Leading international street artists invade Amsterdam for KINGS SPRAY Festival 2017

Street Art Today celebrates the Dutch Kingsday 2017 with the third edition of Kings Spray Street Art Festival. This year the Docklands at the NDSM-wharf in the North of Amsterdam will be turned into a colossal street art castle.

Sipros – photo by Droos86

A whopping 35 (inter)national street artists will be creating works of 5 by 3,5 metres inside the castle made of shipping containers. The lineup includes Mr. JUNE (NL), Zeus (UK), Fin DAC (IE), Pso Man (BE) and Sipros (BR) alongside many others. The walls of the street art castle cannot go unpainted either and so a wide range of artists will take these on in live sessions of mural painting.

Bier en Brood – photo by Droos86

The Royal street art tapestry covering the floors of the castle will be created by none other than Favela Painting, the Amsterdam collective that has brought color to whole neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Haiti and Philadelphia. Together with a group of refugees the collective will create a vast drawing on the festival grounds, weaving the various cultural backgrounds of the participants into one tapestry.

Eddie Colla – photo by Droos86

The festival will offer much more than viewing of street art works in the making. Throughout the day a guide will take festival goers on a tour and will share all the ins and outs of the works on display and the background stories of partaking artists. The younger visitors will have a chance to participate in street art inspired activities: traditional old Dutch spray can hurling, marshmallow roasting and creating the largest chalk pavement drawing in the city. The Royal Graffiti School will offer street art workshops to festival visitors between 6 and 16 of age. And the Amsterdam duo Pipsqueak Was Here will turn a shipping container into a giant peep box. Calligraffiti street art form will be represented in decorative name lettering by the artist Team Blazin. A wide range of food and drinks on the terrain together with the fresh funk and jazz tunes of Rump Funk will make the experience complete at this creative festival.

Graffiti for kids

Full line-up

a Squid called Sebastian (BE)
Bart Bosmans – Bartkore (NL)
Besok (DE)
Bier en Brood (NL)
Ces53 (NL)
Chas LoveLetters (NL)
Dean Zeus Colman (EN)
Eddie Colla (USA)
Fanakapan (EN)
Finbarr dac (IE)
Mr. JUNE (NL)
Nasca Uno (DE)
Nash Graffiti (NL)
Nicky Nahafahik (NL)
Philip Bosmans (BE)
Pso Man (BE)
Sokar uno (DE)
Serge Kb (NL)
Sipros (BR)

Finbarr DAC – photo by Droos86

Kings Spray festival begins at NDSM wharf in Amsterdam at 10 am on 27 April, the entrance is free.

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