up You've all been waiting impatiently so here we go with the first six acts of the Static Roots Festival

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Static Roots Festival on instagram ...

#theshowmustbepaused #blackouttuesday ...

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Working on a new and exciting project ... . . . #staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #somethingnewinthepipeline #logodesigns #nrw #ruhrpott #ruhrpottliebe #fortheloveofmusic ...

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Instagram post 2319735518247963623_8121202905 Posted @withregram • @joanaserrat This postcard make it home today all the way from Oberhausen (Germany). How cool to see myself on it 🤩 Thank you @staticrootsfestival for this sweet gift! ♥️♥️♥️ It was great to play at your festival. We can't wait to come back!🔥🔥🔥🌵🌵🌵 😘 @dietmarl11

#staticrootsfestival

Posted @withregram • @joanaserrat This postcard make it home today all the way from Oberhausen (Germany). How cool to see myself on it 🤩 Thank you @staticrootsfestival for this sweet gift! ♥️♥️♥️ It was great to play at your festival. We can't wait to come back!🔥🔥🔥🌵🌵🌵 😘 @dietmarl11 #staticrootsfestival ...

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Instagram post 2319734717009939421_8121202905 Posted @withregram • @agsconnolly Awesome gift from @staticrootsfestival arrived today. That's me and @joeharveywhyte playing last year. Sad for the guys that this year has been postponed but I know it'll be back brighter and stronger again.
@dietmarl11
#staticrootsfestival #oberhausen #joeharveywhyte #agsconnolly #ameripolitan #countrymusic

Posted @withregram • @agsconnolly Awesome gift from @staticrootsfestival arrived today. That's me and @joeharveywhyte playing last year. Sad for the guys that this year has been postponed but I know it'll be back brighter and stronger again. @dietmarl11 #staticrootsfestival #oberhausen #joeharveywhyte #agsconnolly #ameripolitan #countrymusic ...

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Posted @withregram • @prinz_grizzley "To My Green Mountains Home"
Out on the 26th of June!
Pre-order now if you like😁
Link in bio

Produced by@beaubedford
Recorded @nautilus_sound_studios
Band @andreas_wettstein @claudemeier5454 @der_jogi_fleisch 
Cover art by @klbr2000
Pic by @darkotodorovicfotografie

#prinzgrizzley #tomygreenmountainshome2020
#preordernow

We sure do love the amazing Prinz Grizzley. He just released a new album. Check this out ✌️❤️🎸 . . . Posted @withregram • @prinz_grizzley "To My Green Mountains Home" Out on the 26th of June! Pre-order now if you like😁 Link in bio Produced by@beaubedford Recorded @nautilus_sound_studios Band @andreas_wettstein @claudemeier5454 @der_jogi_fleisch Cover art by @klbr2000 Pic by @darkotodorovicfotografie #prinzgrizzley #tomygreenmountainshome2020 #preordernow ...

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Instagram post 2318871628769265940_8121202905 Just recently our friends at Burger & So had the Static Roots Special burger as their burger of the week on display ❤️🍔 🍔 🍔 ✌️❤️🎸
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#burgerundso #staticrootsfestival #staticrootsspecialburger #nrw #ruhrpott #ruhrpottliebe #rocknrollburger

Just recently our friends at Burger & So had the Static Roots Special burger as their burger of the week on display ❤️🍔 🍔 🍔 ✌️❤️🎸 . . . #burgerundso #staticrootsfestival #staticrootsspecialburger #nrw #ruhrpott #ruhrpottliebe #rocknrollburger ...

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Instagram post 2317033524097724100_8121202905 Following the official postponement of the Static Roots Festival, we have some information about refunding your tickets for this year’s event.

