16 new artists announced!

Vol trots zijn we vandaag bij je terug met een nieuwe lading artiesten die staan te popelen om in oktober naar Rotterdam te komen! Vandaag toegevoegd aan de line-up voor Left of the Dial 2024: Automotion (UK) • Crackups (BE) • Ebbb (UK) • ENOLA (AU) • Flip Top Head (UK) • ladylike(UK) • Liz Lawrence (UK) • Lover’s Skit (SE) • Low Girl (UK) • Meryl Streek(IE) • Moleskine (FR) • PleasureInc. (UK) • Polevaulter (UK) • Sam Akpro(UK) • Sloe Noon (DE) • Van Houten (UK)

De muziek van de nieuwe artiesten kun je uiteraard beluisteren via de officiële Left of the Dial playlist & mixtapes op Spotify & YouTube.
Kaarten zijn voor €60 verkrijgbaar via www.leftofthedial.nl/tickets

Er komen nog veel meer geweldige artiesten bij én over een paar weken gaat ook Bands on a Boat in de voorverkoop (alleen toegankelijk met een Left of the Dial-passe-partout), dus noteer vast in je agenda:

  • Maandag 15 april – klaar gaan zitten voor de kaartverkoop van Bands on a Boat
  • Maandag 22 april – tijd vrijmaken om nog meer geweldige nieuwe bands te luisteren

We're very proud to present you the next wave of artists announced for Left of the Dial 2024: Automotion (UK) • Crackups (BE) • Ebbb (UK) • ENOLA(AU) • Flip Top Head (UK) • ladylike (UK) • Liz Lawrence (UK) • Lover’s Skit(SE) • Low Girl (UK) • Meryl Streek (IE) • Moleskine (FR) • PleasureInc. (UK) • Polevaulter (UK) • Sam Akpro (UK) • Sloe Noon (DE) • Van Houten (UK)

You can dive into the newly announced artists' music via our official Left of the Dial playlist & mixtapes on Spotify & YouTube.
Tickets are available for €60 via leftofthedial.nl/tickets

Lots more amazing artists will be added to the programme, and Bands on a Boat tickets will be available within a few weeks (only accessible with a Left of the Dial-passe-partout), so mark your calendars:

  • Monday April 15 - Get ready to secure your Bands on a Boat ticket
  • Monday April 22 - Reserve some time to listen to even more brilliant new Left of the Dial bands

Brand-new lineup additions!

Lieve vrienden,
Vandaag hebben we 14 gloednieuwe namen toegevoegd aan line-up van Left of the Dial 2024! Met gepaste trots verwelkomen we in onze immer groeiende familie: Frankie (BE) • The Holy (FI) • HYPER GAL (JP) • New Age Doom (CA) • No Windows (UK) • Purrses (BE) • Savage Mansion (UK) • Slaney Bay (UK) • Special Friend (FR/US) • Tanz Akademie (IT) • Tea Eater (US) • Tulpa (UK) • Ugly (UK) • Wax Head (UK)

Wil je je alvast goed inluisteren, ga dan naar:

NOG MEER GOED NIEUWS
Jullie herinneren je vast nog wel de Waalse Kerk, één van de drie prachtige kerken waar onze artiesten optraden. Onlangs zijn daar de kerkbanken verwijderd en dat betekent niet alleen meer ruimte voor jullie, maar er is nu ook plek voor een bar! Je kunt dus dansen op je favoriete bands, zonder het risico te lopen compleet uit te drogen. Dat is toch iets om je nu al op te verheugen! We willen jullie natuurlijk sowieso zovele mogelijk van Rotterdam laten zien, dus we voegen dit jaar nog meer locaties toe aan het blokkenschema. Maar daarover later meer… 

TICKET-UPDATE

  • Groepstickets zijn nu nog steeds verkrijgbaar voor 6 x €50, en geen paniek: we zullen jullie het laten weten als ze bijna op zijn.
  • Als je het nog niet hebt gedaan, zet het dan alvast in je agenda: Bands on a Boat-tickets (alleen geldig in combinatie met een passe-partout voor Left of the Dial 2024!) gaan vanaf 15 april in de voorverkoop.
  • En ja, Dine Like A Star komt terug, maar we zijn nog aan het uitzoeken hoe we alle bands én alle dinerende bezoekers in de eetzaal gaan laten passen, dus wanneer de kaartverkoop precies start, weten we nog niet. Maar we houden je uiteraard op de hoogte!

