Roundhouse Rising announces 2018 headliners

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Little Simz, Jazz:Refreshed, Blair Dunlop and BBC Radio 1Xtra are among the artists and organisations announced for the 2018 edition of Roundhouse Rising.

The event, which takes place at iconic London venue the Roundhouse, runs from 21 February to 4 March and features sound clashes, workshops, panels, talks, performances and more.

Little Simz headlines with Welcome to Wonderland Part II on the closing night, featuring a curated line-up of new talent, while BBC Radio 1Xtra orchestrates a grime takeover, organised by DJ Target, on 28 February.

Earlier in the schedule, on 25 February, award-winning British songwriter and folk artist Blair Dunlop headlines, with lo-fi rocker DM Farley, Roundhouse Resident Artist Saachi Sen and Ailbhe Reddy on support duties.

Tastemaker collective Jazz:Refreshed heads up 27 February, with a night promising the hottest new talent across jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul.

Also included in the programme is Rising Sounds, an established initiative which brings together well-known artists and producers with next generation names to create an album that fuses genres.

On 1 March, Rising attendees can tune into a listening party, where several tracks will be performed live. Gaika (Warp Records), Bayoz Music (Giggs), Margot Broom (Fat White Family) are a few names slated for the 2018 edition.

As a talent incubator and creative hub, the Roundhouse is also offering thousands of young people aged between 11 and 25 the chance to learn practical music industry skills, from radio production and sound recording to performance and PR.

Event organisers are also hosting a Rising-related Artist Toolkit Day at YouTube’s Red Space on 24 February.

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