British Council Connect ZA and Live SA present #FutureMusic Rising
In association with Roundhouse (UK)
This November, upcoming South African music 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 at the iconic Roundhouse music venue in London (UK) next February 2014.
For the climax of the British Council Connect ZA and Live SA #FutureMusic series for this year, the hunt is on for emerging SA bands, producers and performers to put themselves forward for consideration to a judging panel of experts.
Six acts will be shortlisted to perform in either Cape Town or Johannesburg at the #FutureMusic shows on the 8 and 9 November. The judging panel will then select the best of the best for the UK performance next year.
ANNOUNCEMENT: SHORTLISTED ACTS
The following acts have been shortlisted to play the Johannesburg and Cape Town #FutureMusic Rising events:
Friday 8 November, The Alex Theatre
Saturday 9 November, The Assembly
ANNOUNCEMENT – UK HEADLINER PLASTICIAN (DUBSTEP & GRIME DJ)
A true pioneer of Dubstep and Grime will be headlining Johannesburg (FRI 8 NOV) and Cape Town (SAT 9 NOV). London-based Plastician has released tracks on labels such as ROAD, Soulja, OWSLA and Trouble & Bass. Plastician also runs his own imprint – Terrorhythm Recordings.
Nominations are now open below for artists and managers to nominate an act. These acts will be curated into a special microsite where you can view the long list of entries. The judges will pick 6 artists from the long list to perform at the two shows, and will be there to watch each of the artists in action. Judges will include representatives from the British Council Connect ZA, Roundhouse, Live Magazine SA plus music industry experts.
The winning act will be flown to London to perform at the Roundhouse Rising festival in the UK in February 2014. Roundhouse Rising is an annual new 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.
Acts must be bands or live performers (laptop producers are very welcome, as long as there is a live performance 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, and state which event (JHB or CT) they would be able to perform at.
DEFINE ‘UP AND COMING’
Initial entries will be judged on the video, audio and website links you include in your application, so if you have nothing online you’re probably not up-and-coming enough. The eventual winner will be the one who rocks the crowd the best, and who the judges feel would most make a supercharged leap in their musical careers from getting this kind of international exposure.
Nominations are now closed.
Terms and Conditions
Artists must provide all details including names, ID number, contact details, website and social media links, video or audio and images to be considered.
All shortlisted artists must be available to perform in either Johannesburg on 8 November or Cape Town on 9 November 2013.
The winning artist/artists must be available to perform at the Roundhouse Rising festival in the UK from 17 – 23 February 2014.
Artists must be responsible for their own travel and accommodation for the South African events. Riders will be provided for the shortlisted artists performing in either Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Flights, accommodation and transport will be provided for the artist/artists selected to perform at the Roundhouse Rising festival in the UK. Please note: there will be some restrictions on how many artists will be supported to travel to the UK.
The responsibility lies with the winning artist/artists to have their UK visa approved in enough time to travel to the UK.
Shortlisted and winning artists must be available for press opportunities.