HustleKidz is hosting an international b-boy stage during POW! WOW! Rotterdam

On September 15 at Rotterdam’s Afrikaanderplein POW! WOW! Rotterdam festival takes place. Besides mural art, live painting and an impressive lineup of musicians, we’re proud to present an international breakdance-program consisting of several battles, hosted HustleKidz with support by world-renowned b-boys such as Moy Rivas and Flea Rock.


During POW! WOW! Rotterdam a full-fledged b-boy stage arises at the Afrikaanderplein. Throughout the day, it will the home of several spectacular battles!

There’s a 1-on-1 b-boy battle and for kids and young dancers (up to 16 years) there’s an allstyle-battle. The battles are hosted and organized by HustleKidz. This Dutch b-boy collective has been traveling The World for years and counts world champions such as Menno van Gorp, Xisco Riboch, Justen Beer, Kid Colombia and Shane among its members. Xisco: “We can finally put on a solid b-boy jam again in Rotterdam; for b-boys, by b-boys. HustleKidz has been building up its worldwide reputation for years. Now it’s time to bring the world to Rotterdam!”


An internationally renowned jury will judge all b-boy battles. Legendary key players like Moy Rivas (USA), Flea Rock (USA) and Xisco (NL) will decide who takes home the prizes. HustleKidz invites the world’s top competitors, and launches an open call for all dancers that wish to join the fray. Xisco: “The top of the Dutch and European b-boy scene will challenge each other in a 1 on 1 competition. The winner receives a completely taken care of trip to POW! WOW! Hawaii to join the breakdance battles there, where they’ll represent Team POW! WOW! Rotterdam. Besides that amazing prize, a total of € 1000,- in cash prizes will be awarded to the top dancers as well.” 

The dance program will also have several legendary exhibition battles, in which a selection of the best b-boys in the world will face off against each other in friendly matches. The first of these battles we can announce is Justen Beer (NL) vs. ZEKU (USA).

Want to join the battle?

Do you want to compete in the 1-on-1 battle tournament or join the allstyle kids-battle? Fill in the online form and the organization will contact you soon!

POW! WOW! ROTTERDAM takes a head start at FREITAG Store Rotterdam

POW! WOW! Rotterdam wouldn’t be the same without a dope pre-event. Exactly a month prior to the festival, we’re kicking things off at the Rotterdam FREITAG Store. And it comes with the possibility of you winning a prize to boot!

On Thursday, August 15, Dodici will create a special work in the FREITAG Store, at the Van Oldebarneveltstraat 137a (Check Google Maps here) in Rotterdam. You can see the Rotterdam-via-Rome artist at work live between 11:00 and 16:00h live, when he will showcase his skills through working in ink. 

Dodici ink art

But that’s not the only thing: everybody who buys a product at the Rotterdam FREITAG store between August 15 and September 10, enjoys the chance to win a unique POW! WOW!-experience. Do you want to step into the lift on September 15, and get a glimpse of what it feels like for an artist to work on those murals? The only thing you have to do is leave your contact information in the store. Five winners will be randomly selected and contacted on September 11.

FREITAG is specialized in bags with a wide variety shapes and sizes. Each of their pieces is one of a kind, since they’re made of recycled freight truck coverings. All bags are names after famous TV-shows or characters in these shows. You can find out more on their website.

During POW! WOW! Rotterdam on September 15, over ten beautiful murals will be revealed in the Afrikaanderwijk. At the Afrikaanderplein, 20 vehicles will receive a live street art make-over, and a great selection of music acts will perform live. Entrance is completely free.