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Image: Hyde & Beast at Evolution Emerging 2015, image by David Wala

Cultural development agency Generator are once again on the lookout for top musical talent to play Evolution Emerging, the multi-venue festival which takes over the Ouseburn Valley at the end of May. Over 40 bands will be selected to play alongside headliners and hotly tipped acts unearthed via their Tipping Point blog.

To be considered for the event, bands and solo artists are invited to apply online at – the application process opens today (Monday 18th January) and closes on Friday 29th January. The selection process will see industry insiders and the region’s tastemakers listening to every track submitted, and voting for their favourites.

A real highlight of the festival calendar in the North East, Evolution Emerging is known for shining a light on not just the big names of the region’s music scene, but also giving a nod to up and coming acts too. Previous acts to have played the event include Nadine Shah, Hyde & Beast, Lanterns On The Lake, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza & The Bear, Lisbon, The Lake Poets, Lulu James and Shields.

For those of you who like to keep your finger on the pulse, get Saturday 28th May in your diary now!

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