Platform Hip Hop Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaNew South Wales
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
PO Box 914
Newtown NSW 2042

Physical address:
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh NSW 2015
(Corner of Codrington Street)
Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 02 8571 9099

Festival Description

The Platform Hip Hop Festival of emerging and established hip hop artists is presented by CarriageWorks in Sydney. The programming features national and international hip hop musicians and breakers. In addition the festival includes street art, photography, film and hip hop theatre, as well as Australian graffiti artists. All events are either free or very affordable Platform Hip Hop Festival is a fun and family-friendly event.

Festival Dates March 12 - April 2, 2011
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Festival Events:

Artists 2011:
  • The Narcicyst
  • Koolism
  • Rahzel
  • Supernatural
  • JS-1
Artist feature 2011:
    • Australia’s favourite hip hop duo, KOOLISM, has been announced as the support for RAHZEL, SUPERNATURAL AND DJ JS-1 at PLATFORM HIP HOP FESTIVAL on April 2, 2011 in their only Sydney show. Comprised of a world-class DJ and an equally impressive MC, Koolism is a visionary collaboration. DJ Danielsan and MC Hau are that exceptional duo, supplying the noise from the Hip Hop group that reigns as Australia’s most innovative and musically advanced. Formed in 1992, Koolism engineered their musicianship around a strong friendship and a mutual respect for each other’s work. Being based in the Nation’s Capital, Canberra, Hau and Daniel were able to utilise their isolation to create a sound like no other. Their footing as one of Australia’s favourite acts was cemented in 2004 when they won an ARIA award for Best Urban Release for their third album ‘Random Thoughts’. Together, Daniel and Hau have become an unparalleled force on the Australian Hip Hop scene, pushing boundaries and blazing trails with their largely unadulterated portfolio. Undeniably music created by the soul for the soul, their work that can be only received as pure and authentic. With over 18 years each invested in their respective talents, the collaboration of DJ Danielsan and Hau under the Koolism banner has played an integral part in the evolution of independent music within Australia and have built a strong local industry with their contemporaries The Herd and The Hilltop Hoods. Hot 97 Radio New York, Blast Magazine Japan and BBC’s 1Xtra radio have supported and recognised Koolism in the front line as the Australian Hip Hop sound begins to break on international shorelines. As a live act, the duo have a proven track record for leaving stages absolutely smoking at major events including the Big Day Out, Homebake, Good Vibrations, Pyramid Rock festival (perhaps trackside, one movement) and Field Day. Clocking laps around the national touring circuit as if it’s a marathon, demand continues to build year after year for the group as a headline act and as support for major artists such as De La Soul, Black Eyed Peas, Lupe Fiasco and The Roots, to name a few. PLATFORM HIP HOP FESTIVAL brings KOOLISM to the stage along-side internationally acclaimed hip hop veterans RAHZEL, SUPERNATURAL, DJ-JS1 and Canadian sensation THE NARCICYST in his Australian debut. Don’t miss this unique, massive night celebrating the cream of international and Australian hip hop! Tickets are limited and will sell out. Over 18’s only. ID will be checked at the venue.
    • Performance information
      Saturday, April 2, 2011
      Doors open 6:30pm
      Venue — CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
      Tickets — $35/ $29 concessions (OVER 18’s ONLY)


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  • Platform Hip Hop Festival returns to CarriageWork Sydney, by Nick Soon (Blacktown Sun, January10, 2011)
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Practical Info:

  • CarriageWorks
    245 Wilson Street
    Eveleigh, NSW


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