Red Bull Culture Clash 2014 featured four music crews who battled it out in four rounds of performances based on different genres of music. The competitors included Harlem rap squad A$AP Mob, grime collective Boy Better Know, Jamaican reggae act Stone Love and Rebel Sound, a collaborative made up of bass superstars Chase & Status with MC Rage, World Clash champion David Rodigan and jungle pioneer Shy Fx.
The event, produced by Smyle, was also watched by fans online via a live stream, which saw more than 250,000 votes cast to unlock surprises which enhanced the on-stage action.
Rebel Sound, which won three out of the four rounds, claimed the overall winning title, with the volume of the crowd reaching 108 decibels in a bid to vote for them.
The group dropped exclusive recorded tracks, also known as dubplates, as part of their performances on the night featuring Rihanna, Emeli Sandé and British broadcaster Trevor McDonald.
- Between 80 and 100 contractors were on-site for Red Bull Culture Clash
- The Red Bull Culture Clash 2014 concept was 15 months in development
- 200,000 watts of audio power were used on the night
- £6m worth of equipment was used on-site
- 20,000 people attended the event
- A team of eight, full-time employees from Smyle worked on the event
- A total of 35 universes and six lighting rigs were used at Red Bull Culture Clash
Sound systems were provided by SSE Audio, Wigwam Acoustics, Void Acoustics and Stage Call. The last Red Bull Culture Clash took place at London’s Wembley Arena in November 2012.
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