Roundhouse Rising Festival returns

News: 31st January 2013 by Louise Dodgson under Live, Music Training & Careers

Roundhouse’s annual festival of new music, Roundhouse Rising, returns for the third year with an incredible line-up of live music, workshops, masterclasses and creative projects, across ten days in February 2013 from 14th to 24th. Take a look below to see what's on the agenda.
Thursday 14 Feb – Roundhouse Records ‘30/30 album’ launch night
Studio Theatre / 8pm / £6
One of the Roundhouse’s flagship music projects for 11-25 year olds, 30/30, presents the 30/30 album which will be launched tonight, featuring live performances from emerging acts IAm1, The Tuts, Demo, Blazer Splitz Boys and Vanessa Gimenez, Callum Rafferty and a set from young dubstep DJ, Joss Ryan. 
Friday 15 Feb - Bass Culture: RoxXxan, RTKAL, RasItes
Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
Bass Culture is an ongoing music project exploring reggae and its influence around the world. Expect radical reinterpretations of contemporary urban music with RoxXxan, RTKAL and RasItes.
Friday 15 Feb - International Times 
Rich Mix, E1 / 7.30pm / £6
Young programmer Chloe Wong brings you an eclectic night of live music inspired by the 1960s underground zine ‘The International Times’, featuring  Electric Jalaba, Ruby & The Vines, Alembic and DJ Koichi Sakai. 
Saturday 16 Feb – Generator - The Tipping Point presnts: Jetta, Death At Sea, The Lake Poets, Eliza & The Bear - Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
Generator, the UK’s leading music development agency based in Newcastle, brings an explosion of new music to Roundhouse Rising for the first time, playing host to 4 of the best emerging artists in the UK, unearthed through The Tipping Point, Generator’s innovative new music blog. 
Sunday 17 Feb – Generator - The Tipping Point: Eliza & The Bear, Death At Sea, Amy Holford
Sage Gateshead / 7.30pm / £6 
Continuing on from last night’s event, The Tipping Point heads to Sage Gateshead with another fantastic line-up of emerging artists, including Eliza & The Bear, Death At Sea and Amy Holford.  
Tickets can be purchased from 
Thursday 21 Feb - Anti Ghost Moon Ray Presents: Bernholz, Gazelle Twin, Acquaintance, Great Pagans
Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
Anti-Ghost Moon Ray is a Brighton and London-based independent record label, blog and arts collective run by art-pop scientist Bernholz, the shape-shifting electronic soloist Gazelle Twin, the hypnotic Acquaintance and fuzzed-up/indie-pop collective Great Pagans. 
Friday 22 Feb – Best Fit Recordings: Faye, Sportsman, NONONO
Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
New music pioneers and legendary blog site, The Line of Best Fit, present the best new artists from their newly formed label, Best Fit Recordings. The arresting, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Faye has captivated audiences with her compelling live show, enchanting all who fall in the path of her soaring, heart-wrenching vocals. 
Saturday 23 Feb – ‘Wishes’ - Little Simz, Jacob Banks, Ria Ritchie, Joel Baker, Jin Jin & The Ragdolls
Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
Headliner, and urban music’s brightest star Little Simz presents Wishes, a night championing emerging UK grime and hip hop. Witness Birmingham singer/songwriter Jacob Banks, alongside Plan B protégé Ria Ritchie, the soul-filled Joel Baker and electro-rap collective Jin Jin and the Ragdolls. 
Sunday 24 Feb – EKO presents PINS, Drop Out Venus, John J Presley, Female Band
Studio Theatre / 7.30pm / £6
The closing night of Roundhouse Rising Festival sees the fresh, forward-thinking collective EKO curate an evening of raw, innovative and explosive sounds with live music from PINS and Drop Out Venus plus visuals from Eyes On The Wall. 

A new addition to the Rising Festival line-up, The Hub Sessions will see various record labels take over the Dorfman Hub to present intimate, stripped-back shows for a very limited audience in a unique space. The Dorfman Hub, located underneath the Roundhouse Main Space, is an atmospheric circular brick performance space at the centre of a labyrinth of brick chambers and narrow passages. 
All Hub Session events will be live streamed via 
Sunday 17 Feb – Fence Records present The Pictish Trail + The Fence Collective - SOLD OUT
Dorfman Hub / 7.30pm / £10
An evening of stories, songs and sounds hosted by the East Neuk of Fife's premier DIY-folk collective - including live performances from The Pictish Trail, Seamus Fogarty, Rozi Plain, eagleowl and Delifinger. 
Monday 18 Feb – Moshi Moshi Records – Fimber Bravo, Sweet Baboo, James Spankie - SOLD OUT
Dorfman Hub / 7.30pm/ £10
One of the world’s most credible indie labels presents an intimate gig showcasing some of their newest artists Fimber Bravo, Sweet Baboo and James Spankie.
Tuesday 19 Feb – Lex Records present Neon Neon + support - SOLD OUT 
Dorfman Hub / 7.30pm / £10
Neon Neon return with an exclusive laptop set at Roundhouse Rising. Producer / musician Bryan Hollon and vocalist / musician Gruff Rhys take new instrumentals from the studio to play them in public for the first time.
Wednesday 20 Feb – Moulettes, Robert Vincent - SOLD OUT
Dorfman Hub / 7.30pm / £10
Alt-folk band Moulettes’ charismatic , idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music has bewitched crowds at many a festival and on their recent dates with Mumford & Sons. They’ll be joined by Robert Vincent, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison.
Roundhouse Rising will also feature a photography exhibition mentored by Jill Furmanovsky, a sound installation in collaboration with Swifty and live visuals created by EYESONTHEWALL. 

Live streaming
The four sold out Hub Sessions events will be live streamed to ensure nobody misses out. Visit for more details.  
Artist Development
As part of the Roundhouse’s commitment to developing young artists, we have programmed a series of creative projects, panels, workshops and masterclasses. Please see separate release for full details or visit 
Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 February 2013
Tickets: or 0844 482 8008 (no booking fee when booking online / buying in person at the Roundhouse Box Office)
Tweet @roundhouseldn #rising2013
About the Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is more than just a great venue. Each year it helps 3000 11-25 year-olds from all backgrounds to realise their creative potential through opportunities in music, media and performing arts. Much of this work takes place in the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios - a dedicated creative centre for music and media production, broadcasting, performance and rehearsal, where young people work with industry professionals to learn and develop their skills.

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