Let there be no doubt: to get a ticket for Tomorrowland to get hold of you should still, as it were, about magical powers. But now the festival summer is gradually taking shape, it pushes hip-hop rapidly approaching dance of the posters. This week changed the dance festival, Laundry Day even resolutely the rifle from the shoulder and is the focus solely on hip hop. Fire Is Gold, the festival will from now on be called, an extension of the small hiphopbroertje that the organization behind it Laundry Day already organized in Vilvoorde. "In the past years, we brought each a combination of dance and hip-hop on Laundry Day, but we noticed that the hip-hop venues a lot more people came to watch than in previous years," says co-organiser Bart Novel. "Don't get me wrong, dance is still popular with young people, but the switch to hip hop is the switch to the future. It is our opinion that the market has changed, the genre is here to stay."The holy weekend
they are also at Vestiville convinced. That hiphopfestival this year for the first time organised from 28 to 30 June and can be immediately world famous artists like Cardi B, Future and Migos to Lommel lure. Names that young people can relate to and that the organization openly the struggle to compete with Rock Werchter. David opposed Goliath in the middle " of the holy weekend. "We opt out for urban because the genre in the last few years fully commercial has become", says Jan Pluym of Vestiville. "The time that hip-hop was intended for a specific audience is over. It is also the only style of music where there are constantly new names. Rock groups such as U2 or Foo Fighters and djs such as Tiësto and David Guetta are still giants in the music industry, but how long is it ago that the genres have names of that caliber are added? There is no inflow."
Risk festivalgrootheden as Tomorrowland, Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop over the urbantrein to miss? Not at all. Last year was hiphopper Post Malone programmed in The Barn at rock Werchter. He had in the afternoon arrival, but long before his show started, had the doors of the tent will be closed due to packed. This is remarkable, because with a capacity of 20,000 places is that Barn almost as large as the sports Arena. However, it will Rock Werchter in the future, no more bets on urbanmuziek. "We are programming across genres, that has always been true", it sounds there. "We have a balanced mix where hip-hop is a part of."Dimi and Mike are also doing
the Same sound we hear at Pukkelpop. Last summer was Kendrick Lamar, the absolute headliner. "Urban gets a larger share because it is a reflection of where the current jongerengeneratie is doing", they say in Kiewit. "But that's not to say that we have a pronounced urbanfestival will be. A combination of genres and styles is in the DNA of Pukkelpop and there we remain faithful to it." In the meantime, they are also in Tomorrowland is not averse to some hip-hop. One of the highlights on the poster this year is rapper A$AP Rocky, a name that five years ago, not right at the main stage would be linked. "The focus of Tomorrowland will always be electronic music, but it's true that many popular dj's today urbanmuziek running," says the organization. "Therefore, it is not illogical that A$AP Rocky, programmed state. We bring all kinds of electronic music, so also this. In addition, run many of our biggest artists, they also, think of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, who already collaborated with Wiz Khalifa."