Press Release

#FutureMusic Rising Competition


Who’d like to go to the UK in February to perform at Roundhouse Rising?

What the hell is Roundhouse Rising you ask? Well, allow me to explain. Roundhouse Rising is an new annual music festival that pioneers and platforms the best in new music. As well as live performance, the festival offers a range of development opportunities for young people, focusing on creative workshops, industry advice sessions, seminars and talks.

In the fourth and final round of the British Council Connect ZA and Live SA #FutureMusic series, up-and-coming talent will get the chance to perform in a special weekend of performances that will lead to one act being chosen to perform at the Roundhouse Rising Festival in London next year in February.

Six acts will be shortlisted to perform in either Cape Town or Johannesburg at the Connect ZA and Live SA #FutureMusic events on the 8th and 9th of November, which is presented by the British Council and Live SA in association with Roundhouse, UK. The judging panel will then select the best of the best for the UK performance next year.

These acts will be curated into a special microsite and the judges will pick the six artists from the long list. The judging will be based on the video, audio and website links that nominees include in their online applications.

Acts must be bands or live performers – laptop producers are welcome, as long as there is a live performance and not just a DJ set – who would most benefit from the exposure of an international performance. Acts must be under the age of 35, and based in South Africa.

Events will take place in Jozi at the Alex Theatre on Friday the 8th of November and in Cape Town at The Assembly on Saturday the 9th of November.

Check out Live Mag’s website for full details.

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