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Transmission @ Split Festival

Saturday, 10th September 2011

12:00 - 17:00

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland


On Saturday 10th September, the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens hosted a spectacular day of music from the North East’s rising stars. The official Split Festival Fringe event celebrated emerging North East music and the Transmission Project to date featuring footage and research by the young steering group.  


All Photos by Amy Louise Swann 

The Lake Poets

Click here for The Lake Poets interview with Spark TV

Athletes in Paris



Click here for Comets interview with Spark TV

Natasha Haws











Click here for Natasha Haws interview with Spark TV












Click here for Mausi interview with Spark TV

The Railway Club

Click here for The Railway Club interview with Spark TV 

Special guest panellists included

Tom Robinson - BBC6 Music Introducing

David Burn - Detroit Social Club

Emma Howe - Spark FM

The event will also featured a celebration of our Transmission project so far, including live broadcasts and exclusive screenings of footage gathered. For further information click HERE.

With 146 artists applying to play, a panel of industry experts selected 5 emerging bands and solo artists to play alongside two of the region’s biggest buzz bands in front of an all-ages crowd and music industry experts, including legendary broadcaster and champion of new music Tom Robinson.


Previous Transmission events with Tom Robinson have helped to unearth the likes of Vinyl Jacket, Let’s Buy Happiness, Polarsets and Chased by Wolves. Performers have all been played on Tom’s national BBC 6Music Introducing show and the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness and Vinyl Jacket (first seen by Tom at our events) have been heavily supported by BBC Introducing – playing Maida Vale sessions and Glastonbury Festival.

Generator’s Transmission project is lead by young people and Split Transmission will showcase emerging music and premiere videos and research to celebrate the history of popular music broadcasting in the North East.

Split Festival is Sunderland’s biggest and best music festival and takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, with many Fringe events planned in association with The Bunker, Sunderland’s best loved centre for the development of music and arts.

For more information and updates see:

is a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund that looks at the past, present and future of music broadcasting. This event aims to encourage wider participation in music and increase interest in old and new broadcast media.