Eendracht Festival Rotterdam - date, locations, line-up

Eendracht Festival Rotterdam - date, locations, line-up

Once a year, the entire area around Eendrachtsplein is filled by the sounds of live music. Multiple venues and various event programmers team up to bring you a showcase of the best that Rotterdam has to offer.


Rotterdam local talent

The event provides a platform for more than 100 bands, poets, DJs and other creative locals. In the last eight editions, the festival has developed into a major showcase where event organizers, bookers, and fans come to discover the cities' best talent.

All of Rotterdam's many musical scenes are represented. Each has its own location and 'host'. These hosts will 'take over' a local bar or venue in the Eendrachtsplein area for the night.

Eendracht Festival is completely free and starts at 14:30. Most of the activities end around 23:00 while some clubs host parties that go on to 5:00 in the morning. For more information, check out the Eendracht Festival facebook page.

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Locations Eendracht Festival Rotterdam

As for the venues participating in Eendracht Festival, these include:

• Mainstage at Eendrachtsplein
• Rotown Rotterdam
• Bar3
• Boudewijn
• Enfant Terrible
• Club Vibes
• Bar P
• Lilith coffee
• Cafe De Zondebok & 't Zwarte Schaap  
• WORM Rotterdam
• Wunderbar
• De Riddert
• Juke Joint

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Hosts (event programmers)

The hosts are organizations that play a prominent role within a certain scene and know exactly what is happening at the moment. This year's hosts include:

• Roots & Routes Nederland
• Baroeg Rotterdam
• Pica Pica
• Bass Odyssey
• The Daily Indie
• Popronde Rotterdam
• De Nieuwe Lichting
• HIJS Live
• Bang Your Radio
• Music Matters
• Cloudhead
• Concentric Circles / Kampung / Los Bangeles /
• Noodlebar
• Liquidation
• Rewriters010
• Bass Odyssey
• Move Around Sound
• King Sepi
• Big Lion Promotions


Eendracht Festival info

Eendracht Festival 2019

Date: Thursday, 18th July 2019
Place: Multiple locations in the Eendrachtsplein area
What: Live music, DJ's, spoken word

Time: 14:30 - 23:00* (clubs go to 5am)
Entrance: 100% free


Location: Eendrachtsplein area

Be sure to explore the entire area, starting at Eendrachtsplein and fanning out towards Oude Binnenweg, Nieuwe Binnenweg, Mauritsweg and Westblaak.

About Eendracht Festival

Eendracht Festival is a project of Stichting De Nieuwe Lichting and is supported by the Municipality of Rotterdam. De Nieuwe Lichting explicitly focuses on connecting different scenes, different disciplines and in finding the right place for the right activity. Next to Eendracht Festival, De Nieuwe Lichting organizes, among other things, A Festival Downtown, an annual, weekly pop-up series. They also provide music programming for festivals such as Pow! Wow! Rotterdam, Rotterdam Rooftop Days and a monthly evening in BIRD under the name HOMEGROWN.

inJazz festival & conference Rotterdam - event information

inJazz festival & conference Rotterdam - event information

inJazz is a two-day festival for jazz lovers as well as a music conference for jazz professionals. The jazz festival features top (and upcoming) jazz talent and is entirely free of charge! 

If you love jazz music, you're in for a treat. Why? Well, inJazz is the official opening of North Sea Round Town: two weeks of jazz in Rotterdam. The end of North Sea Round Town culminates in the start of the North Sea Jazz Festival. The inJazz event features two days of free jazz performances as well as a conference for serious jazz musicians and industry professionals. Visit the conference for discussion panels, presentations and networking opportunities. 

inJazz conference

This year the conference program focuses on islands around the world. You will find jazz in all colors and textures. During the conference, visitors of inJazz can meet musicians and other jazz professionals from various islands and broaden their knowledge. Are you attending the conference? Then be sure to get your inJazz conference tickets on time.

