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Fri 27 May

Classical:NEXT Festival - International showcases

Live showcases during Classical:NEXT with jury-selected artists who will perform outstanding musical projects in classical and contemporary music. With performances by Vision String Quartet (Germany), The McDaniel Brothers & Babylon Quartet (USA), Song Circus (Norway) and Fátima Miranda (Spain).

tickets € 12

Fri 27 May

Classical:NEXT Festival - Lunch with the Residence

Lunchtime concert during the music conference Classical:NEXT showcasing the best in classical and contemporary music from the Netherlands. With Saskia Lankhoorn, Oerknal!, Amatis Piano Trio and 7090.

Free entrance

Wed 25 May

Classical:NEXT Festival

Lunchtime concert during the music conference Classical:NEXT showcasing the best in classical and contemporary music from the Netherlands. With Saskia Lankhoorn, Oerknal!, Amatis Piano Trio and 7090.

Thu 16 June

10 years room: Amado!

Come and celebrate 10 years ROOM with us! Amado was born in Aruba and in 2012 he graduated at the Herman Brood Academy. After playing with his band for several years, he moved on as solo singer-songwriter. His album “Falling From The Sky” has influences from Kings of Leon to Jack Savoreti.

Wed 11 May

10 years room: 30THREE AND SOLAU

Celebrate our 10th birthday with us! Our neighbors Dj 30Three & Solau will bring the best beats right to our living ROOM. These DJ’s will prove everybody that Hostel ROOM is a great place to dance.

Fri 10 June

10 years room: Burning Sensation!

Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary with us! Country, rock, speed metal and everything in between! The upcoming talented band from Rotterdam surroundings welcomes you for an acoustic session.

Sat 04 June

10 years ROOM: Dolores Velasquez!

Jazzy and charming sound that we love at ROOM. This band that is an old friend of the Hostel has an unique sound. Mixing music and poetry, the voice of Dolores has this unique Jazzy and charming sound that we love at ROOM.

Sun 29 May


The Tambles are a young rock four-piece from Gouda. The band has been active since December 2011 and spent the next three years honing their skills. By now they’re a tight unit, wowing crowds across the country. Initially heavily influenced by various forms of sixties rock, they first played covers by The Rolling Stones, CCR, etc. Meanwhile they have a their own repertoire, were seen at the 2014 edition of the Metropolis festival, and are also the backing band of Rotterdam’s very own Jerry Hormone. Check ‘em out!

Fri 27 May

ART71 On the Move with Laraia & Migo

Ladies and Gentlemen, ART71 is pleased to introduce you the next - and first in its genre - event: On the Move with Laraia & Migo. Combining the ART71 style with the intimate atmosphere of Hoboken, we decided to challenge our audience with a brand new event: a nice trip inside the latin world, from bolero to reggae through salsa, son, guaracha, danzon and rumba flamenca.

Sat 28 May


This Vrooom will showcase the diverse talents of Alan Licht, Tetuzi Akiyama, Seamus Cater, and Kostis Kilimys. Seamus’ reductionist folklore (using a 1940s duet concertina) will be a nice contrast to the more abstract string jams of Licht, Akiyama, and Kilymis’ electroacoustic live set. Nuno Homem (Sidewalk bookings) will be our ‘in between’ sound plasterer.

Fri 27 May

Psyché & Electra

AKOM Ensemble presents Psyché & Electra, the journey of four talented composers and four young choreographers into the realms of the human psyche.

Fri 20 May

Café De Ouwehoer presents: DEAD ELVIS & HIS ONE MAN GRAVE + DJ’s

Café De Ouwehoer’s entertainment during the Ronde van Katendrecht, on the evenings of 20th + 21st of May. Every day from 21:30.

Fri 27 May

Bruno Xavier’s weekend at Kopi Soesoe

Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva is an astonishing bass guitar player with a brilliantly developed senses of hearing and visualizing which he integrates in his music. In his shows the audience plays an upmost role, so are you ready?

Wed 27 July

The Slackers

The Slackers will play at Rotown on 27 July! A must-see if you love bands like: The Specials, The Rolling Stones and The Skatalites.

Tue 12 July

Tortoise + Go March

Tortoise is easily one of the most influential bands of the past 25 years. The Chicago-based collective is widely regarded as one of the inciters of the post-rock genre.

Tue 14 June

Shearwater + Cross Record

Meiburg’s monumental voice has a way of levitating any dainty pop song to the upper scales. Shearwater is the only one in its kind, so whenever the band happens to play in the vicinity, it’s something to wholeheartedly cherish and behold.

Sun 20 November

Maceo Parker in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Saxophonist Maceo Parker has shared his infectious funk with the world since the seventies, helping to shape the sounds of legends such as James Brown, Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. And we haven’t even mentioned his years of collaborating with Prince!

Sat 25 June

Shayna Steele in BIRD

Shayna Steele is one of those artists you may not know but whose voice you definitely have heard. She sang in Broadway musicals, did backing vocals for Moby, John Legend, Queen Latifah and Rihanna and she was featured on the soundtracks of various movies and TV shows such as Sex and the City 2 and The Sopranos. Besides her reputation as pop-and-R&B-backing-vocal-diva she also has some serious jazz cred.

Thu 07 July

Michelle David’s celebration of gospel in BIRD

After the success of The Gospel Sessions Volume 1, Michelle David, Paul Willemsen and Onno Smit hit up the studio once again. The Gospel Sessions Volume 2 has been out for a while now, resulting in a flow of positive reviews and sold out shows. On Thursday, 7 July, Michelle David and her authentic gospel will turn BIRD into a southern Baptist church.

Sat 28 May


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