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KERMIS IN DE HEL | Adventurous hiphop festival: Blackhaine / NAH / Kleine Crack & more • Studio STUK & Not So Difficult

Adventurous hiphop festival by STUK and Not So Difficult

➤ Sa 8.10 - 19:30 (doors)
➤ Studio Manhattan - Address: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven
➤ €14 / €10 (reduction with STUK or KU Leuven Culture Card)
➤ Not So Difficult #4 on sale!


19:30 doors + bar
20:15 Dushime
22:00 NAH presents MANIAC INFERNO (AV show)
23:00 Blackhaine
00:00 justgirlythings (dj)
02:00 end

+ ongoing video installation: Luke Fowler - Patrick

Artwork by Larpie

STUK and Not So Difficult join forces for an eclectic celebration of adventurous hip-hop. KERMIS IN DE HEL focuses on artists working in sub-genres such as grime, drill, spoken word and neo soul, with excursions into noise, performance, punk and electronic ambient. Expect rain and sunshine at the same time in the iconic former nightclub ‘Manhattan’.


Performer, singer and theater maker Dushime has an incredibly powerful voice and a haunting live presence. Her compositions incorporate influences from soul, ambient and deconstructed club music. She shares the stage with varying guest musicians.


A member of the Antwerp collective VHS, Kleine Crack and his producer buddy Slagter release under Faberyayo's Burning Fik label. Possesed raps and nervous, uptempo rhythms make the live shows of this Kasteelbier-loving Memphis-style rapper an in-your-face experience.

(live AV)

Michael Kuun a.k.a. NAH is a Philadelphia-born, Belgium-based drummer and producer. His work is characterized by runaway rhythms, virtuosic sampling techniques and a general sense of confusion, alienation and fear. In his new audiovisual show MANIAC INFERNO he reflects on his ambiguous relationship with contemporary American culture. “It will be loud. It will be raw.” A co-production of VIERNULVIER and STUK.


Top of the bill is non-conforming British rapper, choreographer and artist Blackhaine. Ever since his debut EP Armour (2022), he’s building on an impressive oeuvre characterized by an inventive style of drill noise and poetic-nihilistic lyrics. Blackhaine’s live shows are aggressive and overwhelming. His latest EP Armour II was released in June and features a wonderful collaboration with Blood Orange.


Stay late for the afterparty with justgirlythings *:・゚✧*:・゚

Studio STUK
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan

➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.

Sat 8 Oct 2022 19:30 - Sun 9 Oct 2022 2:00


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€14 (standard)
€10 (STUK card or KU Leuven Culture Card)