From-Your-Rooftop- Music Awards

Here are the winners!

In july 2020, the jury chose the winners of the From-Your-Rooftop-Music Awards:

Besides the cash prizes, Baroeg, BIRD, Eendracht Festival, Festival Downtown, Metropolis and Rotterdamse Dakendagen chose several artists for a performance at their stage (when it is possible again):

Below you can still watch all 26 fantastic videos that competed for the From-Your-Rooftop-Music Awards. Or, watch all the videos with this Youtube-playlist we created to make things easier.

These Music Awards are an initiative of the Rotterdamse Dakendagen together with De Nieuwe Lichting (Immanuel Spoor & Guido van Dieren).

Be seen by venue programmers, win a gig at an amazing venue in Rotterdam and compete for a cash prize!

This year, as a part of our (online) Rooftoppings programme, we organize the From-Your-Rooftop-Music Awards! Together with multiple concert venues in Rotterdam, we challenged musicians to record a music video on a rooftop within the most beautiful context there is: the city of Rotterdam. The best and most original rooftop gigs are seen by Rotterdam venue programmers, and the contestants get a chance to win a gig and you can compete for the grand prize of 1000 euros. The deadline for submission was June 15. On July 1 the winners were announced.

All participating videos can be watched on this page. Our professional jury assessed all the videos and chose the winners of:

  • €1000 for Best Video
  • €250 for Most Original Video
  • €250 for Video with the Most Hits
  • A gig at Baroeg, BIRD or Grounds
  • A gig at Eendracht Festival, Festival Downtown, Metropolis, Motel Mozaïque or Rotterdamse Dakendagen

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Awards Ceremony

On July 10, counsilor Kasmi of Culture handed out the awards to the three winners during a livestream session, on top of the Thornico building in Rotterdam, with live sets from the winners afterwards. Watch the rooftop ceremony and concerts of that evening below:

Nomination Rotterdam Music Awards

We are proud that our From-Your-Rooftop-Music Award received a nomination for a Rotterdam Music Award in the category Best Corona Initiative! All the nominated artists of the Rotterdam Music Awards 2020 can be found here.

Special thanks to

The From-Your-Rooftop Music Awards are made possible by Albeda, Annabel, Baroeg, BIRD, Blijdorp Festival, Codarts, De Doelen, Eendracht Festival, Festival Downtown, Grounds, Islemunda, LantarenVenster, Metropolis, Motel Mozaïque, Operator, Rotown, Theater Zuidplein, Triphouse, Yardbird and WORM. The programmers from these venues are part of the jury and will watch your video!

The From-Your-Rooftop Music Awards are sponsored by:
Popunie, Rotterdam Festivals, Fonds 21, VSBFonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot.