Roundhouse Rising Festival and BBC Introducing Live Announces Program for London Showcase

Roundhouse Rising Festival and BBC Introducing Live are set to present a captivating program geared to nurture emerging artists and performers on October 14, 2023, in the UK. This schedule includes presentations, talks, and panel discussions from the music industry’s elite, including Sam Ryder, Maisie Peters, and Piers from drum & bass powerhouse Rudimental. The initiative is to be held at the performing arts and concert venue The Roundhouse, in London.

The Roundhouse, a world-renowned London music venue, has completed its announcements for the upcoming Roundhouse Rising Festival 2023. The three-day flagship event takes place from October 12 to 14, in conjunction with BBC Introducing Live. The entire roster for Saturday’s panel event has been released – it will be presented by a music industry stalwart with the goal of promoting grassroots performers.

The agenda is as follows:

  • How BBC Introducing Can Help An Artist with Jess Iszatt, plus special guest artists Venbee and Sekou. Industry guest Ryan Lofthouse, Co-founder of Closer Artists and manager to Geroge Ezra and James Bay, also joins.
  • How to Smash a Live Set with 6Music’s Tom Robinson, alongside vocal coach Lorna Blackwood (Dua Lipa, Mimi Webb), Tour Manager for Nile Rodgers, Pembe Tokuhan, and more.
  • The Art of Song, hosted by Angelle Joseph, will feature Future Utopia, aka Fraser T Smith, songwriter Carla Marie (Beyonce’s Grammy Award-Winning Lemonade), amongst other special guests.
  • How We Made It, hosted by Abbie McCarthy, features special guest artists Sam Ryder, Maisie Peters, and Piers from Rudimental.
  • How to get National pick-up with presenters Jasmine Takhar of BBC Introducing Asian Network, Jack Saunders of Radio 1’s Future Artists, and BBC Music, and Later with Jools Holland’s Alison Howe and others.

Feedback sessions divided by genre will also take place, providing an opportunity for young musicians to have their music heard by industry veterans. On Saturday afternoon, a BBC Radio 1XTRA open mic event will zero in on hip-hop, grime, dancehall, Afrobeats, and R&B genres, giving up-and-coming musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Attendees will also witness a plethora of new and emerging artists who have been selected by Roundhouse and BBC Introducing to perform throughout the day. The artist card includes Aicha Therese, Automan, Khalil Madovi, ELLIE HARRIS, PHOEBE AXA, Harvey Causon, Asriel, BaggE, NNENNA KING, Amber T, Valencia Grace, and Tia Gordon.

Roundhouse Rising Festival, founded in 2011, has earned a reputation for spotlighting the diverse creative talent of the future through its revered program of performances, workshops, and access to industry events. They have fostered the discovery of fresh talent and early-career performances, such as Little Simz, Jacob Banks, Greentea Peng, Kojey Radical, and KOKOROKO, to name a few.

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