Set in what was once the wool capital of the Netherlands, the city of Tilburg played host to the sixth edition of WOO HAH! Festival. Billing itself as a champion of hip-hop that’s “fast becoming one of the most recognised festivals in Europe,” it delivered in a big way. Bringing people together from all over the world and from all walks of life, through the four key elements of the culture – MCing, DJing, breakin’ and graffiti – WOO HAH! proved hip-hop truly is a universal language. Check out our photos of the best bits from the weekend below.
1TDE is in the building
Jay Rock opens up the main stage on Saturday.
2All he does is win!
“Get out the way, get out the way, get out the way, yeah” – Jay Rock brings that west coast flavour to Tilburg.
3Life is a dancefloor
Jamz Supernova brings the noise to the Waterfront stage.
4Dancing is the poetry of the foot
Let the breakin’ commence.
“I battle for meat, if I don’t win, I don’t eat.”
6Is this thing on?
Little Simz commands the troops on the Forest Stage.
7The smile says it all
Little Simz lets the Tilburg crowd know she’s enjoying herself.
Simz brings the London vibes.
Fans await Rae Sremmurd on the main stage.
10There they are
Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd leads the charge on the main stage.
Slim Jxmmi douses the crowd in champagne.
The main stage crowd give as good as they get during Rae Sremmurd’s set.
13If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em
Swae Lee joins the crowd for a singalong.
14Deep in the woods
A moment of respite for festival-goers.
15The Wicked Skengman is here
Stormzy puts on a spectacle on the snipes main stage.
16Not too big for his boots
On a headlining high, Stormzy delivers yet again.
17Command and conquer
Conducting the 30,000 strong crowd, Stormzy incites a mass singalong.
If Glastonbury was Stormzy’s crowning moment, tonight at WOO HAH! was his victory lap.
19Light it up
Stormzy shines in the spotlight.
20It’s a zombie thing
Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies stirs the Forest stage crowd into a frenzy.
Zombie Juice brings his unique lyrical delivery to WOO HAH!
Erick the Architect salutes the crowd for their energetic effort as midnight sets in.
23The gang’s all here
Flatbush Zombies strike a pose backstage after leaving it all out on the stage.
Skateboarders perform tricks and flips at the site’s skate park.
25Air up there
One skateboarder flips out
26Savemoney in the house
Joey Purp kicks off Sunday proceedings.
27Real MCs only
Bars, bars and more bars wake up the Forest stage.
Joey Purp was given a Walter Payton Chicago Bears jersey by a fan during his set.
Fans await the appearance of London’s own Skepta.
30What you mean? What you mean?
Skepta draws one of the largest crowds of the weekend.
Skepta’s fans show they’re fully invested
32Free A$AP Rocky
“Free my brother Rocky,” Skepta tells the crowd, referring to the recent arrest of friend and collaborator A$AP Rocky in Sweden.
33Back flipping hell!
One fan literally flips out during Skepta’s set.
As ‘Shutdown’ plays, the Tilburg crowd goes nuts.
35Sitting on the dock of the bay
Festival-goers chill by the huge Beekse Bergen lake in-between sets.
36I’m on a boat
Lonely Island and Akon might not have been present, but festival-goers could still get on a boat… sort of.
One small step for man, one giant leap for Brockhampton, who rock up to the main stage in what look like space suits.
38That boy can sang!
Brockhampton’s Joba hits the high notes on the snipes main stage.
39Passion is fashion
Brockhampton break up a weekend of rapping with some vocals for the fans.
40Backstreet Boys 2.0
“You are now listening to the best boy band in the world right now,” Brockhampton proclaim to the Tilburg crowd.
Brockhampton take off.
There weren’t many places you could escape these WOO HAH! masks at the weekend.
43Hip-hop, we don’t stop
DJ Edson keeps the artists entertained backstage.
New Orleans rap duo $uicideboy$ see the night through on the Forest stage.
45I get those goosebumps every time
Travis Scott closes out WOO HAH! on the main stage.
46The rodeo rides into town
The autotune might have been laid on thick, but Travis Scott’s headline set was quite the spectacle.
Tilburg gets a taste of Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD.
48Things get sick
“Whatever happens in life, go sicko mode,” Travis Scott tells the main stage crowd, before performing his collaboration with Drake.