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Red Bull Culture Clash Returns For 2016

Red Bull Culture Clash Returns For 2016

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MUSIC BATTLE RETURNS TO THE UK FOR 2016

 

BRISTOL – MARCH 4TH – THE PASSENGER SHED

MANCHESTER – MARCH 10TH – OLD GRANADA STUDIOS 

LONDON – JUNE 17TH – EXCEL LONDON

 

ALL COMPETING SOUND SYSTEMS TBA
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW 
 
Red Bull Culture Clash, the ground-breaking live music concept created by Red Bull Music Academy, is set to take the UK by storm once again with a formidable return in 2016.

Following almighty success in 2014, this year sees clashes in three of the UK’s leading music cities, London, Manchester and Bristol. Red Bull Culture Clash 2016 kicks off in Bristol on Friday 4th March at The Passenger Shed commencing this series of three nights of unparalleled music.

 

Next up will be Manchester on Thursday 10th March at Old Granada Studios. These unmissable shows will play host to unique line-ups of legendary and emerging bass talent going head-to-head, track-to-track, setting the pace for the London finale on Friday 17th Juneat the capital’s ExCel.

 

Back for its biggest global outing yet, and its fifth instalment in London, the hugely anticipated musical showdown will see four new heavyweight sound systems battle for the coveted Red Bull Culture Clash crown in front of an awe-inspiring 30,000 fans.

With a history of challengers including Boy Better Know, Major Lazer, A$AP Mob, Annie Mac Presents, Stone Love and previous winners Rebel Sound (comprised of David Rodigan MBE, Chase & Status and Shy FX), as well as past surprise guests such as Usher, Rita Ora, Disclosure, Example and Stormzy, this year’s clash is poised to be another thriller in front of a record Culture Clash crowd.

With it’s roots in Jamaican soundclash culture, each event sees competing collectives go head-to-head over four rounds, utilising their biggest tunes, freshly cut dubs, special guests, performances and surprises to win over the crowd and walk away as champion. All crew line-ups will be announced in the coming weeks with Red Bull Music Academy calling in some of the most diverse and influential names in music around the world.

Tickets are on sale 4pm on 14th January 2016 from www.redbullcultureclash.com throughDICE. Tickets are £45 for London and £12 for Bristol and Manchester. All events are 16+.
 
 
LISTING INFO (all events are 16+):
EVENT: Red Bull Culture Clash Bristol
LINE UP: TBC
DATE: Friday 4th March 2016
VENUE: The Passenger Shed
DOORS: TBC
TICKETS: www.redbullcultureclash.com througDICE.
  SOCIAL:@RedBull UK
#cultureclash

EVENT: Red Bull Culture Clash Manchester
LINE UP: TBC
DATE: Thursday 10th March
VENUE: Old Granada Studios
DOORS: 8 – 12pm
TICKETS: www.redbullcultureclash.com througDICE.
SOCIAL: @RedBull UK
#cultureclash

EVENT: Red Bull Culture Clash London
LINE UP: TBC
DATE: Friday 17th June 2016
VENUE: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
DOORS: 5pm – 11pm
TICKETS: www.redbullcultureclash.com througDICE.
SOCIAL: @RedBull UK
#cultureclash

Notes to editors:
About Red Bull Music Academy
The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Montreal in 2016, bringing together 70 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs. The group is invited to attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-fitted complex of creative and studio spaces. Applications for the Red Bull Music Academy Montreal will be open from January 18th to March 7th, 2016. More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Giorgio Moroder, Chuck D, Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie, Bernie Worrell, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Q-Tip, Hot Chip, MF Doom, Ryuichi Sakamoto, RZA, Stephen O’Malley, Gilberto Gil, and pioneering synth inventors Bob Moog, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, Roger Linn, and Dave Smith, amongst many others.

Plenty Academy alumni have gone on to become true figureheads of their scenes, like electronic music innovator Flying Lotus; Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish producer behind the beats of Drake and Kanye West; Russian DJ, producer and label head Nina Kraviz; LA soul singer Aloe Blacc; Mexico’s Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade; and Katy B, who introduced the mainstream to the sounds of UK funky.

The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City and Tokyo. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each yearly Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. Currently there are eleven fully equipped Red Bull Studios around the world.

For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy and to access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and exclusive tracks visit redbullmusicacademy.com or follow @RBMA.
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