About - Fresh Island

Fresh Island

Fresh Island Festival was launched in 2012 and immediately reached an important spot in Europeans’ hearts, being a must-see even in the summer. Famed for its sun-drenched vibes and poolside dancing, the festival has formed into a full week hip hop/RnB & afrobeats holiday with pre and after parties, pool parties and boat parties.

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Fresh Island background

The European scene was saturated with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) events, so Fresh team put together their combined experience in the music business and, using their industry connections and passion for hip-hop, created the hip-hop and R&B festival called Fresh Island Festival. The team behind Fresh Island, identified the gap and delivered Europe’s first hip hop boutique festival experience.

Fresh Island history

From the very beginning, Fresh Island has hosted some of the world’s biggest music stars. All the way from NAS in the first festival year, Snoop Dogg in 2013 to French Montana, Chris Brown, ASAP Rocky, Sean Paul, Kehlani to Stefflon Don & Burna Boy in 2019.

Fresh Island since 2012

This year’s event will mark Fresh Island’s 10th jubilee year of “hip-hop hedonism”. Fresh Island – staying true to its mission statement of catering to every “urban music need” – lit up what, for many, would have been the first week of summer, with a truly glittering array of R&B, hip-hop & afrobeats.