Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is delighted to be partnering with music development agency Generator once again, this time for Evolution Emerging 2018. The annual event consists of a one-day festival showcasing the best emerging talent in the North East, this year marking its 10th anniversary and seeing the welcome addition of a day-long conference, free for all to attend. Evolution Emerging 2018 is taking place in Ouseburn Valley on 9-10 June.
HMUK will be in attendance across both days of this year’s event, supporting one of ten stages popping up both in outdoor spaces as well as within some of the Valley’s best independent venues. Evolution Emerging is providing a substantial platform for new talent amidst several locally established artists, promoting career development, an appreciation of grass roots venues and showing support for all that the independent music scene is within the North East.
We are thrilled to be partnering with an event championing this spirit of community and appreciation of the need for career support and encouragement, sentiments echoed by our Creative Director Claire Gevaux as she said of the collaboration:
After supporting Generator as a previous Artist Development Partner in 2015, I’m delighted that Help Musicians is collaborating with Generator once more, joining them in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the North East’s biggest platform for new and emerging talent. It’s wonderful to see the continuing development of artists like Cape Cub who, 3 years ago, were beginning their professional journey and are back this year as a headline act among other incredible musicians. A festival promoting career development within a thriving music community reflects perfectly the ethos of Help Musicians UK which is why we’re pleased to be support Evolution Emerging.
HMUK will also be chairing a panel focused around mental health in the music industry at the conference on 10 June, free and open to artists, industry professionals and music lovers alike. Discussing the current conversations around mental health within the music industry alongside panellists’ personal experiences of it, HMUK will be present to offer insights as well as support through our free mental health support line and service #MusicMindsMatter.