With a little over seven days to go, the excitement for this year's Appelsap Festival is understandably rising. Boasting a strong tradition of fusing unique line-ups, Appelsap travels the primary sounds of hip-hop, R&B and related experimental soundscapes, as well as being a snapshot of underground culture in 'Dam and its place as a European outpost to the world.

With past headliners including Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, Skepta, Section Boyz and Soulection, you'll be pleased to know they've stuck to the tried and tested format of US heavyweights alongside European risers, many of which are native to Holland, with a final splash of the UK's finest for good measure. In looking over the bill for the event on August 12, names immediately stand out whilst others — as is often the case — will only do so afterwards.

Here are five must-see acts at this year's Appelsap Festival.