Appelsap Festival (Apple Juice Festival)

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Care for some juice…

 Appelsap, is a festtival that first was organized back in 2001, since it’;s debut it has been a hallmark and highly anticipated activity in the Netherlands. People from all over Holland travel to Amsterdam to catch a glimp of their favourite artist performing. In 2007 and 2008 the organisation filed to manage the finaces so those years weren’;t that ‘;juicy’;. In 2009 the train continued rolling and there were some new genres added like: soul neo-jazz and disco. This meant that the visitors wouldn’;t only consist of hip hop fanatics anymore and the mood would be more varied.

 Some known stage rockers and crowd surfers have been known as: Flatbush Zombies, Clipse, Pharoahe Monch French Montana, Schoolboy Q, Black Hippy, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, as for the delight of hip hop and rap. Jesse Boykins III for the soul singers, BadBadNotGood, DJ Lefto, Full Crate en Rob Manga at the disco breaking down the house. and the soulfull Lefties Soul Connection.

These are just some of the industry’;s big names that we’;ve welcomed, so the quality will only get beytter and the bass only more noticed.

On the sidenote, about the 2013 edition we had Wacka Flocka as our lead act. Thee barely festival was fully sold out ahnd there have been reports of a crowd that was about ten-thousand deep, in the Oosterpark, Amsterdam. While Waka Flocka performed two of his hitsongs Karma and Wild Boy the crowd went ecstatic there was kicking pushing and shoving, but in a amical way going along with the performed song. After a wild crowd surf Waka Flocka continued his performance in the overly ecstatic crowd. Unaware of the enthoustiac of the crowd Waka tried to get back on stage he bareley managed to do so. While Waka was turnin up in the crowd people were forced to jump the lines between them and the stage. These party goers chose not to get squeezed by the immense crowd by getting on the stage. Security didn’;t even bother to intervene they were outnumbered and everyone inside had paid for entrance so there was no denying these people on stage, it would’;ve jeoperdized their lives.

The stage got so full that Waka wasn’;t able to finish his performance so his act got shut down. The festival had a slight reschedual and was concluded by some Dutch artists.

Appelsap had an afterparty too like all it’;s predecessors, the 2013 edition had Gunplay as it’;s main act but that’;s a story for another time.


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