• Static Roots Festival 2018

    13. / 14 Jul. 2018

    Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen

  • AmericanaFest Nashville

    Kilkenny Roots Festival and

    Static Roots Festival

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

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    (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)

  • Static Roots Festival

    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)

  • Static Roots Festival

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    Meena Cryle & Chris Fillmore @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

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    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)

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

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

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    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

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

  • STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL

    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

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

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    peace, love, rock'n'roll

       

    The Wynntown Marshals @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

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    peace, love, rock'n'roll

    The Midnight Union Band @ Static Roots Festival 2016

    (picture by Klaas Guchelaar)

News

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 in Winnipeg, Canada, was the master of ceremonies at Static Roots Festival 2017. A week after his return to Winnipeg he put on a great

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A tip of the hat to a total legend The always excellent Kilkenny Roots Festival was the biggest inspiration to finally initiate the Static Roots Festival. To me Willie Meighan, one of the organisers of the KKR, has become the face of the festival, he is the heart of the Kilkenny Roots family and the driving force of the Kilkenny music scene. Many of the amazing acts that I got to know through Willie, played

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Yay! Static Roots Festival 2018 has finally been scheduled for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018. A look ahead to summer 2018. The summer of the FIFA (mafia) Football World Cup 2018 in Russia. There's been football on the TV almost every day for four weeks. We will all be in need of a solid dose of peace, love and rock'n'roll. That's where Static Roots Festival 2018 shows up on the horizon and will

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Big thanks to the folks at KREATIVKRAFTPREIS for nominating "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" and the "Static Roots Festival" in the category "K2 - impressive events and performances". Let's have a look at the history: The "Static Roots Festival" goes back to an Americana/Alt-Country/Folk/Indie house concert series under the name "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" started in November 2007. Back in the early 80s the first listen to The Dream Syndicate's album "The Days Of Wine And Roses" was

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"Static Roots Festival View: sun-drenched A German industry museum with a cobbled courtyard was a charming setting for an unusual feast of rock, country and soul. Day One was ruled by a storming show from Peter Bruntnell and band, followed by the soaring anthems and engaging presence of John Blek & The Rats, explaining the strong Irish element in the audience. Saturday saw beautiful, understated songwriting and sensitive performances from Nadine Khouri and Erin Rae

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Am Montag, den 19.06.2017 lief beim Internetradio rockradio.de die Juni-Ausgabe der BLUE ROSE RADIO SHOW mit Blue Rose-Labelmanager und Hobby-DJ Edgar Heckmann. Edgar präsentierte diesmal wieder Songs aus aktuellen CDs aus dem breitgefächerten Americana-Bereich wie etwa Gov’t Mule, Little Steven, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Robert Cray oder Ruthie Foster. Natürlich kamen auch aktuelle Scheiben aus dem Hause Blue Rose Records nicht zu kurz, darunter auch brandneue Stücke von den Brandos, den

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"Schaun mer mal wie lange dieses kleine phantastische Festival noch ein Geheimtipp bleibt" "STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL 09. und 10.06.2017 Oberhausen – Zentrum Altenberg Wir machten uns auf nach Oberhausen, nicht in das Centro, nicht in das Gasometer, sondern in eine ehemalige Zinkfabrik, das jetzige Kultur-Zentrum Altenberg. Dort fand ein kleines, feines und familiäres Musik-Event namens STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL statt. Dieses erlebte im Ruhrpott in diesem Jahr seine zweite Präsenz. Der Focus liegt bei diesem Festival

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Amazing! Evi and Frank from Burger & So decided to give 1 EUR of each sold "Static Roots Burger" to the . So today we received the fantastic amount of 350 EUR which we will happily donate to Ärzte ohne Grenzen / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thank you, Frank & Evi - what a great idea

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"If roots music is your thing, look out for this festival next year. It really is The Business." Thanks for the lovely review of the Static Roots Festival, Ken Beveridge. And thanks for publishing it on Blabber'n'Smoke, Paul Kerr! Blabber'n'Smoke:

