static roots festival 2024


roots music to feed your soul


12. & 13. Juli 2024


Zentrum Altenberg

"The best festival in the world ..."

-- Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains)

... is sold out!
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static roots festival 2024


From Brainstorm to Bird

The Story Behind the 2024 Static Roots Festival poster

Dig deeper into the story behind the 2024 Static Roots Festival Poster design!

"Bereits in seine siebte Auflage geht am 12. und 13. Juli das Static Roots Festival im Oberhausener Zentrum Altenberg – nach wie vor die einzig wahre Anlaufstelle für Freunde originärer Americana-Sounds in unseren Breiten."

-- Ullrich Maurer,

The vibe is heating up, and so are ticket sales!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer experience at the Static Roots Festival. Here's a quick glimpse at how things are shaping up:

Festival Tickets


sold out
Static Ruhr Tour


- sold out -
Willy Vlautin's Reading


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"You can find gold in the most unlikely of places if you look hard enough. Now, Oberhausen, a quiet industrial backwater in the Ruhr valley a few miles from the metropolitan splendour of Dusseldorf, wouldn’t be the first place you would look for an amazing two day americana and roots festival. Well, it turns out it is THE place to look"

-- Del Day (Americana UK)

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"Static Roots Festival - THE roots festival, the whole of Europe talks about"

-- Hannah White

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"Oberhausen’s Static Roots Festival is now well-established in the European Roots calendar and for a growing itinerant community of music fans it has joined Kilkenny, and the London and Nashville Americana Fests as essential stopping-off places. "

-- Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains)

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Late night singsong with dynamic duo from Kilkenny, Ireland

"... das Nonplusultra für Americana-Fans in Deutschland"

-- Martin Wimmer (folker)

An Exclusive Literary Event at Static Roots Festival 2024

Willy Vlautin's Author Reading And Book Signing

Exciting Addition to Static Roots Festival 2024

This year, Static Roots Festival is thrilled to present a unique and intimate experience beyond the music. Join us for an exclusive author's reading and book signing event with the talented Willy Vlautin, acclaimed novelist and songwriter for The Delines. Delve into the stories behind the songs and the pages of his latest novel, "The Horse," in the cozy setting of the Kino im Walzenlager cinema at Zentrum Altenberg.

  • Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2024
  • Time: 1pm - 2pm
  • Location: Kino im Walzenlager, Zentrum Altenberg

Adding to the ambiance, Freddy Trujillo, bass player with The Delines, will perform a few songs from his recent album, setting the perfect tone for the event.

Seating is limited to 50, offering a comfortable and close-up experience.

For more information and to read the full details of this extraordinary event, click here to visit our blog. Don't miss this chance to explore the intersection of music and literature at Static Roots Festival!

"When we talk about what a community this festival is then we might get to the point where we have to admit that this is the last real festival in the world"

-- John Murry

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for those of you traveling to Oberhausen

Static Ruhr Tour 2024

Discover the Magic of the Ruhr Valley with Static Ruhr Tour 2024

As we gear up for another exciting Static Roots Festival, we're delighted to offer the unique Static Ruhr Tour 2024, a journey that showcases the rich cultural and historical tapestry of the Ruhr Valley. This tour is not just an excursion; it's an essential part of what makes Static Roots Festival a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Static Ruhr Tour 2024 - A Glimpse into Germany's Industrial Heartland

Our tour begins with a visit to the majestic Villa Hügel in Essen, the 19th-century mansion built by industrialist Alfred Krupp. This historical landmark, with its 269 rooms, valuable tapestries, and remarkable library, offers insights into the legacy of the Krupp family and the industrialization of Germany. It's a journey back in time to the roots of Germany's industrial might and the stories that shaped the region.

But that's not all! Following the footsteps of last year's successful collaboration with Dylan Earl on the boat in Duisburg, we're excited to announce a special musical treat for 2024. As you unwind at the charming beer garden of "Heimliche Liebe," a talented musician will grace the stage with an intimate set, adding another layer of cultural immersion to your tour experience.

Update 8-Feb-2024: all seats gone for the Static Ruhr Tour 2024!

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Villa Hügel & Lake Baldeney

Static Ruhr Tour 2024 - Essen

Look good, do good: Static Roots Festival Merchandise Benefits MSF:

Show your love for the Static Roots Festival and support a worthy cause at the same time! Every euro spent on our festival merchandise goes directly to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), a humanitarian organization providing life-saving medical care around the world. Join our community, celebrate amazing music, and make a difference. It's a win-win!

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black t-shirt (back)

SRF 2024 - grey - front

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SRF 2024 - black tote bag

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Discover the Beauty of the Static Ruhr Tour through Art

Explore a captivating collection of postcard artwork designed by the talented "Pelf Metersen" (Melf Petersen), inspired by the unforgettable destinations of the Static Ruhr Tour. Each piece, with its unique color palette and atmosphere, brings to life the essence and charm of our tour stops. This exclusive artwork not only celebrates the spirit of adventure but also supports a noble cause. Every purchase made through our Bandcamp shop and festival merch stall directly benefits Doctors Without Borders/Ärzte ohne Grenzen.

Swipe through the gallery and immerse yourself in the artistry that captures the heart of our journey. Your support helps us make a difference while holding onto beautiful memories.

"…for sheer unadulterated Americana joy then one need look no further than this unassuming spot in Germany’s Ruhr district, the small, post industrial town of Oberhausen, home to Static Roots. Now in its fourth year (2019), Static Roots has grown from an initial invite only event to being sold out for the first time .“

-- Paul Kerr (AmericanaUK)


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photo credits: Eddy Taatgen @ Static Roots Festival 2023