JOURNAL CULTURE AWARD NOMINATED
EVENT OF THE YEAR RETURNS FOR 2014
40 ARTISTS TO PLAY THE NORTH EAST’S
BIGGEST EVENT FOR EMERGING MUSIC
SATURDAY 24th MAY
FROM 12noon, WED 12th
£3 Gig Entry/£5 Gig Plus Aftershow
Doors / Aftershow / Wristband Exchange open from
GENERATOR ANNOUNCE BIGGEST LINEUP YET WITH
BOY JUMPS SHIP, BRIDIE
& THE ARBOUR, BLESSA, GALLERY CIRCUS, SAM FENDER, VINYL JACKET, FÉ, JACKSON
ROSSI NOISE & MANY MORE
Generator are proud to announce this year’s Evolution Emerging lineup.
With over 500 artist submissions this year, Generator are squeezing as much talent into one night as possible. Evolution Emerging 2014 features the very best emerging artists from the North East, special guest headliners and our favourite new artists from across the UK unearthed through the agency’s Tipping Point blog and a new partnership with independent music publisher Sentric Music (ah, I see).
On Saturday 24th May 40 artists will take over 9 venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle including special guest headliners The Lake Poets, Boy Jumps Ship and Bridie Jackson & the Arbour – graduates of previous years who have had an amazing 12 months.
See www.evolutionemerging.com for the full lineup and tickets
As the event enters its sixth and biggest year Generator is introducing a low ticket fee to reflect the ambitions of the event and to ensure growth in future years. All this new music can be seen for just £3 for a standard ticket and £5 for our Evolution Emerging plus Aftershow ticket.
Generator’s Artist Development Manager, Joe Frankland says:
“With so many artists from previous years going on to huge things, we’re really proud of our track-record for discovering amazing bands and solo artists. 2014’s Evolution Emerging is going to be even bigger, with more artists from across the UK and a ridiculous number of great bands and solo artists coming through from the North East."
The plans for the event know no bounds and in charging a very low ticket price this year, it is possible to put on the best event in the North East live music calendar "for the price of a pint.”
The Lake Poets’ brand of alt-folk has been heard by audiences across the UK since playing Evolution Emerging 2011. Band leader Martin Longstaff has shared stages with Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Daughter, Lucy Rose and Jake Bugg, and the band has performed at Glastonbury, The Sage Gateshead, Kendal Calling, Evolution and Roundhouse Rising. The Lake Poets’ live shows have gained a justified reputation for being "truly special experiences" and releases have secured numerous plays from Radio 1, 6Music and XFM. The Honest Hearts EP release coincides with The Lake Poets’ graduation to festival headliner.
If you missed their very intimate ‘Secret Special Guest’ slot last year, you’re in for a treat when Newcastle folk-influenced four-piece Bridie Jackson & The Arbour return to headline the Cluny 2. You can see why they were personally selected by the Eavis family to play Glastonbury last year. “The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting.” The Guardian
Evolution Emerging’s third co-headliners are Boy Jumps Ship. The Rocksound and Kerrang! favourites are dominating towns up and down the country with support tours with We Are The Ocean and Arcane Roots. They’re the perfect band to round off a night of rock at The Tyne.
Elsewhere on the line-up are special guest Tipping Point artists from across the UK, with ethereal indie-pop from Sheffield’s Blessa playing the Cluny and NME endorsed intelligent indie from London’s Fé in the Cluny 2.
Discovered through Sentric Music, Sheffield’s Screaming Maldini play at The Cluny whose lineup is completed by festival darlings Gallery Circus and 90210 soundtrackers Crooked Hands.
As well as Bridie Jackson & the Arbour and Fé at the Cluny 2, the event witnesses returning faves Vinyl Jacket, collaborative Teessiders International Departures (feat. Henry Carden of Dartz! fame) and talented singer-songwriter Sam Fender who has just been on tour with George Ezra.
The Tyne stage sees Boy Jumps Ship joined by raucous four-piece Avalanche Party, Kill/Hurt Recordings signings Enter the Lexicon, the dark atmospherics of Future Horizons and Shades.
The diverse Star & Shadow Cinema stage features North East live-electronica supergroup Grey Tapes, synth-pop goths Fractions, Evolution Festival faves Rossi Noise and ATP-conquering Zyna Hel.
The Cumberland Arms plays host to multi-national indie band Them Things, raw dream-pop band High Tide 15:47, cinematic guitar band Bernaccia and post-punk 80s DIY influenced Yellow Creatures
A selection of Generator’s favourite guitar bands play The Tanners stage with Kobadelta bringing the indie-psych-rock, lo-fi duo Mouses, anthemic indie upstarts Dalaro and Sunderland’s Cohesion.
And Evolution Emerging will be taking over 3 great intimate venues again, with Secret Special Guests (to be announced on the night), Immy Williams, Ryan Bird, Absorb, Euan Lynn, Mat Hunsley, Humanism and more playing Blast Recording Studios, Blank Studios and Coffee & Cigarettes at the top of Stepney Bank.
And if that wasn’t enough, the official Evolution Emerging Aftershow will once again be taking place at Star & Shadow Cinema from 10.30pm-3am, with a mix of live sets and DJ sets from the likes of Sam Laxton and Whip Your Hair. More details will be announced and this year you can buy our bumper Evolution Emerging Gig plus Aftershow Ticket for £5.
See www.evolutionemerging.com for the full lineup and tickets
About Evolution Emerging
Now in its sixth year, Evolution Emerging has unearthed countless artists from the North East and beyond, with notable performances from Lanterns on the Lake, Mausi, Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny, We Are Knuckle Dragger and Lulu James. Generator’s ability to showcase the next big thing was on display for all to see in 2013, with highlights of last year including Nadine Shah, Shields, Big Beat Bronson and current festival faves
. The event’s reputation for offering a truly varied
lineup of amazing talent has been firmly established, with over 1,000 punters
filling all venues and an increasingly national approach to bookings – with
last year’s successful set from Eliza
and the Bear being followed with more and more emerging artist bookings
from across the UK. Lisbon
Evolution Emerging 2013 is nominated for Journal Culture Award’s Best Event Tyneside. The event is also proud to be a featured event as part of PRS for Music’s Centenary Year.