Edition 23 Ribs & Blues Festival Whitsun 


Ribs & Blues is the largest (free) blues and roots festival of the Netherlands. More than 50.000 visitors are expected during the Whitsun Weekend (8-9-10 June 2019) on the festival terrain in the centre of Raalte. Each year there is a blues and americana worthy international line-up with top names. Check out the names that are confirmed for this year (Artiesten) or the names that were booked in previous years (Historie). The Ribs & Blues festival is every day free of charge for all visitors, Saturday(8 June) from 18.00 PM ,Sunday & Monday both afternoons (9-10 June 2019) as from 1.00 PM. More than 20 bands from the US, Great Britain, Australia and the Netherlands are playing at the Main Stage or the Open Air Stage.

Ribs & Blues is a festival for young and old, for all music lovers and for people that love a good atmosphere with spare ribs, open air theatre and entertainment for the whole family. For the really young ones there is a safe and fun playground called Mini Kids World. For the somewhat older youth there is the exciting KidsAdventureland. Furthermore there will be international street theatre preformers and fun merchandise for sale in the special little houses, built in the style of the old south of the USA. 

Last but not least there will be good food and drinks. For the lovers of spareribs we serve the best spareribs from the Netherlands, directly from te original Oklahoma Joe’s. For the users of a wheel chair there is a special platform. 

Al this is made possible in the jovial regional Salland, thanks to the help of more than 850 volunteers and local clubs. Together with loyal sponsors  they make it possible to organize a festival of this enormous extent for free. Ribs & Blues is a big festival but remains cosy and is certainly not a commercial party. 

Free opening Night Ribs & Blues : June 8 free festival

  • Location: Domineeskamp, Raalte, Netherlands* doors: 18.30 hrs
  • Performers Mainstage: Gov't Mule (USA), Blackberry Smoke (USA), MY BABY (NL)
  • Performers Deltastage: DELTACLUB- burlesque entertainment & showprogramm

Ribs & Blues: June 9 & 10 free festival

24 international Roots & Bluesacts on both stages

  • Terrain open: both days at 1.00 PM
  • Location: Domineeskamp, Raalte, Netherlands
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