Amsterdam Roots Festival
Oosterpark, Amsterdam © Arthena
Amsterdam's Roots festival started as a celebration of African music in 1983, and has become a major event on the global music calendar. Today, the annual programme draws top artists from the world over. Performances take place at different venues around the city, though the festival always ends with a massive open-air concert in the Oosterpark, which is the highlight in most concert-goers' minds.
The Roots Festival is part of the Holland Festival and a wonderful experience for lovers of world music. Music genres are diverse, with main stages including World Stage, Club Stage, Urban Groove and Bass Stage, and a lot of pop and dance music in the mix. Festival-goers can enjoy dance and music workshops, a food fair and lots of craft and clothing markets along with the music. The festival also has an area dedicated to children's entertainment.
Venue: Various locations
Date: 02 - 10 July 2019