Interview: Dietmar Leibecke of The Static Roots Festival "At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. Dietmar Leibecke from Germany, a towering figure on the European Americana circuit (in all senses of the term), is getting increasing recognition for the popularity of the music festival he started in 2016 – Static Roots. A nicer and more self-effacing individual you’d probably also be

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A tip of the hat to a total legend The always excellent Kilkenny Roots Festival was the biggest inspiration to finally initiate the Static Roots Festival. To me Willie Meighan, one of the organisers of the KKR, has become the face of the festival, he is the heart of the Kilkenny Roots family and the driving force of the Kilkenny music scene. Many of the amazing acts that I got to know through Willie, played

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Big thanks to the folks at KREATIVKRAFTPREIS for nominating "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" and the "Static Roots Festival" in the category "K2 - impressive events and performances". Let's have a look at the history: The "Static Roots Festival" goes back to an Americana/Alt-Country/Folk/Indie house concert series under the name "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" started in November 2007. Back in the early 80s the first listen to The Dream Syndicate's album "The Days Of Wine And Roses" was

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