Sunderland’s Field Music on the bill at this weekend’s DeerShed Festival

Family-friendly festival Deer Shed returns to North Yorkshire this weekend.

Mark Pinchen on stage

'A great human soul' - tributes paid to Hartlepool musician after sudden death

Moving tributes have been paid to a Hartlepool musician described as 'talented' a 'great human soul' after his sudden death.
David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.

Three Lions hits No 1 spot in Big Top 40 after England reach World Cup semi-finals

Football anthem Three Lions has hit the number one spot on the Official Vodafone Big Top 40 chart following England's World Cup win against Sweden.

Big Country  Why The Long Face 4CD boxset (Cherry Red Records)

Big Country - Why The Long Face - 4CD boxset reviewed

Here's a long-overdue re-release at last for the Scottish rockers’ seventh studio album, which is a bit of a forgotten gem.

Cock Sparrer  The Albums 1978-1987 (Cherry Red/Captain Oi!)

Cock Sparrer - The Albums 1977-1987 4 boxset reviewed

This 4CD boxset gathers the early work of Cock Sparrer, a band from the East End of London who, over the course of a 45-year career, have been transformed from pub rock wannabes to street-punk legends.
Sunniside Live crowds

10 things to do in the North East in the next 10 days

The forecast is for sunshine and the events diary for the region is chockablock.

Iain Broudie's Lightning Seeds are the Saturday night headliners at Sunniside Live.

Lightning Seeds on bringing England anthem Three Lions to Sunderland festival for World Cup quarter finals

Depending on England’s performance on Saturday, Sunderland could be taking part in a mass Three Lions sing-a-long with the Lightning Seeds themselves.

Pete Tong is bringing his Ibiza Classics show to Newcastle

Pete Tong to bring Ibiza Classics show to Newcastle Arena

A flavour of the White Isle is heading to the North East as Pete Tong announces a Newcastle Arena tour date.

Cheryl and Liam Payne announced that they have split up.

Cheryl denies her mum was involved in her split from One Direction's Liam Payne

Cheryl has responded to claims her mother was involved in her split from Liam Payne, insisting she had "absolutely nothing" to do with it.
Cheryl and Liam Payne. Pic by PA.

Cheryl and One Direction's Liam Payne to split up

Cheryl and Liam Payne have split up after a two-and-a-half-year relationship.
Jess Glynne made history when latest release I'll Be There became her seventh No. 1 single earlier this month.

Pop sensation Jess Glynne announces new album and North East arena date

One of Britain's biggest pop stars, Jess Glynne, today announced a North East arena date.

Ruts DC will be touring the UK in 2019 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album The Crack.

Ruts DC announce 40th anniversary tour for The Crack, with The Professionals supporting

Revitalised punk legends Ruts DC have announced a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic debut album.

Billy Bragg, pictured here performing at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle late last  year, is set to return to the North East to play Durham Miners' Gala. Photo by Gary Welford.

Billy Bragg to perform as part of Durham Miners' Gala

Singer songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg is to play a free gig at this year's Durham Miners' Gala.
The concert takes place as part of the Great Exhibition of the North

North East’s finest brass bands to perform at Great Exhibition of the North

Three of the North East’s finest brass bands will be performing at Sage Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North this summer.

Lindisfarne Festival

Win weekend tickets to see Happy Mondays, The Levellers and more at Lindisfarne Festival

Lindisfarne Festival returns with three days of music and more this summer – and you could be there for free.

Up to 40,000 UK customers may have been affected by the Ticketmaster security breach.

Ticketmaster customer data may have been stolen in cyber attack

Ticketmaster has suffered a cyber attack in which data of up to 40,000 UK customers may have been accessed.

Level 42

Level 42, OMD and Smoove and Turrell announced for North Sea music cruise

British funk-pop band Level 42 and 80’s electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are to headline the fourth instalment of DFDS’ popular annual music mini cruises between Newcastle and Amsterdam this November.


America’s Got Talent star Courtney Hadwin says she is being congratulated in the street after returning home from US TV performance

The teenager who wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent said she felt like she had “switched bodies” during her performance.

Lightning Seeds will headline Sunniside Live on July 7

Win five pairs of tickets to Sunniside Live + Battle of the Bands winner announced

After a toughly-fought contest, it’s been announced that Kosmonauts will play Sunniside Live festival after winning the Battle of the Bands.

Hartlepool Music Weekender at the Corporation Club, Whitby Street, Hartlepool in March. The Paul Weller Connection

Fans urged to snap up early bird tickets for major Hartlepool music event

Music fans are already looking forward to a big event in Hartlepool next year by buying early bird tickets before they go up in price.

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