Where to find the best local talent? That's easy, at the Rotterdamse Popweek! This year, the fourth edition of the Rotterdamse Popweek takes place from October 28th through November 6th.
The Rotterdamse Popweek is organized by the Popunie; a foundation which for many years has been a major driving force behind a lot of the musical developments in the city. Gotta love these guys!
What to expect during Rotterdamse Popweek
Rotterdamse Popweek prides itself on being the only week that lasts 10 days. The 'week' is all about pop and pop related activities. This year, the fourth edition of the Rotterdamse Popweek takes place from October 28th through November 6th. Rotterdamse Popweek features 500 acts performing at over 100 locations. There's a lot more happening than you might think.It al begins on October 28th with the Rotterdam Music Awards and the Rotterdam Popquiz in Rotown.
Come to the city on Saturday 29th to experience the Rotterdam Zombie Walk. On November 1st, there's the Rotterdamse Popweek jam session in RAAF. The MTV Music Week kicks off on November 2nd and ends on Sunday November 6th with the MTV European Music Awards event in Rotterdam Ahoy. Saturday, november 5th it's time for the always popular Popronde where musicians from across the Netherlands come to Rotterdam to perform in local bars and shops. Another event to check out is the 40 Years of Punk fest in Vibes (40 Jaar Punkfest).
For more information on the event, schedules and lineups visit the official Rotterdamse Popweek website.