Hip Hop Music Festivals in Europe 2023/2024 | RatePunk
As the summer season approaches, bringing with it the warmth and vibrancy, we thought it would be fitting to explore upcoming Hip Hop Festivals in Europe: Parklife, Rolling Loud:Rotterdam, Rolling Loud: Portugal, Les Ardentes, OpenAir Frauenfeld, Wireless Festival, Rolling Loud: Germany, Urban Beatz.
We just love covering entertaining topics. In previous blog posts, we wrote about the famous Lollapalooza Chicago music festival, the most famous music festivals in Europe, and rock festivals in Europe. Now it's time to talk about Europe's most captivating Hip Hop Lineups.
People may say that Parklife is more likely an Indie and EDM-style festival. That's true, but it also presents a unique selection of emerging UK and underground Hip Hop talents alongside iconic artists from the 90s. Moreover, Parklife is one of the most affordable festivals on this list. So if you find your favorite singer in the lineup, check for some available tickets, look for a flight, and enjoy the music. Don't worry about the cost of living; Manchester is known for reasonable prices, so that you might extend your stay longer than the festival.
Place: Heaton Park, Manchester, United Kingdom
Price: Sunday GA ticket costs £84+£8.40 fee
Date: 10th – 11th June
Line Up Includes: Aitch, Little Simz, Rudimental, Mimi Webb, Raye, The 1975, Slowthai, Self Esteem, Wu Tang Clan, JPEGMAFIA, Knucks, Anderson Paak & Knwxledge, Nas, and others.
ROLLING LOUD: ROTTERDAM
Rolling Loud hip hop music takes place not only in the USA but also in Europe. This year, the first European Rolling Loud festival will be held in Rotterdam. It's worth mentioning that it is a non-camping festival, so you should look for accommodation as soon as you get the ticket.
Place: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Price: Weekend tickets start at €199
Date: 30th June – 1st July
Line Up Includes: Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin, Ski Mask The Slump God, Denzel Curry, Soulja Boy, JID, CENTRAL CEE, Yung Lean, others
ROLLING LOUD: PORTUGAL
I can hardly imagine a more beautiful setting for a hip hop festival than this one. Praia da Rocha is gorgeous and one of the finest beaches in the Algarve. And there will be one of the biggest European hip hop music festivals. So if you love this music genre, this European hip hop festival is worth attending: great lineup, gorgeous place, Portugal is one of the most affordable destinations, and the sunny weather is guaranteed.
Place: Praia da Rocha Beach, Portimão, Portugal
Price: Three-day ticket costs €239.00
Date: 5th – 7th July
Line Up Includes: Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Meek Mill, Central Cee, D-Block Europe, Glorilla, Gucci Mane, others.
Les Ardentes has been held annually since 2006, making this festival one of the longest festivals on this list. This festival boasts diverse musical niches. For those less acquainted with Europe's vibrant music scene, Les Ardentes provides an excellent opportunity to explore and discover new artists worth bragging about to your friends. Moreover, the festival offers camping options for those who purchase a 4-day ticket, eliminating the need for costly hotel accommodations. But if you still prefer staying in a hotel, remember to use the RatePunk hotel price comparison tool. This way, you always ensure you are paying the fairest price.
Place: Liege, Belgium
Price: 4-day ticket costs € 247.00 / € 292.00 (with camping)
Date: 6th July – 9th July
Line Up Includes: Travis Scott, Playboi carti, Ice Spice, Rema, Aya Nakamura, Central Cee, DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Kendrick Lamar.
Similar to Les Ardentes, Openair Frauenfeld brings together various talents from Europe, Africa, and America. The lineup showcases a spectrum of artists, ranging from captivating native European acts like B Young, Sainte, and Niska, to global powerhouses such as Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid, and Stormzy. Additionally, the festival treats attendees to pre-shows featuring renowned artists like Sheck Wes and Pashanim. Moreover, camping is included with every Openair Frauenfeld ticket at no extra cost. The festival grounds offer three expansive camping areas, with an optional VIP camping area for those seeking an elevated experience.
Place: Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Price: 3-day ticket costs € 359
Date: 11th – 13th July 2024
Line Up Includes: Pashanim, Bounty & Cocoa, Travis Scott, Aitch, Central Cee, Kendrick Lamar, $not, Wizkid, Stormzy, BHZ, and others
For enthusiasts of both mainstream and underground American Hip Hop, Wireless unquestionably reigns as the ultimate festival in the UK. Spanning across three days, each day features captivating lineups. However, it's important to note that Wireless is a "No Camping" festival, meaning attendees will need to arrange affordable accommodations if they plan to stay overnight (which can be quite challenging given London's prices). That’s the reason to budget extra funds for accommodation, food and drinks, as the price difference may make them appear comparatively expensive.
Place: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
Price: 2-day ticket costs £167.40 (€ 194.2)
Date: 12th July – 14th July 2024
Line Up Includes: Travis Scott, 50 Cent, NLE Choppa, Lil Uzi Vert, Playbiu Carti, Latt, others (2023)
ROLLING LOUD: GERMANY
You definitely can choose which country you want to visit more on 7-9th of July: Germany or United Kingdom. Continuing their remarkable global expansion, Rolling Loud is thrilled to announce their first ever festival in Germany. As the largest rap festival in the world, it will make its grand debut at Messe München, situated in the vibrant heart of Munich, Germany's third-largest city.
Place: Munich, Germany
Price: Weekend ticket costs €239
Date: 7th – 9th July
Line Up Includes: Wizkid, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, UF0361, Latto, others
If you are into German language and hip hop, Urban Beatz's open-air festival is right for you. It clearly shows that not only techno is popular among Germans but also hip hop. Even though you have yet to listen to German songs, it can be a perfect time cause the lineup is brilliant.
Place: Neumünster, Germany
Price: 2-day ticket costs€ 129.90
Date: 22nd - 23rd July
Line Up Includes: Sido, Veysel, Jamule, Alligatoah, Tom Hengst, others.
If none of these festivals sound interesting, that's okay. You might like listening rep, but your favorite artist isn't in any of the lineups. Life happens. So my only advice would be - give it a shot. However, if you genuinely don't want to go to any of the festivals, remember the dates because thousands of people will be in those cities.