Evolution announces Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats, Mystery Jets, and more

plus a dance stage feat. Boys Noize, Chase & Status, Kissy Sell Out, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 19th Feb 2009

Evolution Music Festival 2009 - Dizzee Rascal
Photo credit: Karen Williams

Evolution Music Festival 2009

Thursday 21st to Monday 25th May 2009
Spillers Wharf, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 2JR, England MAP
£15 for both days, or £9.50 for day tickets

Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats, Mystery Jets, and The View, top the bill for Newcastle's Evolution Music Festival.

Dizzee Rascal

The wombats

The Mystery Jets
The line-up announced today also includes The Maccabees, White Lies, Friendly Fires, Ladyhawke, Little Boots, Florence & The Machine, Nouvelle Vague, Twisted Wheel, Imelda May, and VV Brown.

The festival, in support of WaterAid, and held at at Spiller's Wharf and Baltic Square on the Gateshead quayside on the Bank Holiday weekend, over two days for the first time, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May, will also play host to The Puppini Sisters, Kid British, The Big Pink, Dead Kids, Esser, Fan Death, Marina And The Diamonds, The Chapman Family, and Viva City.

There will also be a Dance Stage in association with Wax:On with Boys Noize, Chase & Status, Kissy Sell Out, The Count & Sinden, Krafty Kuts, Dynamite MC, Rusko, The Japanese Popstars, Brodinski, Yuksek, James Yuill, Doorly, People Get Real, TC Monckton, and Olip all confirmed to appear.

With the outdoor event having two stages and an unsigned stage, along the quay and indoor gigs around it, the Evolution festival is expected to host a wide spectrum of music, taking the festival goer from jazz to punk, from reggae to folk.

Tickets are priced at £15 for both days, day tickets are priced at £9.50 and will be available from Thursday 12th March. To buy tickets click here.

The week running up to Evolution 2009 will also feature a set of participatory events.

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