Red Bull Culture Clash 2012 wields Magnetic Man, Major Lazer, Channel One and Boy Better Know for Wembley Arena showdown

Posted: 30th August 2012
Annie Mac, Skepta, Wiley and Mikey Dread also feature in four-way November soundclash, tickets on sale now
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For those new to this, Red Bull's annual monster Culture Clash event is now in its third year and has become a key attraction on London's already-swollen schedule and after a cursory glance at the 2012 line-up, it's not hard to see why.

Founded in 2010 and designed to bring together fans, performers and collectives from many genres such as dubstep, dubreggae, dancehall, grime and drum n bass, Culture Clash has a mission statement - 'one sound will rise'. Several crews will battle it out to become champion of the night, dropping the roughest, toughest bass-lines and rhythms of the century, all in the space of four different 15 minute segments across four different stages.

After two years at Camden's Roundhouse, the 2012 Red Bull Culture Clash will be relocating to Wembley Arena for an unforgettable night of chest-trembling dub-plates and exclusive mixes. Who's up for it? Major Lazer are massive at the moment and will be dealing out heavy dancehall-flavoured aces on stage one. Stage two features bassweight specialists Magnetic Man under the watchful eye of Annie Mac, while stage three pulls together Channel One reggae stalwarts Mikey Dread and Ras Kayleb, armed with 24 huge speakers. Boy Better Know will feature JME, Wiley, Skepta and many more in a grimetastic meltdown in the fourth corner. The gloves are off (which is a good job - you can't DJ with those on) - let battle commence.

The date for your calendar is 7th November and ticket prices are an unbelievable £15 (plus fee) - we've got them on sale now! NB - It's an over-18's night only.

Paul Pledger