It’s a wrap – Rotterdam you were awesome!

Posted by Jaap van der Doelen , 17 September 2018

Photo: Annie Tram

The first edition on POW! WOW! Rotterdam was a huge succes! During the weekend of September 15 and 16, the M4H area was in the hold of the best (inter)national street artists. The work of more than 70 artists could be admired through murals, canvasses, installations and vans. Aside from the art, a fantastic and diverse festival audience also enjoyed the sports contests and musical acts at out main stage. The party was set ablaze with performances by acts like Sevn Alias, Fresku & Mocromaniac, Pietju Bell and blackwave.

Photo: Willem Breugel

Guided bike and walking tours that you could join lead to all the beautiful, freshly painted murals in the area, but there was much more. Sports enthusiasts could check out or join the streetball dunk contest, freerunning tournament or a special Art Run along the murals. And in the weeks leading up to the festival, Belgian Jaune and Pol Cosmo blessed the RET subway stations Eendrachtsplein and Marconiplein with their work.

Photo: Annie Tram

Soon you’ll be able to relive the magic through our aftermovie en photo reports, but we’re gonna catch up on some much-needed sleeping hours now. A big thank you to all artists, partners and volunteers that helped make POW! WOW! Rotterdam such a succes, and to everyone that visited. We hope to see you all again next year!

Photo: Annie Tram

‘Was awesome. Line up was the bomb.’
-Ninny Duarte Lopes/FB

‘This streetart festival really inspired my son (7). It was a real fun event, we had a lovely time. Please do come back next year!’
-Natascha Rijk/FB

‘I sure hope to see this festival again next year, I enjoyed it very much.’
-Yvonne Comijs/FB