Red Bull Music Academy’s 32-date series featuring shows, lectures and workshops, are set to take place in the city’s most iconic venues, as Getintothis‘ David Hall reports.
Red Bull Music Academy has announced plans for a month-long 2016 UK Tour, taking in Liverpool, Glasgow, London, and Leeds for a series of back-to-back mini-festivals.
It marks the first time the tour has touched down in Liverpool, with rising stars rubbing shoulders with a global exchange of musical ideas to celebrate their local scene.
The programme will be showcased in some of the city’s finest venues and most unique spaces, including the Victorian splendour of Sefton Palm House and St George’s Hall and the raw, stripped back industrial space of the Invisible Wind Factory and Camp and Furnace.
One of the UK’s most stellar hip-hop success stories, Krept & Konan, lecture upon the subjects of major label credibility, before bringing the Future Sounds of Hip Hop to Camp and Furnace, with Rejjie Snow, Loyle Carner, Suicideyear, and Siobhan Bell.
Detroit icon Moodymann takes over Invisible Wind Factory with an AV spectacular consisting of laser modules, mirrored kinetic sculptures, and a stellar line-up featuring Hunee B2B Young Marco, Sassy J and Or:La.
Proceedings are brought to a close by D Double E, laying down the gauntlet to MCs Jammz, Ocean Wisdom, Footsie, Lady Leshurr, AJ Tracey and Santan Dave for a beatless recital within the imposing St. George’s Hall.
Red Bull Music Academy has stopped off in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City, Tokyo, and Paris since its inception in 1998.
The full Red Bull Music Academy Liverpool programme:
Digital Soul Boys at The Palm House, featuring Jamie Woon, SG Lewis and Suedebrown, Thursday, October 6. Doors 7pm.
Credit to the Edit at Buyers Club, featuring Greg Wilson, Henry Greenwood, Peza and Derek Kaye, Thursday, October 6. Doors 11pm.
A Conversation with Krept & Konan at Constellations, Friday, October 7. Doors 5pm.
Future Sounds of Hip Hop at Camp and Furnace, featuring Krept & Konan, Rejjie Snow, Loyle Carner, Suicideyear, Siobhan Bell and No Fakin’ DJs, Friday, October 7. Doors 7pm.
Immortal Sounds of Hip House at The Merchant, featuring Kenny Dope, Kidkanevil and No Fakin’ DJs, Friday, October 7. Doors 11pm.
Club Cosmos at Invisible Wind Factory, featuring Moodymann, Hunee B2B Young Marco, Sassy J and Or:La, Saturday, October 8. Doors 10pm.
Rhymeantcis at St. George’s Hall, featuring D Double E, AJ Tracey, Big Zuu, Dave, Footsie, Jammz, Lady Leshurr, Ocean Wisdom and Tommy Genesis, Sunday, October 9. Doors 8pm.
Tickets are on sale now.