FESTIVAL | AMSTERDAM’S OG ‘APPELSAP FRESH MUSIC FESTIVAL’ (@AppelsapX) DROP FIRST NAMES FOR 2018

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AMSTERDAM’S OG ‘APPELS­AP FRESH MUSIC FEST­IVAL’ DROP FIRST NAMES FOR 2018 

FAM­OUS DEX, WILEY, MADLIB, KOJO FUNDS, SMOOKY MAR­GIE­LAA, AMY BECK­ER, KOJEY RAD­IC­AL, NINES, SMIB, THE YOUTH OF NOWADAYS, JACIN TRILL AND MORE ANNOUNCED 

APPELS­AP FRESH MUSIC FEST­IVAL

11th August 2018 || Fle­vo­park, Ams­ter­dam

Defin­ing cul­ture in Ams­ter­dam for almost two dec­ades, Appels­ap Fresh Music Fest­ival star­ted out as free block jam for loc­al kids and has grown to be the most import­ant hip-hop event in the cit­ies music cal­en­dar.  This sum­mers out­ing once again pulls togeth­er artists rep­ping for the Dutch move­ment with world­wide names, with FAM­OUS DEX, WILEY, MADLIB, KOJO FUNDS, SMOOKY MAR­GIE­LAA, AMY BECK­ER, KOJEY RAD­IC­AL, NINES, SMIB, THE YOUTH OF NOWADAYS, JACIN TRILL and more as part of the first names for 2018. Tak­ing place on Sat­urday 11th August, Amsterdam’s lus­cious Fle­vo­park spot will be the back­drop for Appels­ap ’18 — expect a packed out day with music, style, love and the unpar­alleled Appels­ap vibe. Tick­ets are avail­able now from just 42.50EURO from at http://appelsap.net/. For those tak­ing the trip to Ams­ter­dam, cheap flights are in place from most major cit­ies. Appels­ap Fresh Music Fest­ival is a sell out year on year, so cop a tick­et now to secure a place.

Appelsap’s book­ings eth­os brings togeth­er the première sounds of hip-hop, bass, soul, R&B grime, rap, future-think­ing elec­tron­ica and everything between, shin­ing a light on game-chan­ging Dutch artists as well as wel­com­ing inter­na­tion­al heavy­weights. 2018 sees Bronx based teen­age rap­per SMOOKY MAR­GIE­LAA head to Hol­land, plus US rap don FAM­OUS DEX, gen­re-hop­ping, iden­tity-switch­ing, mul­ti-instru­ment­al­ist MADLIB, an artist known for jump­ing between jazz, hip-hop and jazz as eas­ily as any­thing. Also on board is grime ori­gin­at­or WILEY, afrobeats king KOJO FUNDS, Lon­don rap­per NINES, plus boss select­ors in the form of Appels­ap fam­ily mem­ber and Radar Radio OG AMY BECK­ER, and TIFFANY CAL­VER. On a live tip there’s king KOJEY RAD­IC­AL and BIIG PIIG.

Holland’s hip-hop move­ment has nev­er been as strong, with rap­pers, MCs, col­lect­ives, labels, design­ers and more tak­ing the scene to a glob­al level. Fly­ing the flag for Ams­ter­dam are RnB / hiphop cros­sov­er crew DE JEUGD VAN, THE YOUTH OF NOWADAYS, SMIB, Soulection’s JAR­R­EAU VAN­DAL, JACIN TRILL and more, includ­ing Appels­ap reg­u­lar ABSTRACT, SNOH AALE­GRA, IDALY, LEAFS and VIC CREZÉE. There are plenty more Dutch acts to check across the day too — the ideal way to check the fire com­ing out of the city now.

More than the music, Appels­ap is as much about the exper­i­ence. Des­pite it’s growth the atmo­sphere has man­aged to stay just as spe­cial as the early days. Build­ing a net­work of hom­ies and friends, Appelsap’s heart and soul can be felt in every ele­ment. There’s a range of munchies, activ­it­ies for kids (free under 12). Appels­ap Fresh Music Fest­ival is fam­ous for intro­du­cing the latest in inter­na­tion­al Hiphop and Bass artists to a Dutch crowd. In pre­vi­ous years the fest­ival wel­comed head­liners like Kendrick Lamar, Travi$ Scott, Skep­ta, Stormzy, D.R.A.M., Lunice, Dis­clos­ure, Rich Hom­ie Quan, Flat­bush Zom­bies, Rashad & Spinn, Jazz Carti­er, French Montana, Danny Brown and more. 

Ams­ter­dam is well and truly on thr map as a cul­tur­al centre for music, cul­ture and night­life with an increas­ing num­ber of clubs, labels and artists based in the city. Some­thing is buzz­ing in the city now, so it’s the per­fect excuse to take a trip across the waters. Flights to Ams­ter­dam are avail­able for a good price from most major European air­ports, with return flights from Lon­don air­ports avail­able at around £55 if you book now. There’s a range of hotels, apart­ments and air bnbs avail­able, plus details of pack­ages to be announced (sign up for info when buy­ing tick­ets.)

“This party is ded­ic­ated to all the teach­ers that told us we’d nev­er amount to noth­ing.”

 Appels­ap Fresh Music Fest­ival

11th August 2018 || Fle­vo­park, Ams­ter­dam

TICK­ETS FROM: http://appelsap.net/

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.