Baroeg Open Air festival Rotterdam - date, location, lineup

Baroeg Open Air festival Rotterdam - date, location, lineup

Fan of rock, metal, punk or drum & bass? Baroeg Open Air is an annual festival that is organized by pop venue Baroeg. The festival is characterized by broad, underground programming and a very relaxed atmosphere.

The next Baroeg Open Air festival takes place on Saturday, 14 September 2024 in the Zuiderpark Rotterdam. This will be 15th edition of the popular festival.

At BOA, you'll find various stages and tents. The Main Stage, located in the first tent, is reserved for the biggest names in punk, metal or rock. The Talent Stage presents young and talented bands in the afternoon, after which the stage is converted to the Electronic Stage. Here you'll find underground electronic music such as drum and bass, industrial or breakcore.

Baroeg Open Air lineup 2023

The programme included headliners Katatonia (Main Stage) and Infected Mushroom (Electronic Stage), and the Belgian sensation Brutus, who has already wowed at festivals such as Roadburn and Paaspop. She Past Away and NanowaR of Steel both sold out the Baroeg pop venue this year and will also be at the festival.

There was also a collaboration with the Popunie presenting Rotterdam bands Iguana Death Cult and Smudged at the festival. Twenty-seven acts can be heard and seen on five different stages. Other stages such as the Talent Stage, Puppi’s Plee Sessies and Stroomstoot will return. The organization plans to set up the festival with over 250 volunteers.

New this edition was the Voltmeester contest, with the main prize being a spot on the Stroomstoot stage at Baroeg Open Air. This mini-stage near the Electronic Stage is a cosy and intimate sound system. The eventual winner and the very first Voltmeester of Baroeg Open Air is Divain.

Managing Director / programmer Leon van Rijnsbergen: “Our ambition this year is to beat last year's visitor count. Last year our festival attracted as many as 8500 visitors. This year we have invested extra in the programme and have set up a line-up that is as diverse as possible. We are also very proud that the site was so clean afterwards, and we want to match that again this year.”

Full line-up 2023

Main Stage:
Katatonia (SE progressive rock / gothic / doom metal)
Brutus (BE post-hardcore)
Demented Are Go (EU psychobilly)
NanowaR Of Steel (IT parody metal)
Ploegendienst (NL punk)
Iguana Death Cult (NL garagerock - Popunie Live)
Bark (BE death ‘n roll / groove metal)

Electronic Stage:
Infected Mushroom (IL psychedelic trance; DJ set)
Russian Village Boys (RU hardbass)
She Past Away (TR post-punk) Pythius (NL drum ‘n bass)
Ultra Sunn (BE coldwave / EBM) Henge (UK space rock)

Talent Stage:
Smudged (NL electro / fuzz / krautrock - Popunie Live)
Baardvader (NL fuzzrock / stoner)
Loyalty Ends Here (NL metalcore; winner Metal Battle)

Puppi’s Plee Sessies:
Skapiche?! (NL ska)
Buried (NL death metal)
Asbest Boys (NL punk)
From The Heart (NL hardcore)
Ivyvox (NL powerpop / emo)

DJ Scotch Egg (JP/DE breakcore / 8bit)
20 years PRSPCT: Thrashmachine (Deathmachine vs Thrasher) & MC Dart (UK/NL drum ‘n bass / crossbreed / industrial hardcore; 20 Years PRSPCT set)
Legion (UK/NL psy-trance) Staatseinde (NL robo-punk)
Divain (NL techno; winner Voltmeester)
Alina Valentina (NL EBM / electro / post-punk)


Last year, the organization left the festival grounds as the most tidy spot in Rotterdam. Baroeg Open Air is striving for this again this year. The catering works again with recyclable PET plastic. When visitors hand in one meter of cups at the cup return point, they receive a consumption token that can be handed in at the catering tents. This way, the site is kept clean. In the context of sustainability, Baroeg Open Air has also chosen to sell merchandise made from environmentally friendly materials this year.

You can find more event details as well as the official festival line-up on the
Baroeg Open Air festival website


Location: Zuiderpark Rotterdam

Check out our directions to Zuiderpark for a more detailed description of the location and how to get there.

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