Evolution Festival will not go ahead this year

A popular music festival will not be going ahead on the NewcastleGateshead quaysides this year.

Evolution Festival promoters announced that they will be taking a year out from putting on the festival in 2014.

Promoters Jim Mawdsley and and Dave Stone have decided to use 2014 to focus on a number of other music industry projects that they have undertaken over the past few years.

Mr Mawdsley said: “We have really enjoyed putting on such a great music event for the people of the north east over the past 15 years and bringing so many fantastic acts to this great city.

“Our workloads on other projects have increased substantially and we thought it was sensible to take a year out in 2014.

“This does not signal the end of Evolution simply a pause whilst we focus on other projects.”