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Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging 

Evolution Emerging 2017 takes place on Saturday 27th May across 10+ venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle.  It looks set to be a sweltering bank holiday weekend and the perfect weather for a jam-packed schedule full of fantastic music.  Presented by the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator and now in its ninth year, Evolution Emerging is the North East’s biggest event for new music and annually presents over 40 exciting emerging artists in some of the region’s best independent music venues, located in the thriving Ouseburn Valley.

The event kicks off at a host of superb venues in the Ouseburn Valley from Sat, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  

For a guide to Ouseburn check out our handy guide here.

Tickets are a bargain at just £10  (Entry Requirements: 18+).

evolution emerging 2017 line up



With so many acts on you are really spoilt for choice.  Like many north-east music fans we have been feverishly working out our list of bands to see at this years Evolution Emerging festival.  We caught up with one of our favourite local artists Keiandra ahead of her performance at The Cluny Tipping Point Stage at 7:45pm.  




NOIN: “Hi Keiandra, one for people out there who might not have seen/heard you yet, how would you describe your music?”

Keiandra: “I always find it quite hard to describe, kind of like alt-dream-pop it’s difficult to box it up in just one genre!”


NOIN: “Who are your music influences”

Keiandra: “I’d say Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala, Suzanne Vega and Warpaint


NOIN:What can people expect from your set at Evo Emerging?

Keiandra: “Lots of glitter, And the rest is a secret so you’ll just have to come to find out!


NOIN:Are you excited or nervous to be playing your home town?

Keiandra: “Im both excited, and nervous!  Me and my band are playing some new songs so thats pretty nerve-wracking, I’m playing some more instruments live too!  Of course its exciting because two years ago I played my first show as Keiandra solo at Evolution Emerging at Blank Studios and it’s just lovely to be able to come back like so much further on than I was back then and with my lovely band!”




NOIN: How important is it to you to sing at festivals like this?

Keiandra: “Super important, its just so much fun!  Getting to play with loads of bands you know and look up too and also finding new bands and meeting new people.  It’s just really really lovely to have the opportunity to do it.” 


NOIN: “Obviously there are a lot of great acts performing at Evo Emerging, who are you looking forward to seeing?”

Keiandra: “Really want to be able to see, Callum Pitt, Cape Cub, Primitive Painters and Fletcher Jackson.  I’ve heard and seen first hand that they’re all fabulous”


NOIN: Will you be hitting the town after your gig?

Keiandra: “I’ll for sure be going to the after party, and ill just see where the night takes me!  I think I’m going to be pretty buzzy after playing so I can’t imagine why I would’nt want to go out and wiggle away into the night!  Ha!”


NOIN: Being local what is your idea of an ideal Night Out In Newcastle?

Keiandra: “Good vibes, Good Tunes, Good friends!”


If you would like to hear Keaindra’s music you can find her on Facebook here , visit her website.

You can also listen to her music on SoundCloud, Spotify and iTunes.


With such a choice of great talented local artists, musical styles and venues Evolution Emerging really has something for everyone, with everything from R&B, alt-pop, punk, hip-hop, indie-pop, electronic and more.  The close tight nit venues across the Ouseburn Valley mean you can easily zig-zag between them to see your favourite bands perform.  

With a line-up of over 40 bands and 10 different venues it definite pays to turn up early and do your homework!  Work out who to see and when to make the most of this fabulous line up.  Like Keiandra we are really looking forward to seeing Callum Pitt who will be at The Cluny 2 at 5pm.  

His new single You’d Better Sell It While You Can’ blew us away when he released it and we can’t wait to see what else he will be performing.


Another act that caught our eye was the fabulous Rebekah Fitch.

The Belfast-born musician now calls Durham her home and has made a real name for herself with some stunning singles.

 She plays at Ernest at 8.30, with influences ranging from Florence and the Machine and Sia to Amy Winehouse and Lorde, you can expect a real eclectic set from the talented musician.



With all this talent on show Evolution Emerging 2017 promises to be a great event, showcasing some of the regions very best music.  


For tickets to Evolution Emerging 2017 click here.



Collecting and buying your wristband on the day:

If you have pre bought your ticket, you’ll need to bring your booking confirmation to our Wristband Exchange point and swap it for an event wristband.

If you need to buy a wristband on the day you can also do this from wristband exchange.



The exchange point is at 55 lime street which is across the road from Seven Stories Children’s book centre (just along from The Cluny).

It will open at 2pm and close at 9pm (please note that you won’t be able to collect your wristband after 9pm!)


Wristband Exchange address:

New Ouseburn Trust Building 55 Lime Street (Opposite Seven Stories) Ouseburn Valley Newcastle, NE1 2PQ



• All venues 18+ • Entry to all Evolution Emerging 2017 venues is wristband only. There are no individual venue tickets. No wristband, no entry. • ID will be required and anyone appearing under the age of 18 will be asked to produce ID. The event falls in line with individual venue policies so ID will be required. • This ticket must be exchanged for Wristbands on the date of the event (see below) • No food or alcoholic drinks are allowed to be brought onto the Evolution Emerging venues • Security Staff reserve the right to search anyone entering Evolution Emerging venues. Refusal to be searched will lead to non-admission and no refund will be offered. • All alcohol found in bags or on anybody’s person will be confiscated and not returned • Evolution Emerging is a zero tolerance event – Anyone found in the possession of illegal or banned substances will be handed to the Police. • Tickets/Wristbands allow you entry to all venues. Please be advised that in accordance with the licensed capacity of each of the venues, ticket holders are not automatically guaranteed entry to any particular area once they are full. If any area reaches its full capacity entry will be gained on a one in – one out basis. • Line-up is correct at time of publication however it is subject to change without notice. • Once purchased tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.


For more information on Evolution Emerging 2017 click here.




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