Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Former teenage heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.

Gig announcement: Rod Stewart to play Durham cricket ground

Rod Stewart fans will be hit for six when he heads to the region for one of only three UK shows this year.

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Kings Of Leon are at the Metro Radio Arena.

Seven North East gigs you could go to see this week

From arena shows to much more intimate gigs, there's something for lovers of all kinds of music in the North East this week.
Julian Cope onstage at Newcastle Riverside.

REVIEW: Julian Cope - Newcastle Riverside

It’s easy to forget that Julian Cope and his group Teardrop Explodes were once the early 80s’ contemporaries of the likes of U2 and Simple Minds.


Lethal Bizzle & Slaves to headline new North East festival

A major new music festival for the UK’s emerging artists is heading to the North East this April.

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Tokyo Blade

Brofest returns for a weekend of classic rock and heavy metal

Get ready to rock when Brofest returns to Northumbria University.

Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East

A unique cruise which combines life on the ocean waves with a live music festival is coming to the North East.

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin.

ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin

Former Gallows frontman Frank Carter returned with a vengeance in 2015 with Blossom, his first album with his new band The Rattlesnakes.

The Menzingers - After The Party.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Menzingers - After The Party

We might be just a few weeks into 2017, but Philadelphia-based punks The Menzingers might have just released my favourite album of the year.
Vera Lynn. Picture by PA.

Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate 100th birthday with release of new album

Renowned wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn will celebrate turning 100 with the release of a new album.

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Pet Shop Boys

The Libertines and Pet Shop Boys to headline new North East festival

The Libertines, Pet Shop Boys and Mark Ronson will perform at a new music event hailed by organisers as the ‘Glastonbury of the North.’

Stereophonics are among this year's Kendal Calling headliners.

Kendal Calling reveals six of the best headliners

The line-up was today revealed for this year's Kendal Calling festival - and it's one of the best yet.
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Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote.

REVIEW: King Creosote, The Sage Gateshead

King Creosote may have graduated to Hall 1 on his latest visit to The Sage, yet this outing was fuelled by the same independent spirit that’s characterised all the ones before.


Kasabian announced as second headliner for Leeds Festival

Kasabian have been announced at the second headliner for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Ed Sheeran will two dates at the Metro Radio Arena in April.

Ed Sheeran announces UK dates - including TWO in North East

Ed Sheeran, one of the UK's most popular singer-songwriters, today announced TWO huge North East dates.

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Some of David Bowie's best-known albums feature on six of the stamps. Pic: Royal Mail.

David Bowie to be honoured with his own set of stamps

David Bowie fans will be feeling Hunky Dory as their hero is celebrated in a new set of stamps.

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More star names announced for Deer Shed Festival

More star names announced for Deer Shed Festival

The second wave of the music line-up for Deer Shed Festival has been announced, including Arab Strap, King Creosote, Honeyblood, Cabbage, Jesca Hoop and many more.

Little Mix

The X Factor auditions to start in Sunderland and East Durham

Are you the next Leona Lewis, Little Mix or Joe McElderry?

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry play at Whitley Bay Playhoue on 25 January.

Billy Bragg is on track for a very different North East gig

Protest singer Billy Bragg is taking a different track for his latest live shows.

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Little Comets have released the first track from their upcoming fourth album, Worhead.

Little Comets share first track from their new album

North East DIY indie band Little Comets have revealed the first track from their next album.

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