Aspiring artists in London to benefit from day of empowering sessions from Roundhouse Rising Festival and BBC Introducing Live

Sam Ryder, Maisie Peters, and Piers from Rudimental will be special guests at a day of discussion, panels, and showcases to empower asipiring artists.

Roundhouse Rising Festival x BBC Introducing Live on Saturday, October 14th is the final session of the Roundhouse Rising Festival 2023 in Camden, London to be confirmed.

Sessions will include:

  • 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 join.
  • Being an Independent Artist is hosted by DJ Target and features special guests Grace Carter and Hak Baker, Sam Potts of AWAL, CEO of PRS Foundation, Joe Frankland, and AIM head of membership Nina Radojewski.
  • 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, and Pembe Tokuhan.
  • The Art of Song, hosted by Angelle Joseph, will feature Future Utopia, aka Fraser T Smith, and songwriter Carla Marie (Beyonce’s Grammy Award-Winning Lemonade).
  • 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 split by genre will also take place from 1pm - 3pm in Roundhouse Works, offering an opportunity for emerging artists to get their music heard by key names in the industry.

A BBC Radio 1XTRA open mic session will take place on Saturday afternoon, focusing on hip-hop, grime, dancehall, afrobeats, and R&B genres.

New and emerging artists have been selected by Roundhouse and BBC Introducing to perform throughout the day including Aicha Therese, automan, Khalil Madovi, ELLIE HARRIS, PHOEBE AXA, Harvey Causon, Asriel, BaggE, NNENNA KING, Amber T, Valencia Grace, and Tia Gordon.

Artists newly announced for the Rising Presents on the evening of Saturday, October 14th include the Roundhouse Music Collective and rising trumpet star Poppy Daniels.

For details go to

Roundhouse Rising Festival x BBC Introducing Live