Gloucester Rooftop Festival in partnership with the Roundhouse
Thu 12 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018King's Walk & Eastgate Shopping Centre Car Parks
Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall present the GLOUCESTER ROOFTOP SEASON
In partnership with the Roundhouse, Gloucester Culture Trust and The Music Works at King’s Walk Multi-storey and Eastgate Centre carparks
Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 July
Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall are partnering with London’s Roundhouse, Gloucester Culture Trust and The Music Works to transform the rooftops of King’s Walk Multi-storey and Eastgate Centre carparks into a summer festival season of theatre, music and performance. Together they've joined forces with local and national artists to bring the perfect collision of classical music, hip hop, R’n’B, pop, rap, rock and spoken word to Gloucester. Combined with a rooftop bar and street food, audiences are invited to park up and while away their long summers evenings against Gloucester’s skyline.
The Gloucester Rooftop season marks the first collaboration for the Gloucester Roundhouse Exchange, a partnership between the city of Gloucester and the Roundhouse in London to give young people more creative opportunities in Gloucester.
The season runs from Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 July and features, amongst others, Battersea Art Centre’s Beatbox Academy’s Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, The Multi-Story Orchestra in collaboration with schools across the city, Gloucestershire Academy of Music, and The Music Works’ UPSURGE artist development programme, RISING – two nights of music from up and coming artists from Gloucester and emerging artists from the Roundhouse, a family circus day with performances of Acrojou’s Frantic and the UNBOUND EP launch from local group BAAST.
The Gloucester Rooftop Season is funded by a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund via Gloucester’s Great Place Scheme and supported by the partner organisations.
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Website for more information and to book: www.RooftopGloucester.com
For further information, images, interviews and tickets please contact:
Emma Bright on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01242 308009 / 07920715370
King’s Walk Multi-storey and Eastgate Centre Carparks
12 Jul, 7.30pm: Tales from the Rooftop
A newly commissioned piece of work created and performed by associate artists to celebrate the launch of the Rooftop Season. This collaboration between the Roundhouse, Strike A Light, The Music Works and Gloucester Guildhall celebrates collected stories from the carpark and fuses live music, spoken word, dance and performance.
13 Jul, 6pm: The Multi-Story Orchestra: The Early Show The Multi-Story Orchestra joins forces with eighty singers from local schools and instrumentalists from Gloucestershire Academy of Music to create an amazing live classical music experience performed by incredible musicians.
13 Jul, 8pm: The Multi-Story Orchestra: The Late Show Created in collaboration between The Music Works’ UPSURGE artists and Multi-Story musicians, these new works fuse genres such as hip hop, R’n’B, pop, rap and spoken word, with western classical music. Featured Artists; Griz-O, BAAST, JPDL, KSP, Dank Homez, Anyta Francis, EMZI, Eyes ‘n Sleepa, Luzzey, Genuine Panama, MISTRY, The Pink House, Thembe Mvula, and Doctor Jay.
14 Jul, 8pm: Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster. Supported by 5 Mics A mash up of creative urban beats with raw rhythmic storytelling from BAC Beatbox Academy, inspired by the original monstrous tale of power and persecution. Using nothing but their mouths and a microphone, this talented and dynamic vocal collective present an electrifying poetic and political live concert of song, soundscape, improvised tracks and battles – exploring the idea of what makes a modern monster. Supported by 5 Mics.
15 Jul, 11.30am & 2pm: Family Circus Day featuring Acrojou’s Frantic Frantic is an explosive exploration of our relentless devotion to busyness, the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. Featuring spectacular acrobatics and dance-theatre choreographed around a wheel, expect love, freedom, blood, sweat and a joyous finale danced in pouring rain. With fun workshops and family activities provided by Artspace Cinderford.
19 Jul, 8pm: BAAST’s EP launch UNBOUND with support from Yuki Ame and JPDL Fresh out of the South-West, duo BAAST – part of The Music Works’ UPSURGE artist development programme - bring dark alternative pop, mesmeric synthesis and sound design intertwined with spoken word and soulful vocals. Unafraid to tackle politicised themes of identity, their performance will captivate and challenge the way you’re told to think. After a year of producing and writing together, they aim to bring a refreshing, brooding sound to the ears of listeners. With support from Yuki Ame and JPDL.
20 & 21 Jul 7pm: Rising Gloucester Guildhall and Roundhouse present a two-night celebration of the biggest and best in new music. A carefully curated bill showcases future festival headliners alongside a mix of artists from Gloucester and the Roundhouse Rising development program, followed by late night DJ sets to the early hours. Full line up to be announced.
Tickets: Prices vary