Roundhouse Rising returns with masterclasses & new music galore!

News: 6th February 2014 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

The Roundhouse’s annual festival of emerging music, Roundhouse Rising, returns for 4 days of live music and a range of music industry masterclasses, panels, workshops and creative projects. 

Live music highlights include Ninja Tune’s electronic-funk-hip hop duo Letherette, one half of Swedish duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Mariam The Believer, electronic producer Tim Exile, the critically acclaimed DEMS and East London producer Midnight Davis. Generator  present their Tipping Point Showcase with Blessa, Fé and Prides; Artrocker present a bill that includes post-punk-funk trio Shopping and Norwegian punk rockers Honningbarna whilst Sexbeat Records showcase past, present and upcoming releases including indie-pop sweethearts Fear of Men and dream shoegaze two-piece GAPS. 

Cape Town-based electronica/hip hop producer Wildebeats and Johannesburg performance art ensemble The Brother Moves On will travel from South Africa to join the festival bill, having been handpicked by the Roundhouse in partnership with Connect ZA, British Council and Live Magazine SA, a project that works to connect the new generation of creative professionals in the UK and South Africa. 

Alongside an incredible line-up of new music, the festival aims to support the next generation of artists and industry leaders with two days dedicated to offering advice and insight into the music business. Generator presents an Artist Development Masterclass Day which will feature high profile music industry experts and offer essential insight, thought-provoking debate and practical advice for emerging artists and DIY music businesses. CMU present a second day of interviews, panels and insight sessions about getting started in the music business. Whether you’re an artist running your own affairs, a manager plotting your band’s career or you aspire to work in the music industry, these are essential sessions. 

Oli Kluczewski, Festival Producer: ‘Rising Festival 2014 is our biggest and boldest to date, showcasing even more fantastic new music than ever. We really want people to come to the festival, experience the building and discover something new, take part and be inspired. In addition to the all the great music, the programme features loads of practical advice sessions for emerging artists and young people looking to get ahead in the creative industries. The Roundhouse aims to make Rising an essential event on the festival calendar for anyone looking to break into the music business.’

To support the Roundhouse’s work with 11-25 year olds, the festival has also programmed a range of creative projects specifically for that age group, including a songwriting masterclass and ‘demo surgery’. Participants will additionally have the opportunity to showcase their work at the festival. 


Roundhouse Rising Festival, 20-23 February 2014 

0844 482 8008 - £8 + fees 

Thursday 20 February | 6pm | £8 + fees
Little Simz, Choc, Brother Moves On, Joel Baker, Cynikal, Ruby Goe, DJ Edott, Santino, Ophelia, Rayon Nelson, Whitney Williams, Juliyaa, DJ Oddi

Friday 21 February | 10.30am | £8 + fees
Generator: Tipping Point – Artist Development Masterclass Day 

Generator, the UK’s leading music development agency, returns to Roundhouse Rising for an Artist Development Masterclass Day which will bring together high profile music industry experts for a day of essential insight, thought-provoking debate and practical advice for emerging artists and DIY music businesses.

Guests include Big Life Management, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, ITB, Spotify covering topics including how to build your career on YouTube, building an artist’s career, attracting press & radio, hitting the road and more. 

Live music from: Ajimal, Lèse Majesté, Suntrapp

Friday 21 February | 6pm | £8 + fees
Generator: Tipping Point Showcase: Blessa, Sophie Jamieson, Prides, Fé

Roundhouse presents: Raphaella, Grace Savage, ThisisDA, Sophie Blackburn, DJ Edott

Saturday 22 February | 11.30am | £8 + fees
Music Technology Workshops Day

Today will focus on pioneering approaches to music and technology, in a variety of workshops and demos on circuit bending and instrument hacking, music-triggered visuals, interactive music formats and live coding.

Live music from: Fran Lobo, Urban Development Presents, Amarni Keller, Vulcan MC, Vanessa Gimenez, Jide Kuti, Saachi Sen, DJ Oddi, Rainer, Laekyn, Tim Exile (Live Performance Masterclass), The Energy, Mickey Lightfoot

Saturday 22 February | 6pm | £8 + fees
Mariam The Believer, Shift-Static, Phoenix Martins, Midnight Davis, Kirk Spencer, DJ Fauxlo, Cynikal, Jake Isaac, Cudroid

Saturday 22 February | 11.30pm | £8 + fees | Over 18s only
Letherette, Tim Exile (live & improvised show), Wildebeats, DJ Fauxlo

Sunday 23 February | 11.30am | £8 + fees
CMU:DIY - Getting Started In Music Day

The team from CMU present a day of interviews, panels and insight sessions about getting started in the music business. Whether you’re an artist running your own affairs, a manager plotting out your band's career, or you aspire to work in the music industry or run your own music business, you'll learn plenty from this full day. 

Guests include Music Glue, Sony Music, Alcopop! Records and The Blue Team covering topics including making money from music, building a fanbase, the potential of direct-to-fan, setting up your artist business and much more. 

Drop-in Sessions & Surgeries: Get involved with a variety of drop-in sessions and surgeries about DIY media for musicians. Sign up for a biography surgery; take a press shot in the photo-booth with our resident photographers, or get advice on how to make a music video. 

Live music from DEMS with Roundhouse Choir, Ivy & Gold, Charlie Hole, Eva Stone, Tarq Bowen, Jessica Carmody, Callum Rafferty, Henry Webb J, Grace Fleary, Karyma Ellis, DJ Edott

Sunday 23 February | 4pm | £8 + fees
Artocker, Sexbeat Records & Roundhouse present: Fear Of Men, GAPS, Primitive Parts, Moon Gangs, Skinny Girl Diet, Hella Better Dancer, Shopping, Honningbarna, Youth Man

Connect ZA presents: The Brother Moves On, Lazy Talk, Wildebeats, Kathryn Haggis 


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