Oasis, The Killers and U2 tributes will wow crowds at Fake Festival

Tributes to Oasis, U2 and The Killers will take over a Peterlee park for a music festival.

Eminem will headline Reading and Leeds. Picture: PA.

Guess who's back? Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

US hip-hop veteran Eminem will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.


Little Mix thank their exes for helping them to their first Brit Award

Little Mix thanked their ex-boyfriends as they accepted the award for British Single at the Brit Awards.

Emeli Sande and sister Lucy on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, after the singer was presented with the title for Best British Female Solo Artist by David Tennant. Photo by Press Association.

Sunderland singer Emeli adds fourth Brit title to her name

Emeli Sande has scooped another Brit award to add to her collection.

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Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

David Cassidy pictured during his heyday. Picture: PA.

Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Former teenage heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.

Gig announcement: Rod Stewart to play Durham cricket ground

Rod Stewart fans will be hit for six when he heads to the region for one of only three UK shows this year.

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Kings Of Leon are at the Metro Radio Arena.

Seven North East gigs you could go to see this week

From arena shows to much more intimate gigs, there's something for lovers of all kinds of music in the North East this week.
Julian Cope onstage at Newcastle Riverside.

REVIEW: Julian Cope - Newcastle Riverside

It’s easy to forget that Julian Cope and his group Teardrop Explodes were once the early 80s’ contemporaries of the likes of U2 and Simple Minds.

Paul McCandless' ukulele group at Bojangles Cafe

New Sunderland ukulele group is hitting the right note

Keen musicians are being invited to add another string to their bow at a new ukulele group.


Lethal Bizzle & Slaves to headline new North East festival

A major new music festival for the UK’s emerging artists is heading to the North East this April.

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Brofest returns for a weekend of classic rock and heavy metal

Get ready to rock when Brofest returns to Northumbria University.

Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East

A unique cruise which combines life on the ocean waves with a live music festival is coming to the North East.


Pictures of fans enjoying the big gigs at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Since 2009, the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland AFC, has hosted some of the biggest names in music, from Oasis and Take That to Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

A shot taken from a YouTube video of Jack Fox and the Harbourmaster performing.

Teacher schools listeners in hip hop with new mix tape

A musician has made a return to hip hop music to record an album featuring a roll call of his favourite artists.

Heather Small

WIN: Tickets to Sunniside Live featuring Heather Small and Happy Mondays

Headliner Heather Small is set to put on a big show when she closes the first night of this year’s Sunniside Live.

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin.

ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin

Former Gallows frontman Frank Carter returned with a vengeance in 2015 with Blossom, his first album with his new band The Rattlesnakes.

The Menzingers - After The Party.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Menzingers - After The Party

We might be just a few weeks into 2017, but Philadelphia-based punks The Menzingers might have just released my favourite album of the year.
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WATCH: The schoolboy asked to return to Kendal Calling after wowing the crowds

A schoolboy has been asked to return to play one of the country’s biggest music festivals after wowing the crowds last year.

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Vera Lynn. Picture by PA.

Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate 100th birthday with release of new album

Renowned wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn will celebrate turning 100 with the release of a new album.

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