Venue Focus Piece #4 // The Cluny & The Cluny 2
Next up in our venue focus series is our premiere venue The Cluny & Cluny 2 where you’ll find several of our most exciting up and coming regional acts. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons who’ve previously graced the stage at The Cluny, these artists and bands are in for a real treat on Saturday 27th May.
Headlining The Cluny we’ve got none other than Lulu James who’s back ahead of the release of her new album later this year. Having previously played lower down the bill at our annual event, the singer-songwriter has now reached headliner status and will be showcasing plenty of material from her forthcoming record. Lula joined top ten duo Gorgon City as lead vocalist for their world tour in 2015 playing festivals including Glastonbury and Coachella so her intimate performance inside The Cluny promises to be something pretty special.
Sub-headlining The Cluny we’ve got one of the region’s brightest talents in the form of Cape Cub. The BBC Radio 1 favourite is currently in the studio finishing upcoming material you’ll be able to hear at Evolution Emerging 2017, make sure you’re down for this one.
Further down the bill we’ve got emerging songstress Keiandra who’s won the hearts of the online community since releasing her debut EP last year. With support slots for the likes of Little Comets and Let’s Eat Grandma already under her belt, the future’s looking bright for the talented singer songwriter.
Adding to our superb lineup is Geordie three-piece BLESH who’ve gained an exciting live reputation since bursting onto the scene last year. With new material set for release this summer, head to The Cluny and find out what they’ve got in store for us.
Similarly, Sunderland four-piece Japanese TV Club will be making their Evolution Emerging debut this year with their noisy lo-fi output sure to provide an intriguing affair, whilst fuzzy, reverb-laden Headclouds will be playing their first ever official show at our annual event and we seriously can’t wait. Topping things off we’ve got electronic alt-pop band Twist Helix opening proceedings with their joyous live sound likely to attract punters down to the venue early doors.
And if all that wasn’t quite enough for you, we’ve got none other than Newcastle indie rockers Coquin Migale headlining downstairs in Cluny 2. The quartet have been all over BBC Radio 1 over the past few years (including a Maida Vale session) and will be graduating to headliner status at our 2017 event.
Sub-headlining our venue at Evolution Emerging is our sole national act on this year’s lineup in Welsh songwriter Bryde. The Tipping Point label signee has had tons of support from the likes of the Sunday Times and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens so definitely head down to Cluny 2 and check out her eagerly anticipated set.
Also on our Cluny 2 lineup we’ve got Newcastle singer-songwriter Mat Hunsley who’s had tons of support from the blogosphere in addition to support slots for the likes of To Kill A King and previous Evolution Emerging headliners Hyde & Beast.
One of the region’s most talented musicians Fletcher Jackson will also be staking his claim for a show-stealing performance at our annual event whilst indie folkster Callum Pitt will be bringing his The War On Drugs-infused sound to the masses which is sure to be a real highlight.
Last but not least, we have Newcastle-London trio Sloe Kid opening our Cluny 2 stage and having shown great promise with their first two releases ‘Asylum’ and ‘Stranger Things’, their opening set is sure to kick things off in style.
Evo’s less than two weeks away now, don’t forget to get bag your tickets here.