RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY SOUND SYSTEM HEATS UP SUMMER WITH PARTIES AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL AND NOTTINGHAM CARNIVAL
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE MARLEY BROTHERS TO PLAY AT CARNIVAL
As summer heats up, prepare for things to get a little hotter as those horns blare in the distance, the bass reverberates far and wide, and the waft of jerk chicken fills the air… it’s Carnival time! Red Bull Music Academy is delighted to announce the return of their legendary Notting Hill Carnival party under the Westway on Monday 26th August AND a return to the renowned Nottingham Carnival on Saturday 17th August.
Returning for its sixth year, the Red Bull Music Academy Notting Hill party will once again shut down every other Soundsystem at carnival this year. The king of carnival – David Rodigan MBE- is extending his usual 15-minute secret RBMA carnival appearance with a full on Ram Jam experience and for the first time ever at Notting Hill Carnival, Ram Jam Rodigan will be rolling out the green, yellow and black carpet for the legendary MarleyBrothers. Damian ‘Jr Gong’` Marley, Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, and Julian Marley are, of course, the musical genius offspring of Jamaica’s reggae legend Bob Marley, with Stephen’s son Joseph Marley(aka Jo Mersa) joining this special line-up. Also appearing as part of the Marley collective are fellow Jamaican reggae artists Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis and Black Am I who, alongside Jo Mersa, form part of the Ghetto Youths Crew – the label founded by the Marley Brothers.
Also making their Carnival debut and getting ready for an exclusive set are our friends Disclosure, having recently steamed straight to the top of the UK album charts with their debut album ‘Settle’ which was part-recorded at the legendary Red Bull Studios in London.
No strangers to Carnival, MJ Colereturns for a truly special back to back set with Wookie, while former Academy alumni XXXY and Nightwave turn up the heat, the latter playing a back to back set with Rinse FM’s Éclair Fifi. Fellow Rinse FM DJ and one of this year’s New York Academy participant T Williams triumphantly flying the RBMA flag, all keeping their wings in full flight mode for what will be one of Red Bull Music Academy’s all-time carnival history highs.
Pairs of tickets for this year’s RBMA party at Notting Hill Carnival will be available by a ballot held at www.redbull.co.uk/carnival . The ballot will be open to entry from 10amon Monday 12 August until 5pm on Friday 16 August. Lucky entrants will then be notified on Monday 19th August.
AboutToBlow will of course be keeping tabs on all the action throughout the day and , whether there or not, set will be made available to stream via www.RBMAradio.com.
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY SOUND SYSTEM AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL LONDON
DAVID RODIGAN’S RAM JAM PRESENTS
IN ASSOC. WITH GHETTO YOUTH INTERNATIONAL
DAMIAN ‘JR GONG’ MARLEY, STEPHEN ‘RAGGA’ MARLEY, JULIAN MARLEY,
WAYNE MARSHALL, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, BLACK AM I & JO MERSA
DISCLOSURE (CARNIVAL DJ SET) / MJ COLE B2B WOOKIE B2B SPECIAL GUEST / T WILLIAMS / XXXY / ECLAIR FIFI B2B NIGHTWAVE
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY SOUND SYSTEM AT NOTTINGHAM CARNIVAL
SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2013
SOUND SYSTEM FEATURING BREACH / T.WILLIAMS / CONGO NATTY FT CONGO DUBZ, NANCI & PHOEBE / CHANNEL ONE / THROWING SNOW / HIGHNESS SOUND SYSTEM / JUS NOW / RUBBERDUB / MIMM / ELEMENTZ