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This year sees a special birthday for an incredible festival, as we mark a decade of Evolution Emerging Festival. The North East’s biggest event for emerging music is on the lookout for up-and-coming bands to play the festival in June this year.

Organised by development agency Generator, Evolution Emerging pulls together independent venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle for a day filled with live music, and will take place this year on Saturday 9th June with a list of new venues added to the billing.

The event, which is renowned and respected nationally for championing the best new music from the region and beyond will be staged once again in some of Newcastle’s most iconic and loved venues including The Cluny, Tyne Bar, The Cumberland Arms, and The Tanners as well as a wave of new venues including Cobalt, Mustang ‘S’ Ally, and Backyard Bike Shop.

With past acts returning for the first time to mark the 10 year milestone, the festival is the longest standing of its kind in the region. Unearthing real talent down the years, 2018 is set to be no different. Along with the festival for music lovers, there will also be a fully funded industry conference which sees industry music heavyweights imparting their knowledge to budding musicians helping them progress in a tough trade.

Early bird tickets for Evolution Emerging are on sale now priced at £10 and can be snapped up here.  

To be considered to perform at this year’s festival, all artists have to do is follow the simple application process by visiting the website here.

Once the application deadline of Sunday 25th February has expired, Generator will invite a panel of North East music tastemakers to listen to all submissions and vote for their favourites. Successful artists will be informed on Monday 5th March and Generator will announce the full Evolution Emerging line-up and ticket information on Monday 12th March.

Evolution Emerging Festival takes place in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle on Saturday 9th June.

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