What’s On: Red Bull Music Festival

For four weeks, a diverse programme of events takes over the capital’s open air spaces, iconic clubs, cutting edge concert halls and historic venues, shining a light on the sounds, scenes and independent spirit that make up the city’s musical DNA.

Set to champion the wealth of London talent, spanning jazz, electronic and everything in-between, the festival starts off ahead of Notting Hill Carnival, dropping in on all corners of London, before culminating in an epic finale from electronic maverick Aphex Twin.

In what will be his first London club show in over 10 years, Aphex Twin takes the helm at Printworks, along-side a number of handpicked artists and long-term visual collaborators Weirdcore.

On the opening weekend, Red Bull returns to West London for the 11th consecutive year at Notting Hill Carnival.

Jamaican dance hall superstar Grace Hamilton, aka Spice, will be giving an exclusive insight into her life through a wide-reaching In Conversation with Spice talk hosted by Radio 1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson.

At The Sunday Club, fans get to visit the legendary South London Sunday sessions of the late 1990s which saw the birth of UK Garage.

Taking over a car park just south of the Thames, garage veterans So Solid Crew, Ms. Dynamite (pic above), MC Creed and Todd Edwards rub shoulders with contemporary DJs and producers.

Elsewhere, Red Bull Music takes over iconic London club, Fabric for Refractions, a night offering everything from drum’n’bass to jungle through to dub step, grime and more.

Spotlighting the flourishing London Jazz scene, audience members are invited into the creative process as an eclectic roster of artists including Ezra Collective’s Femi Koleoso, Nubya Garcia, Joe-Armon-Jones, Swindle, Lapalux and more, paired up
for improvised duets.

For full details visit redbull.com/london

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