Stukafest Rotterdam - Student rooms become concert halls

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Stukafest is an annual festival in February, at which artists from all kinds of art disciplines (music, theatre, dance, poetry and small art and lectures) perform in different student rooms in Rotterdam. The audience cycles between three rounds from student room to student room to attend the performances. The artists are almost in your lap, or vice versa, that is exactly what makes Stukafest so special.

Stukafest started in 2001 in Nijmegen. Due to its great success, Stukafest in Nijmegen has grown into a popular and often sold out annual event. Since 2008 the festival is also annually held in Rotterdam. Enjoy performances between beer crates, study books and socks. Various artists perform in thirteen student rooms around West Rotterdam. The room occupants are your hosts and the artists are almost on top of you. It’s a great way to meet new artists, but also new neighbours.

Prior to the festival, you compile your own program. Each artist performs three times, but can sometimes quickly sell out. If one of your chosen gigs is already sold out, you can either go to another round or choose a different performance. There is always plenty of choice and the unknown acts often turn out to be unexpected highlights.

Between the rounds there is always a half-hour break, so you don’t have to go running to the next room like a madman. The rooms are easily accessible by bike or on foot. After the final round, both the audience and artists attend the afterparty.

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Host a Stukafest concert

Do you have a student room or house in Rotterdam West and you’ve always wanted to participate in one of the cosiest and coolest festivals of Rotterdam? This is your chance! Stukafest is always looking for students who want to open up their room for a night and host one of the amazing performances. In exchange you will receive an unforgettable experience, afterparty included.

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Help organise Stukafest

Do you get excited about music, spoken word, comedy or dance and do you want to help out to realize an awesome student room festival? The organization is always looking for a number of enthusiastic location and board managers. As a volunteer, you get to enjoy the act, get to know the artists and join us at the afterparty. This way you will have a super fun evening and gain some experience at the same time. Interested? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and who knows…

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