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Friday 7 June 2024 11:40

Here it is, at last, the timetable!

Let the puzzling begin

Hooray! It's with great honour and crossed eyes of all the puzzling that we present to you: the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024 timetable!

Check it out through this link (also as a .pdf download)

Friday 17 May 2024

Looking for a place to stay in Rotterdam during the festival?

Looking for a place to stay in Rotterdam during the festival? We have compiled a few affordable options for you!

Affordable hotels, hostels, camping, Airbnb or Couchsurfing...

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Daily schedule announced & many new names!

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024

Hooray! A jam-packed blog with new names, the schedule, and much more goodness.

Immediately to the important part: we are incredibly happy (and proud and excited) to announce that the Henhouse Prowlers are returning to our festival. Following a brilliant show in the pavilion at Pijnackerplein in 2022, these American virtuosos will now play among the trees at Noordplein! Additionally, Zwolle's star, Bertolf, is bringing a bunch of friends for his special bluegrass revue!

Monday 15 April 2024

Bluegrass in the classroom

School project Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

These are Samer, Sheraidy, Alara and Sedat from group 8 of the Prinses Julianaschool in North Rotterdam. They receive lessons every Thursday morning from musician Gijsbert Diteweg.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Rotterdam Bluegrass Camp

...learn from the best and make new friends!

This year the Rotterdam Bluegrass Camp will be held for the first time. It is a brand new initiative that takes place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June. As a participant you will have the opportunity to follow exclusive master classes with renowned bluegrass musicians from the Netherlands and America for two days. The master classes are for both novice and experienced musicians. If you want to specialize on the banjo or guitar, or become better at polyphonic singing, then the Rotterdam Bluegrass Camp is definitely for you.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Register for The Great Rotterdam Bluegrass Talent Competition

Preliminary rounds on Sunday 16 and 23 June

Will you be the next Billy Strings or Molly Tuttle? Are you eager to reveal your musical skills to the world and wow the audience with your talent? Register for the Great Rotterdam Bluegrass Talent Competition and have a chance to win a place in the line up of the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024.

Wednesday 20 March 2024

New names!

Bertolf & Friends, Tray Wellington, Riley Baugus e.v.a.

We are extremely happy that Bertolf (after his fantastic show in 2023) is returning to the festival. This time he brings a group of talented friends for a special show. Which friends? That will remain a secret for a while...

Wednesday 28 February 2024 10:20

The first names for Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024

The ticket sales start on February 29th at 12:00 PM

It's good to be back. Especially for you: the first names for Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024, information about ticket sales, and more excitement!

Read on!

Thursday 22 June 2023 20:00

Performance Bella White is cancelled

Unfortunately, Bella White has developed a severe case of laryngitis and had to cancel all of her shows in the Netherlands. This is very sad, for you, and for Bella. We wish her a speedy recovery!

Fortunately, we were able to find a very nice replacement in the form of @cordovasband from Nashville

Tuesday 20 June 2023 12:00

Rotterdam Central Station closed on 24 and 25 June

Travel via the nearest NS Station Rotterdam Noord, from there it is a short 20-minute walk to Noordplein. With the tram (line 4 or 8) you should count on a travel time of approximately 13 minutes.

Are you traveling from the south? Then take extra travel time into account! Read here for more info.

Thursday 1 June 2023 10:00

Under the Hammer!

Rotterdam Bluegrass Auction.

We get to auction this awesome dobro, one of a kind, handmade by instrument maker Arie van Spronssen. An extraordinary instrument for the true connoisseur!
Bidding starts at €1000. Are you interested? Then send your bid to info@bluegrassfestival.nl.

Thursday 25 May 2023 12:00

School project

n the Old North of Rotterdam, many children do not have access to cultural education. The Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival wants to change and contribute to this cause. Therefore the festival organizes valuable educational programs throughout the year. One of these, by now a tradition, is the opening of the festival by ...

Wednesday 10 May 2023 12:00

Looking for a place to stay in Rotterdam during the festival?

Looking for a place to stay in Rotterdam during the festival? We have compiled a few affordable options for you!

Affordable hotels, hostels, camping, Airbnb or Couchsurfing...

Tuesday 18 April 2023 11:00

THE FESTIVAL IS JUST TWO MONTHS AWAY

At the end of June, we will all be gathered at Noordplein to enjoy the sun, friends and of course, lots and lots and lots of good music. And boy, do we have music: with these new names, the festival's music programming is nearly complete.

new names:
Bertolf (NL)
Hola Ghost & The Haunted Horns (DK)
...

Wednesday 22 March 2023 10:00

DOUWE BOB & BLUE GRASS BOOGIEMEN

Singer-songwriter Douwe Bob will join Utrecht’s Blue Grass Boogiemen for a one-off concert, especially for the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival.

In addition to Douwe Bob & Blue Grass Boogiemen, the provisional line up includes ...

Wednesday 22 March 2023 08:00

TALENT CONTEST

Join our talent contest on Friday, June 23rd! Win big prizes such as a spot in the 2024 festival line up or studio time to record your first tracks.

Sign up by mailing info@bluegrassfestival.nl with the subject line talent contest.

Important condition: You must be a beginner or amateur musician and not yet a professional. Performances during the competition are limited to 15 minutes.

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Spotify playlist

Subscribe to our Spotify playlist and get your ears up to speed for the festival!

Listen here https://spoti.fi/3ZrOgIy

Buy tickets here https://www.bluegrassfestival.nl/tickets

A passe-partout for three days only costs € 25

Wednesday 15 February 2023 11:00

Early Bird Tickets

Festival Passes are on sale starting NOW, with a special Early Bird discount for a limited time only: all 3 days for just € 20!

Wednesday 15 February 2023 11:00

First announcement of performers!

We are proud to make a first announcement of bands scheduled to perform during Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2023! Della Mae, Michael Daves + Jacob Jolliff, Bella White, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Madalitso Band, Scott H. Biram and The Truffle Valley Boys are among the performers schedule to appear on Rotterdam’s North Square (‘Noordplein’) on June 23, 24 and 25.

Friday 10 February 2023 11:00

Tickets

As we’ve all noticed, life is getting increasingly expensive. As a result, it's become impossible to organize the festival without charging an entrance fee.

Friday 10 February 2023 11:00

NOORDPLEIN - NEW SPOT, SAME VIBE

Last year was our biggest success yet! We celebrated our 10th Anniversary Edition with a record number of visitors. The result, though, is that it's become harder and harder to accommodate all of you lovely people at our stages, bars and side events on and around the Pijnackerplein.