Friday’s line-up has been selected by Coda, the live agency who have brought us an astonishing amount of breakthrough artists in recent times including Disclosure, FKA Twigs, Tom Odell, Emeli Sande, Rudimental, King Krule, Raury, Years & Years… (the list goes on!)
Beth Jeans Houghton will headline the night in her new incarnation Du Blonde. The new moniker is a fresh start for Beth whose forthcoming album is a big change in musical direction. Whilst her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, 25-year-old Houghton, has constantly evolved and reinvented herself – a musical and aesthetic chameleon always playing by her own rules. Du Blonde will step out with her first live performances at Roundhouse Rising Festival.
The night will also see a performance from pioneering artist Gwilym Gold whose work spans music and art, with his tender track Muscle formed out of improvising a soundtrack to visual artist Eddie Peake’s work for eight hours a day as part of a collaborative exhibition at White Cube.
Promising young Oxford singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham also joins the line-up with his rhythmic guitar music laden with intricate melodic turns that has already earned him a mention from Zane Lowe on Next Hype.
Roundhouse’s own Resident Artist Kaity Rae will open the night – a 17 year old singer-songwriter from North London who brings a blend of country, folk, and pop.
stay tuned for more line-up announcements…