“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 in Oberhausen on the 12th and 13th of July. A metal processing and zinc manufacturing facility up to 1981, ironically in the present day pedal steel and heavy metal guitars are the only testimonial to its previous life. It has also proven to be the perfect facility to host the event, offering ideal indoor and outdoor facilities. A feature of how the event has grown year on year, was the announcement earlier in the week that all the tickets were sold out, the first occasion that the festival reached its capacity. Whereas in previous years the majority of the punters were travellers from Ireland and the U.K., this year’s audience included a greater number of German attendees, no doubt fuelled by the positive feedback the festival has deservedly earned. An international event in every sense of the word, this year’s line-up featured acts from Ireland, U.K, Spain, Canada, America and The Netherlands.
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!”