Not only are we heading to Rotterdam for the 2016 EMAs, but we'll also be hosting an epic Music Week in the days leading up to the award show. What better way to pre-game for the EMAs than with a series of shows and music festivals throughout the city? Afrojack
, Dutch vlogger & DJ, Monica Geuze
and Kay Nambiar
of MTV Netherlands & Belgium, are the official ambassadors of Rotterdam's Music Week. They'll keep you updated on everything that's happening during the week and will be bringing you exclusive looks at what's going on backstage, onstage and everywhere in between.
The Music Week lineup includes some major talent like singer songwriter Douwe Bob
, singer songwriter Nielson
, rap group Broederliefde
, nu-punk band Indian Askin
and MC Skepta
. Douwe Bob
, one of the most popular artists in the Dutch pop music world, is bringing his famous 'Fool Bar'
to Rotterdam on Thursday November 3rd. Douwe started hosting the 'Fool Bar' sessions in his home where he'd perform acoustic renditions of his songs for friends, family and fellow artists. Douwe has brought Fool Bar to Stockholm, Amsterdam and Pinkpop festival and now it's Rotterdam's turn! #Cantwait
Then on Friday November 4th
will perform an exclusive, MTV Acoustic Session
, in the 'Paradijskerk'
, AKA Paradise Church, a super old church that actually makes for a sick venue. Also on Friday, Broederliefde
, the biggest Dutch act of 2016, will be having a show in the Arminiuskerk!
In addition to all of those performances, 'MTV REC. Festival' will be happening Friday November 4th and Saturday the 5th
. During the festival the central district of Rotterdam will see non-stop performances from the best artists of all genres; hip hop, techno, soul, future R&B, grime and indie. Headlining REC Festival will be 2016's Mercury Prize-winner Skepta
who will be performing alongside Cody ChessnuTT
, well known from his work with The Roots
Wait, there's more! We'll be presenting a bunch of our favorite new acts at the festival, including Tears & Marble
, Nanah Dae
. Check out the full lineup on www.rec.nl
Believe it or not, more events will be announced later this month. Stay tuned!
If you've ever dreamt of visiting Rotterdam
now's the time. Tickets go on sale in October
. For more details and info visit www.mtvmusicweek.nl
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