The Notorious IBE is a true festival. A place to experience music, dance, art and cultural programs related to Hip Hop dance culture. Each year the festival comes to life through a collaboration of partners who curate their own programs, invite their own artists 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 festival 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 the 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 and City of Heerlen 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
W. Schroeders-boardmember

Project Leader
R.  Maatar

Artistic Director
T. Van der Meer

Production Leader
M. Walden

Outdoor production

Programming Team
J. Bouterse
D. NGuyen
L. Van Herwaarden
R. Den Uijl
M. Walden
K. Van den Berg

Artist handling
A. Soyer
C. Bottse

Facilities, Sales & Sponsoring
J. Knols

C. Kerkhof
J. Schmeitz
P. Van Dal

Program partners Netherlands
Open Your Mind
The Perfect Beat Challenge
Kings of Colors
Ghetto Funk Collective
Illusionary Rockaz Company
The Ruggeds
Hip Hop Kingz
Red Bull BC One
HFC Dance Studio
Heerlen Murals
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor

Program partners International
Breakin’ Convention
Street Off

Media Partner
ProDance TV

The 2018 festival edition is supported by
City of Heerlen, Province of Limburg, Fund for Performing Arts, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie


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