Roundhouse Rising Festival 2017 programme announced

Roundhouse Rising Festival 2017 programme announced

The annual Roundhouse Rising Festival, which shines a spotlight on new, up and coming talent, is back for 2017, taking place from February 11-19.

Now in its seventh year, Rising Festival 2017 will expand to nine days of live music , along with a wide range of industry panels, workshops, demos and talks for those seeking a route into the music industry.

Rising Festival has helped pave the way for young artists such as Prides, Eliza and the Bear, Jacob Banks, The Magic Gang, Hooton Tennis Club, Pretty Vicious and more. For the first time ever, Roundhouse Rising will celebrate the success of its alumni with a headline show in the Roundhouse's iconic Main Space from rapper Little Simz, who started her journey in the Roundhouse Studios.

Other highlights on the programme include an evening hosted by BBC Music Introducing, the album launch for Rising Sounds 2017, performances from Glaswegian four-piece Catholic Action, afrobeat artist and MOBO nominee Mista Silva, Roundhouse Resident Artists on-the-rise Edges and hip hop collective SumoChief plus a club night bringing together tastemakers from around the world.

See below for a full rundown of the Rising Festival programme.

Saturday 11 February 2017
Live music from Catholic Action + Support TBC
Doors 7pm /Tickets £5 Early Bird, £8 general admission, £10 on the door

Sunday 12 February 2017
Welcome To Wonderland: The Experience - Live music from Little Simz & Friends in the Main Space plus Little Simz presents Emerging Artists on the Satellite Stage - Daytime: Urban Development Industry TakeoverDoors TBC /Tickets £12 Early Bird, £17.50 general admission 

Monday 13 February 2017
BBC introducing with Huw Stephens, live music from Vant + Zuzu + Isaiah Dreads
Free tickets can be won through the Roundhouse's ticket lottery

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Live music produced as part of the Festival Producers Project at the Roundhouse

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Springboard Live headlined by Edges (formerly Pocketclub) + support  from some of the best new music acts in Manchester, Bristol & Cambridge.
Doors 7pm/ Tickets £5 Early Bird, £8 general admission, £10 on the door

Thursday 16 February
Rising Sounds album Launch
Doors 7pm / Tickets £5 Early Bird, £8 general admission, £10 on the door

Friday 17 February
Rising Soundclash featuring Boko! Boko!, S I S T E R, So Future, In Good Company + roundhouse's soundsystem collective
Doors 7pm / Tickets £5 Early Bird, £8 general admission, £10 on the door

Saturday 18 February
Festival Producers day - young producers from the Roundhouse's Festival Producers project will takeover Rising with a day of panel/workshop events plus live music.

Sunday 19 February
Live music from Sumo Chiefs + KOKOROKO + support TBA  (Hip hop focused night)
Doors 7pm / Tickets £5 Early Bird, £8 general admission, £10 on the door

Daytime: Artist toolkit day, tickets £10

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