Appelsap Fresh Music Festival brings world-class Hiphop, R&B, electronic music and Dutch talent to Amsterdam.
Since starting out as a free block jam back in 2000, Appelsap has grown into the groundbreaking festival it is today. Its line-up ranges from local talent to the elite of world-class Hiphop, Soul, R&B and progressive electronic music. Despite the festival’s continuing growth, the convivial atmosphere is still as tangible as it was during the early block jam days. Besides fresh music, there is a wide range of international cuisine and activities for kids (who can get in for free under 12).
Appelsap is famous for introducing the latest in US Hiphop and UK Bass DJ’s to a Dutch Crowd. In previous years the festival welcomed headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, Travi$ Scott, Lunice, Flatbush Zombies, Rashad & Spinn, French Montana, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, Machinedrum, Theophilus London, Jesse Boykins III, music platform Boiler Room and Los Angeles’ finest party The Do-Over 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, Clipse, Action Bronson, Pharoahe Monch, Rustie, DJ EZ, J. Dilla, Rich Medina, DJ Riz, Krept & Konan, Jackmaster and Kurtis Blow. Some of the best DJ’s are the festival’s best friends: FS Green, Cinnaman, SP, Lefto, Benji-B, Vic Crezée, The Flexican and Breach are all well known returning guests.