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  • “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

  •  

    "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

THANK YOU

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!

THANK YOU

“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

Line up

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 late

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  “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, they

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"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 to

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"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 her

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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 and

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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",

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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 this

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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 "Cosmic

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"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 brilliant

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"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"

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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 or

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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) turned

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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 (pronounced

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Tickets

Free admission for children under age 16

FESTIVAL TICKET 2019hard ticket via PayPal

€48.00
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FESTIVAL TICKET 2019via adticket

€53.50
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DAY TICKET FRIDAYvia adticket

€26.30

  • day ticket for Friday (w/ John Blek, The Brother Brothers, John Murry, The Wave Pictures, Cordovas)
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DAY TICKET SATURDAYvia adticket

€39.50

  • day ticket for Saturday (w/ Ags Connolly, Orphan Colours, Joe Nolan, Luke Tuchscherer, Joana Serrat, Don Gallardo, The Hanging Stars, Dawn Brothers)
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Static Ruhr Tour 2019

Friday, 12th July 2019 11am

meeting point: “Fernbushaltestelle, Oberhausen Hbf”

At the Static Ruhr Tour 2019 we will take you to “Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord”, a former steel mill turned into an urban park.

The Guardian declared the park as one of the 10 best urban green spaces in the world. And they are right: it’s absolutely spectacular.

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Klaas Guchelaar Photography

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Every year our official festival photographer, Klaas Guchelaar from The Netherlands, produces some stunning images of our festival and we are sure, this year will be no exception.

Anthony Griffin Photography

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The amazing photographer Anthony Griffin from Dublin, Ireland, will be back at Static Roots Festival 2019

Check out last year’s portrait series by clicking the button below…

Interview with LonesomeHighway.com

on 103.2 Dublin City FM

Monday, July 1st 2019

 

“…the best burgers on this side of the atlantic…”

provided by

Burger & So.

 

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How wonderful: Burger & So. decided to donate 0,50 EUR for each sold burger at the Static Roots Festival 2019 to Doctors without Borders!

Italian coffee specialties

and homemade pastries

provided by

Cafe Himmelreich

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

"a beautiful community of love, togetherness and rock n roll" Click on the picture to read Joe Nolan's emotional look back at the Static Roots Festival

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"...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 über

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"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. Juli

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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 see

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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 some

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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 wurden

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"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 talked

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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 a

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"Ein Leuchtturm in Deutschland" Noch bis zum Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2019, ist die Sendung HappySad mit Christine Heise auf radioeins im Stream zu hören. Aus der Einleitung: "HappySad am 27.06.2019

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"...Oberhausen als einen der international gefragtesten Standorte des Genres zu etablieren" Americana in anderen Sphären - Das Static Roots Festival "Leidenschaft kann Berge versetzen. Mit seiner Musikbegeisterung hat ein IT-Unternehmer

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"...Man kennt einander, und wenn nicht persönlich, dann über die gemeinsame Liebe zur Musik" In der Ausgabe vom 24.06.2019 berichtet die Rheinische Post unter dem Titel "So klingt der Sommer"

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Static Roots Festival Newsletter #3 2019 Our third newsletter for the Static Roots Festival 2019 has just been sent out. We'll share information about a radio interview on radioeins/RBB, the

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HappySad auf radioeins am 27.06.2019 um 21 Uhr Am Donnerstag, den 27. Juni 2019 ab 21 Uhr, wird Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival zu Gast bei Christine Heise in

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creditcards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, maestrocards, ec cards accepted From Static Roots Festival 2019, we offer cashless payment at the merch table. If you would like to pay your band

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Interview: Dietmar Leibecke of The Static Roots Festival "At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. Dietmar

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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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          About

          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

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