Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

Jun 21, 2019Jun 23, 2019

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival invites you to enjoy three days of free music in Rotterdam. Rev yourself up for some bluegrass and old-time sounds, with banjos, angel voices and light-fingered, high-energy tunes.

Bluegrass bands from the US, New Zealand and Europe

You’ll forget you’re in Rotterdam with the mesmerising sounds of traditional bluegrass bands from Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee and North Carolina border, Virginia, from high up in the mountains of Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

As in the southern states of the USA, the fertile playground of bluegrass is very much alive in Europe too. European countries like the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, the UK and Italy will be represented with the broad line-up, as well as New Zealand.

The bandstand at Pijnackerplein will be filled with bands possessing poetic names like The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Broke & Dusty, Old Time Hayride, The Hackensaw Boys and the Pine Box Boys. The majority of the bands are well-known internationally and bands like The Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band have even played at Glastonbury music festival in the UK.

Eye-opening bluegrass crossovers

Sometimes bluegrass crossovers can really open our eyes to new perspectives in music. At this event, you’ll hear not only traditional bluegrass but also rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, Dixieland, ragtime, country, country-blues, old-time, jazz and even a dash of heavy metal and punk.

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival timetable

The timetable of the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival is as follows:

  • Friday, June 21: 4pm-11pm
  • Saturday, June 22: 12pm-11pm
  • Sunday, June 23: 12pm-9.30pm

Plan your trip to the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

Getting there couldn’t be easier: Pijnackerplein is located just off Bergweg, not far from Rotterdam Central Station. Cycling is recommended, as parking is limited. Otherwise, take public transportation.