Static Roots Festival 2023 – a celebration of Americana, Roots, and Folk in the heart of Germany


Static Roots Festival 2023: A Celebration of Americana, Roots, and Folk in the Heart of Germany

This year, the Static Roots Festival is back for its sixth edition, taking place on July 7th and 8th, 2023, at Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen. The festival has become a beloved institution for Americana, Roots, and Folk music enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond, while still remaining an insiders' secret. As the first genre-crossing German Americana Festival, Static Roots Festival has garnered praise for its passion-driven, community-focused atmosphere and commitment to curating exceptional musical experiences.

John Murry, a previous performer at the festival, said, "Static Roots is proof that music can still save the world and bring together people who'd otherwise have never known how much more they share in common than how little they do not." This sentiment is echoed by the diverse range of artists set to take the stage this year, including Ferris & Sylvester, John Blek & The Rats, Cordovas, Dylan Earl, Woolf, Jim Bryson, and The Hello Darlins, among others.

This year's lineup is a testament to the festival's commitment to showcasing established acts and rising stars in the Americana, Roots, and Folk scenes. One of the festival's headliners, Ferris & Sylvester, are the "Americana UK Album Of The Year" winners and "Americana UK Live Act Of The Year" nominees. Other notable acts include the reunion of John Blek & The Rats after a six-year hiatus, Nashville-based Cordovas, Norwegian country sensation Malin Pettersen with her band, legendary Canadian songwriter Jim Bryson, and Canadicana shooting stars The Hello Darlins.

In addition to the fantastic musical performances, the Static Roots Festival will also offer the "Static Ruhr Tour" on the festival Friday, giving festival-goers the opportunity to explore the world's biggest inland port in Duisburg, Germany.

The Static Roots Festival is dedicated to providing a memorable experience for music lovers, creating an inclusive environment that celebrates the power of music to transcend borders and bring people together. With its unique location in Germany's industrial heartland, the festival has been praised for its "unadulterated Americana joy" and as "the last real festival in the world."

The Static Roots Festival embraces the motto "roots music to feed your soul" to emphasize the unifying power of music and the transformative experiences it can create. The festival aims to cultivate an atmosphere that fosters connections between attendees, artists, and the local community while offering a diverse range of musical performances that nourish the soul. By embracing this spirit of unity and love for roots music, the Static Roots Festival 2023 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories. Join us for a weekend of harmony, inspiration, and unforgettable performances that will truly feed your soul.

Tickets for the Static Roots Festival 2023 are on sale now. Don't miss out on this extraordinary weekend of music, camaraderie, and community. Visit our festival 2023 page to secure your tickets and for more information about the lineup and festival activities.

press release (English)

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