The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague.
Some numbers in those early days: six venues, three hundred artists, and about nine thousand visitors.
NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
In this very first festival year internationally renowned jazz legends performed, such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz, as well as most Dutch avant-garde artists.
In 2006, the festival moved to its current, bigger, location in Rotterdam.
The organization expects more than a thousand musicians, spread out over 150 performances and thirteen different stages.
Though the numbers of visitors were between 65.000 and 70.000 in recent years, the festival still manages to retain its intimate character.
Shopping for records, books, magazines, musical instruments and much more can be done at stands found at different locations.
Original North Sea Jazz Festival items such as T-shirts, bags and posters are for sale at several merchandise stands.
More than 40 years of being one of the foremost and essential conservatories of one of the most important forms of music ever conceived.
It’s an important and influential jazz festival not to miss out on. This festival is special – there is nothing remotely like it anywhere.
Buy your tickets for the North Sea Jazz festival secure and in a safe way through the official website of North Sea Jazz. Weekend tickets (3 days) for North Sea Jazz 2017 have sold out. Single day tickets go on sale on 1 February at 10 am CET.
All in tickets will go on sale after the announcement of the full lineup by the end of April.
All available 3-days for tickets North Sea Jazz 2017 are on sale, with a limit of four tickets per person. With a special early bird discount of € 20 until 1 February, subject to availability.
Any plus concert tickets can be bought at a later time.