Kaiser Chiefs who have announced a Newcastle date in 2015

Kaiser Chiefs announce Arena tour for 2015

Yorkshire rockers Kaiser Chiefs are due back at the Metro Radio Arena for the third time

Robert Plant performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival

Ex Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant includes Newcastle date on winter tour

Ex Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is taking to the road in support of a new album, which will bring him to Newcastle in November

Vintage Trouble

California rockers Vintage Trouble can't wait for Gateshead gig

Vintage Trouble say they think of Sage Gateshead as a second home as they prepare for the Hall One gig they dreamed of

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allendale will be centre for Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Acts already signed up for the Allen Valleys Folk Festival are North East band Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, and Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, winners of last year’s Best Emerging Talent award at Glastonbury

Rock band Everything Everything

Everything's happening for Everything Everything

Alternative pop band Everything Everything are kicking off their autumn tour in Newcastle. Sam Wonfor talks to frontman, Jonathan Higgs

TV director Gavin Taylor with Paul McCartney

Ponteland TV and film director Gavin Taylor dies aged 72

TELEVISION and film director Gavin Taylor, who worked with some of the greatest stars in music, has died at the age of 72.

Todd Rundgren playing guitar live on stage

Review: Todd Rundgren's Official State Visit, The Sage Gateshead

Elder statesman of American rock Todd Rundgren was at The Sage Gateshead. Martin Ellis went along

Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan is urging Magpies to glory

KEVIN Nolan has described the home defeat by Blackpool as a kick up the backside for Newcastle United - which means nobody has been sitting comfortably this week.

Snowball effect of communities working to beat global warming

TRANSITION communities – those that have committed to reducing global warming and living a life less dependent on oil – are springing up all over the world, including here, in our corner of an increasingly energy conscious globe.

Dear Caroline

Your exclusive beauty column from Mac Cosmetics’ senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.

Cellist Sergio lands leading role in youth music

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A SPANISH teenager who moved to Gateshead four years ago has landed one of the top roles in British youth music.


Thursday evening's business bulletin

Half of Britons in the dark over pension schemes; Private equity industry warns it could quit Britain; Power supplier Aggreko sees better-than-expected profits.

Chart hit comes out of the Blue for Feeny

BEING in a turbulent relationship is never much fun but, if you happen to be a singer/songwriter, then at least your troubles could have an upside .

The three Rs – street style

THE three Rs have become Rap, Rhythm and Respect in the North East this summer.

Music heroes make their mark

THERE are certain musicians in any era who manage to transcend even the term world-class.

Rain no problem at Brinkburn

THE baroque ensemble Red Priest opened the 14th Brinkburn Music festival last night in rousing style, heralding a weekend of truly world class classical music.

Best of Indian brass at festival

A BRASS band from India generated some welcome heat under the grey skies of County Durham yesterday.

Editors in the news

TICKETS went on sale today for an autumn Newcastle show for top Indie band Editors.

Editors are touring the UK

EDITORS have announced a massive UK tour for October with tickets going on sale at 9am today.

Party goes on and on

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It's been an exciting week for Welsh diva Dame Shirley. A triumphant set at Glastonbury last weekend saw her delighting the mud-soaked crowds with renditions of Hey Big Spender and The Lady Is A Tramp.


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