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Preview: Red Bull Music Academy Tour – Manchester

The RBMA tour comes to Manchester April 16th-19th

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Across the weekend of 16th-19th April the Red Bull Music Academy tour will be stopping off in Manchester.

A programme of club nights, shows, lectures, workshops, daytime parties and live radio broadcasts tailored made to Manchester’s cultural heritage will feature in various venues across the city.

Just some of the events on offer include: a daily exhibition hosted at Soup Kitchen; Skepta in conversation on April 16th; a teachno feast served up at Sankeys on April 17th with Industrial City Sounds featuring Derrick May, Surgeon, Tin Man and more; and a studio science workshop from legendary hip hop duo Royce Da 5’9” and DJ Premier aka PRhyme.

The 17th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy takes place in Paris this autumn. You can read our feature on the recent Road to Paris tour, including details on how to apply for the academy, here.

Further information about the tour and tickets can be found here.

Full line up details for the Manchester leg are below:

Dr Me’s Jacket – A Red Bull Music Academy Exhibition

DATE: Thursday April 16 to Sunday April 19

LINE UP: Dr Me

VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF

TIME: Noon to 10pm

TICKETS: Free entry

Red Bull Music Academy presents In Conversation with Skepta

DATE: Thursday April 16

LINE UP: Skepta

VENUE: The Studio Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

TIME: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

TICKETS: £5

Red Bull Music Academy presents Tropical

DATE: Thursday April 16

LINE UP: Hosts – JME, Skepta, C4, Flowdan and friends; DJs – Todd Edwards, Preditah, Slimzee, Plastician & Logan Sama

VENUE: The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

TIME: 10pm to 3am

TICKETS: £15

Red Bull Music Academy presents Industrial City Sounds

DATE: Friday April 17

LINE UP: Derrick May, Surgeon, Dana Ruh, Tin Man, Happa, Acre

VENUE: Sankeys, Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Manchester M4 6JG

TIME: 10.30pm to 6am

TICKETS: £10 – £15

Red Bull Music Academy presents Deep South

DATE: Friday April 17

LINE UP: Omar-S, Doc Daneeka

VENUE: South Nightclub, 4a South King Street, Manchester M2 6DQ

TIME: 11pm to 4am

TICKETS: £10

Red Bull Music Academy presents Simmering From Beneath

DATE: Friday April 17

LINE UP: Mount Kimbie, Synkro, Braiden, Dan Hampson,

VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

TIME: 11pm to 4am

TICKETS: £10

RBMA Radio: Live in Manchester

DATE: Saturday April 18

LINE UP: Krystal Klear, Zed Bias, Jon K, Jonny Dub, Chunky, Metrodome, Paleman, Danuka, Swing Ting, Meet Free DJs, Glowing Palms

VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

TIME: Starts at noon, closing time TBC

TICKETS: Free entry

Red Bull Music Academy presents Zed Bias and friends

DATE: Saturday April 18

LINE UP: Zed Bias, ∆KKORD, Illum Sphere, Levelz, Chimpo, Sivey, Biome, Jonny Dub b2b Metrodome b2b Rich Reason

VENUE: Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme Grove, Wilmslow Road, M14 5AG

TIME: 11pm to 4am

TICKETS: £10

Red Bull Music Academy presents Studio Science: PRhyme

DATE: Sunday April 19

LINE UP: PRhyme

VENUE: NQ 2022, 20 Dale St, Manchester M1 1EZ

TIME: 2pm to 4pm

TICKETS: RSVP for guest list from February 25

Wax Works – A Red Bull Music Academy Special

DATE: Sunday April 19

LINE UP: DJ Jazzy Jeff, PRhyme, Todd Terry, Krystal Klear, Josey Rebelle

VENUE: Beat Street, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

TIME: 6pm to 2am

TICKETS: £10