Free Camping
June 23-25, 2017 Waardamme, Belgium
Muddy Roots Europe Festival
  • 03.14.16

    Muddy Roots Europe 2016 Lineup Announced!

    The 5th annual Muddy Roots Europe Festival in Waardamme, Belgium returns June 24th-26th! This 2016 event already sold out once but we were able to get permission from the local council to expand our capacity by renting a larger tent so we did just that. There are 200 extra tickets for sale but they will all sell so DO NOT WAIT TO GET YOURS! You can still get some hard copies at Cowboy Up Saloon as well.

    Get online tickets & watch videos of the bands HERE.

    As always camping is free! There are food vendors, toilets and hot showers on site. And 2nd most important to the best music in the world is the insane amounts of delicious Belgian beer on hand!!! So good, so damn good.

    We’ll see y’all back in the field soon my friends
    -Jason Galaz & Nicky VanMoerbeke

    MRE 2016

    Bands in no particular order.
    Artwork by the “Muddy Rockwell” Christoph Heuer.

  • 05.06.14

    Muddy Roots Europe Festival Schedule & Info

    The MRE 2014 schedule is up! I’d say plan accordingly but y’all are going to be there all weekend anyway.
    From Nashville to Waardamme we bring you the best underground fest for rockers and billies! A cool blend of American & Euro roots, rockabilly, deep blues and country music. June 20-22, 2014 in Waardamme, Belgium near Brugge.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    1)Tent and caravan camping is free.
    2)Festihuts are sold out!
    3) We are 100% INDEPENDENT! Which means this events depends on you telling the right folks about it. Your support is the lifeblood of Muddy Roots.
    4) Kids under 12 are free
    5) You can get your day passes OR pay by bank from Nicky Van Moerbeke at Cowboy Up online.
    6) Get your weekend passes by credit card here!
    7) We have room for a few more vendors. This is who we will have so far. Pierced Heart, Charlie’s Clothing, Chicken Bone John, Rocking Shelby, Superior Bassworks and The Western Shop. Contact Nicky to reserve yours today.

    It looks like this event could sell out so don’t wait to get your tickets.

    FRIDAY JUNE 20th
    14h00 LOADIN
    16h00 PA UP & RUNNING SOUNDCHECK
    17h00 DJ-set (Andy)
    19h00 MARY LEE & SIDEBURN BROTHERS
    20h00 RED LIGHT RUMORS
    21h00 HEINRICH XIII & THE DEVILGRASS PICKERS
    22h00 THE COWPOKES
    23h15 MORGAN O’KANE
    00h45 Possessed By Paul James
    02h00 CURFEW

    SATERDAY JUNE 21th
    10h00 PA UP & RUNNING
    9h00 DOORS OPEN
    12h00 DJ ANDY
    13h00 DYLAN WALSHE
    14h00 FREEBORN BROTHERS
    15h00 THE BOOTY HUNTERS
    16h00 CRYSTAL DAWN & RUNNIN WILD
    17h00 TEN FOOT POLECATS
    18h00 JAMES HUNNICUTT
    19h00 URBAN PIONEERS
    20h00 DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE
    20h45 DINOSAUR TRUCKERS
    22h00 THE PINEBOX BOYS
    23h30 JAYKE ORVIS AND THE BROKEN BAND
    01h00 DJ SET
    02h00 CURFEW

    SUNDAY JUNE 22th
    11h00 PA UP & RUNNING
    9h00 DOORS OPEN
    11h00 DJ ANDY
    13h00 LOU SHIELDS
    14H00 BLACK CAT BONE SQUAD
    15h00 TIO GRINGO
    16h00 HANGDOG HEARTS
    17h00 PEARLS MAHONE
    18h00 FILTHY STILL
    19h00 VOODOO SWING
    20h00 BLUEGRASS BOOGIEMEN
    21h00 SEAN & ZANDER
    23h15 GO HOME OR GO TO BED. SLEEP OFF THAT BUZZ. MAKE PLANS TO RETURN IN 2015.

    Muddy Roots Europe Festival 2014

  • 06.22.13

    Muddy Roots Europe was mentioned on Drifter Country!

    But we can’t read it. Seems like they enjoyed the festival though. Give it a read if you are able to translate.

    DRIFTER COUNTRY WEBSITE

  • 05.31.13

    Muddy Roots Europe Schedule June 14-16

    The full schedule is up for the Muddy Roots Europe Festival held annually in Waardamme, Belgium!

    3 days packed full of independent roots, rock, blues and country bands from around the world!

    Click here for schedule and vidoes of each band!

  • 05.06.13

    Documentary to be filmed at Muddy Roots Europe!

    HARD SOIL – The Muddy Roots of American Music
    DOCUMENTARY USA/Germany
    90 MIN / 2013
    Nowhere is America’s cultural evolution and diversity as palpable as in the music of the people – folk music or alternately roots music.

    Both terms are collective terms encompassing and compiling a variety of musical styles from Bluegrass, to Blues, from Country to Cajun and from Zydeco to Gospel.

    Slowboat Film is traveling from Germany to both Muddy Roots Europe and Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee to film for the documentary. The film will be base on the history and evolution of raw American music.

    Please visit the official website to get more information and to contribute to the film. May rewards in store.
    hardsoilfilm.com

  • 03.09.13

    Tav Falco and the panther Burns to play MRE 2013!

    Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, sometimes shortened to (The) Panther Burns, is a rock band originally from Memphis, Tennessee, United States, led by Tav Falco. They are best known for having been part of a set of bands emerging in the late 1970s and early 1980s who helped nationally popularize the blending of blues, country, and other American traditional music styles with rock music among groups playing in alternative music and punk music venues of the time. Forming in 1979, Panther Burns drew on obscure country blues music, Antonin Artaud’s works like The Theater and Its Double, beat poetry, and Marshall McLuhan’s media theories for their early inspiration. Alongside groups like The Cramps and The Gun Club, Panther Burns ranked among the contributing influences and progenitors of the Southern Gothic-tinged roots music revival scene that arose during the last two decades of the 20th century and continued into the early 2000s.

    Tav Falco plays MRE Sunday June 16th.

  • 03.08.13

    The Dirt Daubers have been added to MRE 2013!

    Hailing from Paducah, Kentucky, the Wilkes have travelled the world internationally, singing loud-and-proud an eclectic mix of Rockabilly, Country, Blues and Hot Jazz. From cowboy songs to bluegrass, Harlem jazz to honky tonk, the DAUBERS tackle it all with vim, verve and vigor.

    Colonel JD Wilkes (songwriter and front man for the Legendary Shack Shakers), his wife Jessica, plus fellow Shack Shaker Rod Hamdallah and Atlantan, Preston Corn make up the fabulous 4-piece THE DIRT DAUBERS!

    The Dirt Daubers perform Friday June 14th.