Sting to perform one-off fundraising gig at Bamburgh Castle

Music legend Sting is heading back to his native North East for a unique concert to help some of our most in-need children.

The Lake Poets

Sunderland’s The Lake Poets to share stage with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson

Sunderland’s The Lake Poets will support Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson when he heads to the region next week.

Trevor, left, on stage. Picture by John Finlayson

Sunderland musician follows in the footsteps of Johnny Cash, Don McLean and Kenny Rogers to record at Nashville studio

From Millfield to Nashville - a Sunderland musician’s new album takes its inspiration from across the Atlantic.

Little Comets

Little Comets get ready to soar at North East festival

North east indie rockers Little Comets are looking forward to a memorable homecoming show when they take to the stage at next month’s Chase Park Festival.

Joe McElderry. Photo by Emma Oaks.

Joe McElderry on heading home with his own tour

Joe McElderry’s planning to give north east audiences the time of their lives when he brings his new show to the region.

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Saturday night headliner Kate Tempest at Deer Shed Festival 2017.

Review: Deer Shed Festival, Baldersley Park, North Yorkshire

From its humble beginnings, the increasingly popular Deer Shed Festival is growing into a mini-Glastonbury of the north.

Courtney Hadwin impressed judges when she starred in The Voice Kids.

Twelve-year-old singing sensation set to wow crowds at South Tyneside Festival

Young star Courtney Hadwin has been added to the line-up for this weekend’s final Sunday Concert in South Shields.

James are Live from Times Square in Newcastle this week.

Seven must-see North East gigs for the next seven days

There's plenty of gigs to see in the North East this week, including some spectacular outdoor shows.
Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park, has died. He was 41. Picture: PA.

Your tributes to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

Messages of love have been pouring in for singer Chester Bennington following his death at the age of 41.

A previous SummerTyne Americana Festival. Photo by Mark Savage

Everything you need to know about Summertyne Americana Festival

Dust off your stetsons and pull on your cowboy boots as the annual SummerTyne Americana Festival returns to Sage Gateshead this weekend, from July 21-23.

Jacee, centre, in the video

Sunderland teenager teams up with Mr Motivator for charity single

A Sunderland teenager has teamed up with Mr Motivator for a charity single.

Jake Bugg. Photo by Tom Oxley

Win: Tickets to Jake Bugg’s North East gig

One of the UK’s brightest music stars, Jake Bugg, is set to rock Newcastle when he kicks off the return of the city’s outdoor live music spectacular, Live From Times Square – and you could be there for free.

7 North East gigs you could go to see in the next 7 days

7 North East gigs you could go to see in the next 7 days

With festival season in full swing, July is a traditionally sparse month for standalone gigs.

Little Mix

Fans express disappointment with Little Mix's Riverside gig

Little Mix fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment over aspects of the girl group's sell-out North East show.
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Little Mix hit fans for six at Durham County Cricket Club gig

Jade and Perrie from Little Mix gave a shout out to their home region as the band took to the stage at Durham County Cricket Club tonight.
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Little Mix

Little Mix’s Durham gig: Everything you need to know

Little Mix will be bringing their Summer Shout Out tour to the North East this weekend.

Huey Morgan

Win: Two pairs of Lindisfarne Festival tickets worth £170 each

Preparations are well under way for next month’s Lindisfarne Festival - and you could be there for free.

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Bez at Sunniside Live

Happy Mondays’ Bez to perform Peterlee nightclub set

Fresh from a headline set at Sunderland’s Sunniside Live festival, it’s been announced that Happy Mondays’ Bez will perform at a Peterlee nightclub.

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Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, who kick-started the UK punk explosion in 1976.

Anarchy in Sunderland: Pop Recs to host punk lectures

Dust off your DMs - Pop Recs will be hosting a series of lectures to celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk.

Field Music headlining last year's Summer Streets

Preview: Summer Streets returns to Sunderland this weekend

There’ll be a family friendly focus to this year’s Summer Streets music festival.

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