Devendra Banhart live in Rotterdam - location, date, tickets

Devendra Banhart live in Rotterdam - location, date, tickets

If you're a fan of folk music, you're going to love this. Devendra Banhart, the nicknamed "high priest of L.A. Freak Folk" will perform at Annabel in Rotterdam on 1 February 2020.

L.A. Freak Folk

Devendra Banhart will come to Rotterdam on Saturday 1 February 2020. The peculiar standard-bearer for 'Freak Folk' will give a concert in Annabel. Devendra Banhart, once named the 'High Priest of L.A. Freak Folk', writes music that can only be described as a whirlwind mystical folk, raga spirituals and Latin-American rock. Banhart has the unique ability to illuminate that sweet spot between absurdity and melancholy. He can be described as a sensitive soul, a poet, performer, activist as well as a visual artist and musician.

Devendra Banhart's new album 'Ma'

Banhart's new album 'Ma' will be released on 13 September.  The simply titled 'Ma' is Devendra Banhart's third for the American label Nonesuch. In a deceptively cunning way, Banhart delves into the nature of unconditional motherly love: passing on wisdom and cherishing that wisdom, the relationship from mother to child and what happens when that special bond is broken.

Tickets cost €27 (including service costs) and are available from Friday 6 September at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster, Rotown, Motel Mozaique and LantarenVenster.

Event details

Devendra Banhart (2019)
& support act

Annabel Rotterdam
Schiestraat 20, 3013 AH Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
1 February 2020 | 19:30 (doors open 18:30)

Devendra Banhart and a support act

Regular: €27

Event type:
Music Concert


Location: Annabel Rotterdam

This concert is standing room only.
Djemaa el Fna food festival in Rotterdam - location, dates

Djemaa el Fna food festival in Rotterdam - location, dates

Djemaa el Fna is an annual Moroccan food festival in Rotterdam. Experience the rhythmic drums, rich spices, well-seasoned food and atmosphere of the Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh without leaving the country.
If you've ever been to Morocco, you probably know what this festival is all about. The Djemaa el Fna festival is inspired by the square with the same name in Marrakesh. A lively marketplace that transforms into a large outdoor restaurant in the evening. It is a square full of living heritage: the street artists, traders and chefs carry centuries of tradition with them.
The Djemaa el Fna festival at Museumpark aims to replicate that Marrakesh atmosphere right here in Rotterdam with the addition of Rotterdam's own wealth of cultures and traditions. Wander around the souk, sample tasty dishes, listen to talented artists and discover the colourful culture of the Middle East in the heart of Rotterdam.
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Djemaa el Fna Programme 2019

Visitors to Djemaa el Fna be treated to an extensive cultural program that includes music, literature, theatre, comedy, spoken word, culinary talk shows and more. In between the performances you can enjoy delicious meals. Visit the classic white stalls to taste unique family recipes as well as street food prepared by over 40 chefs. The traditional sounds of Dakka Marrakchia and classic Amazigh tunes can be heard everywhere in the square.

The weekend is full of performances, talk shows and workshops.

• Weet Smakelijk! (Tasty Knowledge)
Throughout the weekend you'll enjoy Dutch poet Derek Otte talking to young creators about what they're doing and what the influence of culture and identity is on their work during the "Weet Smakelijk'" talkshow. Otte: "In Weet Smakelijk, Mounir Toub and myself, will talk about the role that art and pop culture play in bringing together different worlds within one and the same world: the one that we share now." At the same time, Mounir cooks the guest's favourite dish and young spoken word artists are given a stage.  

• Talkshow van de Liefde (Talkshow of Love)
Talkshow of Love is presented by Yasmina Aboutaleb. She talks to young pioneers about love, culture and religion. The popular food blogger Mooncake provides a tasting and the new book by Abdelkader Benali is presented. All the while, folks will be treated to various kinds of delicious snacks. There's also musical entertainment by Yallah! Yallah!, Samira's Blues and Kaoutar Gadir.

• 50 years of Moroccan migration
Theatre-maker Fadua el Akchaoui is performing a trimmed-down version of the popular performance Mabrouk, in honour of fifty years of Moroccan migration. Earlier this year, Mabrouk was performed once by El Akchaoui, together with Nasrdin Dchar in Theater Zuidplein. The Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra accompanies El Akchaoui. Also, Verhalenhuis Belvédère has recorded important, shocking and astonishing stories from Mabrouk. These will be shared on Saturday and Sunday.


