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Roundhouse Rising to showcase new talent

Roundhouse Rising, a festival showcasing new and emerging music talent, is to return for the sixth year.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 17 Feb 2016
  • min read
Roundhouse Rising, a festival showcasing new and emerging music talent, is to return for the sixth year.

Taking place on Thursday 17, Friday 18, day and night on Saturday 19 March with a closing concert on Sunday 20 March.

The Magic Gang, Black Honey, Afrikan Boy and Phoee Gold will be among the artists performing over the four days and nights.

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, Meet the Managers, DIY marketing workshop and Spinnup demo, a new A&R and distribution platform created by Universal.

Jane Beese, the Roundhouse’s head of music, 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.’

Previous illuminati of Roundhouse Rising include Little Simz, Girl Band, Pretty Vicious and Du Blonde.

The full line up for the Roundhouse Rising Festival 2016 is below:

Thursday 17 March

'Rising Sounds' Album Launch: 
Rive, Phoebe Gold, Tom Vevers, Idiki
7pm | Roundhouse - Sackler Space | £5

Friday 18 March

DIY Magazine presents:
The Magic Gang, INHEAVEN, Gillbanks
7pm | 
Roundhouse - Sackler Space | £8

Saturday 19 March

Getting Ahead In Music Day
Want to start or further your career in the music industry? Drop in to our free* day of panel Q&As, workshops, talks and more. 
Featuring live music from Roundhouse Studios artists:
Roundhouse Music Collective, Molasses, Velcrolove, Gawain Hewitt featuring Abimaro, Dizparity, Roundhouse Audio Collective, Josh Jacob, Shao Hao
From 12noon | Roundhouse - various spaces around the building | FREE (unless specified)

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 | 
Roundhouse - Sackler Space | £8

Sunday 20 March
Kuenta I Tambu, Auclair, Roundhouse Choir, Nouria Bah
7pm |  
Roundhouse - Sackler Space | £8