Published Jun 22, 2016The city of Montreal was announced as the host of this year's Red Bull Music Academy, marking the event's return to Canada for the first time in nine years. Now, organizers have shed a little more light on when the program will officially touch down.
The 2016 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place from September 24 to October 28 at Montreal's Phi Centre, an art institution whose founders feel is the ideal venue for Red Bull's programming.
"The Red Bull Music Academy at the Phi Centre expresses the perfect synergies between their concept, the Phi Centre's philosophical outlook and facilities, and our mandates in music and education programming," Phi Centre founders Phoebe Greenberg and Penny Mancuso said in a statement. "We are honoured to collaborate with them in bringing the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy to Montreal."
Over the five week period, 70 artists from around the world will "exchange personal perspectives and free-ranging ideas on every facet of music making." Participants will be announced next week.
UPDATE (6/27, 3 p.m.): RBMA has revealed a few of the Canadian artists participating at the Montreal event. They include Angus Tarnawsky, Casey MQ, Marie Davidson, Sayge and River Tiber.
"We are very excited to return to Canada and to host our next edition of the Red Bull Music Academy here in Montreal," RBMA co-founder Many Ameri said in a statement. "Some of the most daring music makers from around the globe will soon arrive here to share their musical vision, and this year's home base in Montreal offers both participants and the Academy the opportunity to deepen relationships with Canada's vibrant and thriving creative scene."
Montreal has also hosted two weekend-long Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp programs since 2014. With last November's Music Academy in Paris having been cut short due to the terrorist attacks across the city, 30 selected musicians that did not get to experience their second term will be brought over to Montreal.