Red Bull Music Academy set to bring their four day festival to Sydney in September

In a really overdue move, those on-point curators over at Red Bull Music Academy have decided to bring the world-renowned four-day city takeover known as Red Bull Music Academy Weekender to Sydney in September.

The tightly selected festival program of music events, live performances, public artist lectures, club nights, and art exhibitions will be shaped by the forward-thinking music institution, including internationally recognised artists and alumni from RBMA who will be taking part and taking over some of the city’s most iconic venues to celebrate the many unique elements that shape Sydney’s musical and cultural identity.

Red Bull Music Academy has had a long-running association with Sydney’s music scene, bringing in club shows from the likes of Clark and Onra, their special Chronicles series with Boiler Room and Ta-ku, and hosting the likes of Thundercat, Four Tet, and Nicolas Jaar at events like Laneway Festival and Splendour in the Grass.

Previous cities lucky enough to host this event include Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw, and Stockholm, all of which have seen some seriously envy-inducing events as part of this cultural celebration. New York will be joining that list soon with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Spike Lee involved in the program, and now Sydney with a lineup that will be announced next week on the 26th April (first announcement) and some time in June (final announcement).

Whoever is RBMA is set to bring down, we at least know that the event will also be featuring some of the city’s inimitable stories told through multi-medium editorial and innovative radio programming via the academy’s digital station.

Red Bull Music Academy Weekender will take place in Sydney from 8th to 11th September of this year with tickets on sale two days after the first line up announcement on April 28th. For more information and any updates click HERE.

To get you all hyped for the event take a look at the video below, which from the RBMA Weekender in Stockholm.

Headline Image: Dorian Concept Live Band at the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Warsaw in 2015.


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Chris Singh

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