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Red Bull Music Festival NYC: Tierra Whack, FKA Twigs, Rosalía & More To Headline
Red Bull Music Festival NYC announced its 2019 lineup today, featuring Spanish flamenco innovator Rosalía, rising Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack, British experimental R&B artist FKA Twigs and New York R&B singer Teyana Taylor. The fest includes 10 special events across NYC from April 30–May 18.
Latin GRAMMY winner Rosalía kicks things off at the newly remodeled Webster Hall on April 30, for a show she announced yesterday as part of her first-ever North American solo tour. GRAMMY nominee Tierra Whack will also make her New York headline show debut at none other than the legendary Rainbow Room above Rockefeller Plaza on May 10.
FKA Twigs will perform for two nights, May 11–12, at the Park Avenue Armory, her first shows since 2016 and since recovering from a tumor removal surgery last year.
Taylor, along with an all-female production team, will follow with her "House of Petunia" show on May 15 at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.
Other events include a free show in the park with experimental Jazz ensemble Onyx Collective and other NYC-based artists on May 3. California social justice-minded rapper JPEGMAFIA will follow with a performance in Brooklyn on May 8.
Philly artist/activist/electro-poet Moor Mother will share her art concert/art installation piece "Red Summer" at BRIC in Brooklyn on May 9.
Avant-garde electro-pop artist Holly Herndon will present her new show "PROTO," blending A.I., music and art, in Brooklyn on May 16.
More details and tickets, which are purchased individually, can be found at the fest's page.