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Swedish DJ Avicii dies aged 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.

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Public Service Broadcasting.

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Middlesbrough Empire

Public Service Broadcasting’s aim is to “Inform-Educate-Entertain” - and they certainly did that with this amazing gig at Middlesbrough Empire.

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The Toy Dolls  The Albums 1983-87 (Captain Oi!/Cherry Red Records)

Review: The Toy Dolls - The Albums 1983-87 boxset

To music fans of a certain age, The Toy Dolls are Sunderland’s finest export, full stop.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys add second North East tour date

Arctic Monkeys have added an extra date at Newcastle Arena.

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Boy George and Culture Club are coming to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

Boy George and Culture Club announce North East arena date

Music lovers can take a trip back to the '80s after Boy George and Culture Club announced a big North East show.

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Arctic Monkeys have announced a Newcastle date in September.

Arctic Monkeys announce first North East gig in five years

Indie-rock heroes Arctic Monkeys today announced a UK arena tour, including their first North East date in five years.
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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Aidan Martin

Former X Factor star Aidan Martin makes iTunes top 5 with debut single

A singer-songwriter who made it to the judges’ houses of last year’s X Factor has proved a knockout with his debut single.

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Picture special: See if you can spot yourself in these Bents Park concert pictures

Pixie Lott has been announced as the headliner for the first of this summer’s outdoor concerts in South Tyneside.

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Pixie Lott will headline the first South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concert of 2018.

Pixie Lott to headline first South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concert

Pop princess Pixie Lott will lead a host of stars heading to the North East this summer as the South Tyneside Festival Sunday concert series returns.

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Lightning Seeds.

Review: The Lightning Seeds close 9th annual Stockton Calling in style

With more than 70 acts spread over nine main stages, the ninth Stockton Calling all-day music festival proved to be the biggest and best yet.

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Mensi and Neil Newton of the Angelic Upstarts at the ESC in Gdansk, Poland.

Angelic Upstarts show some Solidarity at centre of Polish uprising

A veteran North East punk band have showed some Solidarity with a very special performance of one of their best-known songs during a visit to a Polish city.

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Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays to headline Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Festival

It’s been announced that Happy Mondays will headline this year’s Lindisfarne Festival in Northumberland.

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The Angelic Upstarts are playing at Independent on Good Friday.

Angelic Upstarts to play classic album in full for first time at Sunderland gig

Veteran North East punk band the Angelic Upstarts aim to make it a very Good Friday in Sunderland at the weekend.

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Belle & Sebastian invited members of the crowd onstage as part of their show at The Sage. Pic: Fiona Thompson.

Review: Belle & Sebastian, The Sage Gateshead

Belle & Sebastian have never been the most conventional of groups, and anyone who came to The Sage expecting a career Best Of will have left disappointed.
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Indie legends James to play North East Date

Indie legends James to play North East Date

Legendary indie band James are to play Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday May 22.

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Back to Bacharach is hitting the Customs House stage

Hit songs to be brought to life on South Shields stage

Songs created by a legendary performer will be showcased in an evening of musical magic in South Shields.

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Gary Numan at Middlesbrough Empire.

Review: Gary Numan - Middlesbrough Empire

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 40 years since Gary Numan shot to fame singing about an uncertain, dystopian future.

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Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns, left, and Ali McMordie at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. All pictures: Gary Welford.

Review: Stiff Little Fingers + Ruts DC, O2 Academy, Newcastle

For a band formed 41 years ago, in the punk zenith year of 1977, Stiff Little Fingers  have retained remarkable pulling power.
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