Red Bull Music Academy Brings 34 Shows and 230+ Artists to New York City


Submitted by Will Kiendl

From now until May 31, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will present an unprecedented series of 34 unique shows celebrating music across genres and generations. More than 230 artists are set to perform during the five-week New York City festival, including musical luminaries such as Brian Eno, James Murphy, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak, Giorgio Moroder, Skream, Kim Gordon, and Four Tet – as well as 62 hand-picked Academy students hailing from 35 countries.

The 34 shows happening in some of the most iconic venues around town include special live concerts and curated club nights, as well as installations, film screenings and public conversations with some of today’s most inspiring music makers. On May 25, the Red Bull Music Academy will team up with the era-defining DFA Records for an epic celebration of the label’s 12th anniversary. From making indie kids dance again to taking Madison Square Garden by storm, DFA is a New York institution if there ever was one. DFA founder James Murphy will headline an epic nine-hour, multi-room show at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with over 15 live acts and DJs spanning the entire history of DFA, including some first-ever U.S. performances. The party will be accompanied by the documentary 12 Years of DFA: Too Old to be New, Too New to be Classic, a mashed-up, frenzied portrait of the iconic label and the creative minds and recording artists behind it. The 12-minute film will be available for streaming on alongside hundreds of other documentaries, in-depth interviews, and archived lecture videos.

Click here for the full lineup and tickets.