POW! WOW! Rotterdam announces the full street art line-up, with artists who will be working in the Afrikaanderwijk from 8 to 15 September. That week is renamed POW! WOW! Week, with a full and free accessible festival on Sunday 15 September as a conclusion. Many international artists, but also national talents and local ones heroes will be the neighborhood around Afrikaanderplein fitting it with with colorful murals. But not just walls will change to canvases; also the 20 VANS 30 CANS event, where twenty vehicles will be painted, returns to the festival!
GRAY WALLS GET TURNED INTO A COLORFUL OUTDOOR GALLERY
The walls are the attraction of POW! WOW! Rotterdam. This year the organization has another diverse selection of artists who will transform the gray concrete in the Afrikaanderwijk into the most beautiful artworks. The artists who paint the walls this year are going to be care: Telmo Miel (NL), Smug (UK), Dourone (ES), Super A (NL), L7Matrix (BR), Saïd Kinos (NL), Danny Rumbl (NL), Helen Proctor (AU), Woes (US), Didier Jaba Mathieu (SG) and Nina Valkhoff (NL). In addition, the London based Slinkachu will come to the Afrikaanderwijk and delight us with its miniatures. Also, Spenser Little from America will come to Rotterdam, so we can get acquainted with its unique installations of iron wire. There will be free guided walking tours leaving the festival grounds, so you will be guided to all the artists and their works.
TWENTY VEHICLES ARE PAINTED LIVE
Due to its success, 20 VANS 30 CANS also returns. The edge of the festival site on the Afrikaanderplein will have no fewer than twenty vehicles who will be painted live. The registrations for vehicles to be submitted will launch on the 6th August. Ideal to take a look if nobody is playing on the main stage for a while, it is the epicenter of POW! WOW! Rotterdam. Here too is one mix of international artists and Dutch top artists. Moreover, festival visitors will be able to see and hear high end hip hop music, as Coely, Fast, Not3s, Pregnant Guy, Amartey, Kay Slice, Sammie Sedano and HUNNA Soundsystem will performance.
A SURPRISING PROGRAM
In addition to art, there is much more to see and do during the festival. This is how a mecca is created of urban culture and how POW! WOW! Rotterdam becomes more than a street art festival. Music, art and sports all have their own place on the Afrikaanderplein. In the week prior to the festival there will be various activities for young and old in the Afrikaanderwijk. More info about the full programming will follow soon. POW! WOW! Rotterdam is accessible free of charge and for all ages.
8 to 15 September: POW! WOW! | September 15: POW! WOW! Rotterdam, festival on it Afrikaanderplein.