Red Bull Music Academy Gets Rhye, Le1f, Nadja for Montreal "Weekender" Event

Red Bull Music Academy Gets Rhye, Le1f,  Nadja for Montreal "Weekender" Event
After holding its 2016 edition in Montreal last year, Red Bull Music Academy has announced plans to return to the city for a four-day festival next month.

The Red Bull Music Academy Weekender will present a series of experimental and immersive events around the city from September 21 to 24. Each of the four evenings will put the spotlight on different styles and performers.

The event will start with an exploration of extreme music on September 21, showcasing noise, drone, industrial techno and underground metal. The evening will feature sets from Âmes Sanglantes, Pan Daijing, Nadja, TRNSGNDR/VHS, SADAF and Orphyx.

September 22 will find the Music Academy teaming with Montreal's Moonshine collective to focus on "the sweaty fringes of electronic music and the African sounds that form them," celebrating diversity and dance culture with Pierre Kwenders, Le1f, Bonbon Kojak, M. Bootyspoon, Odile Myrtil, Toronto selector Bambii, Portugal's DJ Marfox, TYGAPAW and Total Freedom.

The focus will shift to house and techno on September 23, with a 13-hour, two-stage marathon featuring sets from Borusiade, Carla Dal Forno (live), Carlos Souffront b2b Derek Plaslaiko, Courtesy, Jayda G, Umfang and Volvox. The final evening brings R&B duo Rhye to the National for an intimate performance on September 24, with Charlotte Day Wilson providing opening support.

Tickets for all events go on sale Thursday (August 31). Further Weekender information can be found through the event's official website.