REVIEW: Craig David, Newcastle Arena

Where did Craig David go? Judging by this comeback tour it’s hard to believe this silky smooth star was absent from the top of the charts for all those years.

Glastonbury 2016. Picture: Nicholls

Glastonbury: Stormzy and Katy Perry added to festival bill for 2017

Katy Perry and Stormzy have joined Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran in the Glastonbury line-up.
Deer Shed Festival announces comedy shows for this year’s event

Deer Shed Festival announces comedy shows for this year’s event

The north’s favourite family-friendly event, Deer Shed Festival, has announced its comedy shows for this year.

Pet Shop Boys were due to perform

Festival billed as ‘Glastonbury of the North’ is cancelled

A North East festival billed as the ‘Glastonbury of the North’ has been scrapped.

Little Mix, one of the acts whose tickets will be included in the scheme.

Amazon Prime launches priority gig ticket scheme - with Little Mix among first artists available

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah announces Hartlepool gig

Tinie Tempah is set to wow the crowds with an open air gig in Hartlepool this summer.

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Dead Victorians on Framwellgate Bridge.
7th Durham International Brass Festival.
Streets of Brass: Best of British.

Dates and line-up announced for Durham Brass Festival

Durham will trumpet the return of its popular BRASS Festival this summer.

Scott Matthews.

Singer-songwriter Scott Matthews set for North East date

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Scott Matthews is set to perform live in the region at Stockton Georgian Theatre on Friday, April 4.

KT Tunstall

Gig announcement: KT Tunstall to play South Tyneside Summer Festival

Scottish musician KT Tunstall will open this year’s series of South Tyneside Festival Summer Concerts.

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Stiff Little Fingers play at the O2 Academy, Newcastle as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Stiff Little Fingers, O2 Academy, Newcastle

It takes a lot of resilience – and no little talent - for a band to enjoy a 40-year career in the music business.

The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Riverside, Newcastle

The Jesus and Mary Chain might have started Thursday night's show with new song Always Sad, but the near-capacity crowd at the Riverside were anything but sad to have them back.

Congratulations flood in for new parents Cheryl and Liam

Family, friends and fans of X Factor judge Cheryl and her One Direction boyfriend Liam Payne have been offering their congratulations after they became parents.
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Creeper play at Newcastle University on Monday.

Seven gigs which North East music fans can see this week

There's plenty of nights out to choose from this week for the discerning North East gig-goer.
Band members of Space.

Space named as latest headliners of Hartlepool’s new rock festival

A Hartlepool rock festival has named another headlining act.

Hartlepool Male Voice Choir and Hartlepool Ladies Choir are getting ready to perform together on April 1.

Hartlepool choirs joining forces in fundraising night for Mayor’s Charity

Choirs are set to come together in a musical evening for good causes in Hartlepool.

John Otway has survived in a changing pop world.

Review: John Otway, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

It's 40 years since the punk rock explosion of 1977 when John Otway with Wild Willy Barrett broke onto the scene with the double-A side hit Really Free and Beware of the Flowers (Cos I'm Sure They're Going to Get You, Yeah).


Biggest names in music lead tributes to Chuck Berry after rock 'n' roll legend dies

The Rolling Stones led tributes to “true pioneer” Chuck Berry after the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s death at the age of 90.

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REVIEW: The Stranglers, O2 Academy, Newcastle

REVIEW: The Stranglers, O2 Academy, Newcastle

It was never meant to be like this. Punk was supposed to blast the old guard into oblivion in a whirlwind of rebellion, fury and energy. Clearly no-one told The Stranglers the grand plan but then The Stranglers weren’t like the rest of the Punk crowd, being more musical, more versatile and far, far superior musicians and bearing more influences of The Doors, Velvet Underground and The Who than The Stooges and the New York Dolls of their Punk compatriots.

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Picture c/o Kluens | Cuffe & Taylor.

Jason Donovan announces 'Midlife Crisis' North East dates

Eighties Australian legend Jason Donovan has announced two dates in the North East as part of a UK tour.
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Hartlepool Ukulele Group regularly holds concerts to raise money for charity.

Hartlepool ukulele group set to raise funds for vital cause

A St Patrick’s Day fundraising event is set to be held by a Hartlepool music group.

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