Dat was het, nu snel doorklikken naar Spotify of YouTube om geweldige nieuwe muziek te horen!

Dearest friends,

Today we’ve added 14 brand-new names to the Left of the Dial 2024 lineup! We couldn’t be more proud to welcome to our ever expanding family: Frankie (BE) • The Holy (FI) • HYPER GAL (JP) • New Age Doom (CA) • No Windows (UK) • Purrses (BE) • Savage Mansion (UK) • Slaney Bay (UK) • Special Friend (FR/US) • Tanz Akademie (IT) • Tea Eater (US) • Tulpa (UK) • Ugly (UK) • Wax Head (UK)

If you want to familiarize yourself with these amazing artists, please check:

MORE GOOD NEWS
Remember the venue Waalse Kerk? It’s one of the 3 beautiful churches we used for our performing artists. They recently removed the pews, so that not only means more room for you, but also enough space for a bar! Now you can look forward to dancing to your favourite bands without the risk of dehydrating. How cool is that? We want to show you as much of Rotterdam as possible, so we will be adding more venues this year, but we’ll tell you all about that later…

TICKET UPDATE

  • Group tickets are still available for 6 x €50 and we promise to give you a heads up when they start running low.
  • If you haven’t already, mark your calendar: Bands on a Boat tickets (only valid in combination with a Left of the Dial 2024 passe-partout!) will go on sale April 15th.
  • Yes, Dine Like A Star will return, but we’re still figuring out a way to fit all bands AND all of you diners, so we’re not sure yet when those tickets go on sale. We’ll keep you posted!

Now hurry over to you preferred outlet to check out all those wonderful new bands!

The first twelve artists of Left of the Dial!

Hallo vriend van Left of the Dial!

Het is zover: we kunnen de eerste 12 namen voor Left of the Dial 2024 aankondigen! Better Joy (UK) • Big Warm Bed (UK) • Canned Pineapple (UK) • Cosmorat (UK) • Gespuys (NL) • Hypothetics (UK) • Lou Terry (UK) • Man/Woman/Chainsaw (UK) • Mould (UK) • MUCK. (UK) • Twen (US) & Victory Lap (UK) zijn de eerste van de vele artiesten die op 17, 18 & 19 oktober de tocht naar Rotterdam maken!

De Left of the Dial 2024 playlist is de allermakkelijkste manier om alle artiesten die dit jaar op het festival zullen spelen te beluisteren. Deze playlist is te vinden op Spotify en op ons YouTube-kanaal. Meer info over de nieuwe artiesten kun je uiteraard vinden op www.leftofthedial.nl

MIXTAPES
Voor mensen die zin hebben in méér Left of the Dial-muziek hebben we onze mixtapes. We hebben er 6 gemaakt, passend bij zo’n beetje voor elke mogelijke stemming; van muziek voor bij je kop koffie in de ochtend tot muziek om de dansvloer mee onveilig te maken. Zo kun je je onderdompelen in muziek van zowel de nieuw aangekondigde acts én de ruim 400 artiesten die hen voor gingen. De mixtapes zijn ook op Spotify en op ons YouTube-kanaal te vinden. Maak jij gebruik van een andere streamingdienst en vind je dat onze playlists daar ook absoluut te vinden moeten zijn, laat het ons weten en we gaan ons best doen om het voor elkaar te krijgen!

