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Generator have revealed the line-up for this year’s Evolution Emerging festival, taking place at 10 venues across the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle on Saturday 28th May.

This year’s event sees over 40 diverse bands and solo artists gracing stages across the Valley. The eighth instalment of the festival will feature a headline slot from Teesside indie pop band Cattle & Cane, whose recently released album, Home, has seen them gain plaudits from far and wide. Also playing The Cluny stage are Chesterfield trio TRASH and psych-pop from She Drew The Gun. Both bands have been discovered through the festival’s partnership with Sentric Music. Local acts also playing the stage include the enigmatic EAT and dream pop group Seeing Hands.

Headlining at The Cluny 2, Kingsley Chapman & The Murder present their ‘cabaret death songs’, alongside lo-fi duo Mouses, songstress Eva Stone, indie rockers Heist, and the stunning vocals of Immy Williams.

The Tyne Bar welcomes a host of raucous sounds, including the hotly tipped A Festival, A Parade as headliners, plus garage punkers Avalanche Party, riff-monsters Drifts, anthemic math pop band PLAZA, plus alt. rockers The Welcome Party.

The Cumberland Arms dial things down a notch, with lo-fi noise popsters Baker Island taking on the headline slot, plus appearances from electronic explorers Ten Sticks, explosive post punk rockers Casual Threats, sublime songwriter Jake Houlsby and the inventive musings of James Leonard Hewitson.

The Tanners will welcome a trio of alt. hip-hop acts including Ceiling Demons, Kay Greyson and Jay Simian & The Midnight Society, plus gritty electro pop from Talk Like Tigers and barely rap group Outside Your House.

A handful of alternative venues including Blast Studios, Ernest, Little Buildings and Black Studios will also see some intimate performances from the likes of Old Prides, Bares, Crying Lions, Behold a Pale Horse, Kate Edwards, Callum Pitt, Haythem, Soham De, YUMA, Eve Simpson, Ditte Elly, Hannah Brown and Life Mechanics.

A brand new venue, Cobalt Studios, will also welcome a host of live acts including experimental group Grey Tapes, alt. pop band Joy Atlas, alt. R&B/pop act SoShe, rockers Parastatic and indie group Tchotchke. Ace producer XAATU will get the afterparty started which will continue in Cobalt until late.

Tickets, priced at £8 in advance, are available now.


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