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New additions to Roundhouse Rising 2012

| On 11, Dec 2011

Roundhouse Rising, with support from STA Travel, are pleased to announce hotly tipped Londoners The History of Apple Pie and Norwegian artist Torkelsen as new additions to the 2012 line up.

Visual innovators Eyes on the Wall will also be creating unique visuals for each night of the festival. Eyes on the Wall, who originally started as a project in the Roundhouse Studios, have recently worked on a video for Moby and created visuals for Ron Arad’s Curtain Call exhibition at the Roundhouse over the summer.

Additionally, UnConvention have confirmed a string of guest speakers for their co-curated day at Rising including Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Giles Petersen, Riz MC, Kate Tempest (The Sound of Rum), Soweto Kinch, Ian Birrell (ex editor of The Independent and Africa Express co-founder), Caspar Llewellyn Smith (Music Editor of The Observer and Guardian), Mark Antoinne Moreau (manager of Amadou and Mariam) and many more.

They join the previously announced guests John Robb, Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers, RWD editor and Guardian journalist Chantelle Fiddy and artist RoxXxan.

UnConvention’s theme for Rising 2012 is Voices and looks at the political voices and social messages through spoken word, hip hop, social media, art and culture. There will be a simultaneous panel connecting the Roundhouse in London with The Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia in real time. The whole day explores the sounds, ideas and projects that help change the world and society and make people think differently.

Panels includes ‘Female Voices’, with a panel of female MCs, ‘Hip Hop’ (live from Colombia), ‘Politicisation of Music’, ‘Creativity and Social Media In Places Of Armed Conflict’, ‘Digital Innovation’, ‘Latin American Music In The UK’ and a panel curated by Damon Albarn’s African Express: ‘The Rise of African Music’, intermixed with spoken word and hip hop performance.

This is the second UnConvention event at the Roundhouse.It follows an amazing UnConvention Factory in February 2011 where panellists such as Dave Balfe, Dave Rowntree, Tom Robinson, Viv Albertine, Charlie XCX and John Robb were involved in the recording, production and release of an album in one day.

Un-Convention: Voices – Saturday 11th Feb

10.30am-6pm / £10 (all day ticket)

For more details please visit