Wed­nes­day 21st Feb­ru­ary — Sunday 4th March

Tick­et prices — vary­ing prices from FREE to £30

www.roundhouse.org.uk | #RHRising2018

Rising Fest­iv­al, Roundhouse’s biggest plat­form for dis­cov­er­ing tomorrow’s head­liners can now reveal its full pro­gramme, with extra events reflect­ing the eclect­ic nature of the Round­house from hard-hit­ting grime to acous­tic, unplugged rhythms. The line-up for the finale from home-grown favour­ite LITTLE SIMZ: ‘WEL­COME TO WON­DER­LAND: THE EXPER­I­ENCE’ has arrived, fea­tur­ing JUNGLE­PUSSY, LION­ESSand TAWI­AH. Oth­er fest­iv­al high­lights include the RISING FEST­IV­AL PRODUCER’S DAY and ARTIST TOOLKIT DAY, as well as new addi­tions in the form of last year’s Round­house Res­id­ent Artist AWATE, RISING FUTURES, BOSSY LDN, DJ TAR­GET and so many more, acrosss 10 years, tak­ing place between Feb­ru­ary 21st — March 4th 2018.



Start­ing pro­ceed­ings on 21st Feb­ru­ary is RISING FUTURES, a day of cre­at­ive mas­ter­classes, talks and work­shops for those look­ing to take the next step in music, then on 22nd Feb­ru­aryAWATE per­forms — razor sharp bars and impec­cable flow, with Turk­ish and the Last Skep­tik in tow. 24th Feb­ru­ary sees the return of the ARTIST TOOLKIT DAY, tak­ing place at the You­Tube Lon­don Space — the home of video innov­a­tion.

Next up, it’s a head­line from BLAIR DUN­LOP on Sunday 25th Feb­ru­ary, 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.

A favour­ite on the agenda is the clash of titans, the RISING SOUND­CLASH, act­ing as one of the final shows on 2nd March. Bossy LDN, DJ duo Girls Can’t DJ, Prestige Pak and Res­on­ate Sounds will all fight for the title of RISING SOUND­CLASH CHAM­PI­ON 2018. Judging the clash is 1Xtra’s Sian Ander­son, Roundhouse’s Laurie Char­les­worth and KISS FM’s Swar­zy Mac­aly. This will be hi-energy buzz from begin­ning to end. Do not miss. On the 3rd March it’s the PRO­DU­CERS TAKEOVER ‘ROUND OUR PLACE,’ an all day fest­iv­al cur­ated by emer­ging pro­du­cers. The Round­house stu­di­os will be trans­formed into a mini neigh­bour­hood, with a lounge, an indoor park, a house party rave and a lib­rary. Pro­du­cers have con­firmed Jerome Thomas and Boadi and The Banku Powers as two of the artists.

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The Grand Finale comes in the form of LITTLE SIMZ: WEL­COME TO WON­DER­LAND: THE EXPER­I­ENCE, a con­cep­tu­al all-day event put togeth­er by the pion­eer­ing rap­per and per­former. OnSunday 4th March, Little Simz unites her favour­ite new artists, includ­ing rising star Cleo Sol, DJ Miller, and Ezra Col­lect­ive, the five piece col­lect­ive fus­ing afrobeats, hip-hop and jazz. Known for his soul­ful arrange­ments and groov­ing bass­lines, IAM­NOBODI also joins, then NYC rap­per Jungle­pussy brings her power bars to the Roundhouse’s main stage space. Plus there’s way more tal­ent in the form of teen­age MC ‘Lion­ess’, South Lon­don soul song­stress Tawi­ah and the incred­ible Van Jess. It’s a fam­ily affair with DJ and Pro­du­cer OTG, cre­at­or McKay Felt and Corey Wash in tow. Past guests include Stormzy, Chip­munk and more — this will be a chance to see the stars of tomor­row first. There will also be dis­cus­sions, exhib­i­tions, food and more through­out the day.

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 RSVP@roundhouse.org.uk)

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Tick­ets roundhouse.org.uk — 0300 6789 222

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.