After the sold out 2010 event, the city of Heerlen, Netherlands, is preparing for the 11th edition of one of the world’s biggest international hip hop dance festival, The Notorious IBE 2011.

The Notorious IBE 2011 festival on the 9, 10 and 11 September will bring the world’s best breakers, lockers, poppers and new stylers and other connected styles to the hospitable city to participate in the many organised battles, workshops and discussions taking place.

Throughout the weekend the festival will also feature organised special battles such as the Powermove Battle, Solo B-Boy Kids Battle, Stand Up Dance, Trick Battle and more.

The Notorious IBE 2011 International Hip Hop Dance Festival highlights

Friday 9 September 2011

Festival opening day will feature the infamous Seven2Smoke battle where a selection of eight top b-boys must win seven consecutive rounds in a row to emerge champion.

  • Festival Opening
  • Workshop: Venum (Skill Methodz, USA)
  • Dance Session with Henry Link (Elite Force, USA)
  • Talkshow: How to Organise a B-Boy Jam
  • Talkshow: Boogie Brats & B-Boying in Canada
  • Talkshow: Each One, Teach One with Storm & Renegade
  • We B*Girlz 2 on 2 European Qualifier
  • Hip Hop Dance Video and Photographers Conference
  • Rock Ya Soul Cypher Session
  • Seven 2 Smoke
  • 3 on 3 Generations B-Boy Battle
  • Pre Party at Cafe Kroniek

Saturday 10 September 2011

More battles, workshops, discussions will be taking place in nine separate locations throughout Heerlen plus the European Finals for the UK B-Boy Championships. The championship will feature 80 European B-Boy crews competing for a place in the UK B-Boy Championships 2011 World Finals in London.

  • Workshop: B-Boy Lamine (France)
  • Workshop: Storm (Germany)
  • Talkshow: Hip Hop Fashion
  • Talkshow: Lifestory of Lilou (France)
  • Focus on Footwork Battle
  • Powermove Battle
  • UK B-Boy Championships Crew Battle: European Finals
  • UK B-Boy Championships Europe: Solo Popping Qualfier
  • Solo Locking Battle
  • Solo House Battle
  • Solo Top Rock Battle
  • Solo Kids B-Boy Battle
  • The Octogon Battle
  • Super Solo B-Boy Battle
  • Region Battle
  • Hip Hop Market
  • Beat m Up – Beat Creators Battle
  • Show: Ill-Abilities (Kujo, Redo, Lazy Legs, Tommy Guns, Checho)
  • Afterparty presented by In Effect and Swing Inn

Sunday 11 September 2011

On the third day of the festival, a new edition of the All Battles All will take place. A selection of the best dancers will represent their continent in an all-star battle. In addition to the United States and Europe, 2011 will premiere the first time Latin-America team in the IBE

  • Workshop Locking by P Lock (Portugal)
  • Workshop Top Rock by Profo (USA)
  • Workshop: Footwork Fundamentals with Storm (Germany) & Focus (Finland)
  • Rock Ya Soul Sunday Afternoon Soundsystem with talkshow about inspiration
  • Trukendoos XL – Trick Battle
  • Hip Hop / New Style) Battle
  • The Longest B-Boy Move 2011 (1990’s, headspins, flares, airflares, jackhammers, one hand hops)
  • Stand Up Dance Team Battle: Legion X vs Team Germany
  • Show Illusionary Rockaz (Holland)
  • UK B-Boy European Finals: B-Boy Crew Battle, finals
  • All Battles All 2011 Europe vs USA vs Latin America

For the complete programme and information visit the official Notorious IBE website, and