Boom Bap

This relatively new UK Hip-Hop festival which started in 2012 is in a league of its own, celebrating British artists and an alternative musical culture. 2014’s festival went global, inviting artists all across the world from the UK to the USA, and Europe to Australia.

This year’s event saw Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killer, Blak Twang and Clear Soul Forces all taking to the front of the stage, as well as popular British act Chester P. Keep checking back on their website for next year’s line-up which is still being held under wraps!

Summer Jam

Not to be confused with the reggae Summerjam festival in Germany, this festival is held in New Jersey, USA. The festival welcomed big names Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg to this year’s event. Each year showcases the most successful and current Hip-Hop acts and artists.

Sponsored by New York based radio station Hot 97FM, the festival is one that is never short on surprises, guaranteeing a massive crowd each year. You better start saving up for tickets to next year’s event!

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Established in 2005, this is New York City’s biggest Hip-Hop cultural event. It aims to promote the Hip-Hop legacy as one of artistic progression and social change, bringing together artists and fans alike as one big community.

This year was the 10th anniversary of the festival with final headlining acts including Jay Electronica, CJ Fly of Pro Era and Raekwon The Chef of the Wu-Tang Clan, taking to the stage in July. The festival continues to grow in popularity and coverage having seen collaborations from Kayne West and Busta Rhymes in the past.


You’ve got a whole year to start planning 2015’s summer but you can bet it’ll be a big one for the Hip-Hop scene!