The 16th edition of the International Shanty Festival, with a main stage at Plein 1940 and several additional stages around the Leuvehaven.
Listen to shanties from all over the world, during the Wereldhavendagen (World Harbor Days).
What to expect
Shanties are work-songs that used to be sung aboard old sailing ships. Choirs from all over the world gather in Rotterdam during the Maritiem Weekend (Maritime Weekend) to let us hear this very specific type of music. Which international choirs can be seen and heard this year hasn't been announced yet. Check out the festival's website for more information and the latest updates.