Evo Emerging Reviews & Storify


Generator’s annual event featuring the most exciting emerging talent from the North East and beyond took place for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday (28th May) and it turned out to be the most successful instalment to date. Taking over 10 venues across the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle, the region’s annual showcase of musical talent saw over 40 artists playing to a crowd of nearly 1500 festival-goers.

Teesside headliners Cattle & Cane brought their unique blend of folk-pop to the masses at The Cluny and delivered it in style, whilst Stockton outfit and BBC 6 Music favourites Kingsley Chapman and The Murder delighted those in attendance down at Cluny 2 and Newcastle quartet A Festival, A Parade played to a packed audience at The Tyne Bar, demonstrating why they’re regarded by many as the North East’s next big musical export.

There were also enthralling performances from the likes of EAT FAST, SoShe, Immy Williams, Seeing Hands, Ditte Elly and Heist and the majority of venues across the valley ended up one-in-one-out.

Read some reviews of the festival below

‘The local scene is thriving and this year’s Evolution Emerging , the region’s biggest event for emerging music, is a testament to this.’ The Chronicle

‘...we could only scratch the surface of what is fast becoming the region’s most anticipated annual music event. 2016 was a vintage year.’ NE:MM

‘…the North East’s music scene is very much alive and producing some of the most exciting acts around right now.’ Louder Than War

Also take a scroll though our Storify for the best picks on social media throughout the event.

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