Hey folks, for those of you who arrive early, we plan to organize a little Ruhrvalley roundtrip on the festival Friday, July 13th, around noon.

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 would like to take you to some iconic vista points, Halde Haniel in Bottrop, and the world cultural heritage site Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

We might also make a short stop at a currywurst kiosk, have a beer at a corner store, or visit some iconic kebap shop.

If you are interested, please drop us a line at info[at]staticrootsfestival.de or comment under the Facebook post here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1151532058239968/permalink/1865698526823314/

(Thanks to Robert Gerlings for the great idea!)