These mural artists will be at POW! WOW! Rotterdam

over 40 artists are coming to Rotterdam

September 15 and 16 is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend for street art lovers worldwide, especially those in and around Rotterdam. And today we are proud to announce our lineup of over 40 artists, premiered by San Francisco-based street art magazine JUXTAPOZ.

Ranging from the psychedelic black and white designs of BIER EN BROOD, to the luscious colors of DAN KITCHENER, and the mesmerizing calligraphy of ZEPHA, there’s a wide variety of styles that visitors will be able to admire entirely free of admission. The aforementioned artists are joined by internationally renowned names such as DANNY RUMBL, DILK, DOPIE, DZIA & SONS, ENIGMA GEOMETRICKS, FANAKAPAN, I AM EELCO, KARSKI & BEYOND, ME LIKE PAINTING, MR JUNE, NUNO VIEGAS, OZON, SUPER A and TELMO MIEL in painting murals you need to see to believe!

Check out our full gallery of mural artists!

20 vans, 30 cans

But that’s not all! At POW! WOW! Rotterdam not only walls will be painted, but 20 large vehicles, including trucks, vans and campers, will be given a fresh, new design by artists CES53, HIPSTERSKULLS & DIGII55, JOREN JOSHUA & ILSE WEISFELT, IVES ONE, JAKE, LEMPKE, GOMAD, MICK LA ROCK, MISTER, NASH, NEAS, OLES, OX ALIEN, PAGE3, POP-EYE, SAID KINOS, SREK, STOOG and SUNK. And if anyone wishes to have their own van painted as well, there’s still time to apply, although not much! So don’t hesitate; there are only a few available spaces left!

Check out our full gallery of artists!

The #1 Street Art Festival in the World is Coming to Rotterdam!

POW! WOW! Festival is the best known street art festival in the world. It started in the outskirts of Hawaii, transforming a grey suburb in a beloved open air gallery. After several successful editions on the island, the festival spread to locations in Los Angeles, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. And now Rotterdam becomes the proud host for its first European edition!

The festival will be held on September 15 and 16 at Keilewerf 1 and 2 and also includes a dunk contest, freerunning tournament and music programming (of which the lineup will be announced at a later date) and is entirely free of admission.

POW! WOW! IS COMING TO EUROPE!

The #1 Street Art Festival in the World is Coming to Rotterdam!
POW! WOW! Festival is the best known street art festival in the world. It started in the outskirts of Hawaii, transforming a grey suburb in a beloved open air gallery. After several successful editions on the island, the festival spread to locations in Los Angeles, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Through this expansion, the festival quickly became a household name that all street artists wish to be a part of.

And now its very first European edition is coming up, with Rotterdam as its proud host!

Transforming grim concrete to colorful art!

POW! WOW! Rotterdam will feature live painting, live music, a special exhibition in the HAKA building, the 20 VANS, 30 CANS event where a series of vans will be painted by the artists, and much more. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, all festivities can be visited free of admission at Keilewerf 1 and 2, an area that used to be an industrial part of the city, where the grim concrete will become colorful art!

Artists from all over the world flock to Rotterdam

From the Keilewerf, a guided bicycle tour will also be available for free the entire weekend. On our bikes we will see how world-famous artists like SNIKARTS, ZEPHA, BIER & BROOD, DANNY RUMBL and MR. JUNE are transforming the neighborhood through their mural paintings.

But that’s not all! A dunk contest, freerunning tournament and music stage can also be found at the Keilewerf. Many more attending artists, as well as our musical programming will be revealed in the following weeks.

The Finale: Street Art Awards Benelux 2018

The POW! WOW! Rotterdam festivities will conclude with the Street Art Awards Benelux 2018. This year, the event formerly known as the Dutch Street Art Awards are upscaling beyond The Netherlands for the first time, resulting in the Street Art Awards Benelux. On Sunday night September 16, the best street artists, street art events and street art photographers will all be at the Theater Rotterdam, to find out who among them will take home their glorious prize!

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