List of hip hop festivals
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 hip-hop, rap music, or hip-hop music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture.
|Related genres||Hip hop music, funk, disco, dub, rhythm and blues, reggae, dancehall, toasting, performance poetry, neo soul, big beat, trap|
|Related events||Concert tour, music festival, jazz festivals, electronic music festivals, reggae festivals, blues festivals, block party|
|Essence Music Festival||New Orleans, Louisiana||550000||1994–present||Soul, R&B, and hip hop music|
|Urban Beach Week||Miami, Florida||400000||1990–present||Hip hop cultural events held throughout city|
|Outside Lands Festival||San Francisco, California||200000||2008–present|
|Pemberton Festival||Pemberton, British Columbia||180000||2008–present|
|Openair Frauenfeld||Frauenfeld, Thurgau||170000||1985–present||Largest Hip Hop Openair in Europe|
|Governors Ball Festival||New York City, New York||150000||2011–present|
|Made in America||Philadelphia, Philadelphia||140000||2012–present|
|Bonnaroo Music Festival||Manchester, Tennessee||80000||2002–present|
|Couleur Café||City of Brussels, Brussels||72000||1990–present|
|Afropunk Festival||Brooklyn, New York||70000||2005–present|
|Summer Jam||East Rutherford, New Jersey||50000||1994–present||Hip hop music festival|
|Big Day Out||Australia||31000||1992-2014||Pop festival with hip hop focus|
|The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival||Brooklyn, New York||30000||2005–present|
|Soundset Music Festival||Minnesota||30000||2008–present|
|Hip Hop Kemp||Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic||20000||2002-present|
|Rock the Bells||United States||17000||2004-2013||Hip hop music|
|Outlook Festival||Pula, Istria||15000||2008–present|
|Lyricist Lounge||New York City, New York /||8000||1991–present||Showcase of music and graffiti artists|
|Scribble Jam||Cincinnati, Ohio||7000||1996-2008|
|Paid Dues||United States||5000||2006–present|
|Freaknik||Atlanta, Georgia||1982-2010||Unofficial cultural event banned in 2010|
|DMC World DJ Championships||Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia||1985–present||Ongoing DJ contest|
|Waga Hip Hop Festival||Ouagadougou, Kadiogo||1997–present|
|Coast 2 Coast Music Conference||Miami, FL||1000||2008 - present||The Coast 2 Coast Music Conference is an annual networking event bringing together top industry DJs, producers, A&Rs and more to speak on panels and give practical advice to artists.|
|B-Boy Park||Tokyo, Kantō||1999–present||Culture festival with dance, etc.|
|Thessaloniki Hip Hop Festival||Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia||2003–present|
|Jingle Jam||Hartford, Connecticut||2004-2008|
|Breakin' Convention||London, London||2004–present|
|Hip Hop goes Theatre||Salzburg, Salzburg||2004–present||An international hip hop theater festival|
|Trinity International Hip Hop Festival||Hartford, Connecticut||2006–present|
|Young London into Music||London, London||2009–present|
|Urban Street Jam||California||2010–present|
|No Major, No Problem||Los Angeles, California||2015|
|Fresh Island Festival||Novalja, Lika-Senj||2011–present|
|Northern Touch Music Festival||Winnipeg, Manitoba||2017–present||Showcase festival & conference for hip hop, R&B, and soul.|
|A3C||Atlanta, GA||2005 - present||A3C educates and empowers the artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives that shape hip-hop culture.|
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- Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from merriam-webster.com: A subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
- Encyclopædia Britannica article on rap, retrieved from britannica.com: 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.
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- Encyclopædia Britannica article on hip-hop, retrieved from britannica.com: Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form.
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- Harvard Dictionary of Music article for hip hop, retrieved from Google Books: While often used to refer to rap music, hip hop more properly denotes the practice of entire subculture
- AllMusic article for Hip-hop/Urban, retrieved from AllMusic.com: Hip-Hop is the catch-all term for rap and the culture it spawned. Archived March 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
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