Red Bull Music Academy UK tour comes to Leeds

The Red Bull Music Academy Tour is to visit Leeds for the first time, recognising the city's status as a focal point of musical culture for the UK.

Red Bull Music Academy's UK tour is to stop off in Leeds

From October 27-30, the musical icons and rising stars of the city will be given the platform to throw down and celebrate their contribution to the UK’s scene. They’ll be joined by international names that connect the dots between the UK and a global exchange of musical ideas. Tickets are on sale now.

The programme continues the Academy’s nearly 20-year mission to celebrate and educate within music, shining a light on vital artists and movements from music’s past, present and future. Across genres as diverse as hip hop, grime, soul, house, techno, garage and electro, the RBMA UK Tour will present club nights, studio sessions, AV shows, art installations, radio broadcasts and, ever at the centre of the Academy experience, intimate live lectures with some of today’s most important artists.

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The final stop on a month-long UK tour, Leeds opens with grime legend Kano sitting down with friend and collaborator Hattie Collins to discuss the scene’s relationship with documentation and photography. After their discussion, attendees will get a first glimpse of Collins’ new exhibition ‘An Eye on Grime’, as it tracks the work of the grime scene’s major documenters.


Piling into one of the UK’s finest small clubs, an all-Berlin techno takeover hits Wire, featuring Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, and the trio of Laurel Halo, Objekt and Call Super, before another top of the range DJ billing sees Canal Mills welcome one DJ Harvey back to Leeds for the first time in 25 years, bringing with him a house-leaning line up including Leon Vynehall, Job Jobse and Palms Trax.

Rounding off the Tour, Shura shares some of the inspiration that saw her go from her West London bedroom to headline tours and festivals, while a special Halloween treat takes over the Hyde Park Picture House, with a live-scored screening of indie-horror smash It Follows. Composer Disasterpiece’s now famous original score will be arranged and played live by Red Bull Music Academy Montreal participant to be Emma Jean Thackray and seven musicians.


EVENT: A Conversation with Kano - A Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

DJ Harvey

DATE: October 27


VENUE: Globe Road Car Park

TIME: 6pm – 7.30pm



EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents An Eye on Grime

DATE: October 27-30

LINE UP: Cleveland Aaron, Ewan Spencer, Lord of the Mics, Olivia Rose, Practice Hours, Risky Roadz, Simon Wheatley, Tim + Barry, Vicky Grout


VENUE: Globe Road Car Park

TIME: 7.30pm – 10.30pm

TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Form & Function

DATE: October 28

LINE UP: Marcel Dettmann, Objekt, Call Super, Laurel Halo

DJ Harvey

VENUE: Wire Club

TIME: 11pm – 6am


EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Discopolis

DATE: October 29

LINE UP: DJ Harvey, Leon Vynehall, Job Jobse, Palms Trax

VENUE: Canal Mills

TIME: 11pm – 5am


EVENT: Studio Science with Shura

DATE: October 30

LINE UP: Shura

VENUE: Lambert’s Yard

TIME: 2pm – 3pm


EVENT: It Follows - Live Score - An RBMA Special

DATE: October 30

LINE UP: Disasterpeace Live Score, Arranged by Emma-Jean Thackray

VENUE: Hyde Park Picture House

TIME: 2.30pm – 5.30pm


For details on the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour CLICK HERE