Roundhouse Rising 2012
After the success of the inaugural Roundhouse Rising festival in 2011, the Roundhouse was pleased to announce the return of Roundhouse Rising festival 2012, with support from STA Travel.
With its focus centered squarely on new music, previous years have seen Jamie Woon, Wretch 32, Stornaway, DELS and RoxXxan all take to the stage. Beaty Heart, CLOUT!, Mz Bratt plus a whole host of other up and coming artists joined the Rising ranks for 2012 cementing Rising’s position as the best place to see brand new talent.
This groundbreaking festival took on a distinctly international feel for 2012, with a new Nordic music night, partnerships with the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia as well as performances from Congolese sensation Tres Band the Ethiopian desert blues of Krar Collective. Rising also hosted British Underground's global Bass Culture event as well as the grassroots music and creative community of the internationally renowned Un-Convention.
In addition, Rising Festival 2012 featured a whole range of projects, panels, talks and workshops to inspire the next generation of creative young musicians. Programmed in partnership with Rich Mix, Un-Convention, British Underground,Wears the Trousers and EKO, special guests included John Robb, Bless Beats,Jagz Kooner, Jon McClure (Reverend and The Makers), Hannah Holland, journalist Chantelle Fiddy, and Blak Twang.
Workshops were aimed at 14-25 year olds looking to gain a wealth of experience in the music industry whilst the panels discussed a range of topics from ‘The Influence of Reggae on British Music’ to ‘Creativity in Place of War’ and ‘The Politicisation of Music’.
Roundhouse Rising 2012 took place over half-term in February and expanded from 2011’s week-long festival - 2012 also saw a move off-site to East London for several events.