Encore Festival Tickets
European R&B and hip-hop at Encore Festival
Encore Festival is a relatively small urban music festival that began in Amsterdam as the offshoot of weekly club nights at a coterie of venues in the city, like the renowned Melkweg. It also has a radio show dedicated, like the festival itself, to the Dutch hip-hop and R&B scene. You can buy or sell Encore Festival tickets on StubHub for a taste of the urban music culture of Holland.
The pride of Dutch hip-hop alongside platinum artists
The Encore Festival has been held annually since 2012 and has tended to feature as many unknown Dutch artists as can possibly be found, showcasing them alongside the country's bigger rap stars, DJs and MCs. These are then joined by some of the world's cutting-edge superstars in the genre, like the outspoken and incorrigibly prolific Lil Pump. Another star who has often performed, and has merely needed to cross the channel, is London's inventor of so-called "Afroswing" and platinum album seller, J Hus. The festival has remained steadfastly Dutch, retaining that intoxicating combination of laissez faire tolerance for pushing the boundaries of social norms with the utmost respect and concern for the rights of others and the planet in general. Its motto is "Culture Unites", with an emphasis very much on a broadly multicultural musical experience of hip-hop. It's an update on the hippie creed as well, with other slogans like "Express Your Truth" and Share Your Love". All very charmingly Elysian, as you can find out for yourself with Encore Festival tickets.
A loyal following of European rap music fans
Encore Festival also invites local artists from surrounding countries, which has turned it into far more than just a gathering place for Dutch hip-hop fans. Festival lovers have long been travelling from across Europe to the clutch of venues in Amsterdam that jointly host the event. This has always included touring entourages, as fans follow their local favourites from country to country. Hordes of French fans accompanied the appearance of one of their most popular rappers, MHD, for example. He's most recognised for carving out his own genre of rap as well, known as "Afro Trap", which infuses Southern US trap hip-hop with African melodies and rhythms. It's for giving a stage to niche artists like these that Encore Festival has garnered such a hugely loyal following and why you will definitely not regret picking up some Encore Festival tickets during its annual mid-year run. In addition to the live performances, there are tons of DJ parties that run around the clock for the duration of the festival, so there's always something to help you get rid of all that energy and excitement. StubHub is your go-to place to see the latest line-up.
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