As previously announced, our next festival will happen July 9-10, 2021. For now, it seems we will be able to keep the exact same lineup, so we won’t miss any of the great acts that we were so looking forward to this year…

Read more on our website - link in bio... #staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #altcountry #srf2020 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #americanafestival #americanamusicfestival #jessedayton #thebarflies #zacharylucky #treetopflyers #evangelinegentle #dixierose #gabigarbutt #williamtheconqueror #curseoflono #nativeharrow #vandoliers #petegow #petegowandthesirenstrings #coronaisnoalternativetoaltcountry #loveislikeavirus

Following the official postponement of the Static Roots Festival, we have some information about refunding your tickets for this year’s event. As previously announced, our next festival will happen July 9-10, 2021. For now, it seems we will be able to keep the exact same lineup, so we won’t miss any of the great acts that we were so looking forward to this year… Read more on our website - link in bio... #staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #altcountry #srf2020 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #americanafestival #americanamusicfestival #jessedayton #thebarflies #zacharylucky #treetopflyers #evangelinegentle #dixierose #gabigarbutt #williamtheconqueror #curseoflono #nativeharrow #vandoliers #petegow #petegowandthesirenstrings #coronaisnoalternativetoaltcountry #loveislikeavirus ...

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Instagram post 2308951866362686690_8121202905 Some more Static Roots Festival stamps featuring John Murry and Joana Serrat ✌️❤️🎸
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Some more Static Roots Festival stamps featuring John Murry and Joana Serrat ✌️❤️🎸 . . #staticrootsfestival #stamps #johnmurry #joanaserrat #americanamusicfestival #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe ...

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Posted @withregram • @sedatebookings Vandoliers postpone their June / July tour to the same period in 2021
#justgetmetotheshow
#vandoliers

Vandoliers forever, forever Vandoliers! ✌️❤️🎸 . #vffv . Posted @withregram • @sedatebookings Vandoliers postpone their June / July tour to the same period in 2021 #justgetmetotheshow #vandoliers ...

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Instagram post 2303820112744268073_8121202905 The fabulous Evangeline Gentle was supposed to play this year’s Static Roots Festival. Check out a live stream tonight 8pm CEST - Evangeline is the real deal 💥👊
#evangelinegentle .

Posted @withregram • @evangelinegentlemusic Getting ready for tomorrow’s Facebook and Instagram live stream concert at 3pm EDT. I’m taking requests of my own songs as well as covers that you’d like to hear. Can’t wait 😊 
#jillardguitars #gretschguitars #gretschredbetty

The fabulous Evangeline Gentle was supposed to play this year’s Static Roots Festival. Check out a live stream tonight 8pm CEST - Evangeline is the real deal 💥👊 #evangelinegentle . Posted @withregram • @evangelinegentlemusic Getting ready for tomorrow’s Facebook and Instagram live stream concert at 3pm EDT. I’m taking requests of my own songs as well as covers that you’d like to hear. Can’t wait 😊 #jillardguitars #gretschguitars #gretschredbetty ...

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Instagram post 2303639964837254638_8121202905 A new set of Static Roots Festival postcards has arrived. Yay! 
If you would like to receive an old fashioned postcard via snailmail (well, we all currently live a life on the slow lane) let us know your postal address (via postcard@staticrootsfestival.de) and we‘ll send oit a postcard shortly. .
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#staticrootsfestival #postcard #postcardlove #johnblek #davebanks #cordovas #jameslengel #joefirstman #luketuchscherer #joanaserrat #thehangingstars #richardolsen #luccasoria #dawnbrothers #dawnbrothersmusic #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #americanamusicfestival #raumfahrtzentrumsaarnerkuppe #loveislikeavirus

A new set of Static Roots Festival postcards has arrived. Yay! If you would like to receive an old fashioned postcard via snailmail (well, we all currently live a life on the slow lane) let us know your postal address (via postcard@staticrootsfestival.de) and we‘ll send oit a postcard shortly. . . #staticrootsfestival #postcard #postcardlove #johnblek #davebanks #cordovas #jameslengel #joefirstman #luketuchscherer #joanaserrat #thehangingstars #richardolsen #luccasoria #dawnbrothers #dawnbrothersmusic #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #americanamusicfestival #raumfahrtzentrumsaarnerkuppe #loveislikeavirus ...

