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You turned up in your thousands to see massive names take to the stage. Evolution is getting bigger year on your. This time around, the audience had quite a shock when an unexpected guest turned up!
Paloma Faith has tweeted her excitement about performing at the Evolution Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead today.
The singer is headlining the second day of the event.
Musician Raleigh Randall was upstaged at Evolution 2013 yesterday when a rat ran into the audience. Two people were bitten by the rat that was removed safely from site. The crowd was so distracted by the rodent, Raleigh started his track again.
People in the Evolution crowd were delighted to be welcoming such big names to the region.
Martin Longstaff from the Lake Poets was delighted to be able to play a festival so close to home. He is from Sunderland and said it was a privilege to play Evolution 2013.
Ellie Goulding's manager, Jamie Lillywhite, praised North East audiences for their enthusiasm at Evolution Festival.
A number of smoke bombs have been let off at the Evolution Festival in Newcastle.
Plumes of green smoke were released into the crowds where revellers had gathered for the live music event.
At least two people were been bitten by a rat at the Evolution Festival in Newcastle.
An audience member and a security guard were bitten by the rodent that made its way into the crowds during Raleigh Randall's act.
He was forced to restart his performance after the rat was caught.