Evolution Emerging 2018 full line up announced

Written by on 21st March 2018

Organisers of the 10th Evolution Emerging Festival have today confirmed the full line-up which will see over 50 of the North-East’s brightest stars take over some of Newcastle’s most iconic venues.

Taking place in Ouseburn on Saturday, 9th June, this year’s headliners The Pale White, Cape Cub, Martha and Tom Joshua will also be joined by some of the hottest talent the region has to offer right now.

The Pale White, who are headlining the Cluny stage, will be preceded by the likes of Newcastle’s singer-songwriter sensation Courtney Dixon and fellow Tyneside artists PRIZE and Sauvage.

Hartlepool’s Michael Gallagher, Sunderland’s electronic pop outfit Vandebilt along with Middlesbrough’s Leedie MC and sprightly indie popsters, The Yada Yada Yada’s will complete the eclectic billing at the Ouseburn’s most famous live music haunt.

Meanwhile, over at the Cluny 2 Stage, Cape Cub will be joined by other Teesside-based acts including NME favourites Llovers and expansive indie band Para Alta.

The Cluny 2 instalment will also R’n’B tinged POLO take to the stage as well as Holly Rees, as recommended by the independent music publisher, Sentric.

The Tyne Bar, back once again to fulfil its Evolution Emerging duties, will feature the likes of Middlesbrough’s Mouses, Sunderland’s Social Room, neo-psych rockers Behold a Pale Horse and the Newcastle based Irish act Good Friend.

While, the Cumberland Arms will boast the eagerly anticipated showings of Tom Joshua, Casual Threats, and the French pop-punk duo Noise & The Naïve.

Evolution Emerging 2018 will also see bands and artists performing at Cobalt Studios, Mustang’s Alley, Backyard Bikeshop, Tanner’s Arms, Blast Studios, and Little Buildings including our very own Rhys Melhuish and his band St. Buryan.

Generator’s Talent Development Manager, Charlie Dancer, said: “We’re all hugely excited to be bringing a whole host of fantastic artists to Evolution Emerging this year, in what is, the most diverse and comprehensive line-up to date.”

“Aside from our festival headliners The Pale White, Cape Cub & Martha, we’ve made a concerted effort this year to cover more ground than ever with more slots, an eclectic spread of genres and more bands from right across the region.”

“It’s our 10th year with more acts performing, more variety, and a larger capacity than ever before. For anyone seeking a true taste of what the North-East has to offer, there is no other event like it this year!”

In celebration of the ten-year milestone with its bigger line-up and more venues, Evolution Emerging 2018 has secured support from five industry heavyweights, the most there has ever been they are: Sentric Music, PPL, PRS for Music, BPI, Musicians’ Union, and Help Musicians UK.

Tickets for Evolution Emerging 2018 are on sale at £10 until Wednesday, 28th March for more information check here.

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