New Look Evolution Emerging Festival To Re-Launch With New Name

After 10 successful years of unearthing and showcasing some of the North-East’s leading music artists, Generator’s Evolution Emerging Festival is set to re-launch this year under a new name and a revamped outlook.

Taking place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019, the celebrated event which has previously paved the way for many of the region’s break- through artists will now be known as Tipping Point Live as part of Generator’s drive to diversify and open doors to new genres of music and audiences.

Organisers have confirmed that the event will remain in its spiritual home of the Ouseburn Valley, however in a bold move to expand the festival offering it will now take place across two full days with a full programme of live music, music industry masterclasses and conversations, film screenings, exciting food offers and bespoke family focused events for music lovers with young children

As usual all North East based emerging artists are invited to apply to play the festival but in an exciting development for Generator and the event, this year successful artists will be chosen by a panel of high-profile industry curators. Tipping point will welcome applications from original bands, musical artists, producers and songwriters working in the following genres: Electronic, Alternative, Rock and alternative Rock, Jazz, Folk, Urban and Pop.

Applications will open on Friday 1st February HERE

Speaking about Tipping Point Live, Festival Organiser, Charlie Dancer, said: “We’ve had 10 successful years as Evolution Emerging but now it’s time for a change. Say hello to Tipping Point Live!

“The North East’s flagship event for new music isn’t ending, it’s growing.

“We’re still going to host the festival in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley and we will be keeping everything you loved before; the new festival will continue to showcase a selection of the best new music from the region and beyond.

“That said, Tipping Point Live will be bigger, brighter and fresher than Evolution Emerging and we can’t wait to announce our line-up and programme – we promise to make it the most diverse line-up & programme yet, featuring nationally acclaimed curators and some of the north’s best new music from Jazz to Electronic, Indie to Ambient, we’ll have you covered!.”


Tickets are priced at:

Weekend early bird £15

Saturday-only early bird (including family events) £10