Fresh from their recent UK tour and sell-out show at Newcastle’s Riverside venue, indie rockers The Pale White have been confirmed as headliners for the 10th Evolution Emerging Festival set to take place in Newcastle this coming June.
Performing on the Cluny 1 Stage, the band will be joined on the headline billing alongside some of region’s hottest emerging forces in music including Teesside’s Cape Cub (Cluny 2), Durham’s proudest pop-punk exports Martha (Tyne Bar), Middlesbrough’s Nick Drake-inspired Tom Joshua, (Cumberland Arms) indie foursome Feva (Backyard Bike Shop) and the art-punk six-piece band, Shy-Talk (Mustang’s Alley).
Taking place across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday, June 9th, and hosted in some of Newcastle’s most iconic independent venues, Generator’s Evolution Emerging Festival – which will celebrate its 10th birthday this year – promises to be its biggest and best yet.
Speaking about the headliner announcement, Charlie Dancer, Talent Development Manager at Generator, said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce the first wave of acts for Evolution Emerging Festival 2018 and confidently believe it’s the best initial line-up of North East acts to date.
“It’s a real testament to the strength of the scene at the moment that we can present a such a calibre of artists returning to the festival.
“Martha are on their third record and are about to tour the USA, Cape Cub’s frontman Chad Male recently received the prestigious Alan Hull songwriters’ award and our festival headliners, The Pale White, will be returning to headline the festival after opening The Retreat stage three years ago.
“Year on year there are so many great bands and artists springing up out of the North East covering a broad spectrum of genres and for me, that is the most exciting bit – listening through the applicants and discovering loads of amazing songs and talent. This year will feature yet more new and great new bands. Bring it on!”
Evolution Emerging continues to unearth countless new artists from the North East and beyond and has previously showcased notable performances from the likes of Lulu James, Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast, Cattle & Cane, Lanterns on the Lake, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza and the Bear, Sam Fender, Lisbon, Shields, Eat Fast and The Lake Poets.
Along with the festival for music lovers, this year’s event will also feature a fully funded industry conference which will see industry music heavyweights imparting their knowledge to budding musicians helping them progress in a tough trade.
The full line-up for Evolution Emerging will be revealed on Friday 16th March.
Early bird tickets for Evolution Emerging are on sale now priced at £10.00 and can be snapped up by clicking here.