Following from the announcement of Africa’s first Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Weekender, which features heavyweights Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand), Patoranking (Nigeria), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School and more than 50 other artists, we are excited to confirm the full weekend’s schedule.
Now you can plan your own musical journey across the four days at seven iconic venues in Johannesburg. In addition to presenting artist performances across diverse genres, RBMA Weekender will also be hosting a number of Weekender satellite events to keep you engaged.
To warm up for the festival, a photography exhibition entitled ‘Nightscapes’ will be on public display at the Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey across Johannesburg, as seen through the lens of photographer Elsa Bleda.
Forming a part of the Weekender by day programme is a public RBMA lecture in collaboration with Hello Ambassador with RBMA alumni Culoe De Song at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre.
“I’m very pleased and looking forward to the event. I’ve always had great experiences with the Red Bull Music Academy, so this should be great end to the Summer craze I’m going through right now in the north,” commented Culoe De Song.
The afro-techno DJ will take to the the RBMA couch to cover all topics music industry related. “Looking forward to sharing my life adventures on and off stage at the session. Good vibes only!” he concluded.
The last day of RBMA Weekender will be rounded off by a Link Up live Jam Session workshop aimed at exploring the art of ‘synchronised producing’ between two producers and their computers.
To ensure all Cape Town fans get to experience the sensational dub-reggae-soul-jazz-techno mash-up of Fat Freddy’s Drop, the New Zealand band will perform for one night only on the 2nd of September at Trafalgar Park, Woodstock. Tickets are now available and can be purchased here:http://win.gs/2aA7OGV
RBMA Weekender Concerts and Club Nights
Bassline Club – Thursday 1st September
African Storm Sound System
Admiral and Jahseed
And Club – Friday 2nd September
GForce & Craig Placid
Fabio & Grant VR
Kanan K7 & Dogstarr
Kitcheners – Friday 2nd September
Jazzuelle ft Lazarusman
Jumping Back Slash
Carfaxx – Friday 2nd September
Niskerone Vs Hyphen
Great Dane – Friday 2nd September
1 Fox – Saturday 3rd September
Kat La Kat
Christian Tiger School
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Zone 6 – Sunday 4th September
Vinny Da Vinci
Culoe De Song
Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Satellite Events
25 August – 01 September:
What: Nightscapes Photography Exhibition
Where: Kalashnikovv Gallery, Braamfontein
The exhibition explores Johannesburg through the eyes of photographer Elsa Bleda
What: RBMA Lecture with Culoe De Song in collaboration with Hello Ambassador
Where: Sci Bono Discovery Center
When: 16:00 – 17:00
On the last day of Hello Ambassador Creative Festival, RBMA will host a lecture with RBMA alumni Culoe De Song to share knowledge on the industry
What: The Link Up
Where: Academy of Music Technology – 62 Goud Street, Downtown Studios, Johannesburg
When: 14:00 – 17:00
Hosted by RBMA Alumni of 2011, Ableton Certified Trainer and Academy of Music Technology founder, Emile Hoogenhout
To see the full RBMA Weekender lineup and schedule online visit: http://redbull.co.za/
Buy your tickets now
Both day and full weekend passes are available, ensuring you can create the RBMA Weekender experience that suits you.
Weekend passes: R500.
Thursday 1 September: R120
Friday 2 September: R120
Saturday 3 September: R400
Sunday 4 September: R120