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Amazing pictures and a very lovely review were just published yesterday by Klaas Guchelaar. Read more on his blog at

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Excellent review from the guys over at LonesomeHighway.com: "The success of any festival is all about knowing your audience when considering your line up and in this regard Static Roots got the mix absolutely spot on. With the large contingent of visitors travelling from Ireland and the U.K., a number of the carefully selected acts invited to play were guaranteed to hit the spot and the inclusion of one of Germany’s top roots bands and

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"Wieso eigentlich gibt es bei uns - anders als z.B. in den Niederlanden - kein Festival für Freunde handgemachter Roots-Musik bzw. warum sollen sich diese auf anderen Festivals "ihre Musik" mit allerlei unpassenden anderen Stilrichtungen teilen? Diese Frage stellte sich auch irgendwann Dietmar Leibecke, seines Zeichens selbst ein Fan dieser Musikgattung und auch als Konzertveranstalter diesbezüglich tätig. Also beschloss er bereits im letzten Jahr, es mal mit so etwas zu versuchen und startete - in

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  We've mentioned before, you have been an incredible audience at the Static Roots Festival 2017 (Oberhausen, Germany). And you were also very generous: when donating for Static Roots Festival posters and tote bags, you guys fed the piggy bank very well. In total the piggy bank contained 545 EUR - that's amazing!! Thank you - once again! You people rock <3 We will happily wire the money to the German division of Doctors Without

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What a brilliant weekend Static Roots Festival 2017 was! We had the time of our lives. Thanks to Jeff Robson (Tell the Band to Go Home) for being the most fabulous presenter, thanks to Michael Langewender (Tonetoaster Records) for managing the stage so smoothly and efficiently, thanks to Buddy Olly and Alex for the great sound and lights, thanks to our volunteers Nils, Sabine, Claudia, Max and Iain, thanks to the Zentrum Altenberg crew for

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Auch die Ruhrbarone berichten über das Static Roots Festival

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Just like last year when we collected money for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) we would like to keep the spirit alive. So this year we will sell tote bags and festival posters and pass all proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. Shop for a worthy

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In ihrer Radiosendung HappySad auf radioeins berichtet Christine Heise heute Abend ab 21 Uhr über das Static Roots Festival: "Festivals wohin das Auge schaut… und eines findet am Wochenende in Oberhausen statt: zum zweiten Mal heißt es dort Peace, Love & Rock’n’Roll beim Static Roots Festival, und wir hören ins Line-Up rein." Danke, Christine! === Einige Zitate aus der Sendung: „Kann man ganz neidisch sein auf die Oberhausener, die ihn (Danny And The Champions Of

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"Das Static Roots Festival im Zentrum Altenberg kann man als Hommage an Wohnzimmerkonzerte betrachten. Bands aus USA, Irland und Kanada am Start. Oberhausen, deine Festivals: Normalerweise spült dieses Stichwort die großen Sausen in die Gehirne der hiesigen Musik-Anhänger. Dabei gibt es fernab von Ruhr in Love, Oberhausen Olé und Olgas Rock die kleinen, aber feinen Band-Aufläufe. Wir stellen das Static Roots Festival im Zentrum Altenberg vor." Mehr unter:

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Our friends from Burger & So have created a Static Roots Special Burger - it's available all week long, especially at the Static Roots Festival this weekend . They will also provide vegetarian and vegan options. Find their full menu here:

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Just twelve days until Static Roots Festival 2017! And it's Sunday, time for another playlist with one song per act. I'm actually so in love with this line-up, it's going to be a brilliant weekend: David Corley - The Joke Peter Bruntnell - Mr. Sunshine John Blek & The Rats - Rosie Nadine Khouri - You Got A Fire Jack Marks - Song For Me Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - Crazy Talk David Ford

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Unter dem Titel "Ansteckende Begeisterung" berichtet die Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung am 25. Mai 2017 in einem wunderbaren Text über das Static Roots Festival. Danke für das Interview an Robert

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Video

Impressions from Static Roots Festival 2017:

 

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Line-up

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)
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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 (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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