Lil Simz, Blair Dunlop, Triforce and Dapz on the Map are among the headliners set to play Roundhouse Rising 2018. The ninth edition of the festival which unites breakthrough artists with global acts will return to Camden’s The Roundhouse from Saturday, February 25th to Sunday, March 4th featuring gigs, a sound clash, workshops, panels and talks.
First the festival kicks off with the Artist Toolkit Day on Friday, February 24th at Roundhouse Rising’s headline partner YouTube’s London space. The first gig will follow on the Saturday as Blair Dunlop headlines supported by DM Farley, Roundhouse Resident Artist Saachi Sen and Ailbhe Reddy.
Collective Jazz Re:Freshed takeover the Roundhouse on Monday, February 27th with Triforce providing neo-soul with a funky edge joined by drummer Ayo Saluwu performing with his Jazzadelics crew, plus Roundhouse Resident Artist Fred Fredas and the Roundhouse Music Collective.
Grime fans can get their fill on Tuesday, Febraury 28th when BBC Music Introducing and 1XTRA unite. Curated by DJ Target, the night will see Brum MC Dapz on the Map (RiskyRoadz) supported by Yizzy, Alicai Harley, Shivz plus Mvngo & Lashes. This wll oine of Roundhouse Rising’s free events, with sign up details coming soon.
On Monday, March 1st there will be a first chance to hear the Rising Sounds album which follows the ethos of the festival as established artists and producers work with next generation names. Gaika, Bayoz Music, Margot Broom are involved this year and the listening party will see several tracks will be performed live.
The annual Rising Soundclash will return on Friday, March 2nd with champions Boko! Boko! defending their title against three other crews to be announced. The final show of the series will be Little Simz presenting her Welcome to Wonderland Part 2 concept, curating a day session with breakout talent and familia, plus discussions, exhibitions, food and more.
For details and tickets on sale now priced from free to £30 go to www.roundhouse.org.uk.