Red Bull Academy Weekender

Red Bull Academy Weekender

Belfast hosts a series of gigs featuring SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Ryan Vail and more

Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Ryan Vail, The Juan McLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch represent some of the most cutting edge artists and will be among other genre defying musicians who will perform at the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Weekender in Belfast between September 25 – 28, 2014.

Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing industry legends and emerging music-makers since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Seattle, Cape Town, New York, Barcelona and São Paolo. Home to many renowned artists, Belfast has a great heritage of music and has produced amazing sounds for decades.

The RBMA Weekender Belfast will bring four days of concerts, club nights, music workshops, a record fair and much more to the Cathedral Quarter at the end of September, showcasing a selection of the most innovative exponents of today’s music from both Ireland and abroad.

Highlights of the RBMA weekender will see contemporary pianist, Nils Frahm join the unique sounding Derry-based Ryan Vail on a specially constructed stage in one of Belfast’s most iconic locations, City Hall.

One of the fathers of the Belfast punk movement, Terri Hooley will share a stage with fellow Belfast native, Noel Watson, a DJ best known for being one of the first to play house music in London. They will be joined by one of UK’s most celebrated house producers, remixer and DJ, Ashley Beedle and music pioneer, Greg Wilson.

The Limelight will host one of dubsteps first and most prominent producers, SKREAM, house and techno stalwart Paul Woolford, who will perform under his alias Special Request and Chez Damier, a man who has mixed with the best and who will bring his classic sound of New York garage to music fans in Belfast.

The festival will off with the expertly assembled dance music of The Juan MacLean who will be joined on stage by Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Belfast DJ Timmy Stewart and various DJs from the hugely successful club night, Twitch.

Sharing knowledge has been a pillar of the Red Bull Music Academy since day one, so throughout the RBMA Weekender, an array of pioneering artists, producers and music industry personalities will participate in public seminars where they will discuss their creative process, musical influences and inspirations and much more.

Taking place in the Oh Yeah Music Centre (Gordon Street) the lecture session will include music legends, Greg Wilson, Noel Watson, and Terri Hooley. Local duo Bicep will host a workshop on their craft. Admission will be free for all sessions and full details will be announced in the coming weeks on the Red Bull Academy website.

RBMA WEEKENDER – LINE UP

Thursday, September 25 // 10pm

The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch

The Bunatee, Queen’s University (Student Union)

Tickets priced £6

Friday, September 26 // Time TBC

Workshop featuring BICEP

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission – Check www.rbma.ie/rbmaweekender for further details

Friday, September 26 // 9.00pm

SKREAM, Chez Damier (Balance) & Special Request

The Limelight

Tickets priced £6

Saturday, September 27 // 10.00pm

Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Terri Hooley & Noel Watson

Aether & Echo (A&E)

Tickets priced £8

Saturday, September 27 // Time TBC

Lecture featuring Greg Wilson, Noel Watson & Terri Hooley

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission – Check www.rbma.ie/rbmaweekender for further details

Sunday, September 28 // 5.00pm

Nils Frahm, Ryan Vail

City Hall

Tickets priced £5

Tickets are now available to purchase at www.ticketmaster.ie and usual outlets nationwide.

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