Josh Stothard

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

From bedroom recordings to being announced alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, it’s been quite the journey over the past year for the North East’s very own The Old Pink House. On May 27, the band will be headlining The Cumberland Arms as part of the multi-venue festival Evolution Emerging, one of the biggest music events […]

 Josh Stothard

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging returns in its ninth year giving the latest up an coming talent a place to perform. As one of the North East’s biggest events for new music the festival showcases over 40 emerging artists each year across its multiple venues. In the past, Evolution Emerging has unearthed the likes of Hyde and Beast, Shields […]

 Matthew Donnachie

COMING UP: Evo Emerging 2015

COMING UP: Evo Emerging 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Saturday 23th May Evolution Emerging takes over Ouseburn with 40 different bands and musicians performing at the 9 different venues, including The Cluny, The Tanners and Retreat. All these local acts from the North East will attract huge masses of fans to the music event which this year will have been running for 7 years. Evolution Emerging […]

 James Stevenson

Evolution Emerging: “Playing live is crucial to an artist’s development and events like this can make a real difference.”

Evolution Emerging: “Playing live is crucial to an artist’s development and events like this can make a real difference.”

It has been a disheartening year for music festivals in the North East with the cancellation of three of the region’s festivals in Split, Evolution and Stockton Weekender. While the region did gain the BBC Radio 6 Festival in Tyneside it was a bittersweet moment; it was a resounding success but it was always a […]

 Tom Lainchbury

Interview: The Great Curve talk headlining Evolution Emerging, their debut EP, and Lenny Henry…

For a band who choose “really unprofessional like” when asked to describe themselves in three words, things seem to be going pretty well for The Great Curve. Having released their debut EP, EP1, at a hugely successful gig at Ouseburn Valley last month, the Newcastle based band have been selected to headline Evolution Emerging at […]

 Adam Delicate

Interview: Hyde & Beast “Everything is quite DIY around here, people do things for themselves”

Interview: Hyde & Beast “Everything is quite DIY around here, people do things for themselves”

We’re fast approaching summer, which means one, well two, things: cider and festivals. For us North East natives, festivals are fast becoming a rarity, despite us arguably producing some real little gems in the last decade, one of these being Hyde & Beast. Northern Lights’ Adam Delicate spoke to band members Dave Hyde and Neil […]

 Matthew Donnachie

Your guide to Evo Emerging 2015

Your guide to Evo Emerging 2015

On Saturday 23th May Evolution Emerging takes over Ouseburn with 40 different bands and musicians performing at the 9 different venues, including The Cluny, The Tanners and Retreat. All these local acts from the North East will attract huge masses of fans to the music event which this year will have been running for 7 years. Evolution Emerging […]

 Hannah Foster

Hyde and Beast announced as Evolution Emerging headliners

Hyde and Beast announced as Evolution Emerging headliners

Hyde and Beast have been announced has one of the headline acts for Evolution Emerging. Generator made the announcement today after choosing from over 400 entries. The North East act will join Lisbon and Shields in the festival that showcases the North Easts best talent. The band originally played the festival in 2011 after the […]

 Sam Griffiths

Evolution Emerging: The Venue Guide And Stage Times

Evolution Emerging: The Venue Guide And Stage Times

Evolution Emerging 2014 has a stellar line-up and here is the ultimate guide to who is where and why you should care. So pick your stage and set yourself for a night of pretty much whatever you like! The Cluny The Lake Poets are, as always, a must see and will be taking the stage […]

 Northern Lights

Evo Emerging Sessions: Bridie Jackson & The Arbour – Scarecrow

Evo Emerging Sessions: Bridie Jackson & The Arbour – Scarecrow

Ahead of this Saturday’s Evolution Emerging, the good folks at Spark have managed to pin down some of the most exciting acts on the bill for a series of very special sessions, Live From Studio 5. Taking place across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday 24 May, Evolution Emerging is the biggest showcase of up and […]