Being a music lover/fan I also like to go to concerts (a lot). I usually stay away from festivals for several reasons but I make an exception for the annual Metropolis festival.
Why? Well, it’s in the largest park next to the Ahoy venue, Zuiderpark, in Rotterdam and it’s pretty close to where I live, which is a bike ride away. If you come via public transport, best take the metro to Zuidplein and walk a few minutes to the park.
The organisers have a great sense when booking bands as a lot of them broke through later on to bigger stages after being picked up by the mainstream radio stations. To name a few bands; The Smashing Pumpkins, The Gossip, Noisettes, The Black Keys and last year’s Vintage Trouble (see pic) just smashed it.
The festival attracts everyone, young and old and the several subcultures every city has. And I don’t feel too confined in the area when I cruise up and down the several stages.
Oh, and it’s FREE to visit. You can check out the bands or just hang out with your friends and chill out or do both.
Coming 3rd of July it starts at 13:00. Check the line-up and hop between all three stages to not miss a thing.
The fun already starts the day before at Rotown (check the Rotown article) with White & Dooxs performing on Saturday. Ánd perhaps some bands too at the after party, also at Rotown…