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

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


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


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


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 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

Buy tickets here

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


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


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.