As summer approaches fast, so does the annual Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, that takes place on August 13th in the beautiful Flevopark on the east side of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Appelsap show cases 4 stages of fresh music that ranges from Hiphop, Grime and R&B to Bass, Disco and beyond. The Appelsap main stage represents today’s and tomorrow’s hottest international Hiphop acts and the Noisey stage is keeping it grimy as always. This year’s electronic music stage will be hosted by UK’s leading DJ and music connoisseur Benji-B (Deviation). Finally, two of Amsterdam’s finest crews, Red Light Radio and BBQ hook up to host their own stage. Acts that have been announced so far are Fat Joe, Jazz Cartier, Section Boyz, D.R.A.M., Benji-B, Lil Silva, Josey Rebelle, J. Rocc, Martelo, Elf Kid, AJ Tracey and Dutch top tier acts like FS Green, Cinnaman, Yung Internet, Bea1991, Sir OJ, Mairo Nawaz and Vic Crezée.
In previous years Appelsap festival became widely known for introducing acts to the Netherlands like Kendrick Lamar, Travi$ Scott, Disclosure, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, Lunice and French Montana to a European crowd. Last year the festival celebrated its 15th anniversary in a sold out Flevopark with headliners Skepta, Rich Homie Quan, Stormzy and Mobb Deep. This summer, Appelsap amplifies its progressive character with a brand new campaign: Forever Forward. Acclaimed photographer Karen Rosetzsky shot portraits of the next generation Dutch talent (the Appelsap Massive) and upcoming director Madja Amin shot the campaign video exploring the Forever Forward theme.
Holland’s largest Hiphop festival will take place on August 13th at Flevopark in Amsterdam. Besides music you can find a broad range of international cuisine and children’s activities at the festival. Tickets are available at appelsap.net/tickets
Line up so far:
Fat Joe (US)
Jazz Cartier (CA)
Section Boyz (UK)
Lil Silva (UK)
J. Rocc (US)
Noahs Ark Soldiaz (Hef, Murda, Jonna Fraser, Def Major, Mario Kartel)
Josey Rebelle (UK)
Elf Kid (UK)
AJ Tracey (UK)
Veldentaal (Bokoesam, Idaly, Yung Nnelg, Garrincha, Grgy)
Mula B & Louis