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!
“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…”
“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”
“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.”
“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”
[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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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
Interview with LonesomeHighway.com
on 103.2 Dublin City FM
Monday, July 1st 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 KilkennyRead more
"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 inRead more
"...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; womitRead more
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 undRead more
"a beautiful community of love, togetherness and rock n roll" Click here 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
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,Read 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 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 RootsRead 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
"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 KonzertreiheRead 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
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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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