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Instagram post 2298899355996096211_8121202905 💥👊 Terra Lightfoot and the Static Roots Festival on Deutsche Post stamps. The perfect fit for our postcards campaign via 🐌mail .
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#staticrootsfestival #stamp #terralightfoot #snailmail #postcardlove #loveislikeavirus #diystamps

💥👊 Terra Lightfoot and the Static Roots Festival on Deutsche Post stamps. The perfect fit for our postcards campaign via 🐌mail . . #staticrootsfestival #stamp #terralightfoot #snailmail #postcardlove #loveislikeavirus #diystamps ...

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Instagram post 2298162170258983063_8121202905 Dearest friends and supporters,

I suspect that it comes as no surprise, but I am sure you are as disappointed as we are to have to tell you that this year’s festival just can’t happen for a wide variety of reasons.

Our annual gathering of friends has quickly become so important to all of us and so many friends and musicians, and the thought of missing out this year is very sad, but ultimately the necessary and right thing to do.

We’ve seen your offers to donate your ticket money to support the festival and we’re so very grateful for your kindness. Unfortunately things are a bit more complicated than that, so it isn’t quite possible in the spirit you intended it, but we have some ideas and some plans, which we will share with you shortly.

For now, we wanted to let you know where things stand. There are still some details to be ironed out about refunds and ways to show your support, but for now trust that we are working on trying to look after everyone as best we can, as we always try to do.

Like we always do, I hope you’re able to carry some of the spirit of Peace, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll from the festival around with you.

We’ll be in touch soon. Love to you all <3

#staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #altcountry #srf2020 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #americanafestival #americanamusicfestival #jessedayton #thebarflies #zacharylucky #treetopflyers #evangelinegentle #dixierose #gabigarbutt #williamtheconqueror #curseoflono #nativeharrow #vandoliers #petegow #petegowandthesirenstrings #coronaisnoalternativetoaltcountry #loveislikeavirus

Dearest friends and supporters, I suspect that it comes as no surprise, but I am sure you are as disappointed as we are to have to tell you that this year’s festival just can’t happen for a wide variety of reasons. Our annual gathering of friends has quickly become so important to all of us and so many friends and musicians, and the thought of missing out this year is very sad, but ultimately the necessary and right thing to do. We’ve seen your offers to donate your ticket money to support the festival and we’re so very grateful for your kindness. Unfortunately things are a bit more complicated than that, so it isn’t quite possible in the spirit you intended it, but we have some ideas and some plans, which we will share with you shortly. For now, we wanted to let you know where things stand. There are still some details to be ironed out about refunds and ways to show your support, but for now trust that we are working on trying to look after everyone as best we can, as we always try to do. Like we always do, I hope you’re able to carry some of the spirit of Peace, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll from the festival around with you. We’ll be in touch soon. Love to you all <3 #staticrootsfestival #americanamusic #altcountry #srf2020 #oberhausen #nrw #ruhrpottliebe #zentrumaltenberg #americanafestival #americanamusicfestival #jessedayton #thebarflies #zacharylucky #treetopflyers #evangelinegentle #dixierose #gabigarbutt #williamtheconqueror #curseoflono #nativeharrow #vandoliers #petegow #petegowandthesirenstrings #coronaisnoalternativetoaltcountry #loveislikeavirus ...

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Instagram post 2297315571194645320_8121202905 Out of stamps, empty Rollerball cartridge, and a sore hand (who‘s using a pen these days). These postcards will have to wait before going into the mail...
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Out of stamps, empty Rollerball cartridge, and a sore hand (who‘s using a pen these days). These postcards will have to wait before going into the mail... . . #staticrootsfestival #postcardlove #loveislikeavirus #johnmurry ...

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Heute Abend in HappySad auf @radioeins werden Bill Withers und John Prine gewürdigt. In der zweiten Stunde findet u. a. ein Gespräch mit Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival statt. . . #johnprine #billwithers #radioeins #happysad #staticrootsfestival #dietmarleibecke #ruhrpottliebe #nrw #oberhausen #americanafestival #stayhome #staysafe #washyourhands ...

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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.

          More info required? Get in touch with us here