The Notorious IBE is an international dance festival dedicated to present and equally highlight all aspects of Hip Hop and urban dance culture. Between 1998 and 2005 the festival took place at the Nighttown Music Theatre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2008 the festival moved to the city of Heerlen in the southern province of Limburg.
The IBE strifes to be a true festival. A place where insiders and outsiders of the culture experience a unique blend of music, dance and cultural programs.
Each year The Notorious IBE comes to life through a collaboration of friends and partners. They curate their own programs, invite their own artists and cater to their own following. The result is a long weekend of 50-60 programs varying from music performances, dance battles, dance shows, workshops, talkshows, film, photography and art. Besides the many programs IBE offers its visitors a growing number of typical festival services and facilities such as the culture market, art market, food court and and numerous after parties till the break of dawn.
In the 2018 the festival celebrates its 20 year anniversary.
Official Name event: The Notorious IBE
Date: 10-12 August 2018
Location: Multiple locations around town.
Country: The Netherlands
Part of the Undisputed World B-Boy Series since 2014:
2014 winner: Tonio – France
2015 winner: Sunni – UK
2016 winner: Victor – USA
2017 winner: Kuzya – Ukraine