1st - 4th September One of the biggest urban art and dance festivals in the world returns to Porto!

Registration is now open and tickets are available. Don't miss out on The World Battle 2022

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A celebration of urban art and dance

Get ready for four energetic days showcasing the very best of urban dance in Portugal! With 18 years of history, the festival returns in 2022 with b-boys and b-girls from all around the globe, and with the Finals hosted at one of Porto’s most unique locations: Coliseu Porto Ageas. As well as enjoying the international competition, you’ll be able to take part in cyphers, parties and workshops. Experience the exciting vibe of the world of breaking, hip-hop, locking and much more, throughout four action-packed days!
O público do festival The World Battle

For all levels and ages

Did you know that breaking is an Olympic sport? With plans for inclusion in the Paris Olympics in 2024, the sport is gaining momentum, with more and more athletes and fans every day! The stunning spectacle, the positive energy, and the values that reign in urban dancing have truly made it a way of life for dancers, captivating fans ever since the very first battle. If you know, you know. If you don’t know yet, then this is your sign to come and understand what it's all about and witness incredible performances from top dancers in the international scene, all against the beautiful backdrop of Porto!
Dança Urbana no The World Battle

Practical info

  1. Dates: September 1–4, 2022
  2. Schedule: to be announced soon
  3. Where: Porto
    • Days 1-4 (workshops): MXM Artcenter
    • Saturday (preselections): Hard Club
    • Sunday (finals): Coliseu Porto Ageas
  4. Ages:
    • Spectator: all ages welcome
    • Participant: ages 3+
    • Workshops: ages 3+

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The World Battle 2022 in Porto

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