Maximo Park for Evolution 07 Festival

Our Earthly Pleasures Maximo Park last night announced they will be headlining the first major UK festival of the year, Evolution 07, taking place at Newcastle Gatesheads Quayside this May.

Evolution 07 will mark a massive free homecoming gig for the band, following an already sold-out UK tour. And singer Paul Smith last night announced to avid fans at a gig in their hometown of Newcastle, that the band would be top of the bill at the event.

Singer Paul Smith said of the festival, Were really pleased to be headlining this years Evolution Festival, playing on our home turf to fans that have supported us from the outset is always a pleasure.

The North-East England quintet will be showcasing tracks from their second album, Our Earthly Pleasures due for release on April 2nd, which Smith has described as a hybrid between Smashing Pumpkins and The Smiths. The album is preceded by new single Our Velocity on 19th March.

Last year Evolution rocked to 40,000 music lovers boasting one of the most eclectic line-ups on the festival circuit and promises this year will only be bigger and better.

Evolution is a unique urban music festival staged at outdoor and indoor venues across NewcastleGateshead including; The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Carling Academy, Digital and The Cluny. The eight day festival culminates in an outdoor major dance event in Baltic Square and a free music extravaganza, Freevolution.

Catch Maximo Park at free outdoor event Freevolution, the North of Englands biggest music festival, on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2007.

Watch this space for further Evolution 07 line-up big name announcements…

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