Amsterdam Roots Festival

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The Amsterdam Roots Festival is a leading festival of non-western music. The festival attracts bands and artists from all over the world and approximately 60.000 visitors each year. It is considered to be one of the most important music festivals in Holland.

International Bands and Artists

You can enjoy performances of fado, zouk dance, hiphop, latin-jazz, rumba, flamenco and more non-western music at the Amsterdam Roots Festival. The music comes from all corners of the earth, from Cape Verde to the Caribbean and from Mongolia to South Africa.

Venues in Amsterdam

The festival takes place in different venues throughout Amsterdam, such as Carré and the Melkweg. The highlight of the Amsterdam Roots Festival takes place in the ‘Oosterpark’, where 50.000 people come together to watch and dance to over 40 performances. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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