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Ten years strong and Evolution Emerging is still giving a stage to the brightest stars the North East music scene throws up. Year after year this has been a festival of musical talent that fans of top artists and emerging talent have marked in their diary. With 50 of our region’s stars marked out again, today sees the full line-up announced with 10 of the Ouseburn’s most iconic venues hosting the awesome selection of talent on Saturday 9th June.

Pulled together by Generator, there’s some heavy-hitting headliners this year, as The Pale White, Cape Cub, Martha and Tom Joshua will close the show on some excellent stages.

The Cluny welcomes hot talent from all over the North East with Sunderland’s electronic outfit Vandebilt, hip-hop from Middlesbrough with Leddie MC, indie pop faves The Yada Yada Yada Yadas, singer-songwriter Courtney Dixon from Newcastle, fellow Tynesiders Prize and Sauvage and Hartlepool’s Michael Gallagher, with the aforementioned The Pale White bringing the curtain down on a venue that is always packed.

The eclectic line-ups are all over the place too, with the Cluny 2 closed by Cape Cub, with fellow Teessiders Llovers and Para Alta bringing an indie flavour. There’s an R’b’B twist too with Polo and Holly Rees the other act on the intimate stage.

The Tyne Bar hosts as mighty a line-up as ever, with fuzzy pop from Mouses, indie from Sunderland in the shape of Social Room, neo-psych rockers Behold A Pale Horse and Newcastle-based Irish rockers Good Friend.

There’s a bit of heaviness at The Cumberland Arms too, with dark punk from Casual Threats, French pop-punk duo Noise & The Naïve and Tom Joshua rounding it all out.

Don’t miss out on the other venues too, as Cobalt Studios, Mustang’s Alley, Backyard Bikeshop, Tanner’s Arms, Blast Studios and Little Buildings are all the best kind of platforms for some incredible music makers. There’s a real mix as ever, all genres covered, experimental and inventive musicians really showing what a strong music scene we have in our region.

A decade on and Evolution Emerging is truly bigger than ever, with even more variety, all after securing support from five industry heavyweights Sentric Music, PPL, PRS for Music, BPI, Musicians’ Union and Help Musicians UK.

You’ll be wanting to pick out who you’re seeing where and when already, and the countdown to the mammoth June event begins now.

Evolution Emerging takes place in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle on Saturday 9th June, with earlybird tickets  on sale at £10 until Wednesday, 28th March.

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