Mark McConville

Evolution Emerging Unveil 2014 Line Up

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The Lake Poets, Boy Jumps Ship and Bridie Jackson & The Arbour return as special guest headliners this year at Evolution Emerging.

They form part of the 40 artists who will take over nine venues in Newcastle on Saturday 24 May, which also features Crooked Hands, Sam Fender and Rossi Noise who Northern Lights nominated as their picks for the festival.

These three acts are ones to watch out for in among the stellar line-up.

Evolution Emerging often helps to unearth some of the best talent in the region and that can certainly be said of The Lake Poets, who return to headline after first playing in 2011.

The Lake Poets’ live shows have gained a justified reputation for being truly special experiences and has led to them playing at Glastonbury, where another co-headliner, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour played last year after being personally selected by the Eavis family.

Third co-headliners Boy Jumps Ship have toured up and down the country with We Are The Ocean and Arcane Roots and are the perfect band to round off a night of rock at the Tyne.

Organiser Generator’s Artist Development Manager, Joe Frankland said: “With so many artists from previous years going on to huge things, we’re really proud of our track record for discovering amazing bands and solo artists. 2014’s Evolution Emerging is going to be even bigger, with more artists from across the UK and a ridiculous number of great bands and solo artists coming through form the North East.”

The event is also charging for tickets for the first time with standard tickets priced at £3 while those that include Evolution Emerging and the Aftershow will be £5.

This move is said to have been made to ensure the growth of the event in future years and Joe Frankland said: “Our plans for the event know no bounds and in charging a very low ticket price this year, we can continue to put on the best event in the North East live music calendar for the price of a pint.”

Lake Poets

The Cluny

The Lake Poets


Gallery Circus

Screaming Maldini

Crooked Hands

Cluny 2

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Vinyl Jacket

International Departures

Sam Fender

Coffee & Cigarettes



Secret Special Guest

The Tyne Bar

Boy Jumps Ship

Avalanche Party

Enter The Lexicon

Future Horizons


The Cumberland Arms

Them Things

High Tide 15:47


Yellow Creatures

Blast Studios

Immy Williams

Secret Special Guest

Mat Hunsley

Star & Shadow Cinema

Grey Tapes


Rossi Noise

Zyna Hel

The Tanners





Blank Studios

Secret Special Guest

Ryan Bird

Euan Lynn


Sam Laxton

Whip Your Hair

More TBA

Evolution Emerging takes place on Saturday 24th May. 7pm. Tickets £3