static roots festival - Germany's one and only Americana festival: non-commercial, non-funded, independent - all for the love of music.
2016 has seen the inauguration of the Static Roots Festival at Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen, Germany.
The festival 2016 was a great success. With Leeroy Stagger (CAN), The Wynntown Marshals (SCO), John Blek & The Rats (IRL), Malojian (Northern-Ireland), Meena Cryle & The Chris Fillmore Band (AUT), The Midnight Union Band (IRL), and Anna Mitchell (IRL) it was a great line-up. And if Daniel Romano (CAN) had entered the correct address into his GPS the crowd would have enjoyed him as well.
Doctors Without Borders
The Static Roots Festival is non-commercial, non-funded, and independent. All proceeds from the sale of Static Roots merch are being donated to Doctors without Borders/MdF. In combination with the 2016 festival, a fundraiser campaign for Doctors Without Borders/MSF was set up and raised about 9.050 EUR. In total from 2016 to 2019 the Static Roots Festival raised about 14.500 EUR in support of Doctors Without Borders!
One Of The Best Festivals in the world
The readers of the LonesomeHighway.com magazine voted the first edition of the Static Roots Festival one of the three best Americana festivals in 2016 (next to AmericanaFest, Nashville, and Kilkenny Roots Festival, Ireland).
Holy canoli - that's a dream come true!
Static Ruhr Tour
On the festival Friday, we organize the StaticRuhrTour. 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’ll take you to iconic industrial (and non-industrial) places, we might have a local Currywurst, and a Pils beer. We want to give you an understanding of the distinctive charme of the area.