When you think of hip-hop, Europe is certainly not the first place that may come to mind- even though it is the second largest market for hip-hop music in the world. You may be even more surprised to learn that Czech Republic has one of the largest hip-hop festivals in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located at the festival park Hradec Kralove, just an hour and half train ride outside of Prague, you will find more than 20,00 hip hop fans bopping to beats from around the globe. The 2011 festival takes place from August 18-20. This year’s line-up includes an array of international artists embracing Czech, Polish, German, Australian, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish, Mexican and American hip-hop cultures, to name a few. Also, check out the 2010 video documentary Hip Hop Kemp 2010 Documentary.

Line Up:

OFWGKTA aka ODD FUTURE /USA/
PAC DIV /USA/
KONTRAFAKT /SK/
MR.LIF /USA/
PEEDI CRAKK /USA/
DIKKE VANDALEN /NL/
METHOD MAN & REDMAN /USA/
HOMEBOY SANDMAN /USA/
HUSS N HODN /D/
TAFROB & DJ MAZTAH /CZ/
STRAPO & DJ SPINHANDZ /SK/
GRUBSON & 3ODA KRU /PL/
PHAROAHE MONCH /USA/
MAYER HAWTHORNE & LIVE BAND /USA/
INDY & WICH + LA4 & NIRONIC vs KMBL /CZ, USA/
VEC & ZVERINA (CP KOMBO) /SK/
TEN TYP MES + ALKOPOLIGAMIA.COM CREW /PL/
M.O.P. /USA/
RANDOM AXE (SEAN PRICE, GUILTY SIMPSON, BLACK MILK) /USA/
ARSONISTS /USA/
PARIAS (ELDO, WLODI, PEŁSON) /PL/
MOJA REČ /SK/
TYNIKDY LABEL SHOWCASE (IDEA, REST, PAULIE GARAND, RYES, DJ FATTE, DJ AKA) /CZ/
SEDGE WARBLER /SA/
HEAVY METAL KINGS – ILL BILL & VINNIE PAZ /USA/
RA THE RUGGED MAN /USA/
K.I.Z /D/
PIO SQUAD /CZ/
THE COOL KIDS /USA/
THE ELECTRIC ft DJ VADIM, SABIRA JADE & PUGS ATOMZ /UK, USA/
DJ STATIC & NAT ILL /DK/ PSH /CZ/