Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Over 20 stages and podiums host around 300 concerts as well as workshops and discussions.
Rudolstadt Festival is Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Held in the central region of Thuringia, it’s also one of the top world music festivals in Europe. It takes place annually from the first Thursday in July until the following Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 people daily.
Every year, over 20 stages and podiums host around 300 concerts as well as workshops and discussions. All in all, performances are given by more than 130 bands from over 30 countries. Many of the concerts are broadcast live or recorded for subsequent transmission by partners in the media, including several major German public radio stations and regional TV channel MDR. Since 2015, Franco-German TV network ARTE broadcasts several concerts via livestream on the internet. Moreover, the festival is covered by about 100 domestic and foreign print and online publications.