ONLINE IS LEUK – LIVE IS BETER
Op de bank muziek luisteren is natuurlijk heel fijn, maar live meemaken is nóg beter. Vergeet dus niet je tickets te bestellen. Passe-partouts kosten nu nog €60, of €50 als je met 6 vrienden naar het festival komt. Met een passe-partout kun je drie dagen lang alle locaties bezoeken. Hoeveel en welke dat precies gaan worden, weten we nog niet helemaal zeker. Zoals het er nu naar uitziet, komen er in elk geval twee nieuwe locaties bij, maar als de kaartverkoop zo hard blijft gaan, worden het er misschien wel meer. Wij zijn in elk geval druk bezig om er weer wat moois van te maken, dus blijf je mailbox, onze site, of onze social media in de gaten houden, zodra we nieuws hebben, laten we het jullie weten!  

Dearest Left of the Dial friends,

We proudly present: the first twelve artists to play Left of the Dial 2024! Better Joy (UK) • Big Warm Bed (UK) • Canned Pineapple (UK) • Cosmorat (UK) • Gespuys (NL) • Hypothetics (UK) • Lou Terry (UK) • Man/Woman/Chainsaw (UK) • Mould (UK) • MUCK. (UK) • Twen (US) & Victory Lap (UK) are the first of many artists who’ll make their way to Rotterdam on October 17, 18 & 19!

The Left of the Dial 2024 playlist is the easiest way to listen to all the artists that will play at the festival this year. You can find this playlist on Spotifyand YouTube. As always, more info about the new artists can be found at www.leftofthedial.nl

MIXTAPES
For those of you who are eager to listen to Left of the Dial music non-stop, we’ve created some mixtapes. We made 6 of them to be exact, fitting for just about every state of mind imaginable; from morning coffee music to tunes to dance your butt off to. This way you can emerge yourself in the music from both the newly announced artists as well as the over 400 artists who preceded them. These mixtapes are also available on Spotify and YouTube. If you make use of another streaming service and feel like our playlists should definitely be available on there as well, let us know and we’ll try to get it done!

ONLINE IS OK-ISH – LIVE IS WAY BETTER
Sitting on the couch listening to music is nice and all, but getting to experience it live is even better. So don’t forget to grab your tickets. The passe-partout ticket rate is still €60 at the moment, or €50 if you come with a group of 6 friends. With a passe-partout ticket you get access to all venues for the full three days. How many venues that will be exactly, we’re not completely sure yet. But by the looks of it we’ll be adding at least two more venues, and if ticket sales keep up like this we might even add more. Either way, we’re hard at work to create something special, so keep an eye on your mailbox, our website, or our social media. As soon as we have more news, we’ll let you know!

2023 Press Clippings

We’re incredibly happy and proud to read so many heartwarming stories from punters and artists, and reviews about Left of the Dial 2023. Here’s some press clippings about this year’s edition of the festival (click name to read full review):

Loud & Quiet“Personal touches make the Rotterdam new music festival feel like one of Europe’s best.”
Muziscene“Left of the Dial was once again fantastic . . . for a day or three, the city feels like paradise” (translated)
de Volkskrant“Left of the Dial is an essential festival for guitar music lovers . . . everyone who has played, tells colleague musicians about how special it is, and wants to return.” (translated)
Dansende Beren Day1, Day2, Day3“In just a few years, Left of the Dial has grow to be one of the best places to discover new bands.” (translated)
3voor12“At no other Dutch festival than Left of the Dial you’ll be able to discover as many cool, sensational, rough and smart guitar bands . . . Left of the Dial might be the most hospitable festival ever.” (translated)
NRC“”This is the best festival ever, fuck Glastonbury!” the hyper enthusiastic singer called out.” (translated)
Beats Per Minute“UK-based bands really really love Left Of The Dial. I mean, how could they not? Throughout this past weekend, I’ve heard from multiple artists gushing about how well the Rotterdam showcase festival has looked out for them: from the food to the logistics to the pay.” “. . .setting an important new paradigm for both burgeoning and established indoor festivals across Europe and the UK.”
God is in the TV Zine“It’s quirky, imaginative, has an ethos of sustainability and a duty of care to both artists and gig-goers. Add to that its value for money and location in the heart of Rotterdam, and it’s easy to see why it sold out this year.”
Add to Want List“It is telling that other attendees (and bloggers/media) followed a completely different program and also had a good time, which is one of the strengths of this very successful festival.”
Luminous Dash“Left of the Dial consistently books artists in the early stages of their career but at a very high level. This level gets even higher with Rotterdam’s enthusiastic audiences.” (translated)
Enola.be“Left Of The Dial, the most sympathetic of all showcase festivals, helps keep winter depression at bay.” (translated)
Backseat Mafia“Every day is filled to the brim with artists worth checking out.”
Retratando Voces“Another year my favorite festival took place in Rotterdam” (translated)

