Appelsap Fresh Music Festival brings world-class Hiphop, Electronic progressive music and local talent to Amsterdam

On Saturday, August 10, The annual Appelsap Fresh Music Festival will once again descend on the Oosterpark in Amsterdam to showcase the very best - and latest - in Hiphop, Soul and Electronic Music.
This year the festival proudly presents Waka Flocka Flame, Flatbush Zombies, Benji-B, Jackmaster, Rashad & Spinn, Tawiah, Cinnaman, FS Green, Iron Galaxy, The Opposites, Great Minds, Flexican & Sef, Vic Crezée, TNO Soundsystem, Hydroboyz and many others. Gunplay (the US rapper signed to Def Jam records) will perform the same night at the official afterparty in collaboration with Bassline.

Since starting out as a free blockjam 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 welcoming atmosphere and sense of community is still as strong as it was during the early blockjam days. Besides fresh music, there is a wide range of international cuisine and activities for kids (who get in for free if they're under 12 years of age).

Appelsap has made itself famous for introducing the latest in US Hiphop and UK Bass to the Dutch Crowd. In previous years the festival welcomed headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q, Disclosure, Lunice, Machinedrum, Jesse Boykins III and Boiler Room, for their first appearances in Amsterdam. Other names that have performed in earlier editions include Clipse, Theophilus London, Pharoahe Monch, Rustie, Breach, Benji-B, Lefto, J. Dilla, Rich Medina and Kurtis Blow.

This year's festival promises another great day of progressive Hiphop, Soul and Electronic music spread over 3 stages and a DJ area. Appelsap works together with Amsterdam based partners Colors, Red Light Radio, Patta, 101Barz, Bassline, Ben-G, WeTransfer, 22tracks and Freshcotton, to form one big Amsterdam street culture- and music family.

In 2013 Appelsap presents an exclusive festival merchandise collection in collaboration with the best Dutch street fashion brands: Patta, Daily Paper, Ben-G and Freshcotton.

You can view the collection here.

Tickets (€29,-) are still available at and on the day (€35,-)


Waka Flocka Flame (US)

The Opposites + special guests

Flatbush Zombies (US)


Flexican & Sef

Mc Fit

FS Green


Great Minds (Winne, Sticks, Jiggy Djé & Dr. Moon)


Colors Amsterdam


Jackmaster (UK)

Rashad & Spinn (US)

Benji-B (UK)

Vic Crezée

Iron Galaxy (CA)

Tawiah (UK)

Rotjoch x 101Barz

Kalibwoy & DJ Jah


TNO Soundsystem



DJ Chainsaw

Kleine Viezerik

Sjaak & Appa (WOLF showcase)



Jeff Solo

Sir OJ

Mc Sef

Mc Lentini

Mc Lyrical Tie

Special guest

Official afterparties: 
Appelsap x Bassline present Gunplay (US), Abstract, FS Green Vic Crezée, Jah, Lee Millah, Fit,  
Kalibwoy, Lentini. Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Appelsap x Colors present Colors stage All Star line up. Hotel Arena,  Amsterdam.
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