Every year, people from all over the world come to different European and American cities to relax, have fun, make new acquaintances, and, of course, attend the best hip-hop festivals.. Here is a list of the most significant events where you will be able to enjoy the performances of not only the local musicians but also of the world hip-hop stars. If you have enough time and money, then you should visit at least one of these hip-hop festivals with your girlfriend. It’s interesting that hip-hop became the most popular genre in the United States, overtaking rock music in 2017, and it takes 25.1% of all music in the USA.
Paris Hip Hop Festival
This is the largest hip-hop festival in France. Its program includes not only the performances of singers but also an art exhibition, workshops, conferences, films, and graffiti jams. In general, more than 400 artists take part in this festival, so hip-hop fans can live there for two weeks especially if they have a great company.
Woo Hah! Festival
The Netherlands likes to create posh events, doing everything on a grand scale. The name of the festival is not for nothing reminds you the hit of Busta Rhymes. Roughly the same atmosphere prevails at the event, so if you are young and romantic, you will like it.
It’s a Croatian festival, which includes performances of hip-hop, R&B, and grime artists. In a short time, Fresh Island has become one of the largest urban gatherings in Europe. This year, it marked the fifth anniversary, and the organizers pleased their visitors with many special things. Don’t miss the chance to visit it next year.
Since 2002, the ancient Czech city of Hradec Kralow has become a true Mecca for all “rhythmic poetry” lovers from Eastern Europe. It is one of the largest hip-hop festivals, not only in Europe but also in the world. In three days, there are about 500 events related to hip-hop culture, including live concerts, DJ sets, dance battles, demonstrations of extreme sportsmen, graffiti master classes, etc. In addition to interesting European artists, American headliners of different scales appear in the lineup every year. The annual audience of the music festival exceeds 20.000 people.
It is a huge German festival, which has been held since 2014. Out4Fame is the name of the booking agency, which was formed in 1998. A lot of popular hip-hop artists were brought to Germany under this brand. Having received a huge experience, the company decided to try its hand at festival history. It was a real success, and Out4Fame became a real holiday for tens of thousands of hip-hop fans in Germany.
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
When someone thinks about a hip-hop festival in New York, they cannot but think about Brooklyn. These concepts are almost synonymous. This area is just inextricably connected to hip-hop culture, so it’s not surprising that one of the festivals is held there. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has been opened to many of the genre’s true legends since 2005.