On the Roof 2023

Mini-editie ter nagedachtenis aan Felix Hildenbrand



On Saturday August 19th and Friday September 15th, we will hold two music evenings On the Roof, at Hoogtij, Amsterdam Noord. These evenings are a tribute to Felix Hildenbrand, bass player and founder of this beloved twelve-year-old concert series, who passed away last April. Tickets are now for sale for both concerts here.

Celebrating Felix Hildenbrand’s legacy

With performances by bands in the tradition of On the Roof,  befriended musicians from Felix, and the presentation of special projects in which he was involved until recently, these concerts give you, the loyal audience of On the Roof the space to pay tribute to Felix and celebrate his success. They also give newcomers or people who have not had the chance to do so yet, the opportunity to discover the magic of enjoying live music under the stars. In this way, the On the Roof team and board hope to offer a continuity to the concert series in an exceptional year while respecting Felix’s legacy and giving the team and the board time to think about the long term future.

About On the Roof

Magical moments

When the sun goes down behind Central Station, warm sounds caress your ears, coming from a rooftop in Amsterdam-Noord. The spectacular setting and intimate atmosphere of our summer venue form the perfect conditions for artists to create magical moments in a dynamic interaction with the audience.

International flavors of Amsterdam

For over 10 years, On the Roof has been home to the colorful, diverse music scene of Amsterdam and special guests from abroad every year between June and September. Artists you may know or would like to discover, are exploring and sometimes crossing the borders of jazz, global sounds and improvised music in authentic intimate performances. What started as a somewhat crazy idea born out of passion has become a faithful summer rendezvous to discover new music, hear your favorite artists, enjoy the beautiful sunset and meet with friends.

Double-bill concerts, family matinées and young creators program

Since 2022, in order to present even more variety we have introduced double-bill concerts, Sunday afternoon family concerts and a new support program for Young Creators. On this website, you can read more about our program, get to know the the musicians and look back on previous editions.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you!