Taking the inimitable style of carefully curated programming that has long since become its calling card, Red Bull Music Academy is hitting the road this spring. The Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour will roll through Glasgow, Bristol, London and Manchester for a month-long programme of club nights, shows, lectures, workshops, daytime parties, live radio broadcasts and special events from some of music”s most eminent emissaries. A hedonistic hybrid that takes the Academy”s signature style and mixes it with the breadth of a city festival, the UK Tour takes over a different locale each week for a unique plethora of events that draws on each city”s cultural heritage.
Manchester brings the UK Tour to a close from 16th – 19th April…with Industrial City Sounds taking over clubbing institution Sankeys for a night of techno excellence featuring Derrick May, Surgeon, online casino Happa, Acre, Dana Ruh and Tin Man, spectral beatsmiths Mount Kimbie headline an intimate Soup Kitchen show; bass boss Zed Bias takes the stage with a cohort of local heroes including ∆KKORD, Academy alum Illum Sphere, Levelz, Chimpo, and more; and PRhyme (aka Royce Da 5″9″ and DJ Premier) host a workshop before playing Wax Works with dancefloor apostles Jazzy Jeff and Todd Terry, Academy grad Krystal Klear, and Rinse FM”s Josey Rebelle. Local duo DR.ME showcase some of their iconic record sleeve artwork in DR.ME“s Jacket; RBMA Radio pop up with the final of their pop-up broadcasts, RBMA Radio: Live in Manchester, featuring new wave talent Metrodome, Paleman, Danuka, Swing Ting, Meet Free DJs and Growing Palms alongside Krystal Klear, Zed Bias, Jon K, Jonny Dub and Chunky; Academy alum Doc Daneeka and Omar-S headline Deep South,and the grime crew return with a lecture from Skepta and a blowout Tropical bash at historic venue The Ritz.
Manchester Dates: 16th – 19th April 2015