Orange Evolution explores the evolution of popular music, featuring everything from world music to punk over 11 days of gigs at venues throughout Newcastle and Gateshead.

The festival comes to a massive climax on the bank holiday Monday with a free, three-staged one-day event taking over Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides.

No wristbands are required and fans are invited just to turn up on the day, but with the lineup as strong as it is this year, organisers are warning that people could be turned away as stages are limited on capacity.

For more info on the indoor gigs check the official site. Another outdoor event (this one paid for) is being put on by North-East promoters, Shindig, on the bank holiday Sunday, featuring Kid Creme, Junior Jack, Dimitri From Paris and many more.