Amsterdam Roots Festival

Amsterdam Roots Festival

Jun 25, 2023

Amsterdam Roots, the annual multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary festival, is back in Amsterdam, bringing with it a globally renowned roster of performers. Close to 60.000 visitors usually gather in various locations in Amsterdam to enjoy one of the country’s most important non-western music events. 

Diverse musical styles

Amsterdam Roots is all about the folk, roots and traditional music of many civilisations and cultures, including fado, zouk dance, hip hop, Latin-jazz, rumba and flamenco. There will also be a bazaar, selling, food, drinks and some other items and activities for kids!

The festival began back in 1983 as the Africa Roots Festival when “world music” was not yet a commonly-used term. This celebration of African music led to many of its performers becoming household names in Europe. From this, the Amsterdam Roots Festival evolved, with the addition of music from other continents and cultures.

Amsterdam Roots Festival line-up 2023

The confirmed acts that will be taking to the stage include:

  • Florence Adooni
  • ADG7
  • Nusantara Beat
  • Bala Desejo
  • Shishani & Sisterhood
  • Meral Polat Trio
  • Ustad Noor Bakhsh
  • Said Mouhssine Taroo

Get ready for Amsterdam Roots Festival

Browse the Amsterdam Roots Festival website so you can keep an eye on performances!

Photo: © JM Alkmim, courtesy of Amsterdam Roots Festival Amsterdam Roots Festival

Thumb photo: © Undine Stevens, courtesy of Amsterdam Roots