// Turning Point Festival - Roundhouse - Camden - 17th-19th 2010 //

Deviating slightly from the usual house, techno, soul and disco tittle tattle and trying to keep things fresher than a fruit and veg stall on Borough Market, Sound Canvas buoyantly brings to your attention the Turning Point Festival at Camden's pioneering Roundhouse between the 17th -19th September 2010. The Roundhouse is at the forefront of London's performing arts scene and as a charity, it helps over 3,000 fledgling artists every year. Turning Point Festival epitomises the Roundhouse's aim to develop and uphold blossoming talent by assigning young people aged 25 and under to organise the event, thus equipping themselves with the skills required to take their careers forward. Friday night in the main space kicks off with Professor Green, Toddla T, Redlight, Breakage, Jakwob, Dam Mantle, Redinho and Goodhand and super Glasgow promoters turned record label Numbers. Room 2 will be hosted by Club Snap, Crackle & Pop and the Cabaret Tent will be hosted by the quirky Marisa Carnesky. Saturday offers the biggest names on the urban scene with Radio 1 DJ, Bestival founder and Turning Point champion Rob da Bank, fellow Radio1 DJ MistaJam and grime collective Roll Deep backed by a full band.

Sunday winds down with an eclectic mix of music, poetry, comedy and interventions throughout the Roundhouse's more intimate spaces. Sound Canvas favourites Eat Your Own Ears head up Room 2 with the best up-and-coming new music talent from London and beyond including Actress, Bo Ningen and Radiant Dragon. London Word Festival play host in the Marquee with Laura Dockrill, Ross Sutherland and Terry Saunders performing alongside the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and Roundhouse Experimental Choir.

Love Music Hate Racism will be hosting a programme of special guests in The Hub and Edinburgh Festival's most progressive young theatre venue Forest Fringe present their Travelling Sounds Library. There will also be an outdoor market with DJ's, a dress-up box hosted by Escapade and more.