About The Notorious IBE

The Notorious IBE is a true festival. A place to experience music, dance, art and cultural programs related to Hip Hop dance culture. A festival that comes to life through a collaboration of friends and partners who curate their own programs, invite their own artists, present their own projects and cater to their own following. The Notorious IBE is a long weekend to enjoy music, to dance, to talk, to see art, to share food and to party with friends and new friends. A festival where both insiders and outsiders of the culture feel at home.

The programs are internationally relevant and connect to the perceptions of the festival visitors.  The programs are accessible, current, innovative, progressive and focused on participation creating a setting in which all levels, ages, tradition and innovation go hand in hand.

As the initiator and promoter of hip hop and urban dance The Notorious IBE has been contributing to the diversity of the dutch cultural landscape since 1998. The festival continues to innovate to preserve tradition and at the same time to manifest current events. In a world that is constantly changing The Notorious IBE, a festival focussing on hiphop and urban dance has succeeded to remain standing.

The universal hiphop values “Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun” and the “Each One, Teach One” philosophy form a central theme within the festival since its inception. This formula has proved to be sustainable and makes the festival relevant to the community. The Notorious IBE offers the creativity, realness, innovation and range that new generations all over the world are looking for. Furthermore The Notorious IBE presents Hiphop culture in a diverse and progressive way contributing to a complete view and sharp image of the culture.

Governance Code for Culture
The Notorious IBE supports the Governance Code Cultuur.

The Notorious IBE is organised by volunteers from which only a few persons with core functions operating under supervision of the festival board receive a limited fee. For the execution of the budget the festival board annually is accountable to the Dutch Government supporting this event. In addition to this financial support the festival board covers the operating costs of the event through ticket sales, sponsorships and the sale of merchandise and festival services and facilities.

Festival Board

P. Reijns -chairman
R. Seelen -treasurer
I. Dassen -secretary

Project Leader
R.  Maatar

Artistic Director
T. Van der Meer

Programming Team
J. Bouterse
L. Van Herwaarden
R. Den Uijl

Artist handling
S. Weiss
E. Krchnava
A. Soyer
C. Bottse

Production Leader
M. Walden

Production Team

Facilities & Sales
J. Knols

C. Kerkhof
J. Schmeitz
P. Van Dal

Program Partners
HipHopHuis Rotterdam
Red Bull BC One
Red Bull BC One All Stars
Open Your Mind / Hip Hop Lab 040
Hooch Events
Breakin’ Convention
The Perfect Beat Challenge
Kings of Colors
Ghetto Funk Collective
Funk IRC
The Ruggeds
Hip Hop Kingz
HFC Dance Studio
Heerlen Murals

The 2017 Festival is supported by
City of Heerlen
Province of Limburg
Fund for Performing Arts
Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie



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