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November 2012



Buma Rotterdam Beats announces festival timetable

With only two weeks left before the third edition of the fast growing Buma Rotterdam Beats kicks off, the organization has announced the final timetable. At what time is the 2 Chainz show? Which up-and-coming and established Dutch acts will perform at the free outdoor stage on the Eendrachtsplein in the center of Rotterdam? And what time will the highly anticipated act of headliner Hudson Mohawke start?

From today, visitors can start planning their schedule on the website of Buma Rotterdam – – where the timetable includes eight stages which on the 15th, 16th and 17th of November will offer the best from the world of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Reggae and Bass. Today, the organization has also announced the program of the free outdoor stage on the Eendrachtsplein right in the center of Rotterdam. On Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of November, some of the biggest Dutch acts such as the popular Hip Hop formation HydroBoyz from the Amsterdam ‘Bijlmer’ and Sjaak, the phenomenon from East-Amsterdam with his ‘Strijder Systeem Showcase’, will grace the stage. Hef from Hoogvliet will be present for a signing session and there will be performances by debuting act Sevdaliza and the rising MC Ronnie Flex.

From today you can also find the programming for ‘DJ Rob presents… Rotterdam Hardcore Beats’, a banging night at festival location Worm, on the website. Alongside a set by organizer and one of the pioneers of the ‘Gabber’ genre DJ Rob himself, you will also hear the hardcore beats of ‘dirty Dubstep’ specialists Sinister Souls, ‘Gabber’ pioneer Ruffneck and bawling Breakcore act Bong-Ra. Now online as well is the line-up for the kick-off party straight after the State Awards on Thursday November 15th. In Vief en Vuig, you will see performances by Rotterdam’s Grime pioneers NoizBoiz, who will present their documentary on the history of Grime in The Netherlands at Buma Rotterdam Beats; UK Grime heavyweights Elijah & Skilliam; leading Dutch Reggae and Dancehall DJ Waxfiend and the Dutch Grime pioneer Gomes.

This year for the first time, Buma Rotterdam Beats presents a timetable which is a direct result of the giant leap forward the ambitious organization has taken in becoming the leading European platform for Urban, Bass and Beats. With performances by the 17-year old super talent Joey Bada$$ from New York City, the hit rapper of the moment 2 Chainz, the new electronic Soul sensation Syron from London, the up-and-coming French R&B singer and keyboard player Monsieur Nov, Bass/Trap producer ELOQ from Copenhagen, Dutch live sensations such as SKIP&DIE, Dope D.O.D. and Kraantje Pappie, a live performance by the Canadian Lunice and the Scottish Hudson Mohawke, and the banging festival specials from promoters such as Colors, Donuts and Jamrock, the timetable will offer visitors the chance to get up to date with all the latest trends in popular music in just one weekend.

To view the timetable please click here.

Buma Rotterdam Beats takes place on 15, 16 & 17 November and is organized by the Buma Rotterdam Beats Foundation, an initiative of Buma and supported by Sena. For full festival and conference program, and tickets:

This event is part of the yearly agenda of Rotterdam Festivals. For a complete overview visit