Evolution 08

at Spiller's Wharf, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This event has been and gone.

See www.evolutionfestival.co.uk/ for further information.


The Streets

The Streets appearing at this event

Mike Skinner's project The Streets had an undeniable impact on the music scene, releasing 6 studio albums between 2002 and 2011. Debut album 'Original Pirate Material' was a brilliant blend of urban poetry, UK Garage, cut-up beats and a wicked sense of humour. Meanwhile follow-up 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' spawned the UK No.1 single 'Dry Your Eyes' and the album went multi-platinum around the world. The Streets played what was meant to be their last ever gig at The Big Reunion 2011 at Butlins in Skegness, performing a set celebrating a decade of their career. However they have reformed for a one-off reunion tour in 2018.

See 4 tour dates featuring The Streets

Kate Nash

Kate Nash appearing at this event

Kate Nash is a multi-instrumental recording artist from London. With a platinum selling album and a BRIT Award tucked firmly under her belt, Kate is known across both the music and fashion industries as a forthright songwriter, unabashed feminist and front row style icon. Nash's biggest musical influences include grunge band Hole, and riot grrrl group Bikini Kill, crediting front woman Kathleen Hanna as her idol.

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Reverend And The Makers

Reverend And The Makers appearing at this event

Fusing indie rock melody and attitude with dance rhythm, Reverend And The Makers is the brainchild of Sheffield musician Jon McClure, who recorded the original RATM demos with members of the Arctic Monkeys and Bromheads Jacket. The group uses a combination of indie rock, electro and funk to complete their signature sound.

See 31 tour dates featuring Reverend And The Makers


Duffy appearing at this event

The Welsh soul-sensation hit the scene in 2008 with her debut album 'Rockferry'. Since then she has, she has been taking the world by storm with hits such as 'Mercy' and 'Warwick Avenue'.

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Glasvegas appearing at this event

The Mercury-nominated Scottish indie rockers formed in early 2006 and championed by music industry mogul Alan McGee. One of the most successful Scottish musical exports in recent times, known globally for their unique sound and powerful lyrical content, they are a band that have never compromised; never conformed; commanding respect from their peers and critics alike and enjoy a fiercely loyal worldwide fan base.

See 14 tour dates featuring Glasvegas

Lightspeed Champion

Lightspeed Champion appearing at this event

Devonte Hynes of Test Icicles fame with new band Lightspeed Champion, making a genre-defying fusion of country, indie, lo-fi and experimental indie to produce something rather moving, powerful and sweet.

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The Whip

The Whip appearing at this event

Deliciously dark electro-pop from Manchester four piece The Whip, whose music is a heady mix of disco beats and eighties synths. 'Cool metallic pop. Bunker-busting hooks…' - NME

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This Ain't Vegas

Influenced by the likes of Gang of Four, Fugazi, Idlewild, Q and not U and Trail Of Dead, and with one singer like Ian Curtis, TAV play jerky, angular Sunderland-via-DC rock with tempo changes a-plenty.

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Syris appearing at this event

A group with more professionalism than many a charting band, it's Syris, with their indie-pop-funk laden beats, filthy guitars and dominating stage presence. Indisputable in their ability to rock out and entertain a crowd, Syris won't be stopped easily.

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Spiller's Wharf

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • NE1 3UF