Red Bull Music Odyssey – 50 Artists, 6 Boats, 1 Journey
30th June, The Thames
Red Bull Music Odyssey will be the biggest and most ambitious music showcase to ever take to TheThames. The six boats – captained and curated by some of the finest artists from the UK and beyond –include a line-up of those that’ve both shaped the present and are forging the future in these scenes. Exploring everything from House and Disco to Jazz and Broken Beat (not forgetting a whole boat dedicated to UK Hip-Hop past and present), Red Bull Music Odyssey will sail through the Capital, passing some of the most iconic landmarks – including a Tower Bridge opening display – before docking in Greenwich.
From the Dixieland Jazz Band’s 1919 arrival to the UK from the States by steamship, to pirate radio’s offshore beginnings, the UK’s music scene had a long-standing relationship with the water. Now, Red Bull Music Odyssey is ready to make waves by introducing the world to new artists and shining a spotlight on the scenes the UK calls its own. Taking local scenes to global audiences, each boat will be broadcast live on Red Bull Radio. While Chal Ravens will be hosting a curated live broadcast featuring highlights from across the 50+ artists involved in this unique event.