Lindisfarne legends to stage cracker of a Christmas show

North East folk-rock legends Lindisfarne are heading back home for Christmas to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their now-legendary festive shows at Newcastle City Hall.

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Status Quo at Temple Park during their 1993 concert.

Can you remember the day Status Quo rocked South Shields?

Today it is Bents Park where the big names flock to for concerts in South Shields.

South Tyneside Summer Festival Sunday Concert, Bents Park.  Tony Hadley.

Council’s £130,000 spend on South Tyneside Summer Festival gigs revealed

Council bosses splashed out more than £130,000 on this year’s South Tyneside Summer Festival - but claim to have made more than ten times that.

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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
Black Francis of Pixies at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

REVIEW: Pixies, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Pixies are one of those bands who have gone down in music history as real game-changers.

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Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro in action at the Metro Radio Arena.

REVIEW: Biffy Clyro, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

If ever you needed evidence that a band can come back better after taking time out, look no further than Biffy Clyro.

Emeli Sande will play a date in the North East next October.

Emeli Sandé announces North East date for 2017 arena tour

Sunderland-born singer Emeli Sandé is embarking on an arena tour next year.

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What's your favourite Christmas song?

What's the best Christmas song of all time?

Now that December has arrived there's only one thing to do - get the Christmas CD on and turn up the volume!
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Dead Men Walking performing at The Cluny 2. Pic: Gary Welford

REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, The Cluny 2, Newcastle

With a combined age of about 240, it’s easy to see where 'supergroup' Dead Men Walking got their name.
Cheryl says researching her family history has shown that northerners are made of tough stuff.

Cheryl hails 'tough, northern Geordie women' as she finds out about ancestors

North East-born pop star Cheryl was full of northern pride after discovering her Geordie roots run deep on BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?.

Muse have been announced as the first headliners of the 2017 Reading and Leeds Festival.

Muse announced as first headliners for Reading and Leeds 2017

Rock group Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Little Mix have added a fourth Newcastle date to their Glory Days tour.

Little Mix announce FOURTH North East date on Glory Days tour

Little Mix, the world's biggest girl group, have added a fourth North East date to their 2017 Glory Days tour.


REVIEW: Frankie & the Heartstrings, DFDS ferry, somewhere in the North Sea

Ahoy there music-lovers.

Ne-Yo at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

REVIEW: Ne-Yo, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Hats off to Ne-Yo, the man knows how to put on a show.

What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

Hacienda Classical at Herrington Country Park, Penshaw.

Hacienda Classical to return to the region after success in Sunderland

Following this summer’s Haçienda Classical success in Herrington Country Park, it’s been announced that the tribute to the iconic nightclub will return to the region.

Freddie Mercury pictured in 1985

Freddie Mercury’s death 25 years on: Can you remember his last Queen concert in the North East?

It was arguably the best performance by a frontman at St James’s Park all year.

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A Queen ticket for the 1986 concert.

Freddie Mercury’s death 25 years on: Can you remember Queen’s set at Newcastle in 1986?

So what did Queen play on their last appearance in the North East with original frontman Freddie Mercury?

Bez at Hacienda Classical in Sunderland.

9 things you might not know about The Happy Mondays as group announces North East set

Get ready for that Madchester sound - because The Happy Mondays are coming to Sunderland.
The Happy Mondays on stage

The Happy Mondays announced as Sunniside Live headliner

The Happy Mondays are set to bring their iconic sound to Sunderland next summer.

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