ROUNDHOUSE RISING – London Music Festival Merging Homegrown Talent & Global Artists

The Roundhouse Festival kicks off tonight at the Roundhouse in Camden. Roundhouse will be running until next week Sunday 4th March giving you two weekends to at least catch one show during the festival. With ten events taking place from tonight you can catch homegrown talent and globally acclaimed artists such as LIL SIMZ,

This is the perfect event for the music lover or you the person who is working hard to become the next Beyonce’. One ticket to the Roundhouse festival will give you access to live music performances, sound clashes, workshops, panels, talks and much more. Ticket prices range from FREE to £30

24th February as part of the festival Roundhouse will host their ARTIST TOOLKIT DAY, at a fitting venue, the YouTube London Space – the home of video innovation. The following day, it’s a headline from BLAIR DUNLOP, a singer / songwriter whose soothing folk medleys have seen him bagging several awards this past year. Support comes from lo-fi rocker DM Farley, Roundhouse Resident Artist, Saachi Sen and Ailbhe Reddy. JAZZ RE:FRESHED head up the 27th, with a golden line-up selected by the tastemaker crew. Triforce will represent with broken jazz / hip-hop / neo-soul fusions, then drummer, Ayo Saluwu, will perform with his cosmic crew the Jazzadelics. Roundhouse Resident Artist, Fred Fredas and the Roundhouse Music Collective also join.

Assemble all grime heads! The 28th February sees seminal UK radio station, BBC Music Introducing,present a night of emerging talent from the urban music world, curated by DJ Target (BBC Radio 1Xtra), with highlights broadcast on 1Xtra. The show is free and tickets are applied for via a lottery. Midland’s finest Dapz on the Map (RiskyRoadz) heads up the show, tipped by Professor Green, Shola Ama, BBK & Ghetts. There’s more solid gold talent joining in the form of breakout MC Yizzy – the winner of BBC Music Introducing’s Future Fund and one of ‘NME’s 100 Essential Artists’ at only 17; as well as South London rapper Alicia Harley, whose debut single was included in Spotify’s UK ‘New Music Friday’ playlist and is championed by the likes of MistaJam and DJ Target.

Next in line on 1st March, Roundhouse’s RISING SOUNDS comes to life, a project that unites established artists and producers with next generation names to produce an album that fuses artist styles. This event is the first chance to hear the album in a room full of industry invitees, with several tracks performed live. Gaika (Warp Records), Bayoz Music (Giggs’ producer), Margot Broom (Fat White Family) are just a snapshot of those involved.


Each year the Roundhouse gives 11-25 year olds the chance to develop their skills and confidence through creativity – in music, media or performing arts. Maya Jane Coles, Tom Misch, Gillbanks and Little Simz – this year’s Rising Festival headliner – are just a few young creatives who have participated on projects at the iconic circular venue.

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Wednesday 21st February || Rising Futures 

Thursday 22nd February || AWATE 
The Last Skeptik

Sackler Space, Doors 7pm

Saturday 24th February || Artist Toolkit day 

YouTube Space, Kings Cross

Doors 12pm

Sunday 25th February || Blair Dunlop (Headline)

Ailbhe Reddy (Main support)

DM Farley (Support 2)

Saachi Sen (Support 3)

Sackler Space, Doors 18:00-21:30

Tuesday 27th February || JAZZ RE:FRESHED

Triforce (Headline)

Ayo Saluwu and the Jazzadelics (Main support)

Fred Fredas (Support 2)

Roundhouse Music Collective (Support 3)

Sackler Space, Doors 19:00-22:30

Wednesday 28th February || BBC1XTRA/Introducing

Dapz on the Map


Alicai Harley


Mvngo & Lashes

Sackler Space, Doors 19:00-22:30, Free event

Thursday 1st March || RISING SOUNDS

Rising Sounds Album Launch featuring unsigned bands and artists who have taken part in our Rising Sounds Album project, working with a professional producer to record a track. Producers working on the project this year include Gaika (Warp Records), Bayoz Music (Giggs), Margot Broom (Fat White Family)

Sackler Space, Doors 19:45-21:30

Friday 2nd March ||  Rising Soundclash 

BOSSY London

Girls Can’t DJ

Prestige Pak

Resonate Sounds

JUDGES : Sian Anderson (1Xtra) | Laurie Charlesworth | Swarzy Macaly (KISS FM)

Sackler Space, 20:00 – 01:00

Saturday 3rd March || ROUND OUR PLACE : Rising Festival Producers Takeover 

Jerome Thomas
Boadi and The Banku Powers

Sunday 4th March || Little Simz – Welcome to Wonderland Part II (Main Space) 

Little Simz




Ezra Collective



Cleo Sol


McKay Felt

Corey Wash

DJ Miller

Main Space + other spaces, 13.00 – 23.00

Ticket prices:

Sackler space shows: 

Pre purchased – £8

On-the-door – £12

Main space shows:

Pre purchased – £25 || On-the-door – £30

Round our Place

Pre purchased £6

On-the-door £8

Combined day & night ticket £10

Industry tickets available – £5 (Industry to email – – twitter – instagram – google+1

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