Oasis, The Killers and U2 tributes will wow crowds at Fake Festival

Tributes to Oasis, U2 and The Killers will take over a Peterlee park for a music festival.

Eminem will headline Reading and Leeds. Picture: PA.

Guess who's back? Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

US hip-hop veteran Eminem will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.


Little Mix thank their exes for helping them to their first Brit Award

Little Mix thanked their ex-boyfriends as they accepted the award for British Single at the Brit Awards.

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Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

David Cassidy pictured during his heyday. Picture: PA.

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.

A shot taken from a YouTube video of Jack Fox and the Harbourmaster performing.

Teacher schools listeners in hip hop with new mix tape

A musician has made a return to hip hop music to record an album featuring a roll call of his favourite artists.

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.
Jimi Hendrix performs at The New Cellar in one of the few existing photos from the gig

When Jimi Hendrix rocked South Shields – 50 years ago today

He is regarded as one of rock’n’roll’s greats and still attracts legions of fans born decades after his untimely death.

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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