The Hip Hop Festival

Building an online festival experience.
Kentake Chinyelu-Hope
United Kingdom
3 Team Members

A nomadic digital event

Appearing on your smart phone, on your laptop or from your smart TV, there will finally be a destination where people like you can access a shared social experience devoted to the most prolific cultural movement in our recent history.

The Hip Hop Festival (THHF) is a place where Hip Hop offers a life of entertainment, a live interactive, online platform launching in Summer 2013. THHF is set to be a digital phenomenon as the worlds’ first social media driven festival. 

Bamboo Sword has been working with Hip Hop artists and practitioners for over 10 years, creating new collaborations and refining the Hip Hop festival format.

The Hip Hop Festival is an artist led movement to capture and exemplify all that is progressive in Hip Hop arts, technology and media.  We are creating a new arts platform, globally accessible through the digital realm whilst satisfying the need for real world, local human contact through live events.

Amidst the technology driven whirlwind of networks, we seek a global adventure to reveal the diamonds in the dirt and to make concrete the potency of Hip Hop creativity all over the world. This is a Hip Hop festival re-imagined for an online audience and it really is as big as we make it.

Creating a global platform

So first things first, we’re going to need a social platform for Hip Hop aficionados that extends into a festival environment.  A Hip Hop resource available 365 days a year, with high quality content, which is informative and entertaining.  

1. The Hip Hop Festival will be themed in art form zones:

The MC//Dance//The DJ//Graffiti//The Producer//Film//Fashion//Theatre

2. The Hip Hop Festival content will be filtered by global regions:

Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, The Carribean, Middle East, Oceania, North America.

3. We’ll work with Live Edition Partners to curate streamed content from live events to add to the festival experience.  

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We are raising £75,000 to design, build and launch this platform later this year and to fuel the network that will make it all possible.  

The campaign perks are designed to involve you as a part of the international Hip Hop community or as an arts and technology fan, from the initial stages of this concept.

You can get involved by taking up our perks including ‘HBomb’ collectibles and a range of digital perks such as supporter credits on  There’s even perks for independent brands who want to join the festival trail.

***And in a special twist on perks, crowd funding and rewards, we’re giving grassroots Hip Hop and arts organisations all over the world the opportunity to make their own mark on this event. And this is where the fun really starts! If you’re an arts, tech or media organisation working with enterprising young people you can take a stake as a Local Founding Partner.  Online, your participants can represent your organisation with high quality content at There are also incentives to seed the creation of local, inspirational events using The Hip Hop Festival brand. ***

We’re pragmatic optimists round here and so no matter the amount we raise we will use all funds achieved to present scaleable versions of this nomadic, digital experience.

How the money will be spent

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  • £5GBP
    Say it loud!

    A huge Thank YOU from all of us!

    5 claimed

  • £20GBP
    Digital Nomad

    ABOVE+ DIgital Pack that includes a Wall Paper, a cover photo for your own profile, 3DH logo tiff, etc.

    4 claimed

  • £25GBP

    *new exclusive perk* The Hip Hop Festival branded Ultra Cotton, Black Teeshirts. Sizes available: Small to 2XL (N.B not included in subsequent perks unless specified)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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    Tag your name!

    ABOVE+ Special recognition in our website's Thank You Gallery PLUS a snail mail package filled with some dope stickers, postcards, and a few surprises.

    4 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £100GBP

    ABOVE+ A LIMITED edition t-shirt with original 3DH artwork, original 3DH artwork stickers, postcards featuring H Bomb trailer stills, and pins/badges.

    1 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • £200GBP

    Local Hip Hop/youth/arts, clubs/groups and organisations can join in straight away and form teams. We'll ship you: A Team Welcome pack Digital kit +add you as a team member of this Indiegogo campaign below. Local Founding Partner credit on webpages.

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    Introduce Yourself

    ABOVE+ Featured insight on your business, organization, or artistic venture on our site. Great for small businesses!

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • £2,000GBP
    In the zone!

    We want our partners to inhabit The Hip Hop Festival platform in seamless and clever ways. We've reserved some of our festival zones for unique creative collaborations w/ graphic design companies or brands that want to immerse themselves in the festival experience. Sponsor credit on our site and at our launch event Digital sponsorship kit Press mentions Tickets to our launch event + ONE Live Edition of your choice (travel/accommodation not included) *Contact us for more information

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • £5,000GBP

    Engage at a more collaborative level across the festival experience. Press Mentions. Digital sponsorship kit Co-branded Merchandise and Content Tickets to our launch event and ANY Live Edition (travel/accomodations not included) *Contact us for more information

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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