Your tributes to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

Messages of love have been pouring in for singer Chester Bennington following his death at the age of 41.

A previous SummerTyne Americana Festival. Photo by Mark Savage

Everything you need to know about Summertyne Americana Festival

Dust off your stetsons and pull on your cowboy boots as the annual SummerTyne Americana Festival returns to Sage Gateshead this weekend, from July 21-23.

Jake Bugg. Photo by Tom Oxley

Win: Tickets to Jake Bugg’s North East gig

One of the UK’s brightest music stars, Jake Bugg, is set to rock Newcastle when he kicks off the return of the city’s outdoor live music spectacular, Live From Times Square – and you could be there for free.

Taken have been added to the line-up for this Sunday's Bent's Park show

South Shields concert bosses hope crowds will be Taken with latest addition

Boyband Taken will be hoping to hit the right note with concertgoers this weekend.

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7 North East gigs you could go to see in the next 7 days

7 North East gigs you could go to see in the next 7 days

With festival season in full swing, July is a traditionally sparse month for standalone gigs.

Little Mix

Fans express disappointment with Little Mix's Riverside gig

Little Mix fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment over aspects of the girl group's sell-out North East show.
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Little Mix hit fans for six at Durham County Cricket Club gig

Jade and Perrie from Little Mix gave a shout out to their home region as the band took to the stage at Durham County Cricket Club tonight.
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Little Mix

Little Mix’s Durham gig: Everything you need to know

Little Mix will be bringing their Summer Shout Out tour to the North East this weekend.

Huey Morgan

Win: Two pairs of Lindisfarne Festival tickets worth £170 each

Preparations are well under way for next month’s Lindisfarne Festival - and you could be there for free.

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Ed Sheeran has added a third North East date to his 2018 tour.

Ed Sheeran adds a third North East stadium date to his tour

Singing sensation Ed Sheeran has added four extra dates to his UK tour after tickets sold out almost a year in advance.
Mark Hoppus performs in Newcastle. Picture: Carl Chambers.

Review: Blink 182, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

For some, Blink 182 are something of a nostalgia band.
How many gigs do you attend each year? Picture: Pixabay.

Gigs and festivals help deliver £4billion boost to UK's economy

The number of people watching live music across the UK soared in 2016, new research reveals.

The Smith Street Band frontman Will Wagner. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: The Smith Street Band, The Cluny, Newcastle

The Cluny was subject to an Aussie invasion on Saturday night, as the venue played host to Melbourne punks The Smith Street Band.

KT Tunstall headlining the concert in Bents Park.

KT Tunstall gets South Tyneside summer concerts off to scorching start

Hit singer KT Tunstall got the South Tyneside Festival summer concerts off to a scorching start in South Shields yesterday.

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Busted play at Bents Park, South Shields, on Sunday.

7 must-see North East gigs for the next 7 days

There's a wide selection of music events in the North East this week, from tribute bands to pop sensations.
The Killers have announced their first North East show in five years.

The Killers announce UK tour, including North East date

The Killers have today announced a major UK and Ireland tour, including a North East arena date.

Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 (Cherry Red Records).

Review: Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986

There can't have been many musical cults much more maligned over the years than gothic rock.

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry heads home with new show

South Shields singer Joe McElderry will be back on home turf with his new show.

Who was your favourite act at the Bents Park concerts?

Vote: Who was your favourite act at the Bents Park concerts?

We've taken a trip down memory lane to remember some of the singers who have entertained us in years gone by at the South Tyneside Summer Festival concerts.

Jacqui Abbott and Paul Heaton

Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to play Sunderland Empire

Former Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are to play Sunderland Empire.

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