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The 28th edition of the annual Metropolis Festival in Rotterdam. To put it simply, you had to be there, or be square. Still, just in case you had an audience with the king or a plane to catch (the only two valid excuses), we snapped a few shots to get you up to speed.

Metropolis is a free festival held every year in Zuiderpark Rotterdam. It provides a platform for artists on the verge of going mainstream and prides itself on having helped propel the careers of big acts such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Black Keys, The xx, Vintage Trouble and The Prodigy. 

This year's lineup featured HÆLOS, Alex Vargas, Loyle Carner, Vaudou Game, Indian Askin, Iguana Death Cult, Jerry Hormone Ego Trip, DR. Meraki and many more local and international performers.

Metropolis Festival always takes place in Zuiderpark RotterdamMetropolis Festival always takes place in Zuiderpark Rotterdam

There was plenty of fun stuff and activities for the kidsThere was plenty of fun stuff and activities for the kids

At Metropolis everybody brings their best smileAt Metropolis everybody brings their best smile

Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016

Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016

Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016Loyle Carner at Metropolis Festival 2016

Go ahead, wear the funny hat, this is the occasionGo ahead, wear the funny hat, this is the occasion

WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016

WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016

WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016WHITE at Metropolis Festival 2016

Freshly baked cookiesFreshly baked cookies

Mmmm deliciousMmmm delicious

Methyl Ethel at Metropolis Festival 2016Methyl Ethel at Metropolis Festival 2016

Methyl Ethel at Metropolis Festival 2016Methyl Ethel at Metropolis Festival 2016

Thousands attended Metropolis Festival 2016 in RotterdamThousands attended Metropolis Festival 2016 in Rotterdam

Fans enjoying themselves at Metropolis Festival 2016Fans enjoying themselves at Metropolis Festival 2016

HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016

HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016

HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016

HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016HÆLOS at Metropolis Festival 2016

Masego Soundsystem at Metropolis Festival 2016Masego Soundsystem at Metropolis Festival 2016

 

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