Full Lineup Confirmed for SA’s First Red Bull Music Academy Weekender in Jozi

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, Red Bull Music Academy has confirmed the full weekend’s schedule.

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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.

RBMA Weekender Concerts and Club Nights

Bassline Club – Thursday 1st September

  • African Storm Sound System
  • Admiral and Jahseed
  • Dj Radix

And Club – Friday 2nd September

  • GForce & Craig Placid
  • Fabio & Grant VR
  • Kanan K7 & Dogstarr

Kitcheners – Friday 2nd September

  • Beat Sampras
  • Symatics
  • Kenzhero
  • Mashayabhuqe
  • DJ Lag
  • Jazzuelle ft Lazarusman
  • Jumping Back Slash

Carfaxx  – Friday 2nd September

  • A33
  • Das Kapital
  • Niskerone Vs Hyphen
  • Mr Green
  • Rude One

Great Dane – Friday 2nd September

  • Satori
  • Maramza
  • Leeu
  • Behr
  • Felix Laband
  • Thebe
  • Themba Lunacy
  • Uppercut

1 Fox – Saturday 3rd September

1st Floor

  • Kat La Kat
  • Christian Tiger School
  • Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
  • Moonchild Sanelly
  • Patoranking
  • AKA
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • Kid Fonque

2nd Floor

  • Deep Sixty
  • Sisco Umlambo
  • Thibo Tazz
  • Jullian Gomes
  • Trancemicsoul

Zone 6 – Sunday 4th September

  • Em Ex
  • King Bruce
  • Oskido
  • Vinny Da Vinci
  • Kid X
  • Youngsta
  • Stilo Magolide
  • Riky Rick
  • Culoe De Song
  • Black Coffee
  • Heavy K
  • Mafia Boys
  • DJ Shimza

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!

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