PLATFORM 2 HIP HOP FESTIVAL
A TWO DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATING HIP HOP CULTURE
PRESENTED BY CARRIAGEWORKS
After the success of 2008’s Platform 1, PLATFORM 2 HIP HOP FESTIVAL will take over CarriageWorks’ urban jungle with two days of high-powered Hip Hop culture representing Breaking, Graffiti, Beatboxing, MCing and DJing.
Old skooler’s, hip hop novices and everyone in between can get into the vibe of true Australian Hip Hop culture at PLATFORM 2. Over 50 emerging and established artists and performers will be featured and everyone can join in the many free events, activities, workshops and two huge nights of entertainment.
PLATFORM 2 HIP HOP FESTIVAL INCLUDES:
FRIDAY NIGHT - FLEXING SKILLZ FREESTYLE JAM
Opening night brings over 20 of the best Australian Hip Hop artists together live on stage for Flexing Skillz - Platform 2’s high energy Hip Hop improvisation comp. Artists from each element form a crew and improvise on random topics, showcasing fearsome freestyle skills. Hosted by Morganics, accompanied by Metabass Allstars and judged by the crowd. ADULT $18 / CONC $15 / GROUP 8+ $12
SATURDAY NIGHT - FREAK THE TECHNIQUE | B*BOY / B*GIRL BATTLE
Australia’s hottest breaking crews battle it out for the Platform 2 title and $1000 prize money. Guest live acts include the Killer Queens, The Last Kinection, DJ Mathmatics and Good Buddha. Interstate judges are Demolition B*Girl (Demi from So You Think You Can Dance), Pepito and Granite Rock. Hosted by B*Boy Rely. ADULT $18 / CONC $15 / GROUP 8+ $12
SATURDAY | WORKSHOPS:
WORKSHOPS | BREAKING, POPPING, LOCKING, STREET FUNK AND MORE...
Skill up with the most experienced teachers in hip hop, beatboxing, MC technique and Graffiti Art conducting workshops all day. Tickets available through Ticketmaster soon.
SATURDAY | FREE STUFF:
CAN CONTROL | GRAFFITI DEMO & COMP
Sydney’s finest graffiti artists demo murals, throw ups and tags in a fierce competition. Check out open tag and sketch comps during the day, piece comp with quality writers, MC’s and DJ’s dropping tracks and more…. Hosted by local graffiti artists Chez and Days 1. Winners announced at 6pm.
CHALK IT UP | STREET ART ACTIVITIES
All visitors to Platform 2 can create their own chalk graffiti artwork on the CarriageWorks floor, supervised and guided by experienced street artists.
CHECK OUT FOOTAGE FROM LAST YEAR’S PLATFORM 1 FOR A TASTE OF THE ACTION
Check out what Artistic Director Nick Power had to say to 3D World about last year’s Platform 1
Footage of last year’s Platform 1 on CarriageWorks’ Facebook page
Street TV footage from last year’s Platform 1
Ubergroover.tv footage from last year’s Platform 1
Last year’s Freak the Technique finalists rip it up
All Consciousness Crew take out the Platform 1 title at Saturday night’s Freak the Technique Battle
Last year’s free Breaking Shakedown in the foyer