To all TakeRooters out there,It has been quiet for a while and you probably already know why. Since the ban on events in March, we’ve been waiting to announce the first acts for our TakeRoot festival 2020, hoping we could spread the news soon. Unfortunately this moment is not yet in sight.We want to offer you the best possible festival experience, as a visitor and lover of TakeRoot. We are sad to say, we can not offer this in these times. A lot of artists hesitate to go on tour with the risks of travel bans and quarantine.On top of that we think chances are little we can walk around carefree in a sold out venue this november. All this together made us decide to postpone TakeRoot one year.In the meantime we are working hard on a solid line-up for November 6th 2021. As always you can expect a musical programme that varies from country superstars and authentic singer-songwriters to obscure bands, that play in the tradition of American music. The first names will be announced this autumn. We hope to see you all in Groningen in 2021!Thank you for your patience and trust in TakeRoot. We’ll meet again!The TakeRoot festival8 hours, 24 acts, 6 stages.During its 22nd edition, TakeRoot once more offers a colorful sample of the permanently meandering stream of American music. Music festival TakeRoot is like a travel through the United States which you haven’t planned too well in advance, but would gladly repeat afterwards. One moment it feels like you’re in an urban Blue Motel, where a lonely singer-songwriter shouts out his sorrow through paper-thin walls, the next you will find yourself in a country barn filled with partying country music lovers. Next stop, you’re surrounded by rock musicians who look like they haven’t set foot outside their cavern club in years.AuthenticityTakeRoot’s keyword is authenticity. Featuring musicians have one thing in common: they know life’s ups and downs first hand and sing about it with heart and soul. Simply because this is the life they know. They all share the same wish: to make the audience part of their loneliness, pain or joy. These musicians live without a foot on the brake and put their life on the line, although they know life will strike back. Hard, sometimes. TakeRoot lets these stories be heard, told by intimate singer-songwriters or full blast bands, and anyone in between.Past, Present and Upcoming American MusicTakeRoot is not just a trip across the continent; it also leads you through various eras. It’s no coincidence that the festival carries the subtitle ‘Past, Present and Upcoming American Music’. The United States still is the country of extremes and a melting pot of new ideas. It’s the cradle of most great genres in popular music: blues, rock, country & western, folk, you name it. America’s music has always been able to renew itself, just like its inhabitants: rolling stones & traveling bones.Program subject to change.