Red Bull Music reveals its second Sydney instalment for 2018, set to visit the heart of Western Sydney on April 14 with a live showcase of hip-hop talent, curated by the beloved One Day crew. From the abandoned Parramatta Gaol, Canberra-born rapper Turquoise Prince, Brisbane-based powerhouse Jesswar, local emcees Lil Spacely, Big Skeez, and Sydney DJs Yemisul and Nicole Tania will come together for a rare and celebratory evening of music and community, following the Australian Final of Neymar Jr’s Five – a five-a-side global football tournament.
Sporting a vibrant line-up with some of the country’s greatest upcoming hip-hop acts, Red Bull Music invites music-lovers and footballers alike to celebrate the end of an intensive day-long tournament – the National Final of Neymar Jr’s Five. A venue not usually open to the general public, this event offers a special opportunity for people to explore the Gaol and experience live music, plus a simultaneous slice of Sydney history, from within the prison walls.
Since departing Canberra for Sydney’s Inner West, Turquoise Prince has enjoyed a phenomenal year. His own releases “Worlds Apart” and “Like Your Friends” made impressive waves throughout Sydney’s hip-hop community, and via supporting slots for the likes of Boo Seeka and Horrorshow has proved his status as an incredible showman. Latest single “Sunday Sesh” is a seamless mix of dual energy, fusing R&B hooks and punchy verses that are sure to shine on the Red Bull Music stage.
Joining him on the evening is 22-year-old, Brisbane via Fiji artist Jesswar. Having already carved a name for herself via performances at some of Australia’s most prominent music festivals – including Red Bull Music and I OH YOU’s Block Party at Laneway Festival – the talented emcee continues to impress with her fearless and ferocious verses. Having supported the likes of Seth Sentry and Lady Leshurr, the dynamic and unapologetic Jesswar is set to bring tracks like “Savage” to Parramatta.
Emcees Lil Spacely and Big Skeez will round out the April line-up with a joint set. From his home in Blacktown, Spacely encompasses a raw and fiery disposition, his mixtapes full of unbridled energy and attitude. As a signee to WVS, the label formed by Ghanian hip-hop hero Miracle, and having supported the likes of Kid Ink and O.T. Genesis, Spacely will bring his productions to the Parramatta Gaol stage, joined by Big Skeez. Influenced by the likes of Young Thug and Mick Jenkins, Skeez has quickly gained a following in Sydney’s West for releases like “Pick One”.
Opening the early evening’s proceedings from 5:30pm, and providing their grime and hip-hop flavoured selections between sets, will be Sydney-based DJs Yemisul and Nicole Tania.
Don’t miss the convergence of some of Australia’s greatest hip-hop talents at the heart of Sydney’s West this April. From Parramatta Gaol, expect powerful performances from Turquoise Prince, Jesswar, Lil Spacely and Big Skeez as they provide unrivalled entertainment following the highly anticipated Neymar Jr’s Five Australian Final. Attendees may RSVP for $10 entry via redbullmusic.com. Without RSVP, tickets are $15 on the door. Arrive early for special offerings including the option to get a barber cut inside an old prison cell. Bespoke food and drink, and more, to be revealed soon.