Red Bull Music Academy announce full lineup details for national tour taking in Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and London

Today Red Bull Music Academy has announced details about their 2015 UK national tour which’ll be stopping off in probably four of Louder Than War’s favourite cities; Glasgow, Bristol, London and, of course, Manchester. As one has come to expect from RBMA, the lineup hitting these towns and events programmed is simply mouthwatering … read on for full details.

The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), for those who don’t know, is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals. Founded in 1998 it’s a two pronged attack of, on the one hand, arts events for the public, invariably focussed around music, and private events which bring together music makers with a wide range of talents, skill levels and cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge. It’s hard to quantify just how much the RBMA has achieved over the years, but that it’s been highly influential on the electronic music landscape in the UK today is indisputable.

The RBMA curation style is legendary. It champions local scenes and global movements and throughout March and April it will be on tour across the UK. Breaking it down into figures the academy will, in total, be covering 4 cities over 4 weekends with 36 shows featuring 192 artists.

Each leg will include lectures, special events and parties with a range of artists including:

Danny Brown, Derrick May, Dimitri from Paris, Gilles Peterson, Goat, Harri & Domenic, Italojohnson, JME, Julio Bashmore, Koreless, Koze, Krust, Logan Sama, Lonnie Liston Smith, Mount Kimbie, Mumdance, Nightwave, Optimo, Paranoid London, Pional, Pinch, Plastician, Preditah, Prins Thomas, Seth Troxler, Shanti Celeste, Skepta, Zebra Katz + lots more TBA

The dates in full are:

  • Glasgow: Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th March
  • Bristol: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 6th April
  • London: Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th April
  • Manchester: Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th April

And the venues:

  • Glasgow The Art School, Sub Club, The Glue Factory, GOMA + more
  • Bristol Arnolfini, The Bristol Planetarium, Circomedia, King Weston House + more
  • London Shoreditch Town Hall, York Hall, Red Bull Studios, Steel Works + more
  • Manchester Sankeys, Soup Kitchen, The Ritz, Antwerp Mansion + more

Tickets on sale now through this link: – also where you can find full details about each day.

Via the press release:

“Bringing together the effervescence of these four cities’ unrivalled cultural heartbeats, alongside a roster of globe-trotting legends, pioneers, and all-round music superstars, the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour is about celebrating the ever-evolving, ever-expanding, sky-rocketing breadth of talent that comes from these fair shores, alongside Red Bull Music Academy’s worldwide dedication to new artists and stratospheric legends.”

Find RBMA online here: They also have a radio station here: and use Facebook. You can also find them on twitter as @RBMA.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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