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List of hip hop festivals
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Related genresHip hop music, funk, disco, dub, rhythm and blues, reggae, dancehall, toasting, performance poetry, neo soul, big beat, trap
Related eventsConcert tour, music festival, jazz festivals, electronic music festivals, reggae festivals, blues festivals, block party

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]


See also: Category:Hip hop music festivals

The annual Blockfest in Tampere, Finland is the largest hip hop music event in the Nordic countries[4] and also one of the best-selling festivals in advance.[5] Picture of Blockfest in 2017.

The following is an incomplete list of both ongoing and defunct festivals.
Festival name Location Attendance Years
Rolling Loud United States; Australia; Canada; The Netherlands; Portugal; Thailand; Germany 255000 2015 - Present
Essence Music Festival New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 550000 1994–present
Cancun Jumpoff Cancun, Mexico 12000 2003–present
Urban Beach Week Miami, Florida, United States 400000 1990–present
Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, California, United States 200000 2008–present
SF International HipHop DanceFest San Francisco, California, United States ~4000 1999–present
Longitude Festival Dublin, Ireland 40000 2013–present
Pemberton Festival Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada 180000 2008–present
Royal Arena Festival Orpund, Bern, Switzerland 20000 1999–present
Openair Frauenfeld Frauenfeld, Switzerland 170000 1985–present
Governors Ball Festival New York City, New York, United States 150000 2011–present
Made in America Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 140000 2012–present
Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, Tennessee, United States 80000 2002–present
Couleur Café Brussels, Belgium 72000 1990–present
Afropunk Festival New York City, New York, United States 70000 2005–present
Blockfest Tampere, Finland 10000 2005–present
Parklife Prestwich, United Kingdom 70000 2010–present
Dour Festival Dour, Belgium 225000 1988–present
2x2 Hip Hop Festival Columbus, Ohio, United States 2015–present
Summer Jam East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States 50000 1994–present
Lovebox London, United Kingdom 50000 2002–present
Garorock Festival (pop, rock, electro and techno) Marmande, France 160000 1997–present
#Plugfest Silverston, South Africa 45000 2018–present
Southside Tuttlingen, Germany 40000 1999–present
Big Day Out Australia 31000 1992–2014
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival New York City, New York, United States 30000 2005–present
Soundset Music Festival Minnesota, United States 30000 2008–present
Hip Hop Kemp Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 20000 2002–present
Rock the Bells United States 17000 2004–2013
Roots Picnic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 70000 2008-present
Outlook Festival Pula, Croatia 15000 2008–present
Lyricist Lounge New York City, New York/Miami, Florida, U.S. 8000 1991–present
Scribble Jam Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 7000 1996–2008
Paid Dues United States 5000 2006–2013
Freaknik Atlanta, Georgia 1982–2010
DMC World DJ Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 1985–present
Waga Hip Hop Festival Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 1997–present
Hiphopplaya Festival Seoul, South Korea 25000 2016–present
Coast 2 Coast Music Conference Miami, Florida, United States 1000 2008–present
B-Boy Park Tokyo, Japan 1999–present
Thessaloniki Hip Hop Festival Thessaloniki, Greece 2003–present
Jingle Jam Hartford, Connecticut, United States 2004–2008
Breakin' Convention London, United Kingdom 2004–present
Hip Hop goes Theatre Salzburg, Austria 2004–present
Trinity International Hip Hop Festival Hartford, Connecticut, United States 2006–present
Young London into Music London, United Kingdom 2009–present
Urban Street Jam Irvine, California, United States 2010–present
No Major, No Problem[6] Los Angeles, California, United States 2015
Dooinit[7] Rennes, France 2010–present
Supafest Australia 2010–2012
Fresh Island Festival Novalja, Croatia 2011–present
Northern Touch Music Festival Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2017–present
A3C Atlanta, Georgia, United States 2005–present
WooHah 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. ^ "Blockfest 2016". Visit Tampere (in Finnish). Visit Tampere Matkailuneuvonta. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  5. ^ "Hiphop-festivaali Blockfest myytiin loppuun ennätysajassa". YLE (in Finnish). 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  6. ^ Sherriffe, Mariah. ""No Major, No Problem" gathers musicians to showcase work in Hollywood". Sundial.
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