Red Bull Music Festival: A Celebration Of Mzansi’s Greatest Sounds

Red Bull Music Festival 2018

6 March 2018

When it comes to creating unforgettable cultural grand music events, you can always count on the Red Bull music team! This April, it gets no better than 6 days of jamming to some of South Afric’s best and up and coming talents. The Red Bull Music Festival is set to raise the bar for the 2018 Mzansi music-festival calendar with an exhilarating musical experience in Johannesburg. Trompies, Oskido, 340 Million, Moozlie and Distruction Boyz are among the local musical stars confirmed to get you on the dance floor.

Following the hugely successful Red Bull Music Academy Weekender and Red Bull Culture Clash events in 2016 and 2017 respectively, the flagship Red Bull Music Festival (RBMF) event will boast a blockbuster contingent of eighty local, pan-African and global acts set to take over Joburg for six days. The festival will feature an array of musical genres, which play a pivotal role in shaping the SA music landscape. Everyone from upcoming jazz soul sensation Langa Mavuso to the West Coast hip-hop inspired electro DJ, Egyptian Lover through to Durban’s King and Red Bull Culture Clash winner DJ Tira all the way to the reggae duo Admiral and Jahseed will be taking to the stage at the festival.

The Red Bull Music Festival will not only celebrate our rich music history but also the art, fashion, and events that have spurred the evolution of SA urban music culture over the past two decades. A light will be shone onto the musical pioneers and unsung heroes who continue to inspire new artists such as Moonchild Sannelly and Stiff Pap. The multi-venue event will fall onto urban dancefloors that hold an immortal place in SA’s musical history, including visits to genre-defining neighborhoods and communities in Braamfontein, Soweto, and Newtown.

The Details

Dates: 3 – 8 April 2018



Tickets:  Available HERE

Tuesday 3rd April | TBA

Wednesday 4th April | The Orbit | R100

Thursday 5th April | Newtown Music Factory | R120

Friday 6th April: Republic of 94 – R100 | Kitcheners – R80 TICKETS AT THE DOOR | Great Dane – R80 TICKETS AT THE DOOR | And Club – R80 TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Saturday 7th April | 1 Fox | R350

Sunday 8th April | Zone 6 | R100


Tuesday, 3rd of April: TBC

Wednesday, 4th of April:  A celebration of jazz music at The Orbit. A jam session that will create a one-off experience for those who attend. The night finishes off with a round robin vinyl session with DJ Okapi and Zara Julius.

Thursday, 5th of April: Admiral and Jahseed, African Storm Sound System leaders from Red Bull Culture Clash put on a reggae show at Newtown Music Factory with Maad Mugo.

Friday, 6th of April: Republic of 94 will be the home of Kwaito night. Attendees will start the night with Oskido and DJ Tira and end with new artists who take their influences from our kwaito kings. Old school kwaito will be the dress code of the night.

Saturday, 7th of April: Up and coming Namibian triple threat Gina Jeanz, Dwson, and Stingray perform alongside Mozambique’s  340 Million who will revive their music catalog.

Sunday, 8th of April: TBC

The 2018 RBMF also serves as a celebration of the 20 years of the Red Bull Music Academy globally. The Academy is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals around the world. RBMA also espouses values to create, collaborate and celebrate the SA music scene.

Likers, get ready for an epic 8-day party at the Red Bull Music Festival. Visit  for more information on the lineup, tickets and full schedule. Always keep it social on their handles below:

Facebook: Red Bull

Twitter: @redbullza

Instagram: @redbullza

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