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Review: The Skids, O2 Academy, Newcastle

The Skids were always one of those bands who were a cut above your average three-chord punk group.
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Dead Kennedys singer Skip McSkipster at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pics: Gary Welford.

Review: Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Back in the late 70s, as punk enjoyed its commercial peak in the UK, one new American band became just as popular as the homegrown groups.

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North East acts confirmed to play alongside The Coral at region's Chase Park Festival

North East acts confirmed to play alongside The Coral at region's Chase Park Festival

The line-up for this year's Chase Park Festival has been announced - with local names on the bill alongside The Coral.

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The benefit concert will take place later this month. Picture: PA.

West End stars to stage Grenfell Tower blaze benefit concert

Stars of the West End are to take part in a benefit concert to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Cancer Bats are visiting the region as their alter ego Bat Sabbath, playing classics from the Black Sabbath catalogue.

Seven must-see North East gigs for the next seven days

As usual there's something for everyone in this week's North East live music scene.

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Emeli Sande is among the stars who have contributed to the Grenfell Tower disaster single Bridge Over Troubled Water. Pic: PA.

Sunderland-born singer Emeli Sande joins Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single

Sunderland-born singer Emeli Sande has added her voice to a charity record for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Planet Circus are in Seaburn

10 Things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From death-defying stunts to swinging Sixties nostalgia, there’s plenty of events and gigs taking place in the region this weekend and beyond.

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Charity song in tribute to Manchester bombing victims released

An emotional musical tribute to Manchester terror attack victims Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry has been launched – with the teenage sweethearts set to be laid to rest tomorrow.

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A police officer at a prevous Glastonbury Festival Co-organiser Emily Eavis has said staff are working closely with police to make sure the festival is 'the most safe place that it can possibly be' in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Glastonbury organisers working with police to ensure festival 'safe as possible' after Manchester and London terror attacks

Glastonbury staff are working closely with police to make sure the festival is "the most safe place that it can possibly be" in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, co-organiser Emily Eavis has said.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats is in the region next week

Win: Three pairs of tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats at Sunderland Empire

Be transported back to the Swinging ‘60s when hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats heads back to Sunderland Empire.

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Sisters Georgia Fletcher and Olivia Crawford aka Liv'n'G.

Sister act announces new Bradley Lowery charity song

Two talented Hartlepool sisters have announced a new charity single in aid of little fighter Bradley Lowery.
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Brooke Bentham is playing a homecoming North East gig to celebrate the release of her debut EP.

Up and coming South Shields singer Brooke Bentham set for homecoming gig

A South Shields singer who has been dubbed the 'new Angel Olsen' is set to play a homecoming gig this weekend.

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys announce second North East tour date

Electronic Pop icons, Pet Shop Boys, have added an extra North East tour date due to demand.

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Chaka Khan is at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Monday night.

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

There's something for everyone on the North East's live music scene - and that's never been more true than this week.
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Little Mix wowed the crowd at the Capital FM Summertime Ball. Pic: PA.

Little Mix steal the show at Capital FM's Summertime Ball

Little Mix wowed the crowd at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, where they joined a line-up including Bruno Mars, Stormzy and two of One Direction.

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Prince

Theatre announcement: Prince musical to play Sunderland Empire

The music of the late great Prince will be celebrated in a new musical coming to Sunderland Empire.

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Rod is heading to Durham

Everything you need to know about Rod Stewart’s Durham gig

Durham County Cricket Club will welcome a record crowd through the gates of Emirates Riverside tomorrow, June 9, as Sir Rod Stewart takes to the stage to perform the Hits 2017 concert.

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That That

Ten things to do this weekend and beyond

From Take That to classic cars and a rowing regatta, there’s plenty going on in the region.

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Glastonbury will take place later this month.

Glastonbury organisers warn festival-goers of extra security measures

Glastonbury Festival organisers have warned those attending the event to expect extra security precautions to keep them safe following the recent terror attacks.

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The Manchester One Love benefit concert. Picture by Pa

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall sends message of empowerment and unity at One Love Manchester concert

Little Mix sent a strong message to music fans as they took to the stage at the Manchester One Love concert tonight.
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