Roundhouse Rising is set to return next month with the continued intention of highlighting a wide array of artists and genres to the people of London. Taking place at the Roundhouse in London between Thursday 9th and Saturday 18th February, the various events and showcases will see performances from the likes of The History Of Apple Pie, Beaty Heart and Bloodgroup – plus a variety of panels and workshops hosted by Wears The Trousers, and BBC Radio 1 producer Amy Redmond, amongst others.
The full lineup of events is as follows. For more info on the ‘Incidentally Nordic’ showcase, head over to our sister site Ja Ja Ja.
For more in depth info, head to the Roundhouse Rising website:
Thursday 9 February: Rising Showcase
Mz Bratt, YGLU, Azekel, Lovelle, Dizzietron
Friday 10 February: Sonic
Beaty Heart + Roundhouse Choir, CLOUT!, Sarah Leo, The Waylayers
Saturday 11 February: Bass Culture
Natty, Lady Leshurr, RasItes
Wednesday 15 February @ Old Blue Last: Wicked Tongue
Labyrinth Ear, Jewellers, Hourglass Sea, Fragments
Friday 17 February @ Rich Mix: Roundhouse:Remixed
Krar Collective in collaboration with Roundhouse Experimental Choir, Tres B, Rubix Poetry Collective, Tempting Rosie, Dizzietron (DJ set)
Friday 17 February: Incidentally Nordic:
Sandra Kolstad, Bloodgroup, Torkelsen
(More info about this lineup via our sister site Ja Ja Ja)
Saturday 18 February: EKO presents Through the Glass Ceiling
The History of Apple Pie, Drop Out Venus, Chapter 24 and Skinny Girl Diet
REMIX: Rising – 13-15 February
Remix tracks by artists performing at Roundhouse Rising 2012. Working alongside professional producers, this intensive project will focus on song structure, creative interpretations and how to make the most out of a remix using the latest music software.
Age: 14-19. Price – £15
Rising: Rewind with Jagz Kooner and Bless Beats – Thursday 16 February
Working alongside producers Jagz Kooner (Oasis, Kasabian, Primal Scream) and Bless Beats (Wiley, Chipmunk) to look at what makes a song great, deconstructing tracks and building them up as a group.
Age: 16-25 (Intermediate/Advanced). Price – £5
International Album In A Week – 13-17 February
Partnering with international colleagues to help create an international album in a week. Working alongside other musicians in a state of the art studio to create a series of new tracks inspired by the festival. Please note: you must have some experience of playing and writing your own music to take part.
Ages 14-19 . Price – £20.
Music Production and Promotion Masterclass – Saturday 18 February
This workshop will provide an insight into the different aspects of working in dance music. Learn about DJing, music production, club promotion and starting a record label – and how all these skills can help promote your own work – from Hannah Holland and the Batty Bass team.
Ages: 16-25. Price – £5.
The Penniless Podcaster Masterclass – Saturday 18 February
BBC 6Music’s Ruth Barnes is hosting a masterclass on how to make your own podcast, post it online, promote it and make it unique. This includes a chance to interview artists appearing as part of Roundhouse Rising and is also a good opportunity for those who are already podcasting, but who are keen to fine tune their methods and make the finished product slick and professional.
Age: 16-24. Price – £5.
Roundhouse Rising blog project – 13-17 February
Learn about video and photography or web and radio journalism as you work on the daily Other Side of the World music project blog. Work with professionals to create work for your showreel, cover gigs at Roundhouse Rising 2012, write for the festival site and spread the word using social media.
Age: 14-18. Price £10.
Saturday 11 February: Un-Convention: ‘Voices’:
This year Un-Convention have partnered with a variety of arts organisations in Colombia to focus on the effect of new technologies on local and global music making, hip hop culture and the politicisation of music both in the UK and in Latin America. Many of the panels will be live-streamed, giving you the chance to connect and interact with artists from the other side of the world.
Special guests include Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Giles Petersen, Riz MC, Kate Tempest, Soweto Kinch, Ian Birrell, Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Mark Antoinne Moreau, John Robb, Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers, Chantelle Fiddy and artist RoxXxan. There will also be a performance from Cassetteboy.
Price – £10 (all day ticket)
Wednesday 15 February: Bass Culture – The Influence of Reggae on British Music:
Following on from their showcase night, British Underground present a high profile panel discussion looking at the massive influence reggae has had on the current UK music scene from dubstep and grime to folk and electronica.
Saturday 18 February: Wears the Trousers:
Hosting a music industry panel discussion that will give participants the chance to get up close and personal with the music industry. They are also holding one-to-one Clinic Sessions to listen to demos.
Price – £2