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inJazz festival artist line-up

Coming for the music? There are more than 40 acts performing at inJazz. Artists performing are split in three categories. There's Dutch inJazz (Dutch artists), Europe inJazz (European artists) and Next Generation inJazz (conservatory students).  This year's inJazz line-up includes the following artists:

• Agnes Gosling 4tet
• Alarmist (IE)
• Bobby Rausch (DE)
• Christian Palmieri
• Daahoud Salim Quintet
• Doppler Trio
• Gerri Jäger Double Duo
• Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble
• Guy Salamon Group
• Half Easy Trio
• Hendrik Eichler
• Hlib Baisha
• Ignacio Santoro
• Jeroen van Vliet Moon Trio
• Kyle Winklaar
• LoLanders (GB/NL)
• Matteo Myderwyk
• Mindaugas Apulskis
• Mo van der Does Quartet
• Month of Sundays (AT)
• Mudita
• Myrthe van de Weetering
• Nizar Rohana Trio
• Rodrigo Ballesteros
• Sabrina Starke
• Scott McLemore 4tet (IS)
• Son Swagga
• Takoushis-Karapatakis Project (CY)
• Teus Nobel | Liberty Group
• Tommaso Perazzo
• Toni Vaquer Sextet (ES)
• Travelers (IT)
• Twists
• Wietse Voermans Quintet Licks & Brains

You can find the official artist line-up on the inJazz festival website.

What inJazz Rotterdam sounds like?

Check out the Spotify playlist below and have a listen.


inJazz festival event details

inJazz Festival 2019

LantarenVenster Rotterdam
Kantine Walhalla Rotterdam
Foodhallen Rotterdam
Room Mate Bruno

27 - 28 June 2019

100% free

Event type:
Music Festival


Location(s): inJazz Rotterdam

inJazz takes place in different locations in Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid / Katendrecht areas. If you're attending the jazz festival, you'll need to hop between LantarenVenster, Room Mate Bruno and Foodhallen (all in Kop van Zuid) and cross over to Walhalla (in Katendrecht).

If you're coming for the conference, then you'll spend the day at LantarenVenster.
Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg has been around for over three decades. The three-day festival features over 35 acts performing on three different stages in the centre of Hillegersberg. 

The festival starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday night. Approximately 35 acts can be seen on the three stages. Entrance is free. Festival organisers expect approximately 20,000 people. Visitors are requested to come by bicycle or public transport as much as possible.

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg artist line-up

This year, the artists performing at Jazz Festival Hillegersberg include:

• Licks & Brains
• Funkstamatics
• Nod Steward
• Dave Chavez
• Doors Tribute
• Raymunda
• Hans Dulfer
• Big Pete & The Implosions
• Edsel Juliet & La Banda Loca
• Moondance
• Barrelhouse
• Joe Undercover Band
• What the FRNK
• Ocean Boulevard
• Facet Fusion Band
• Stickey Fingers
• Henk Pepping Express ft. Ruben Hoeke
• Kino Haitsma
• VOF de Kunst

... and many more wonderful jazz, blues and crossover artists. You can find the official artist line-up on the Jazz Festival Hillegersberg website.

Event details

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg 2019

Weissenbruchlaan Rotterdam

28 - 30 July 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Gloria Estefan among others

100% free

Event type:
Music Festival


Location: Jazz Festival Hillegersberg

There are three stages at the festival. You'll find the two main modern/jazz and latin/soul stages across the street from Facet (cafe) on Weissenbruchstraat and the third stage, featuring blues and rock music on Bergse Dorpstraat nearby.
Festival weekend in Schiedam

Festival weekend in Schiedam

On the weekend of the 25th & 26th of May 2019, the historic city centre of Schiedam is all about relaxation and entertainment. Various local organisations team up to provide a full day of summer vibes, music, poetry, markets, food trucks and what Schiedam is known for; gin!

The historic city centre of Schiedam, with its beautiful canals, is increasingly popular among the Dutch and tourists alike. From far and wide, people come to learn about and taste Dutch gin. Moreover, the city is also a cool place to relax and hang out. How much so? Find out on the last weekend of May.

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Schiedam Festival weekend

Mark 25 and 26 May in your calendar for a fun weekend full of activities for all ages.

Proef! de Plantage
This cultural festival, held in city park 'de Plantage,' is experiencing its 3rd edition this year. The beautiful city park, which happens to be the oldest city park in the Netherlands, is the backdrop for a weekend of music, food, art and poetry.

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Find more information on the Plantage website.

At GinFever it's all about gin and gin cocktails and enjoying that summer feeling! Learn all about gin, enjoy delicious gins, cocktails and tasty snacks to the rhythm of summer music. This event is held in the courtyard of the National Genever Museum in Schiedam (Nationale Jenevermusuem).

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Be sure to check out the GinFever website for ticket sales and the 2019 programme.

