POW! WOW! Daily episode 8, ft. VANS & CANS and more!


In the final episode of POW! WOW! Daily, we move from Feijenoord to the Afrikaanderwijk. There, in the Afrikaanderpark, also this year the special part VANS & CANS took place. Several owners made their large vehicles, mainly campers, available for a paint job. The visitors of the park could watch, together with the owners, how the vehicles changed into moving artworks. A realistic tiger, an animated dead rabbit with her friends or a hand-painted bus full of Italian influences? Nothing was too crazy. At the end everyone went home with a smile and a new color on their vehicle.

Also on the closing day of POW! WOW! Rotterdam 2021, there were many bicycle tours and the paint on the merch truck was dry so we moved it to the Afrikaanderplein as well. And fortunately the sun was out, which made all the murals of this edition even more beautiful. In two neighborhoods in the south side of Rotterdam everything revolved around street art, and that makes our hearts beat faster. The closing speech was given by curator Daniƫl, who kicked off the afterparty that was well received by both the artists and the team. There was delicious food and a can of beer for everybody, but also markers and spray cans (also for everybody).

Thanks to the entire team, all artists an d visitors and the Feijenoord district for its hospitality. We will see each other in 2022. We already can’t wait.

POW! WOW! Daily episode 7, ft. Vandals On Holidays


In the seventh episode of POW! WOW! Daily we visit Vandals On Holidays, who took all week in Hefpark to transform the giant Skateland truck. His typical and cheerful but still hardcore style comes out perfectly on that big canvas as well. He feels it’s important to represent graffiti substantially during POW! WOW! Rotterdam and everywhere. He states that illegal graffiti should not necessarily be seen as such: “You don’t break anything, you don’t hurt anyone and it’s not gangster. You just make something beautiful.” We can’t do nothing but agree with him.

In addition, we see previews of the completed murals at Skateland, and that Ox-Alien has been even busier this week than just painting his biggest wall ever. And also, cameraman Eddie Contento stopped by the BMX track at Hefpark, where the dumbriders gave a sick demo. What a vibe, and then the last day was yet to begin!

Closing day, featuring VANS & CANS from 12 to 8 PM!

While all the walls of our 2021 edition can be found in Feijenoord, between Hefpark and Mallegatpark, today we are taking over yet another park. VANS & CANS takes place today, Sunday 12 September in the Afrikaanderpark on the Afrikaanderplein. Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00. Come along to see the artists paint the vehicles live.

Music is curated by Het Hiphop Journaal; Dutch hip hop, with an extra strong focus on Rotterdam, of course!

As we follow the covid-19 measures, we don’t have many food or drink options available. VANS & CANS 2021 therefore, will be a walk trough-event.

Come to see some unique artworks AND to check out the last items of our 2021 merch collection, which will be sold at the giant painted truck by VANDALS ON HOLIDAYS!

Cheers and see you this afternoon!