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Fat Joe, Jazz Cartier, Section Boyz, D.R.A.M. & Benji-B in Amsterdam for Appelsap Fresh Music Festival on August 13th

Fat Joe, Jazz Cartier, Section Boyz, D.R.A.M., Benji-B, Lil Silva, Josey Rebelle, J. Rocc, Elf Kid and FS Green are among the acts performing at Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, on August 13th in Flevopark, Amsterdam.

As summer approaches fast, so does the annual Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, that takes place on August 13th in the beautiful Flevopark on the east side of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Appelsap show cases 4 stages of fresh music that ranges from Hiphop, Grime and R&B to Bass, Disco and beyond. The Appelsap main stage represents today’s and tomorrow’s hottest international Hiphop acts and the Noisey stage is keeping it grimy as always. This year’s electronic music stage will be hosted by UK’s leading DJ and music connoisseur Benji-B (Deviation). Finally, two of Amsterdam’s finest crews, Red Light Radio and BBQ hook up to host their own stage. Acts that have been announced so far are Fat Joe, Jazz Cartier, Section Boyz, D.R.A.M., Benji-B, Lil Silva, Josey Rebelle, J. Rocc, Martelo, Elf Kid, AJ Tracey and Dutch top tier acts like FS Green, Cinnaman, Yung Internet, Bea1991, Sir OJ, Mairo Nawaz and Vic Crezée.

Forever Forward

In previous years Appelsap festival became widely known for introducing acts to the Netherlands like Kendrick Lamar, Travi$ Scott, Disclosure, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, Lunice and French Montana to a European crowd. Last year the festival celebrated its 15th anniversary in a sold out Flevopark with headliners Skepta, Rich Homie Quan, Stormzy and Mobb Deep. This summer, Appelsap amplifies its progressive character with a brand new campaign: Forever Forward. Acclaimed photographer Karen Rosetzsky shot portraits of the next generation Dutch talent (the Appelsap Massive) and upcoming director Madja Amin shot the campaign video exploring the Forever Forward theme. 

Holland’s largest Hiphop festival will take place on August 13th at Flevopark in Amsterdam. Besides music you can find a broad range of international cuisine and children’s activities at the festival. Tickets are available at appelsap.net/tickets

Line up so far:

Fat Joe (US)

D.R.A.M. (US)

Jazz Cartier (CA)

Section Boyz (UK)


Lil Silva (UK)

J. Rocc (US)

Noahs Ark Soldiaz (Hef, Murda, Jonna Fraser, Def Major, Mario Kartel)

Josey Rebelle (UK)

Martelo (UK)


Zwart Licht

Yung Internet

Elf Kid (UK)

AJ Tracey (UK)

Veldentaal (Bokoesam, Idaly, Yung Nnelg, Garrincha, Grgy)

Rotjoch United


Mula B & Louis





Vic Crezée

Fs Green

Mairo Nawaz


Radical Hifi

Sir OJ


Lion Kojo

About Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

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, ScHoolboy Q and music platforms like Boiler Room and Soulection all to appear for the first time in the Amsterdam open air.

Other names that billed earlier Appelsap line ups are Hudson Mohawke, Waka Flocka Flame, Fat Joe, Clipse, Action Bronson, Pharoahe Monch, Rustie, Major Lazer, DJ EZ, J. Dilla, Rich Medina, DJ Riz, Krept & Konan, Jackmaster and Kurtis Blow. Some of the best international DJ’s are the festival’s best friends: FS Green, Cinnaman, Lefto, Benji-B, Abstract, Vic Crezée and Jarreau Vandal are well known returning guests.