V1 BATTLE is the biggest hip-hop festival in Saint Petersburg. An important feature of V1 is the unification of all hip-hop culture elements in one event. V1 naturally combines high profile artists and organization level with the intimacy of the festival stage.
For the last 5 years 27 events took place dedicated to breaking, rap, DJing and graffiti.
The four-day V1 Battle festival goes down annually in the middle of the summer. Additionally to it every 2 months local events are held. V1 events which also gather a considerable crowd and participants from all over the world.
The admission and participation for the events are free of charge.
V1 BATTLE is quite famous for its guests. During the last 5 years quite a lot of prominent worldwide known artists have attended the festival:
- Bernard Perdue
- Mos Def
- Large Professor
- Guilty Simpson
- Oh No
- Dj Q-Bert
- Dj D-Styles
- Dj Shortcut
- Lewis Parker
- Damu the Fuddgemunk
- Famous bboys and poppers: Crazy Legs, Ken Swift, Mr. Wiggles, Alien Ness, Sweepy, Storm, Freeze, Pervez, Kmel, Ivan and others.
- Famous graffiti artists: Boogie, Nilko, Aroe, Nash and others.
V1 venue is located in the heart of Saint Petersburg (30 meters from Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station). It is a wide signature Saint Petersburg well courtyard, the walls of which are being painted during the annual graffiti battles. This spot has already earned the status of an unofficial landmark of Saint Petersburg.
For local battles of a smaller scale specially equipped inner premises are used inside the building.
Address: Ulitsa Vosstaniya 1
Capacity: 500-600 people
At all V1 battles professional video recording is being done. The full video reports are uploaded on the official website www.v1battle.ru and partially on v1battle YouTube channel.
All V1 battles are streamed online on the official website www.v1battle.ru and partially on v1battle YouTube channel.