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Djemaa el Fna - event details

Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam 2019

Museumpark Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
Friday, 20 September: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday, 21 September: 13:00 - 23:00
Sunday, 22 September: 13:00 - 22:00


Regular: €6.50
Children (2-11) & Seniors (65+): €3.00

Want to know more about the programme? Visit the official Djemaa el Fna festival website.


Location: Museumpark Rotterdam

Djemaa el Fna is held in Museumpark. Not sure how to get there? Check out our directions to Museumpark.
Festival Downtown - location, date, artist line-up

Festival Downtown - location, date, artist line-up

Festival Downtown is an exciting electronic music festival in downtown Rotterdam. The festival features various trailblazing local and international performers pushing the boundaries of electronica in the broadest sense of the genre.

Festival Downtown Rotterdam

Festival Downtown is known and respected for its progressive and above all diverse line-up. Each year, the Festival is looking to grow and aims to do so by booking solid headliners and local heroes and niche artists. Although the Festival is generally aimed at electronic and electronically inspired music, there is a lot of diversity on offer. At Festival Downtown, there's room for singer-songwriters, non-western artists, progressive hip-hop as well as electronic punk and the thickest heavy bass from the UK.

Artist line-up - Festival Downtown

This year, at WORM, Club Vibes and Brasil Binkie, expect to see, among others:

• 1OAK
• Raketkanon (BE)
• Roska (UK)
• Masego Soundsystem
• Gabber Modus Operandi (IND)
• Fracture (UK)
• Medicine Boy (DE)
• The Dead Cvlt
• Hard Headerz
• HUNNA Soundsystem
• Dentalhon & Tisci London
• DJ Shanodin
• DJ Sirene
• Yorobi
• AmangDjaso & Sun O.C.
• OSC1899
• Rob Donkers
• Boris Scorpio
... and many more.

Locations - Festival Downtown

This year, the partly freely accessible festival will once again grow in the number of participating venues: in total, there are fifteen fixed areas and one pop-up. The main festival locations are WORM, Club Vibes and Brasilbinkie.

WORM is divided into two areas. In the upstairs room, Downtown brings together two movements that originated in Jamaica and developed further in the UK.

The Soundsystem culture has its origins in the Jamaica of the early 1950s. When large groups of Jamaicans emigrated to the United Kingdom, they were rejected in many clubs and pubs. By literally building their own big speakers, they were able to celebrate their own culture. In the suburbs of the big British cities, reggae and dub music melted together with genres such as hip-hop into a new genre: grime. In those suburbs, this movement among young people is the dominant culture. One of the biggest sound systems is active in Rotterdam: Masego. For the festival, they will be linked to the Rotterdam-based Grime collective BASH, which, among others, the UK grime-legend Roskovoor managed to snare the festival.

In the downstairs hall of WORM, the festival enters into a collaboration with the young Rotterdam collective Hunna and the stubborn Rotterdam label Hard Headerz. Both have their origins in hip-hop but are also clearly influenced by what is happening in the UK in the field of grime and related genres. The hip-hop label 1OAK is currently in the spotlight. 1OAK is the label Sevn Alias founded after he decided to leave the successful Rotterdam Airlines, where he was seen as the undisputed leader. Halfway through June this year the long-awaited compilation album was released on tracks of 1OAK members Sevn Alias, Lucass, Mensa, Bokke8 Philly, Beertje and Cinco. This will be one of the first shows of 1OAK as a collective.

Club Vibes
For the better electronic raw sound, Downtown joins forces in Club Vibes with the Rotterdam booking office Cloudhead (a.o. De Likt, Hausmagger and Juiceboxxx) and the Dutch indie music platform The Daily Indie. Headliner there is the Belgian Raketkanon. Known for their epic shows at festivals such as Zwarte Cross, Paaspop and Pukkelpop, the group released their new album RKTKN#3 along the way; a record full of dystopian, electronic beats, synth-layered soundscapes and hypnotic grooves.
The South African dreamnoise-duo Medicine Boy currently operates from Berlin. With their progressive, electronic music, they embody a true do-it-yourself-punk mentality. Although their latest album Lowerop was released under the prestigious label Fuzz Club, this duo still does their own management and all bookings all by themselves.

The Rotterdam-based super group THE DEAD CVLT, consisting of hardcore drum&bass legends Thrasher and Limewax and hardcore punk legends Lemmy and Sjarm13, will open the evening.

Brasilbinkie is located in the middle of the skatepark on West-Blaak. But during Downtown, this place is transformed into a club. In collaboration with Pantropical, Bass Odyssey and Noodlebar, they'll host an experimental program.