SWAN. Schiedam
SWAN, one of the major lifestyle markets in the Netherlands and Belgium comes to Schiedam. SWAN. is a platform for starting, creative entrepreneurs who want to showcase their products to a wide audience. At SWAN markets, you'll find diverse offerings such as handmade jewellery, accessories, fashion, vintage clothing, kids items, affordable art as well as trendy furniture. The SWAN market is also held in the Plantage city park.

Saturday 25 May, 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday 26 May, 13:00 - 19:00

Lounge boat Distillers Tour
Hop aboard on the lounge boat near the Havenkerk and sail through the canals of Schiedam. The boat makes stops at various gin distilleries such as Loopuyt, Koninklijke de Kuyper and Onder de Boompjes so you can have an exclusive look behind the scenes. On the way back, enjoy Bobby's gin and hop off at the GinFever festival.

Boarding times:
Saturday, May 25, 12:00 and 15:00
Sunday 26 May, 12:00 and 15:00
Be sure to check out the Schiedam website for additional information and ticket sales.

Relax by the water
Hopping from festival to festival? Take a break at the Lange Haven. Have a drink, enjoy a barbecue. Apparently, there's also going to be a gin-chocolate workshop.
TEDx Rotterdam - Groundbreaking talks by amazing people

TEDx Rotterdam - Groundbreaking talks by amazing people

"Raising the bar", that is the theme of TEDx Rotterdam that takes place on 29 March 2019 in Theater Rotterdam. Inspiring speakers talk about how their ambition, perseverance or inner struggle led to social, personal or business development. TEDx Rotterdam is being organized for the fifth time.

From fashion designer to teacher of the year, from history scientist to water envoy for the Dutch government and from young entrepreneurs with sustainable ideas to architects who successfully transform the fringes of the city. A variety of speakers are scheduled for TEDx Rotterdam. “With TEDx Rotterdam, we want to touch and inspire people. We also take the theme 'Raising the Bar' very personally, we want to put together the best edition of TEDx Rotterdam ", says Oscar de Grave, co-licensee of TEDx Rotterdam.

About TEDx

TEDx is the local variant of the TED Conferences known all over the world. It is an independent event organized by volunteers that gives local speakers a stage. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) started thirty years ago as a four-day conference in California and is now known worldwide for its lectures in which the world's greatest thinkers share their expertise.

Every talk is no longer than than eighteen minutes and many of them are available online for free. Famous speakers from the past are Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

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Speakers at TEDx Rotterdam 2019:

• Henk Ovink - Ovink is Dutch Special Envoy on Water or Water Envoy. He helps governments worldwide with storms, tidal waves or other water-related problems. He also shares the knowledge that the Netherlands has about the fight against water.

Kristian Koreman & Elma van Boxel - This duo founded ZUS Architects, Zones Urbaines Sensibles. ZUS realized pioneering projects such as Schieblock and the Luchtsingel in Rotterdam and Dune in Almere and won several international awards. The book "City of Permanent Temporality" was recently published. Incomplete & Unfinished "about their work.

Ismail Aghzanay - Aghzanay is a teacher of the year in Rotterdam, because of his innovative way of teaching that connects more emotionally with students.

YMP (Young Mitch Poetry) - Former inmate YMP is now a successful spoken word artist. In addition to many performances, he is gaining fame with his production house Flow.

Wesley dos Santos - Dos Santos is the co-founder of shoe brand Diversité Footwear and the circular boat rental company iKapitein. In 2018 he won the FunX Media Business Award and the RET Aardig Onderweg Award, because of his sustainable invention.

Melanie Roche - Roche wrote the book Thriving Through Cancer: Tools and Practices to Feel Better and Improve Your Quality of Life During Cancer and Beyond - An Integrative Method. She developed a 'body-mind therapy': a set of skills that strengthens awareness and improves the quality of life.

Laura Luchtman & Ilfa Siebenhaar - Fashion designers Luchtman and Siebenhaar developed an innovative, sustainable way to colour clothing. In their search for a natural alternative to the usual textile dyeing processes, they came across bacteria that produce pigment.

Maarten Engelen - The Engelen company uses nano-satellites that not only inhabited parts but literally give access to the data network from all corners of the world. For example, remote farms can also take advantage of data collection.

Adilson Neves - Neves was in custody for six months for fraud, discovered where his power was and then managed to give his life a positive twist. Now he helps people who live in a care home and he inspires young people to mean something to others.

Jean Marie Molina - As senior lecturer in Study Success at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Molina developed a method that helps students graduate after a delay in their study career.

TEDx Rotterdam information

For more information on TEDx Rotterdam and for tickets, please visit the official TEDxRotterdam website.

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