Roundhouse Rising 2018 full line-up revealed: Little Simz, Junglepussy, Cleo Sol, VanJess, and more

Lit­tle Simz, Jun­gle­pussy, Cleo Sol, and pletho­ra of new names will per­form at the new music and arts fes­ti­val, Round­house Ris­ing, start­ing next month.

The full pro­gramme for the 10-day fes­ti­val has now been revealed, and promis­es to show­case devel­op­ing tal­ents from all types of artis­tic and tech­ni­cal dis­ci­plines, includ­ing grime, acoustic music, sound pro­duc­tion and DJing.

The fes­ti­val takes place between Feb­ru­ary 21 and March 4.

It will cul­mi­nate with Wel­come to Won­der­land: The Expe­ri­ence, a con­cep­tu­al all-day event, curat­ed by Lit­tle Simz. The pio­neer­ing per­former is bring­ing togeth­er some of her favourite new artists, includ­ing ris­ing star Cleo Sol, the five-piece col­lec­tive fus­ing afrobeats, hip hop and jazz, Ezra Col­lec­tive, and New York­er rap­per Jun­gle­pussy.

Simz has also enlist­ed teenage MC Lioness, south Lon­don songstress Taw­iah, and the incred­i­ble neo-soul duo Van­Jess. Pro­duc­er-DJs IAmNo­Bo­di, DJ Miller and OTG will fill the gaps between live sets, and way from the main stage, dis­cus­sions, exhi­bi­tions and food are planned.

Oth­er fes­ti­val high­lights include a sound clash, a pro­duc­ers’ day and an artist toolk­it day. There will also be new addi­tions in the form of the Round­house Res­i­dent Artist (Awate), Ris­ing Futures, a day of cre­ative mas­ter­class­es and work­shops for those look­ing to take their next step in music, and a night of emerg­ing tal­ent with BBC Music Intro­duc­ing, host­ed by DJ Tar­get.

See the full agen­da and line-up at the bot­tom of this post.

Tick­ets for Round­house Ris­ing events start from £5, and can be pur­chased from the Round­house. Some events are free.

The Round­house Ris­ing fes­ti­val has been tak­ing place since 2011, and is focused on new and emerg­ing tal­ent. Pre­vi­ous guests have includ­ed Jamie Woon, Wretch 32 and Stor­mzy. Cov­er­age and high­lights of the fes­ti­val have been broad­cast by Round­house Radio, the venue’s radio sta­tion, run by 11 to 25-year-olds.

Roundhouse Rising Festival 2018 line-up

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 21 – Ris­ing Futures at the Roundhouse 

Venue: Round­house

Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 22 – Awate

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

The Last Skeptik

Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 24 – Artist Toolk­it Day

Venue: YouTube Space, King’s Cross

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 25 – Blair Dunlop

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

Blair Dun­lop (Head­line)
Ailb­he Red­dy (Main support)
DM Far­ley (Sup­port 2)
Saachi Sen (Sup­port 3)

Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 27 – Jazz Re:Freshed

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

Tri­force (Head­line)
Ayo Saluwu and the Jaz­zadelics (Main support)
Fred Fredas (Sup­port 2)
Round­house Music Col­lec­tive (Sup­port 3)

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 28 – BBC Music Intro­duc­ing (Free event)

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

Dapz on the Map
Ali­cai Harley
Mvn­go & Lashes

Thurs­day, March 1 – Ris­ing Sounds

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

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).

Fri­day, March 2 – Ris­ing Soundclash

Venue: Sack­ler Space, Roundhouse

Bossy Lon­don
Girls Can’t DJ
Pres­tige Pak
Res­onate Sounds

(Judges: Sian Ander­son (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Lau­rie Charlesworth, Swarzy Macaly (Kiss FM))

Sat­ur­day, March 3 – Round Our Place: Ris­ing Fes­ti­val Pro­duc­ers Takeover

Venue: Round­house

Jerome Thomas
Boa­di and The Banku Powers

Sun­day, March 4 – Lit­tle Simz – Wel­come to Won­der­land Part II

Venue: Main Space and oth­er spaces, Roundhouse

Lit­tle Simz
Ezra Collective
Cleo Sol
McK­ay Felt
Corey Wash
DJ Miller

Image: Nici Eberl