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Roots festival Sunday July 5 – 8

This edition of the Amsterdam Roots Festival takes place from Thursday July 5 till Sunday July 8. Four days of music from every corner of the world, at five different locations in Amsterdam, bring the roots of music from every culture to one Festival.


Roots Indoor starts off the Festival at the best venues in Amsterdam: Melkweg, Paradiso, Tropentheater and the Sugar Factory. Trendsetters from  the world music scene guarantee an adventurous musical program. The full program is available online from mid April at this website, Facebook and Twitter.

Roots Open Air takes place in Oosterpark on Sunday June 26 from, 12:00 am till 22:00 pm.  With seven stages, multiple concerts, performances, presentations and workshops , this exuberant outdoor music festival marks the ending of the Amsterdam Roots Festival.  The Roots Open Air outdoor festival creates a setting in which the audience becomes part of a dynamic scene, mixing with the music and acts, reflecting the essence of the festival. International artists perform alongside local talent and there is an extensive children’s program: Kids@Roots. The stages and tents are surrounded by a Worldmarket of more than a 100 booths with a wide variety of products from near and far, including dozens of exotic eateries.


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