Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

A decade and a half has passed since Franz Ferdinand made their mark on the UK indie scene, shooting into the public’s consciousness with a fervour like few before or since.
Franz Ferdinand  Always Ascending (Domino Records).

Album review: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

More than four years after their last record, Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand are back, and it’s like they’ve never been away.

The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack: The Complete Recordings 1977-1979 (Cherry Red).

Album review: The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack

Formed in Edinburgh in 1976, The Rezillos are perhaps best known for their single Top Of The Pops, which made No.17 in the UK charts a couple of years later.
The Lake Poets has previously performed at Evolution Emerging

Do you have what it takes to perform at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival?

Evolution Emerging, the North East’s biggest event for emerging music, is set to return for its 10th anniversary and is looking for up-and-coming bands and musical talent to play at the event in June 2018.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who has been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals. Pic: PA.

Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings of Leon announced as Reading and Leeds headliners

Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings Of Leon are today among the first acts to be announced in the line-up for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Nile Rodgers

Disco legend Nile Rodgers and Chic announce outdoor North East gig

Disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band Chic have announced they’ll be bringing the ultimate dance party to the North East.

The Rolling Stones in their youth.

So did the Rolling Stones ever play Sunderland?

It emerged earlier this week that Sunderland AFC and the Rolling Stones just could not get no Satisfaction when they tried to find a suitable date for a Stadium of Light concert.

Lightning Seeds

Lightning Seeds added to Sunderland’s Sunniside Live line-up

It’s been announced that The Lightning Seeds will cap off a day of indie music in Sunderland.

Singer Emeli Sande outside Buckingham Palace with her MBE.

Sunderland-born singer Emeli Sande receives MBE from Prince Charles

Sunderland-born hit singer Emeli Sande has spoken of her pride at receiving her MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines and Run DMC announced for Kendal Calling

Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines, Run DMC and Hacienda Classical will be headlining this year’s Kendal Calling festival.

Emeli Sande

Sunderland-born Emeli Sande to collect MBE at Buckingham Palace today

Two chart-topping artists from different eras of British music will be honoured at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton announces new Sunderland Empire show after cancelling Valentine’s date

Michael Bolton has announced a new Sunderland tour date after fans were left disappointed by the cancellation of his Valentine’s Day show.

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton cancels Valentine’s Day date in Sunderland

Michael Bolton has cancelled his forthcoming Valentine’s Day date at Sunderland Empire.

Twisted Wheel have been added to the Stockton Calling line-up.

Sixteen more bands announced for this year's Stockton Calling festival

The latest acts have been announced for next month's Stockton Calling.

Richard Dawson performing at Redhills, the headquarters of the Durham Miners' Association. Pic: Gary Welford

Review: Richard Dawson, Redhills, Durham Miners' Association HQ

It may be one of our region’s great cultural and historical hubs, yet you need only visit the toilets to recognise Redhills’ need for refurbishment.

Field Music.

Sunderland’s Field Music to headline Deer Shed Festival alongside Goldfrapp and Drenge

Sunderland’s Field Music are to headline the Deer Shed Festival alongside electro popsters Goldfrapp and indie outfit Drenge.

Hawkwind are bringing their show to The Sage Gateshead.

Legendary hippy rockers Hawkwind bring orchestra for North East date

Having sold out the London Palladium, space rockers Hawkwind are bringing their new concept show to the North East.

Re-Take That on stage

Sunderland school children’s Take That surprise

Students from Inspire Stage School in Sunderland received a visit from Take That tribute act Re-Take That to ask them a special question.

Adam Ant is coming to Sunderland.

What's the best Adam Ant song?

The announcement that Adam Ant will top the bill at a new Sunderland music festival certainly sent you into a spin.

Adam Ant has been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for Kubix Festival in Sunderland.

Adam Ant announced as Saturday headliner for Sunderland's new Kubix Festival

Antmusic is on its way to Sunderland after Adam Ant was today confirmed as the Saturday headliner and final act for the new Kubix Festival.

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