Sunderland band Field Music added to line-up of Stockton Calling

Sunderland art-rock band Field Music are the latest addition to the line-up of this year's Stockton Calling.

Def Leppard have announced a new tour

Def Leppard announce North East arena date

British rock icons Def Leppard have announced they will play the North East later this year.

The Bowie Experience

What it’s like to step into David Bowie’s shoes ahead of Sunderland tribute show

Laurence Knight is the star of The Bowie Experience. The Guide spoke to him about stepping into the platform shoes of an icon.

Re-Take That

Re-Take That announce hometown show at Sunderland Empire

Are you ready to Take That and party?

Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46.

Cranberries singer Dolores O' Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
We Are Scientists will headline the Ku stage at Stockton Calling 2018.

Two more headliners announced for Stockton Calling festival

Stockton Calling has announced two more of its headliners for the 2018 version of the festival.

Underground club night with HAPPeDAZ� From left DJ's and organiser Mark Wardle and Michael Thompson

DJ dubbed ‘Saviour of rave’ to headline Sunderland club night

A DJ dubbed “the saviour of rave” will headline a Sunderland club night that’s drawing in crowds from across the country.

Brooke Bentham

South Tyneside’s Brooke Bentham among rising stars celebrated at North East music festival

Rising music stars of the future, including South Shields songbird Brooke Bentham, will be showcased at Sage Gateshead in January when the New Year New Artists’ festival returns.

A previous Big Fish Little Fish event

Glow sticks at the ready as family rave returns to Sunderland

Get ready to rave with your little ones when Big Fish Little Fish returns to Sunderland next month.

Whats on
From left to right in the back row, MTA students Amy Waites, Lottie Willis and Abbie McMorris, and left to right in the front row, Sophie Bulmer and Amelia Nixon.

Young performers celebrate after winning top marks from examiners

Singers from a Hartlepool performing arts academy have had their achievements celebrated after hitting the right notes with examiners.

Iain Broudie and The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners for Stockton Calling 2018.

Indie legends The Lightning Seeds confirmed as headliners for Stockton Calling

Indie-pop band The Lightning Seeds have been announced as the headliners of this year's Stockton Calling.
Nights on Broadway - the Bee Gees Story

Win five pairs of tickets to five Sunderland Empire shows

A host of one-night spectaculars are set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage this month – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to each show.

The hall of Durham Miners' Association in Redhills, which will be restored.

Gigs will help secure the future of Durham miners’ hall

The Pitman’s Parliament is to play host to a series of gigs as its leaders work to return it back to the community who founded it.

Candi Staton at Sage Gateshead

Review: Candi Staton, Sage Gateshead

2017 has been quite a year for lovers of music in the region with a rich and diverse range of artists playing across a multitude of venues from Kraftwerk to Blue Oyster Cult; The Stranglers to Michael Kiwanuka along with big hitters Queen, Phil Collins, Iron Maiden and Little Mix meant there was something for everyone.

Fausto pop choir

Sunderland pop choir on song after funding boost

A pop choir is among eleven community groups to benefit from a £6,500 arts and culture grant.

Among those we lost in 2017 were, clockwise from top left, Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell and Tom Petty.

Thank you for the music: 17 rock and pop idols who died in 2017

2017 was another sad year for the world of music, as it lost some true originators, as well as some more modern stars.

Nadine Shah

First wave of acts announced for Deer Shed Festival

South Tyneside songbird Nadine Shah is among the first acts announced for next year’s Deer Shed Festival in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.

Dave Stewart takes to the Sunderland Empire stage for his 65th birthday Homecoming gig.

Seven of the best entertainment highlights in Sunderland and surrounding areas in 2017

From the return of a rock veteran to turning back the clock to the heady days of Madchester, 2017 brought a host of top events to Wearside and the surrounding areas.

Review: Pet Shop Boys - Yes & Elysium reissues

Review: Pet Shop Boys - Yes & Elysium reissues

These lavish re-issues CDs from much-loved Britpop duo Pet Shop Boys are the perfect Christmas gift for that electro-pop-loving hipster in your household.

The Boomtown Rats, featuring Bob Geldof, are coming to Sunderland.

Sunderland's new Kubix Festival announces line-up for second day

Sunderland's newest music event, Kubix Festival, has announced its second day line-up, and the supporting cast for opening-day headliner Ronan Keating.
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