Hipnotik is Barcelona's yearly celebration of the Spanish hip-hop scene. With a profile that is gradually expanding, the one-day festival welcomes both promising young acts and more veteran names such as recent visitors Sho-Hai, one of the fathers of local rap, and Fyahbwoy, who has successfully translated reggae and dancehall sounds into Spanish. Staged at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, the event features three different stages with performances and MC battles throughout the afternoon and evening. A separate venue hosts various topstyle and b-boy competitions, and a conference on a hip hop related theme. It promises to once more be an exuberant celebration of street culture where the motto is freedom of expression.