13th & 14th July 2018

    Zentrum Altenberg



    SUSTO (solo)

    Prinz Grizzley

    Terra Lightfoot

    Charlie Whitten

    Hannah Aldridge

    Anthony da Costa

    Bennett Wilson Poole

    Donald Byron Wheatley

    The Midnight Union Band

    The Stephen Stanley Band

    (picture: Leeroy Stagger; picture by Anthony Griffin, agp.ie)
  • AmericanaFest Nashville

    Kilkenny Roots Festival and

    Static Roots Festival

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


    (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)

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    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)

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    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    Meena Cryle & Chris Fillmore @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)


    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)


    peace, love, rock'n'roll

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


    peace, love, rock'n'roll


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


    peace, love, rock'n'roll


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


    peace, love, rock'n'roll


    The Wynntown Marshals @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)


    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    The Midnight Union Band @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)


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)

Anthony da Costa (Nashville, TN, USA)

The Stephen Stanley Band (Wolfe Island, Canada)

Charlie Whitten (Nashville, TN, USA)

Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos (Bregenz, Austria)

Hannah Aldridge (Muscle Shoals, AL, USA)

The Midnight Union Band (Kilkenny, Ireland)

Donald Byron Wheatley (London, UK)

Bennett Wilson Poole (London & Oxford, UK)

Terra Lightfoot (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

SUSTO (solo) (Charleston, SC, USA)

Cordovas (Nashville, TN, USA)

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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Donald Byron Wheatley When good friends Del Day (Ark PR, Big City Lights) and Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World) founded their record label Mayden Voyage Recording Company, I never doubted they'd be putting out great music. And what a cracker their first two releases have

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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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Unter http://www.countryundco.de/das-deutsche-americana-festival-static-roots-geht-in-die-dritte-runde/ berichtet das Online Magazin Country & Co. über das Static Roots Festival 2018: "Das deutsche Americana Festival Static Roots geht in die dritte

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Im April 2018 Newsletter von Blue Rose Records erhält das Static Roots Festival 2018 eine Top-Empfehlung: "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

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Just recently we did an interview with Declan Culliton from LonesomeHighway.com. From the introduction: "With the summer festival season looming and given the quality of events on offer, it’s time to make those difficult decisions of which ones to consider. Unfortunately, with the exception of Kilkenny Roots, there are not

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Thank you so much - the limited hard tickets are sold out now. Online tickets (e. g. print at home) are still available through AdTicket here. Day tickets will become available soon. Watch this space

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Now that the lineup for the Static Roots Festival 2018 is completed, it's time to have a look at the first YouTube playlist for this year's event. We've compiled a great few songs into this playlist and hope you'll enjoy it: Anthony da Costa - Go Steady The Stephen Stanley

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We have been hard at work getting the lineup for the Static Roots Festival 2018 completed. With yesterday's latest addition to the lineup, the fabulous Cordovas from Nashville, TN, USA, we are now ready to get into the details with scheduling, logistics, accommodation, backline, marketing etc. Hard ticket sales went

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Tickets for Static Roots Festival 2018 are on sale now. We have a limited number of hard tickets available via PayPal and "print at home tickets" via AdTicket. Day Tickets will become available after the timetable for the Static Roots Festival 2018 has been finished. Find the tickets here:

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In today's edition of his Blue Rose Radio show, Edgar Heckmann (Blue Rose Records) presents Hannah Aldridge (amongst other acts) and points out to her performance at the Static Roots Festival 2018 (German only): See also:

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Offer valid until January 21st 2018: For those who haven't booked accommodation yet: the NH Hotel Oberhausen just around the corner from the festival area offers a "Pop-up Days" deal which means: free breakfast. This will save you around 25% on a double room. Offer valid until January 21st 2018!

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Sandy Fyfe from Perth, Scotland, about Static Roots Festival 2017 Aw, we always love to hear from you, what you think about the Static Roots Festival, because we are putting lots of energy and passion into making this festival a great experience for musicians and fans alike. Here is what

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The wait is almost over. Starting from today we will be announcing the first acts for Static Roots Festival 2018. It's going to be a great international lineup, seems we'll have a few Nashville based acts. There will be songwriters, rockers, country and folk acts. Everything will be set for

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Jeff Robson (Tell The Band To Go Home / umfm.com) about the Static Roots Festival 2017 Sorry for posting this podcast a wee bit late. Must have forgotten in the post-Static-Roots-Festival euphoria this summer. Jeff Robson, host of the fantastic radio show "Tell The Band To Go Home" on umfm.com

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Impressions from Static Roots Festival 2017:


See all videos on our YouTube channel …



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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