Red Bull Music Academy Weekender 25-28th September

Red Bull Music Academy Weekender

A celebration of music,art & culture throughout the city with a special closing show at Belfast City Hall.

Cathedral Quarter will host four days of concerts, club nights, talks and film screenings at the inagural Red Bull Music Academy Weekender.

Artists performing include Nils Frahm, Skream, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Ryan Vail and many more.

The RBMA Weekender Belfast will bring concerts, club nights, music workshops, a record fair and much more to the Cathedral Quarter showcasing a selection of the most innovative exponents of today’s music from both Ireland and abroad.

One of the fathers of the Belfast punk movement, Terri Hooley will share a stage with fellow Belfast native, Noel Watson, a DJ best known for being one of the first to play house music in London. They will be joined by one of UK’s most celebrated house producers, remixer and DJ, Ashley Beedle and music pioneer, Greg Wilson.

The Limelight will host,SKREAM, house and techno stalwart Paul Woolford, who will perform under his alias Special Request and Chez Damier, a man who has mixed with the best and who will bring his classic sound of New York garage to music fans in Belfast.  The festival will off with the expertly assembled dance music of The Juan MacLean who will be joined on stage by Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Belfast DJ Timmy Stewart and various DJs from the hugely successful club night, Twitch.

Sharing knowledge has been a pillar of the Red Bull Music Academy since day one, so throughout the RBMA Weekender, an array of pioneering artists, producers and music industry personalities will participate in public seminars where they will discuss their creative process, musical influences and inspirations and much more.

Taking place in the Oh Yeah Music Centre (Gordon Street) the lecture session will include music legends, Greg Wilson, Noel Watson, and Terri Hooley.  Local duo Bicep will host a workshop on their craft.  Admission will be free for all sessions and full details will be announced in the coming weeks on

RBMA Weekender – Line Up

Thursday 25 September 2014 // 10pm
The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch
The Bunatee, Queen’s University (Student Union)
Tickets priced £6

Thursday 25 September 2014 // 7pm
What difference does it make? A film about making music
The Mac Film Venue
Tickets are free and available online at or direct from venue

Friday 26 September 2014 // 5pm
Workshop featuring BICEP
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Free Admission – Check
for further details

Friday 26 September 2014 // 7pm
Bombin’ Beats and B Boys
The Mac Film Venue
Tickets are free and available online at or direct from venue

Friday 26 September 2014 // 9.00pm
SKREAM, Chez Damier (Balance) & Special Request
The Limelight
Tickets priced £6

Saturday 27 September 2014 // 10pm
Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Terri Hooley & Noel Watson
Aether & Echo (A&E)
Tickets priced £8

Saturday 27 September 2014 // From 12pm
Belfast Record Fair
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Free Admission

Saturday 27 September 2014 // 7pm
Diggin’ in the Carts
The Mac Film Venue
Tickets are free and available online at or direct from venue

Saturday 27 September 2014 // Time 1.30pm – 6pm
Lecture featuring Greg Wilson, Noel Watson & Terri Hooley
Oh Yeah Music Centre

Greg Wilson // 1.30 – 3.00pm
Noel Watson // 3.15 – 4.45pm
Terri Hooley // 5.00 – 6.00pm

Free Admission – Check  for further details

Sunday 28 September 2014 // 5pm
Nils Frahm, Ryan Vail
City Hall
Tickets priced £5

Sunday 28 September 2014 // 9pm
Space Dimension Controller, Boxcutter, Unknwn DJ Set, Bobby Analog
21 Social
Tickets priced £5 available from

Sunday 28 September 2014 // 7pm
The Light of My Eyes followed by Good Vibrations
The Mac Film Venue
Tickets are free and available online at

Tickets are now available to purchase at and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

For more information, visit

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