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Red Bull Culture Clash returns to London for a third time with it’s heaviest line-up yet. On November 7, the musically iconic Wembley Arena will be transformed into a musical battleground for this unique live music concept inspired by traditional Jamaican soundclash culture: four stages, four crews representing four different genres – one winner. Tickets are on sale now.

The night will be composed of four rounds and each soundsystem has a limited time to drop as many killer tracks as they possibly can, including ones recorded exclusively for the event, to win over the crowd. That night, a host of special guests will reveal their allegiances. The line-up:

MAJOR LAZER
+ Special Guests
vs
ANNIE MAC PRESENTS MAGNETIC MAN
Feat: Redlight + Rudimental + Disclosure
Special Guests: P Money + Ms Dynamite
vs
BOY BETTER KNOW
JME + Skepta + Frisco + Wiley + Shorty + Jammer + Solo 45 + Maximum
Special Guests: Lethal B + Chip
vs
CHANNEL ONE
Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb
Special Guest: Anthony B

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30 years of representing the sounds of roots reggae; the formidable Channel One Soundsystem will head to Wembley with their strong spiritual ethos and their all-vinyl and dubplate selection to retain their Red Bull Culture Clash title. He’s worked with the likes of Wyclef Jean to Snoop Dogg, international reggae superstar Anthony B will be supporting Channel One, live. Genre-defying super producer Diplo brings his festival-tested Major Lazer Soundsystem to take on the reigning champions. He’ll be pitted against the heavy line-up backing Radio 1’s Annie Mac, led by dubstep’s original supergroup – Magnetic Man. She’ll also have special guests Rudimental, Disclosure, P Money and Ms Dynamite. Completing the bill is pioneering grime collective Boy Better Know, flying the flag for North London with special guests Lethal B and Chip. Allegiances will be revealed on the night, on stage, facing the roar of the crowd as their crews draw the battle lines until just one sound rises.

Tim Westwood, will co-host the event alongside Gemma Cairney and is warming up for the ultimate party: “This ain’t the same old same old. This ain’t your regular high street club. This is Wembley Arena with four soundsystems, one in each corner, tearing it down to find one soundsystem to claim the throne at the Red Bull Culture Clash.

Tickets for the Red Bull Culture Clash are available from ticketmaster and cost £15.

How the Culture Clash works:

  • No Elimination
    Each artist plays a selection to gauge crowd reaction and warm up for the night’s clash.
  • The Selector
    Who has the best selector? The soundsystems go head to head and the crowd decides.
  • Sleeping With The Enemy 
    Controversial round: artists play tracks from their competing soundsystems’ genres.
  • The Decider
    Time for the soundsystems to dig deep, they need the biggest tunes in their record bags to win over the audience once and for all. At the end of this round the crowd will be asked to vote with their vocal chords to decide who is the Red Bull Culture Clash winner.
  • The Crowing 
    The winning crew will play out the night with their victory set.

A series of clashes taking place in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle across October gearing up to the main event. See how you can get on stage. Line-ups will be announced soon.

Keep track of all announcements and see what the crews have to say about the event on redbull.co.uk/cultureclash. Red Bull are about to deliver another legendary live event.

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