Paris Is My Mistress, Amsterdam Is My Lovah…
The Amsterdam Roots Festival is an ideal travel destination especially for a short 3-4 day trip. Europe bound travelers should definitely consider this festival as a way to stretch your travel dollar and enjoy the excitement of summer fun on the continent!
Budget Traveler Tip
To offset the weak US dollar consider prepaying lodging and ground transportation expenses. Take particular note of the FREE open-air festival at the Oosterpark in the forwarded announcement below. Come on you can do it!
Amsterdam Roots Festival 2008
June 14-21, 2008
African stars Baaba Maal and Oumou Sangare at 11th edition
11th edition of Amsterdam Roots Festival
The Amsterdam Roots Festival has been one of the leading international music festivals for ten years now. The festival presents pioneering developments within world music for a large and varied audience. The mix of ethnic backgrounds, music styles and the contact between the different population groups has become essential for the festival.
From Saturday 14 through Saturday 21 June 2008 the 11th edition brings around 60 concerts at the Concertgebouw, Tropentheater, Melkweg and Paradiso and a large-scale free open air festival at the Oosterpark: Roots Open Air. In addition there is a supporting programme (films and photo exhibition) and an Off-Roots programme. In 2007 the festival attracted 65,000 visitors; 58,000 of which for Roots Open Air.