Rotterdam is known all over the world for the only musical genre that ever originated in the Netherlands: gabber. This movement went around the world and was picked up in Indonesia. There, the rave-weirdo's of Gabber Modus Operandi mixed it with metal, noise and indigenous music. In electronic music, this absolute buzz act has been around for some time now and will release their already legendary album HOXXXYA this month.

Later in the night, Fracture will take over the show. Besides being a veteran deejay, this heavy bass pioneer is the man behind the London Astrophonica label.

In the basement of Brasilbinkie, Festival Downtown will shine a light on the development in the field of modular synthesizers with none other than DRVG CVLTVRE as the headliner. The show on the modular stage will be broadcast via a Silent Disco system; a world first!

Tickets / Wristbands / Free entrance

Though the festival takes place at multiple locations, the line-up at WORM, Club Vibes and Brasilbinkie are extra special. To attend the shows at these locations, you need to get a ticket. An All Areas wristband is also available in limited quantities. The shows at the other venues are all free. 


What to expect at Festival Downtown Rotterdam

Festival Downtown: Event details

Festival Downtown 2019

Various locations in the Nieuwe Binnenweg area
incl. WORM, Club Vibes, Brasilbinkie

Date(s) & Time(s):
5 October 2019 |

10AK, Raketkanon (BE), Roska (UK), Medicine Boy (DE)

WORM ticket: €10
Club Vibes: €10
Brasilbinkie: €8
All Areas wristband: €15

Event type:
Music Festival

You can find the official festival line-up and ticket information on the Festival Downtown website


Autumn Fair at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum in Rotterdam

Autumn Fair at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum in Rotterdam

If you're into plants and fresh harvest, the annual Autumn Fair at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is a must-visit. Expect dozens of stalls with seasonal products and plants in the greenest setting imaginable.

The Autumn Fair is an absolute highlight in Rotterdam. In 2019, the Autumn Fair at Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum is held for the 25th time. The annual event is quite popular attracting about 3000 visitors each year.

The annual event is a market with fair harvest products, tastings and the most beautiful plants from selected growers. What really sets it apart from other events like Swan Market, Oogstmarkt and Djemaa el Fna is not only the added focus on plants but also the fact it takes place within an enclosed, green environment.

In fact, the Autumn Fair is actually a two-in-one activity. The entrance ticket is valid for the gardens as well as for the Autumn Fair. Before, during or after visiting the market you can walk around in the botanical gardens.

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What to expect at the Autumn Fair?

This year, visitors will be able to browse and shop at approximately 35 stalls. You'll find a cosy atmosphere, stalls with good food, plants from selected growers, traditional products and delicious tastings. The growers selling their plants are selected on the basis of quality and diversity. So if you're a plant lover or looking for that special plant to brighten up your home, there's bound to be something you like.

The Autumn Fair is more than a fair. Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is akin to a museum with a living collection. Here you will find a very special collection of trees, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The Quercus (oak), Fagus (beech), Ilex (holly) and Hosta collections belong to the NPC (Dutch Plant Collections) collections.

Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum

Trompenburg has a cosy, safe and friendly atmosphere. It's a nice day out for the entire family.  Every year, Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum organises a number of events. These include the Spring Plant Days, Autumn Fair and a Christmas Market.

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Event details

Autumn Fair 2019

Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum
Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
21 - 22 September 2019 | 10:00 - 17:00

Plants and fresh harvest products

Regular: €9.50
Free with Rotterdam Pass, Museumkaart and Jaarwandelkaart

Event type:
Autumn Fair with plants and fresh produce

For more information on this year's Autumn Fair, check out the official Trompenburg website

Location: Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum

Rrrollend Rotterdam food truck festival - locations, dates

Rrrollend Rotterdam food truck festival - locations, dates

Immerse yourself in a world of delicious snacks, music and fun at the Rrrollend Rotterdam food truck festival.
Rrrollend is one of the cosiest food festivals in the Netherlands. It's a travelling festival that takes place in various cities. The next Rotterdam edition takes place from September 13th - 15th 2019, at Museumpark in Rotterdam.

Food truck festival

From coconut balls ad bioburgers to pancakes and wok dishes; the festival boasts a huge selection of cuisines and aims to have something for everybody. It's not just about food though! The event also features live jazz music, various DJ's and a children's theatre as well as face painting. 

Cashless event

Rrrollend Rotterdam is a cashless event; you can only pay with your debit card.

Next edition of Rrrollend Rotterdam:

Rrrollend Rotterdam

Date: 13 - 15 September
Place: Museumpark Rotterdam
Entrance: 100% free


Location: Noordplein


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