Whether you like funk with a little bit of rapping, or rapping with a dose of funk, the first-ever AmsterJam promises to satisfy your musical needs.
The August 20 show on Randall’s Island in New York is billing itself as the biggest mash-up concert ever, with a bill topped by an onstage collabo between the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dogg.
“Snoop and the Chili Peppers together at AmsterJam is gonna be off the hook,” Snoop said in a statement. “We are going to light up the stage, giving the crowd a show like they’ve never seen before.”
The day-long festival will be curated by Parliament/ Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins. Other featured mash-ups include 311, Garbage, Mos Def and Fat Joe, as well as two “major” Latin performers that organizers said will be announced shortly.
Each artist will perform their own set and then hook up with one of the other acts on the bill for an on-the-spot mash-up. Other distractions will include the Green Light District, an Amsterdam-themed area with additional stages for emerging artists, a film tent and lounge areas.