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World’s biggest street dance battle to host UK grand final in Manchester next month

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 20th June 2024

The UK grand final of the biggest street dance battle event in the world will be taking place in Manchester this summer.

And some serious shapes will be thrown… we presume.

That’s right, Red Bull Dance Your Style, which is the biggest street dance battle event in the world, is set to host the UK final of its championships in an exciting new location this year – and that exciting new location is right here in Manchester.

Happening down at Freight Island in the heart of the city centre towards the end of next month, the renowned international mixed-style competition – which has been running since 2019 – celebrates the wide variety of impressive dance talent across the UK, and sees dancers attempt to excite audiences with their interpretation of loads of different music genres.

The world’s biggest street dance battle is hosting its UK grand final in Manchester / Credit: Red Bull Dance

This unique and fast-paced competition is open to all genders, and hopes to “unify dancers and spectators alike” through 16 rounds of one-on-one freestyle dance.


Hip Hop, Locking, Voguing, and Krumping are just a handful of dance styles that’ll be on show.

On the road to the UK grand final, Red Bull Dance Your Style has been pulling up in cities nationwide to host open auditions, including in Swindon, Edinburgh, and here in Manchester – with the last open audition being held in London on Saturday 13 July.


All successful qualifiers from these auditions will attend the final UK showdown in our city.

It’s all gearing up to be an “electric crescendo”, as finalists battle it out for their chance to compete in the at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final in Mumbai later this year.

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The UK Final of Red Bull Dance Your Style 2024 is taking place at Freight Island on Saturday 27 July, and if you fancy popping along, you can grab some tickets to the event here.

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