TOP 10: Hip-Hop & Urban Festivals In Europe

Many festivals might claim to be multi-genre but will often feature very few acts from the worlds of hip-hop, RnB, rap and other urban genres. Here's our rundown of the European festivals that put these sounds at the forefront, or feature them heavily amongst the mix.

Paris Summer Jam


Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D, Brockhampton

An entirely new festival taking place in the default capital of European hip-hop, this day event takes place in the western suburbs of the city at the newly built U-Arena.

Managing to secure Kendrick for the maiden voyage is quite the coup, so it appears this will be a mainstay for years to come.

When & where: 24 August 2018; Paris, France

Festicket Guide / Book your tickets to Paris Summer Jam 2018 here 

Fresh Island


Headliners (2018): Wiz Khalifa, Vince Staples, Lil' Pump, Tim Westwood

From Nas to Rick Ross, both legends and young names deserving of more attention have all visited the holiday haven of Fresh Island.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Pag Island, Croatia

Festicket Guide / Join Fresh Island Festival 2019 Waiting List 

Wireless Festival


Headliners (2018): Stormzy, J.Cole, Migos, Giggs, Drake

Inviting world famous names to London's Finsbury Park, it's no surprise Wireless has become one of the capital's urban highlights.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; London, United Kingdom

Festicket Guide / Join Wireless 2019 Waiting List 

Couleur Café


Headliners (2018): D'Angelo, George Clinton, Ziggy Marley, Young Thug

Couleur Café is a colourful cultural celebration of walkabout performances, workshops, art and an incredible 50 concerts across 3 stages. Lineup surprises also include funk, reggae, soul and world music.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Brussels, Belgium

Festicket Guide / Join Couleur Café 2019 Waiting List 

Parklife Festival


Headliners (2018): Skepta, Giggs, N.E.R.D, A$AP Rocky

Taking place over only 2 days seems so unfair for a festival that boasts a funfair, art installations, cabaret, busking stages, comedy, spoken word and all kinds of glorious themed zones.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Manchester, United Kingdom

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Headliners (2018): Skepta, Childish Gambino, SZA, Wu-Tang Clan

One of the most popular city festivals London has to offer, this annual party invites the best of hip-hop, RnB, electronic and the best fusion acts in between.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; London, United Kingdom

Festicket Guide / Join Lovebox 2019 Waiting List 


Forbidden Fruit Festival


Headliners (2018): Bonobo, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Four Tet, Thundercat

Combining heavyweights from the worlds of electronic and hip-hop, the festival also offers comedy, fashion stalls and unbeatable food markets.

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Dublin, Ireland 

Paris Hip Hop Festival


Headliners (2018): Vince Staples, Jok'Air, J.I.D & Earthgang

An incredible gathering of almost 400 artists with a broad programme that includes African artists, workshops, exhibitions, films, graffiti jams and block parties. 

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Various Venues, Paris 

Openair Frauenfeld


Headliners (2018): Eminem, J.Cole, Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Skepta

Since it's formation in 1985, Openair Frauenfeld has hosted some of the pillars of hip-hop from the likes of Kanye West, to 50 Cent, to Cypress Hill.

You can see why over 150,000 festival-goers attend year in, year out.

When & whereDates for 2019 TBA; Frauenfeld, Switzerland 

Festicket Guide / Join Openair Frauenfeld 2019 Waiting List 

Hip Hop Kemp


Headliners (2018): $uicideboy$, Joyner Lucas, Chief Keef

Taking place in a small Czech town, Hip Hop Kemp goes easy on your wallet but offers premium sounds over three days. Highlights include a basketball court, skate ramps, bungee jumping and the chance to swim in a lake. 

When & where: Dates for 2019 TBA; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 

Festicket Guide / Join Hip Hop Kemp 2019 Waiting List 

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