Purple Sneakers Approved: Red Bull Music Academy Sydney Weekender 2016


RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY WEEKENDER SYDNEY 2016 runs in September from Thursday the 8th till Sunday the 11th and it’s jam packed full of artists from all walks of life and genre. The weekend will not only just have music, there will be talks, music workshops and indie movie premieres to make this event truly special.

Purple Sneakers has decided to help you out by picking out some stand out shows happening during this wonderful weekend.

RBMA Weekender Club Night: Night Moves w/ Kilo Kish, Bok Bok & more

On the first day we have Night Moves which features some great vocalists like Kilo Kish, Bok Bok, Kučka and more. The Oxford Art gallery which is hosting the event will be turned into a rave cave of bass which is sure to satisfy anyone keen on a good start for the weekend.

Ta-Ku (M)edian – The Director’s Cut

On Thursday the 8th, Australian beat maker Ta-Ku is putting out his directorial debut during the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender, ‘(M)edian’. The film is said to be an introspective look into the city of Sydney, along with themes of family and relationships. Either way Ta-ku is making strides in his work as a creative person and this is just another step in that.

Stones Throw 20th Anniversary w/ Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc & more

On Friday the 9th of September the alternative hip hop record label Stones Throw will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary with some of it’s best playing, names like J Rocc, Mndsgn, Katalyst and the label founder himself Peanut Butter Wolf will be performing some of the best beats made from the most interesting vinyl records. If you’re a fan of hip hop who’s going to the Weekender then you can’t miss this.

Flight Facilities x Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Flight Facilities will be with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on Saturday the 10th. This mix of traditional and new age styles is sure to make an interesting show for anyone able to make it in. If you have the chance don’t miss out on this one.

The Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Sydney 2016 is shaping up to be a great event of music, art and film. There are several talks and workshops that will run during the event and also several other shows each with different styles for people with different tastes.

Words by Aiden Benavides





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