Time Out says
This year the Hipnotik Festival celebrates its 12th edition fully established in the hip-hop and urban culture scene, with a programme that includes concerts, dance competitions, rap battles and graffiti. Under the motto Open Minds, this new edition takes you on a journey through the purest hip hop up to the current scene, and always with a bit of rap, which is at the heart of the festival. From a broader vision of hip hop and bringing related musical genres closer together – the influences of its promiscuous relationship with folk, soul, flamenco, reggae and electronic – the Hipnotik Festival 2015 features artists like Birdy Nam Nam, Fyahbwoy, Sho-Hai, Costa, Izah and RCA Flacos, and the reggae of Little Pepe, tosk and Lasa, among others. The festival programme is rounded out with the Open Minds conference 'Beyond the Boundaries of Hip Hop' and the heart and soul of Hipnotik, the battles and dance competitions.