Ninkasi Urban Week Festival Returns May 21-27

Published: 2018/04/19

The 4th Edition of NUW Takes Over Ninkasi Gerland


Ninkasi Urban Week is a yearly music and dance festival held in Ninkasi restaurants around the city.


The Ninkasi Urban Week Festival returns from May 21-27 for its 4th edition, held primarily in the two parts of Ninkasi Gerland, Kao and Kafé (267 Rue Marcel Mérieux, 69007).

Ninkasi Urban Week in Lyon in 2017

Ninkasi Urban Week features rappers and hip hop artists alongside DJs and dancers. ©Gaetan Clement

The lineup features rappers and artists like Chilla, Tha Dogg Pound, and Grandmaster Flash, among others. Meanwhile, all the Ninkasi restaurants will be hosting blind tests (with rap as the theme, of course!) to open the festival on May 21 starting at 8:30 p.m.

The weeklong festival is dedicated to music and dance, with hip hop performances alongside DJ Sly on May 27.

BMX competitions at Ninkasi Urban Week in Lyon in 2017.

In addition to the music, the festival also hosts a BMX contest and skate demos. ©Gaetan CLEMENT

But that’s not all they’re offering in the way of unique events. NUW also features a BMX contest and skate demos at the Gerland location on May 26 and 27. There will also be preview showings of the film Mutafukaz at the Comoedia (13 Avenue Berthelot, 69007) from May 25-27.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices running from free to €27 depending on the show.



Tuesday: Free for Chilla, €27 for Tha Dogg Pound
Wednesday: Free
Thursday: Free for Candy Groove, €19 for Remy + Dinos
Friday: Free for JNGL, €21 for BIFFTY & DJ WEEDIM + VSO x MAXENSS + KIKESA
Saturday: Free for High-Lo, €20 for the closing party
Sunday: Free for hip hop performances