Rudolstadt Festival is Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Held in the central region of Thuringia, it’s also one of the top world music festivals in Europe. It takes place annually from the first Thursday in July until the following Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 people daily. From 6 to 9 July 2017, the festival will be celebrating the 27th edition. As usual, in addition to reflecting current international developments, the festival will also continue its own trendsetting role. Legendary names from the realms of folk and world music will be appearing alongside newcomers from all over the globe. The amazing variety of concerts including cross-genre performances hold out the promise of unexpected discoveries and account for the festival’s mesmerizing appeal. In 2017 the programme will spotlight Scotland.