Music on the Rotte 2019 - location, dates, artist line-up

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Love jazz, classical and music from around the world? Then Muziek op de Rotte (Music on the Rotte) is an event you are gonna want to check out. Entrance is free and the music is lovely. 

Music on the Rotte is a three-day musical carousel in which compelling classical music, gritty crossovers, irresistible jazz, enchanting vocals, quirky Balkan blues and dazzling percussion effortlessly go hand in hand.

Music on the Rotte 2019

In 2019, Music on the Rotte takes place on 13, 14 and 15 September. This year, the festival welcomes Benjamin Herman & the Robin Nolan Trio, North Sea String Quartet, Spijkers and Artvark & Drums United, among others. The line-up:

• Mainport Barbershop Singers (MBS)
• Rotterdam Chamber Music Society (RCMS)
• Sami Dalmis w/ Tansiyon
• Jansouz Ensemble
• North Sea String Quartet
• Benjamin Herman & the Robert Nolan Trio
• Koninklijke Rotterdamse Post Harmonie
• Samira's Blues
• RYSK (Rotterdam Yurttan Sesler Korosu)
• Sarava'n feat. Magda Mendes
• Isabel Bermejo w/ "The Impact"
• Boven de Sterren
• Red Herring
• Spijkers
• Conjunto Papa Una
• Yorleine
• Winston Scholsberg's Multi Jam
• Vocalsz: Thierry & Djeliviah
• Artvark & Drums United
• Vocalsz: Jeremy Garcia & Band
• Son de Aqui

On Friday 13 September (18:00-23:00)
Classical, Avant-Garde, Gipsy Jazz and Persian tones, it all happens on the first night of Music on the Rotte. The evening ends with jazz icon Benjamin Herman and master guitarist Robin Nolan. They bring irresistible gipsy jazz to Muziek op de Rotte.

On Saturday 14 September (13:00-23:00)
On Saturday, the programme starts with the Dutch-language Balkan Blues by Spijkers. There's also Venezuelan band Conjunto Papa Upa. They perform Venezuelan rhythms fused with sixties surf rock, samba and guagancó. Also, stick around for the beautiful Turkish choir RYSK, the magnetizing spirituals of Samira's Blues, Surinamese Kaseko by Boven de Sterren and many more acts.

On Sunday 15 September (12:00-19:00)
Sunday starts quietly with meditative Ta Chi exercises (free to join), but do not underestimate this day. There's Multi jam by Winston Scholsberg, saxophone quartet Artvark together with Drums United as well as modern cumbia music by Son de Aqui.

Event details

Music on the Rotte 2019

Zaagmolenkade / Noordplein

Date(s) & Time(s):
13 - 15 September 2019

Benjamin Herman & the Robin Nolan Trio, Son de Aqui and more...

100% Free

Event type:
Music Festival

You can find additional information as well as the official festival line-up on the Muziek op de Rotte website


Location: Noordplein

The event takes place on the shore (Noordplein) as well as on the docks (Zaagmolenkade). For extra help getting there, check out our directions to Noordplein.


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