Evolution Emerging 2017

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We have now confirmed the full line-up for this year’s event which will see over 40 musical artists descend on the Ouseburn Valley.

In our biggest and best showcase to date, the cream of the region’s emerging talent will join a list of North East headliners including 21st-century soul sensation Lulu James, Coquin Migale and Eat Fast.

Along with the likes of Cape Cub, Bryde and the hotly tippedKeiandra the linup will feature Radio 1’s psych pop favourites The Old Pink House, Bon Iver – inspired singer-songwriter Mat Hunsley, progressive rockers Mongeese and alt-pop outfit Shamu.

The Evolution Emerging line-up will also see performances from Teesside shoegazers Figmennt and Newcastle three piece instrumental noise-rock band Apologies as well as an array of new artists, including the London-based British-Grenadian rapper, Sagaboiand the four piece indie pop band, Llovers.

Speaking ahead of the event, Lulu James, who will headline The Cluny stage, said: “I’m so happy to be coming back and playing on home turf again!

“I’m starting this year’s run of shows at Evolution Emerging after two years on the road with the amazing electronic music duo, Gorgon City. I had an amazing experience with the Gorgon City crew playing world-renowned stages and I’ve developed and grown as an artist and a performer.

“I’m delighted to bring you my new project. The album that everyone has been waiting for. Come along and check it out, I’ll be sharing the stage with amazing new talent from the North East, it’s a hot ticket!”

In reaction to today’s full line-up announcement, Generator’s Talent Development Manager Bob Allan, adds: “We’re really proud of this year’s line-up and feel it’s definitely our best yet. Not only do we have Evolution Emerging acts from previous years returning as our established headliners but there’s a torrent of new talent coming through too.

“I’m really excited to see new acts like Blesh, Keiandra, The Old Pink House, Sagaboi and Llovers and with a few new venues and a couple of surprises up our sleeves, festival goers should snap up their tickets soon to avoid disappointment. This is the ideal opportunity for people in the North East to discover their new favourite artist and to support future success stories from the region.”

Tickets are now available here

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