Static Roots Festival
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…”
“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 Ruhr Tour 2020
Friday, 10th July
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.
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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 StaticRead more
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,Read more
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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 nowRead more
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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-Read more
Check out this great blog post about the Static Roots Festival 2019 by Klaas Guchelaar. Wonderfully written, of course full of beautiful and perfectRead more
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.Read more
"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
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Static Roots Festival 2019 – highlights
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Static Roots Festival 2018 – official videos
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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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