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North East Beat Unsigned

Saturday, 14th November 2009

12:00 - 12:00

Discovery Museum- The Great Hall, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne


A celebration of North East music presented by Generator in association with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

Saturday 14th November

Discovery Museum, Great Hall


Doors 12.00 - 5.00pm 


The Discovery Museum will host a spectacular afternoon of music from the North East's rising stars.  The Great Hall provides a magnificent setting and Generator are pleased to announce an all-ages gig in this unique venue.













two of our favourite new bands in the region...

Brilliant Mind


Let's Buy Happiness


and introducing...
five emerging bands and solo artists from the North East showcasing to a panel of music industry professionals and fans to fast-track their careers...

Black Cab Casino

Vacation Pioneers

Pink Lane

The Anglo Form


Generator invited artists to apply to play this event.  Having received over 40 entries, we have selected the best new and young bands in the region.

With very special guest panellists:

Tom Robinson








Tom Robinson
BBC 6Music

Tom is undoubtedly one of the most important radio DJs for emerging music in the UK and regularly helps to boost the profile of many artists from the North East on his national BBC Introducing shows.

Peter Brewis
Field Music

In massively influential Sunderland band Field Music and through his solo project, The Week That Was, Peter has proven that he can consistently write catchy AND intelligent pop music.  As we eagerly await the next Field Music album, it's a huge privilege to have Peter on this panel as someone the new bands can really look up to.


Claire Dupree

As editor of the region's best monthly music magazine, Claire is the perfect guest for an event that showcases the array of talent in the North East- reliably informed and with a clear passion for emerging music. 

Discovery Museum is the region's most popular free museum and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  North East Beat Unsigned coincides with the final weeks of museum's North East Beat exhibition, an exploration of the North East's popular music scene from the 1940s to the present day.  Museum entry is free and we encourage everyone to check out items of memorabilia from the likes of The Animals, The Police, Maximo Park, The Futureheads, Field Music, and legendary music show The Tube.

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA.  Tel: 0191 232 6789

More band and panellist details will be announced in mid-October and this is sure to be an event you cannot miss!

For more information on North East Beat Unsigned, please contact Joe via our Contact Us page.