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The full lineup for the 10th year of Evolution Emerging is here

The full lineup for the 10th anniversary of Evolution Emerging has been confirmed.

Over 50 North East artists will take over 10 of Ouseburn’s biggest venues. Taking place on Saturday June 9, this year’s headliners include The Pale White and Cape Club.

The Pale White, who are headlining the Cluny stage, will be preceded by the likes of Newcastle’s 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 Yadas will complete the billing at Ouseburn’s most famous live music haunt.

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 Newcastle-based Irish act, Good Friend, while The Cumberland Arms will showcase Tom Joshua; Casual Threats, and the French pop-punk duo, Noise & The Naïve.

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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 lineup 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.

“Some of the fantastic additions include folksy energetic Northumberland troupe Dansi, Teesside alt-punks Bruto, chaotic Newcastle rap trio, RoninClan, and Sunderland new disco get-up, Vandebilt.

“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!”

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In celebration of the 10-year milestone with its bigger lineup and more venues, Evolution Emerging 2018 has secured support from five industry heavyweights, the most there has ever been.

These include: Sentric Music; PPL; PRS for Music; BPI; Musicians’ Union, and Help Musicians UK.

Simon Pursehouse, director of music services at Sentric Music, commented: “Being involved with Evolution Emerging is a no-brainer for Sentric.

“The work Generator does in the North East should be a benchmark for all regions and every event we’ve attended so far has been interesting, insightful, engaging and, most importantly, useful for artists and industry alike.”

Daniel Jones, PRS for Music’s education and outreach Manager for North England, said: “Over the last 10 years, the Evolution Emerging festival has done fantastic jobs showcasing some of the very best ‘next big things’ in the North East.

“In a milestone year for the event, I am delighted that PRS for Music is returning as a sponsor, and I am looking forward to taking part in the new music industry conference arm as well.”

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