Roundhouse Rising Festival, 17th – 20th March 2016 – Celebrating emerging artists

Roundhouse Rising Festival, 17th – 20th March 2016 – Celebrating emerging artists
Looking to display your talents and break into the music industry? Then get yourself down to London’s Roundhouse this March. Now in its sixth year, the Roundhouse presents its festival for emerging music, ‘Roundhouse Rising’ taking place on Thursday 17, Friday 18, day and night on Saturday 19 March with a closing concert on Sunday 20 March. So if you are an emerging artist yourself then get take advantage of this wonderful event and gain access to some of the most influential experts in the industry. Each year the Roundhouse helps 3,000 11-25 year-olds realise their creative potential through opportunities in music, media and performing arts. To book tickets please click here


Held in the confines of the Roundhouse’s more intimate Sackler Space, Roundhouse Rising presents four days of quality live music alongside a day of industry panels, workshops, demos and talks that have all been carefully curated to help aspiring musicians find the right path towards their creative careers.


Throughout the festival, music will come from Brighton newcomers who are steadily taking over the world The Magic Gang, swathed in mystery but gradually emerging from the shadows Black Honey,, matching African rhythms to blunt electronics, chopped up guitar lines to chanted vocals, the wild and colourful explosion of energy of Kuenta I Tambu. Afrikan Boy‘s unique sound, coined as ‘Afro-grime’ will also make an appearance, fusing influences from Nigeria and his hometown London. Plus support from forward thinking and aspiring acts INHEAVEN, Gillbanks, Hannah Lou Clark, Kurb, Roundhouse Choir and Nouria Bah.


Kicking off proceedings on the Thursday night will be the ‘Rising Sounds’ Album Launch, a body of music that features four young artists from the Roundhouse; Rive, Phoebe Gold, Tom Vevers and Idiki, who recently took part in the ‘Rising Sounds’ project working with renowned producers such asJames Lewis who’s worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, John Parish who has produced albums for PJ Harvey, and Tracy Chapman, Gang of Four Bassist Thomas McNeice, Hannah Holland andTom Furse of The Horrors to create this compelling compilation.


On Saturday 19 March daytime, the Roundhouse will open its doors for a day of music industry workshops and keynote speakers from industry heads. Subjects include ‘Meet the Promoters’ panel,‘Meet the Managers’ panel, DIY marketing workshop and Spinnup demo, a new A&R and distribution platform created by Universal. All providing a fantastic opportunity for emerging musicians to network and gain information to help further their career. General entry to this event is free with £5 tickets to attend selected panel discussions.
Saturday’s daytime will also be accompanied by live performances from various artists including:Molasses, Velcrolove, Gawain Hewitt featuring Abimaro, Dizparity, Roundhouse Audio Collective, Josh Jacob, Shao Hao and Roundhouse Music Collective.
Upholding its reputation for supporting bright stars of music early in their careers, previous illuminati ofRoundhouse Rising include Little Simz, Girl Band, Pretty Vicious, Du Blonde, Skinny Girl Diet, Mariam The Believer, Prides, Sampha, DEMS and Fear of Men to name a few.

Speaking about this year’s event, Jane Beese, Head Of Music for the Roundhouse said: “Rising is an annual festival at the Roundhouse, a moment when the work we do year-round in developing young artists and working with emerging talent comes together in a celebration of new music. We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences to Rising 2016.

Free to attend events:
DJ Drop-in Sessions: 
Learn the DJ basics on CDJs and vinyl using Serato software.
Band Jam Taster: 
Always wanted to try guitar, bass or drums? Our expert tutor Matt will have you playing a song before the hour is through.
Songwriters Clinic: 
Do you write songs but need a bit of help and advice? Book an hour with our expert songwriters (who work with the likes of Adele and Florence!)
Demo Surgery: 
Book a 30 minute session with top producer, Spider J, for help and advice on how to tidy up your demo using Ableton and Logic software.
Spinnup Music Demo: 
Learn from the pros how to use Spinnup to get your music in front of the right people.
Panel discussions and workshops:
Meet The Managers Panel
12.30pm | Roundhouse – Dorfman Hub | £5
Meet The Promoters Panel
With: Tom Clipson (Eat Your Own Ears), Laura Davidson (Goldenvoice)
2.30pm | Roundhouse – Hub | £5
Future Bubblers Presents: Make Music: Need Money
With: Huey Walker (Arts Council England)
1pm | Roundhouse – Bloomberg Studio | £5
Build Your Own Press Kit
1pm | Foundhouse – Bloomberg Studio | £5
DIY Marketing Workshop
With: Amelia Ideh (Put Me On It)
3pm | Roundhouse – Clore Studio | £5
Saturday 19 March
Afrikan Boy, Cold Callers
8.15pm | Torquils Bar | £5
Saturday 19 March
Black Honey, Hannah Lou Clark, Kurb
7pm |


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