Hartlepool band Antlez to headline stage at Evolution Emerging festival

Hartlepool band Antlez. Left to right, Micky Braham, Michael Baxter, Matthew Shuttleworth, Carl Cook and Chris Harvey.
Hartlepool band Antlez. Left to right, Micky Braham, Michael Baxter, Matthew Shuttleworth, Carl Cook and Chris Harvey.

A Hartlepool band is getting ready to take the stage at a festival for emerging acts.

Antlez have landed a headline spot at Evolution Emerging on Saturday.

The festival, which takes place across nine venues at Ouseburn Valley, in Newcastle, will feature 40 artists from across the region.

Alternative rock band Antlez will be playing a set of their original songs at the Little Building from 10pm.

Guitarist Michael Braham said: “Bands can apply to play at the festival and we were selected to headline one of the stages.

“It’s going to be our biggest gig of the year so far and one of our biggest ones ever and it feels really great.

“We’re really looking forward to it and hope we get a big crowd coming along to see us.

“A lot of bands that have played at the festival in the past have gone on to get recording deals and tour across the country so it’s great to think that it could open doors like that for us.”The 24-year-old added: “Our current line-up has been together for just a couple of years but the band in general has been together since we were 13.

“The ultimate goal for us is to build our fan base and make music that we like and that other people can enjoy.

“This is a great opportunity for us and we’re excited about what it could bring in the future.”

This is a great opportunity for us and we’re excited about what it could bring in the future.

Michael Braham, Antlez guitarist

Antlez are currently working hard on recording more original material and are hoping to release a single later in the year.

Evolution Emerging kicks off at 7pm and runs until 1am.

Tickets cost £5 in advance. To book, go to evolutionemerging.com