Catfish and the Bottlemen to headline new North East music festival

Catfish And The Bottlemen will headline a new music festival, This is Tomorrow, set to launch on the banks of the River Tyne in May 2018

Michael Bolton is heading to Sunderland

Michael Bolton announces Valentine’s Day gig in Sunderland

Michael Bolton has announced he will play Sunderland in one of only a handful of tour dates for 2018.

Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

It’s been announced this morning that Simple Minds and The Pretenders with special guest KT Tunstall will play a big outdoor North East gig next summer.

Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

The countdown to Christmas may be underway, but there's still plenty of gigs to see this week.
Chris Rea performing in Oxford moments before he collapsed on stage. Pic: @Darren_Fewins/Twitter/PA Wire.

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

North East singer Chris Rea has cancelled 's scheduled concert tonight will not go ahead after he collapsed on stage last night.

The Fall singles box set is available in 3CD or 7CD editions.

Review: The Fall - The Singles 1978-2016

Post-punk legends The Fall have always been a bit of a marmite band, who you either love or hate.
Steps bring their Party On The Dancefloor to the Metro Radio Arena this week.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

From pop to stoner rock, there's plenty for gig-goers to choose from in the region this week.
Shed Seven at their sold-out gig at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.

Review: Shed Seven, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Just three weeks after the release of their first studio album in more than a decade, 1990s indie favourites Shed Seven don't seem to have aged.
Big Country m- We're Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998)

Review: Big Country - We're Not In Kansas: The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998

Big Country were one of the biggest British alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling millions of albums around the world.

Mark Lanegan

Review: Mark Lanegan, Boiler Shop, Newcastle

With snow falling and Tyneside dates increasingly a fixture of his tours, you’d have forgiven Mark Lanegan’s following for giving this particular visit a miss.
James Braxton, Charles Hanson, Charlie Ross and Philip Serrell, the stars of Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It!

TV antiques experts lend voices to Christmas charity single

The stars of Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It! have joined forces - and voices - to release a special Christmas single in aid of BBC Children In Need.
Boy Jumps Ship will play a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust at Riverside in Newcastle.

Boy Jumps Ship to play fundraising gig for Chloe and Liam's Trust

A South Tyneside band are playing a very special gig next month, for a charity set up in memory of a young couple who died in the Manchester Arena bombing.
Grace Davies performing her original song Dont Go. Copyright �Syco / Thames

X Factor final six to perform on tour with wildcard act

The X Factor’s six semi-final acts will star in The X Factor Live Tour 2018 when it’s held at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on February 22.

Gary Numan.

Gary Numan back for another North East date

Gary Numan is to bring his acclaimed Savage tour back for another North East date.

Little Mix.

Little Mix to play Gateshead International Stadium as part of 2018 summer tour

Girl band Little Mix are to play Gateshead International Stadium next year.
Robert Plant.

Review: Robert Plant, Newcastle City Hall

Rock legend Robert Plant first performed at Newcastle City Hall 48 years ago, way back in 1969.

Little Mix have spoken of the pressures of growing up in the spotlight.

Little Mix: 'We're good role models because we're not perfect'

The members of girl group Little Mix have told of the difficulties of coming of age in the public eye and missing out on a "normal" life.

Kasabian perform tonight

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

From indie rockers to festive spectaculars, there’s plenty going on across the North East this weekend.

Shed Seven will perform in the region next month.

Review: Shed Seven - Instant Pleasures

Northern indie rockers Shed Seven deliver their first album in 16 years in time for their North East gig next month.

Will you support #GiveBackFriday?

Deer Shed Festival makes Black Friday charity pledge

A family festival is pledging £10 from every adult ticket sold on Black Friday to a charity supporting children.

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