The Voice coach Paloma Faith announces North East arena date

Singer Paloma Faith has announced a big North East date as part of a new UK tour.

Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona heads to Sunderland for Pride celebrations

Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona is hoping to put on a purrfect performance at this year’s Sunderland Pride.

Andrea Pattison in Islands in the Stream

Meet the Mackem Dolly Parton

From Farringdon to Dollywood - a country singer is heading to the Empire stage next week.


Music teacher aims to change image of the ukulele with new school

A music teacher is hoping to turn around the image of the ukulele with his new school.

The Lake Poets

The Lake Poets and more lined up for Durham music festival

Sunderland’s The Lake Poets is set to be one of many highlights at a new boutique music festival coming to Durham this week thanks to a collaboration


Collabro release charity single in aid of Hurricane Irma victims

Washington-born Jamie Lambert and his fellow band members from Collabro are releasing a charity single in aid of children affected by Hurricane Irma.

The album will be released next month.

Dolly Parton is releasing a children's album

Country superstar Dolly Parton is releasing her first ever children's album.

Ore Oduba

North East dates announced for Strictly Come Dancing tour

The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour is waltzing back on the road in January 2018 for 30 arena shows across the country - with a run at Metro Radio Arena from January 23-24.

Angelic Upstarts are among the bands playing at North East Calling.

12 bands you can see at this year's North East Calling punk festival

North East Calling, the region's very own punk festival, rolls into town again on Saturday, 30 September.

Maximo Park singer Paul Smith. Picture: Gary Welford.

Review: Maximo Park, Middlesbrough Event Centre

The region’s newest concert venue received a resounding launch night with a gig by local heroes Maximo Park.

The Stranglers

The Stranglers announce North East tour date

The Stranglers have announced they’ll be hitting the road again next spring.

From The Jam play a North East gig this week.

7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

There's plenty of choice for gig-goers in the North East this week, with something to suit most tastes.

Stereophonics announce North East tour date

Stereophonics have announced a major UK arena tour, including a North East date.

Tom Hingley

Win tickets to see Inspiral Carpets legend Tom Hingley at ‘90s nostalgia night

Madchester legend Tom Hingley is returning to the North East for a gig that’s set to transport audiences back to the 90s.

Peter Hook

Line-up announced for DFDS North Sea Sounds cruises

Get ready to rock the boat - DFDS has announced the return of its North Sea Sounds music mini cruises.

Family rave returns to Sunderland nightclub

Family rave returns to Sunderland nightclub

Pint-sized ravers will be ditching their dummies and grabbing their glo-sticks for the return of Big Fish Little Fish.

Shine On

Win tickets to Pink Floyd Tribute Shine On at The Customs House

Pink Floyd tribute act Shine On will be at the Customs House, South Shields on Saturday night – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the show.

Tony Hadley quit the group in July. Could you replace him?

Spandau Ballet are searching for a new singer following Tony Hadley's departure

Spandau Ballet are looking for a new singer to fill the gap left by former band member Tony Hadley, Martin Kemp has confirmed.


Dave Stewart and friends raise the roof off Sunderland Empire

Most men get a gold watch for their 65th birthday - but then Dave Stewart is no ordinary man.

Fatman Scoop

Win tickets to see Fatman Scoop and Basshunter in Sunderland

Fatman Scoop and Basshunter are set to raise the roof for Sunderland Freshers Week - and you could be there for free.

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