Today, hip hop and urban cultures in the broadest sense are probably some of the major cultural denominators of new generations. And that’s clear if you see how many people follow hip-hop concerts around the world. Here are some of the craziest festivals you should attend in order to experience the real hip-hop culture!
1. Hiphopplaya festival / South Korea
Everything starts in 2016 when the Nanji Hangang Park in Seul fills up with people and energetic vibes. This new festival hosts many new upcoming talents from the Korean hip hop scene and also established rappers. It is an unconventional and fun experience you should definitely try if you are around South Korea next April and want to try new music horizons!
2. Dreamville Festival / North Carolina
You’ll want to go after just seeing the web site! Organized in Raleigh, North Carolina, this festival hosts awesome artists from the hip hop scene such as J Cole, Sza, Nelly, 21 Savage, and many others. The festivals itself aims to provide a unique opportunity for locals and traveling visitors to enjoy the beautiful Dix Park with its 300 acres of public green space. See you there next April!
3. The Ends / UK
Do you wanna dance on the best Urban beats? Taste a great mix of hip-hop, New Soul and Reggae? Go to The Ends! The brand new UK festival features artists such as NAS, Damien Marley, Iamddb, De La Soul, and Masego, alongside local talents. Go check out the Festival Aftermovie 2019 and get the ticket for 2020!
4. Splendour In The Grass / Australia
What’s better than a festival under the sun in Byron Bay? If you are around, it’s not too late to get tickets! From the 19th to the 21st of July, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Little Simz and many others are waiting for you and your camping tent!
5. Broccoli City Festival / Washington
There is a reason why the 2018 Broccoli Festival sold out to a crowd of 35,000 across two stages and featured some of today’s most talented artists including Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, Nipsey Hussle, H.E.R, Daniel Caesar, Rich the Kid and more. Broccoli City is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations. Through a diverse array of programs and events, including the organization of this weekend festival, Broccoli City continues to create pathways to higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, economic opportunity, and access to high-quality food and shelter. Go to Washington, listen to music and sustain the environment!
6. Paris Hip Hop Festival / France
Symbolically, Paris remains one of the cradles of the birth of hip hop at the European level and has always played a major role in its development. In the Paris region, you can be impressed by the importance of production, amateur artistic and professional initiatives and the interest of a growing public. Go and discover new music from the hip-hop scene from the 1st of July at La Villette in Paris! The French rapper Dosseh deserves your visit!
7. Hip Hop Kemp / Czech Republic
Hip Hop Kemp is the largest central and eastern hip hop festival and this year it is celebrating its 18th anniversary. This festival is constantly included among the 50 best festivals in the world according to CNN. It is held in the Festival area, near Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Every year more than 20,000 fans and stars from all over the world attend, so go check out the crazy line up!
8. FOMO / Australia
This is the best Australian based festival in terms of hip-hop. The festival heads to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne across two massive weekends in January every year. So wherever you live in Australia, you could pretty much attend some concerts! Don’t you want to be part of the 50,000 attendees across Australia and New Zealand?