Ecclectic Festival Village

REC. Festival The area around Annabel and Biergarten will be turned into a festival village with concerts showcasing various musical genres, including disco, soul, afrobeat, hip-hop, indie and future R&B. The festival is the place to discover new sounds, as it attracts up-and-coming stars, alongside legendary acts. Keep an eye on the website for the…

Festival for Jazz Lovers

Festival Jazz International An indoor festival promising a huge variety of high-quality concerts! For jazz lovers and connoisseurs, this is the go-to event to discover new sounds and enjoy the best acts over there. Thanks to the festival’s small scale, the concerts are very intimate. See the website for ticket details and updates on the…

Movies for Nature Lovers

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam With a focus on nature, this festival will screen films and documentaries by young talent as well as big names such as David Attenborough. There will be awards in different categories, Q&A sessions, theme nights and children’s activities. Be sure to check the website for ticket details and updates to the…

King of Comedy

Jimmy Carr – Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World tour The legendary British comedian, famous for his dark humour and dry wit, returns to Rotterdam as part of his world tour. In its review, The Guardian described Carr as “a comedy hero for our times”. Hear his best jokes from his 15-year career along…

A get-together for whiskey fans!

Whiskybase Gathering Love whisky? Rotterdam͛’s favourite whisky shop is organising a gathering especially for enthusiasts. There will be more than 1,500 whiskies to choose from, ranging from 1900s vintages to the yet-to-be-released. Tickets are €27,50 for one day or €45 for both days. 20 October (12pm-6pm) & 21 October (11am-5pm), Maassilo (Charlois) whiskybase.com/gathering [Photo by…

Ready to Rock

Left of the Dial A new showcase festival, organised by Rotown, and offering the best in (post-) punk, garage, shoegaze and noiserock. With more than 30 bands playing across five different locations, rock and punk lovers will be sure to find something they like. The line-up consists of, among others, Bad Breeding, Jo Passed and…