Graffiti to come to life at EMOVES

Eindhoven has been the urban culture hotspot of Europe for years. On 30 June and 1 July, thousands of international, national and local talents and professionals will again come to this city for EMOVES 2018.

Urban Culture Festival EMOVES is the annual Urban Culture Festival in Eindhoven. The best hip-hoppers, skateboarders, breakdancers, BMXers, free-runners, and graffiti artists will showcase their tricks during many competitions, performances, and workshops. These include the World Championships Breakdance for Duos, Step in the Arena graffiti festival, European Skateboard Battle, and much more.

The programmes at the  Ketelhuisplein on Strijp-S and in the Berenkuil are free-of-charge. At Ketelhuisplein there will be a busy programme with music, workshops, food truck area, performances, exhibitions, and BMX competitions. The largest graffiti festival in the Netherlands will take place at the Berenkuil Step in the Arena.

A ticket is needed for some of the events. With a ticket, you have unlimited access to all of EMOVES’ competitions and workshops. These include the World BBoy Classic in the  Klokgebouw Hall C, the European Bowl Battle in the Area51 Skatepark, and NEXTSTEP-XL, also in the Klokgebouw Hall C, to name but a few.

Hop the Block is an international freerun jam and competition that is hosted by Commit Freerun. During this 5th edition, you will find freerunners from all over Europe, from beginners to pros.

Visit for more information about the program and the international artists. Then there is Graffiti in Augmented Reality STRP. EMOVES will present the next level of street art in AR at Strijp-S. On Saturday, 30 June, the slow moving, fluid graffiti in 4D designed by AUJIK will have its world premiere in Eindhoven.

While walking on Strijp-S, you will experience 8 to 10 new works of AUJIK with a spectacular virtual layer on top of the physical environment through your smartphone. Graffiti in augmented reality (AR) can pop up anywhere and then disappear again. It gets really exciting when this graffiti is not a frozen image in AR, but comes to life.


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