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List of Hip Hop Festivals
List of hip hop festivals
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The following is an incomplete list of hip hop festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on hip hop music or other elements of hip hop culture. Hip hop music, also called rap music,[1][2][3] is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.[1]


The following is an incomplete list of both ongoing and defunct festivals.
Festival name Country Location Attendance Years
Essence Music Festival United States New Orleans, Louisiana 550000


Cancun Jumpoff Mexico Cancun, [Maxico]] 12000 2003-present
Urban Beach Week United States Miami, Florida 400000 1990-present
Outside Lands Festival United States San Francisco, California 200000 2008-present
SF International HipHop DanceFest United States San Francisco, California ~4000 1999-present
Longitude Festival Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 40000 2013-present
Pemberton Festival Canada Pemberton, British Columbia 180000 2008-present
Royal Arena Festival Switzerland Orpund, Bern 20000 1999-present
Openair Frauenfeld Switzerland Frauenfeld, Thurgau 170000 1985-present
Governors Ball Festival United States New York City, New York 150000 2011-present
Made in America United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 140000 2012-present
Bonnaroo Music Festival United States Manchester, Tennessee 80000 2002-present
Couleur Café Belgium City of Brussels, Belgium 72000 1990-present
Afropunk Festival United States New York City, New York 70000 2005-present
Blockfest Finland Helsinki, Finland 10000 2005-present
Parklife United Kingdom Prestwich, Manchester 70000 2010-present
Dour Festival Belgium Dour, Belgium 225000 1988-present
2x2 Hip Hop Festival United States Columbus, Ohio 2015-present
Summer Jam United States East Rutherford, New Jersey 50000 1994-present
Lovebox United Kingdom London, London 50000 2002-present
Garorock Festival France Marmande, France 160000 1997-present
#Plugfest South Africa Silverton, Pretoria 45000 2018-present
Southside Germany Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg 40000 1999-present
Big Day Out Australia Australia 31000 1992-2014
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival United States New York City, New York 30000


Soundset Music Festival United States Minnesota 30000 2008-present
Hip Hop Kemp Czech Republic Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 20000 2002-present
Rock the Bells United States United States 17000 2004-2013
Outlook Festival Croatia Pula, Istria 15000 2008-present
Lyricist Lounge United States New York City, New York /

Miami, Florida

8000 1991-present
Scribble Jam United States Cincinnati, Ohio 7000 1996-2008
Paid Dues United States United States 5000 2006-2013
Freaknik United States Atlanta, Georgia 1982-2010
DMC World DJ Championships Greece Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 1985-present
Waga Hip Hop Festival Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Kadiogo 1997-present
Hiphopplaya Festival Korea Seoul, South Korea 25000 2016-present
Coast 2 Coast Music Conference United States Miami, Florida 1000 2008-present
B-Boy Park Japan Tokyo, Kant? 1999-present
Thessaloniki Hip Hop Festival Greece Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 2003-present
Jingle Jam United States Hartford, Connecticut 2004-2008
Breakin' Convention United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 2004-present
Hip Hop goes Theatre Austria Salzburg, Salzburg 2004-present
Trinity International Hip Hop Festival United States Hartford, Connecticut 2006-present
Young London into Music United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 2009-present
Urban Street Jam United States California 2010-present
No Major, No Problem[4] United States Los Angeles, California 2015
Supafest Australia Australia 2010-2012
Fresh Island Festival Croatia Novalja, Lika-Senj 2011-present
Northern Touch Music Festival Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba 2017-present
A3C United States Atlanta, Georgia 2005-present
WooHah Netherlands Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands 32500 2014-present


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  1. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica article on rap, retrieved from Rap, musical style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted ("rapped") to musical accompaniment. This backing music, which can include digital sampling (music and sounds extracted from other recordings), is also called hip-hop, the name used to refer to a broader cultural movement that includes rap, deejaying (turntable manipulation), graffiti painting, and break dancing.
  2. ^ AllMusic article for rap, retrieved from
  3. ^ Harvard Dictionary of Music article for rap, retrieved from CredoReference
  4. ^ Sherriffe, Mariah. ""No Major, No Problem" gathers musicians to showcase work in Hollywood". Sundial.

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