World-renowned London music venue the Roundhouse announces Roundhouse Rising Festival 2023. The three-day flagship event will take place from 12th to 14th October 2023, with tickets launching to Roundhouse members on Thursday, 13th July, and general sale from Friday, 14th July at 10am.
Roundhouse Rising Festival is delighted to partner with the 5-piece genre-hopping band Easy Life who will take on the role of guest curator, programming a full takeover ‘Roundhouse Rising Festival x Easy Life’, with their favourite new artists on Saturday, 14th October, alongside a headline show in the iconic Main Space.
Leicester-based indie/R&B group Easy Life walk a line between indie pop and hip-hop, crafting mellow, melodic jams brimming with catchy hooks. They issued their debut EP, Junk Food, in 2020, with the full-length Life’s a Beach arriving in 2021, and their second album, ‘Maybe in Another Life’, in 2022.
Alongside Easy Life, names announced today include rising trumpet ensemble Poppy Daniels Collective; a hot pot of jazz, fusion, hip-hop and Latin, led by one of London’s most exciting up-and-coming trumpet voices; COLECTIVA who explore the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. And drawing from Italo disco, ’80s new wave, and art-pop, London-based duo Wooze will bring their infectious blend of electro-pop, with more acts to be announced.
Also announced today are details on how up-and-coming artists can apply to play at the event. Easy Life and The Roundhouse are looking for the most exciting emerging artists to perform at this year’s festival on either 12, 13 or 14 October. The form with full details is here; the application deadline is 14th August.
Established in 2011, Roundhouse Rising Festival has built a reputation for showcasing the diverse creative talent of the future through its reputable creative programme of performances, workshops and access to industry events and traineeships, driving its dedication to supporting new and emerging artists and young people looking to progress their careers in off-stage music roles.
Lucy Wood, Head of Music at Roundhouse, said: “We’re so happy to have Easy Life as our curators for Rising Festival this year; their songs and lyrics really speak to their generation, and their love of all kinds of music was clear from the start. They’re keen to support the next generation of talent, including young people from the Roundhouse’s creative programmes. We’re also excited to be earmarking even more performance slots for Roundhouse talent than ever before. Watch this space for more exciting announcements!’
In the last decade, Roundhouse Rising has been a source of new talent discovery and early-career performances from Little Simz, Jacob Banks, Greentea Peng, Kojey Radical, KOKOROKO and many more. Supporting emerging artists as they take their first steps on their respective creative journeys is key to Rising’s purpose. The festival provides a platform for artists to experiment and develop their craft in front of audiences that cherish moments of vulnerability and are ready to lend their ears to the new and unknown.