Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival - dates, artists & information

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival - dates, artists & information

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival is an annual music event which takes place in Rotterdam Noord. The event has grown into one of the best bluegrass festivals in Europe.

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival is not just about music. There's also a wide range of workshops, exhibitions and jam sessions as well as underground comics. The three-day festival is also a good place to find fresh food and drinks at affordable prices. Get your hot dogs, perfectly golden brown fries, high-quality organic meat, vegan stew, chicken stew and salads from the various stands and food trucks.
The next edition of Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival takes place on 28, 29, 30 June 2024.

If you've been a regular visitor in previous years, please note that the festival is no longer free for adults. This year, a day ticket costs €15 and a festival pass is €40. Tickets and detailed information are available here

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival Line-up 2024

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival features amazing folk artists from Europe and the USA. Artists performing at this year's Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival (so far) include:

— Dom Flemons (USA)
— The Kody Norris Show (USA)
— The Slocan Ramblers (CAN)
— The Dirty Grass Players (USA)
— Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (USA)
— Annie Bartholomew (CAN)
— Bertolf & Friends (NL)
— Tray Wellington (US)
— Riley Baugus (US)
— Golden Shoals (US)
— Nat Myers (US)
— Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy (US)
— New Valley String Band (SE)
— Damn Tall Buildings (US)
— Delaney Davidson (NZ)
— Mary Lee Family Band (BR)
— Hezekiah Procter (CA)

New this year: Rotterdam Bluegrass Camp

Especially for musicians, this year, the festival is also organising the Rotterdam Bluegrass Camp! A brand-new initiative where participants can take masterclasses from renowned bluegrass musicians from the Netherlands and the USA.

Workshops by Golden Shoals

The foundation of the masterclasses is a two-day session by Golden Shoals (US). Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski will assist you in setting up your own bluegrass or old-timey band.

Masterclasses by Bertolf, Tray Wellington, and others

You will also attend masterclasses by Bertolf (NL), Riley Baugus (US), and Kody Norris Show (US). On Saturday and Sunday, additional masterclasses are offered by Tray Wellington (US), Tijmen Veelenturf (NL), Annie Bartholomew (CA), and the Dirty Grass Players (US).

Thursday, 27 June - 10:30 to 16:00
Friday, 28 June - 10:30 to 16:00
+ Additional masterclasses on Saturday and Sunday

Tickets are €150 (including a festival pass and lunch)


The Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival sounds like:


Location: Noordplein Rotterdam


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