We're incredibly happy and proud to read so many heartwarming stories from punters and artists, and reviews about Left of the Dial 2023. Here's some press clippings about this year's edition of the festival (click name to read full review):

Loud & Quiet - "Personal touches make the Rotterdam new music festival feel like one of Europe’s best."
Muziscene - "Left of the Dial was once again fantastic . . . for a day or three, the city feels like paradise" (translated)
de Volkskrant - "Left of the Dial is an essential festival for guitar music lovers . . . everyone who has played, tells colleague musicians about how special it is, and wants to return." (translated)
Dansende Beren Day1, Day2, Day3 - "In just a few years, Left of the Dial has grow to be one of the best places to discover new bands." (translated)
3voor12 - "At no other Dutch festival than Left of the Dial you'll be able to discover as many cool, sensational, rough and smart guitar bands . . . Left of the Dial might be the most hospitable festival ever." (translated)
NRC - ""This is the best festival ever, fuck Glastonbury!" the hyper enthusiastic singer called out." (translated)
Beats Per Minute - "UK-based bands really really love Left Of The Dial. I mean, how could they not? Throughout this past weekend, I’ve heard from multiple artists gushing about how well the Rotterdam showcase festival has looked out for them: from the food to the logistics to the pay." ". . .setting an important new paradigm for both burgeoning and established indoor festivals across Europe and the UK."
God is in the TV Zine - "It’s quirky, imaginative, has an ethos of sustainability and a duty of care to both artists and gig-goers. Add to that its value for money and location in the heart of Rotterdam, and it’s easy to see why it sold out this year."
Add to Want List - "It is telling that other attendees (and bloggers/media) followed a completely different program and also had a good time, which is one of the strengths of this very successful festival."
Luminous Dash - "Left of the Dial consistently books artists in the early stages of their career but at a very high level. This level gets even higher with Rotterdam's enthusiastic audiences." (translated)
Enola.be - "Left Of The Dial, the most sympathetic of all showcase festivals, helps keep winter depression at bay." (translated)
Backseat Mafia - "Every day is filled to the brim with artists worth checking out."
Retratando Voces - "Another year my favorite festival took place in Rotterdam" (translated)

Tickets for Left of the Dial 2024 are on sale!

Left of the Dial 2024 vindt plaats op 17 t/m 19 oktober. Ons ticketsysteem accepteert alleen iDeal, creditcard, Sofort en Bankcontact. Mocht je met PayPal willen betalen, stuur ons dan een mailtje.

Welk ticket moet ik kopen?
Voor Left of the Dial zijn alleen passe-partouts te koop, je kunt géén losse kaarten voor een band of een locatie kopen, lees hier waarom we daarvoor hebben gekozen. Je passe-partout ruil je bij de servicebalie in voor een polsbandje en daarmee heb je drie dagen lang toegang tot alle locaties.

LOYAL LEFTIES – €45
Groepsticket = €225 (voor 6 personen) SOLD OUT

REGULAR – €60
Groepsticket = €300 (voor 6 personen)

LAST CALL – €75
Geen groepstickets meer

Left of the Dial 2024 takes place on October 17, 18 & 19! Our ticketing system accepts iDeal, credit card, Sofort and Bancontact. If you want to buy tickets using Paypal, send us an e-mail.

Which ticket should I buy?
There are no separate tickets for a specific band or a venue, we only sell 3-day passe-partout tickets, here you can read why. At the service desk you will be able to exchange your ticket for a wristband which gives you access to all venues for all three days.

LOYAL LEFTIES - €45
Group ticket = €225 (for 6 people) SOLD OUT

REGULAR - €60
Group ticket = €300 (for 6 people)

LAST CALL - €75
No more group tickets