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 premiered acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Travi$ Scott, Skepta, Stormzy, J Hus, Dave, Disclosure, Lunice, Flatbush Zombies, French Montana, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, Machinedrum, Theophilus London, Jesse Boykins III, music platforms Boiler Room and Los Angeles’ finest party The Do-Over, who all appeared for the first time in the Amsterdam open air. Other names that billed earlier Appelsap line ups were Lil Wayne, Hudson Mohawke, Waka Flocka Flame, Clipse, Action Bronson, Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe, Rustie, DJ EZ, J. Dilla, Rich Medina, Krept & Konan and 67. Some of the world best DJ’s are the festival’s good friends: Cinnaman, Amy Becker, Lefto, Benji-B, Red Light Radio, Patta Soundsystem, Vic Crezée, Mairo Nawaz, and Breach are all well known returning guests.