It took us one tour to realise what it is all about; loving music, meeting new people, making new friends and just having the time of your life. Doing what you love and loving what you do. 

Two Eighty Five Bookings is an independent bookingagency based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We book tours and shows for national and international bands and only for bands and people we like ourselves. We also work as a concert promotor in the Netherlands and organise festivals such as Rotterdoomed and Rock 'n Rollercoaster. Our focus is on independent and cutting-edge culture. With a new outlook on the contemporary music industry, Two Eighty Five Bookings wants to bring the music we like into the daylight. 

We believe hard work pays off and we are all about creating an intimate experience between bands, visitors and every other parties involved. That’s why we love the places where you can look at a band up close, feel their sweat and hang out with them afterwards. Even when a band we book is playing a bigger venue or stage, we try to create that experience. That connection is what makes the experience worthwhile. 

Please feel free to get in touch if you want us to book your band, you want to book one of our bands, you want us to participate in your event or just have a question. We try our very best to answer every email and listen to every band. We love to meet new people and hear new music, so do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our roster to see the bands we are currently working with. In the past we worked with: De Dood, Tarzan's My Daddy, Standup '69, Kid Harlequin, Flat Iron, Mobina Galore, Joe Vickers, SiMÓN, Vokonis, Spaceslug, Valley, Crowjane, The Fifth Alliance, John Monday, Order of the Emperor, Watered, Terraformer, Pyramido and The Heavy Crawls.

Two Eighty Five Bookings is: 

Ben Ascherman - owner / booking agent / promotor