Red Bull Music Festival will return to Los Angeles this year with a special slate of event from Robyn, Rae Sremmurd and music from Red Redemption 2. Kicking off Feb. 7, Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles 2019 (RBMF LA) will explore how music intersects with film, gaming, photography and more, as well as partnering with groundbreaking artists from Los Angeles and around the world for special performances and lectures.
The festival made it’s Los Angeles debut in the Fall of 2017 and this year’s installment follows six acclaimed Red Bull Music Festivals in New York City, and the festival’s Chicago debut this fall.
In February, Robyn will launch her North American show with two RBMF events at the Hollywood Palladium. She re-emerged for the first time in several years this past May at Red Bull Music Festival New York to deliver a powerful public lecture and re-teams with Red Bull Music to bring her spectacular live show to the city for the first time since 2010, performing songs from her new album Honey.
On Valentines Day, LA fans will be treated to Rae Sremmurd’s eclectic and energetic live show which will also include some very special covers of iconic love songs of past and present, all within the halls of a historic bank vault in Downtown Los Angeles.
Hip-hop fans will also get the opportunity to experience photo documentation of a new generation of hip-hop stars through photographer Gunner Stahl’s exhibit. RBMF LA will bring Stahl out for a DJ set featuring a range of special guest performances with recognizable faces from his work.
Gaming fans will be able to experience a full ensemble performance featuring Red Dead Redemption 2 lead composer Woody Jackson, experimental Indonesian duo Senyawa and more musicians featured on the game’s score. Red Bull Music has partnered with Rockstar Games to reimagine this 80-hour extraordinary piece of dynamic score as a unique auditory installation.
The festival is also working with the Los Angeles-based multi talented collective Illegal Civilization known for their skate videos. Headed by polymath Mikey Alfred and fresh off a collaboration with Jonah Hill on his film Mid90s, Alfred and his crew are programming Illegal Civ Movie Motel–a day-long event at the iconic ’50s-era Pink Motel on Feb. 16. The event will feature a crew of IC musical affiliates including Tierra Whack, Tommy Genesis, Show Me The Bodyand more, a mini-skate park, late night film screenings, a community swap meet and more.
RBMF LA kicks off with a new original piece helmed by Latinx singer-songwriter San Cha, who will take her explosive and visceral artistry to new heights. The show will be based around the telenovela programs of her childhood, and will feature artists across a range of LA’s artistic disciplines.