The edition of Bridginʼ the Gap will take place on May 28th 2011 in Ahoy Rotterdam. The Nas-inspired event will be the biggest Hip Hop festival in the Netherlands, boasting a handful of Hip Hop veterans as well as some local talent.
Artists confirmed for the festival are Wu-Tang Clan members and affiliates Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Street Life, DJ Mathematics, Cilvaringz and La the Darkman (making his first European appearance). Former Juice Crew member Masta Ace is also on the bill, as are Duck Down’s Sean Price and Smif N Wessun.
Rounding out the performers from the US are Slum Village and dead prez. Dutch performers include Pete Philly, La Melodia, Turk & FS Green, Jiggy Dje, Cartes & Kleine Jay, Hef, Fresku , DJ DNS and GMB (Gerry Mendes).
Of course, all elements of Hip Hop will also be on display at the festival. For more information about Bridgin’ The Gap, including ticket sales, check out www.bridginthegap.nl.
UPDATE: Bridgin’ The Gap was going to be largest indoor Hip Hop festival in Europe, but disappointing ticket sales put an end to that. Organizers have announced that the event has officially been cancelled.
“The event received an enormous amount of attention as well as the support of our (media)partners, it just wasn’t enough to generate sufficient ticket sales. The financial risks have become too great, and we are faced with a difficult decision, however, the only responsible choice is to cancel the event”. said Monique Van Melle, one of the directors.
If you have already purchased a ticket, please contact organizers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.