Paul Weller performing live

Paul Weller announces gig at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The Modfather Paul Weller will return to Tyneside in the autumn as part of a 10-date UK arena tour

Julian Leighton at his office in Milburn House, Dean Street

Business Interview: Julian Leighton, Company Director, Orange Bus

Julian Leighton, the 41 year-old entrepreneur behind successful digital agency Orange Bus, tells Tom Keighley about his story

Paul Weller at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Paul Weller headlines as summer festivals rock the region

Crowds enjoy a full-on music programme in the region despite the weather taking a turn for the worse

Paul Weller

Mouth of the Tyne prepares to open for 10th anniversary business

The annual festival on North Tyneside boasts a stellar line up of music and entertainment featuring Paul Weller, Brand New Heavies and Nadine Shah

Paul Weller

Paul Weller set to take centre stage at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Veteran musician Paul Weller will take to the stage as this year's headline act at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival at Tynemouth Priory and Castle

From The Jam

Fans stick to classic hits From The Jam

“WHERE have you just played?” I ask drummer Rick Buckler when From The Jam’s tour bus pulls over so he can do a phone interview.

Billy Bragg

Bragg puts geography in music melting pot

Billy Bragg tells David Whetstone about The Imagined Village, a very real gig coming our way.

Irish festival comes of age

THE Tyneside Irish Cultural Festival celebrates its 21st year with a programme of events between October 11 and 21.

Fans’ sweet welcome for old favourites

One of the UK’s most influential bands have reunited – without frontman Paul Weller – and will be playing a hotly-anticipated gig at Newcastle’s Carling Academy later this year.

Stars for Bandstand

GEORDIE actor and singer Jimmy Nail, comedians John Thompson and Gavin Webster, soul sensation Ruby Turner, operatic voice of sport Sean Ruane and Strictly Come Dancing winner Jill Halfpenny are to join a line-up of rock and comedy greats taking part in this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Bandstand event at The Sage Gateshead.

Hungover on success

IBIZA Rocks! Just ask Newcastle-based band Hungover Stuntmen, who have just returned from a month on the sunshine isle.

Who legend for Sage

Rock legend Roger Daltrey yesterday revealed he will be performing at The Sage Gateshead to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Camera crew watch the fruits of their labours

Young cancer patients who played key roles in a major fundraising concert for a Tyneside hospital gathered last night to watch a TV documentary chronicling their exploits.

Young film crew on TV

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The touching story of teenagers from Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary's Teenage Cancer Trust unit who were given the chance of a lifetime to film a major concert is to be highlighted on Tyne Tees Television tomorrow.

Star-studded guitar in charity sale

A rare chance to grab a unique slice of musical history will come under the hammer tonight in aid of charity.

Melissa Cavanagh

Ward made a huge difference

Cancer is a disease most of us associate with adults and the elderly, but cases of the disease is increasing in teenagers.

Stars shine for charity

3 Bandstand, The Sage Gateshead - Raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, 3 BandStand united the North East and UK's finest performers.

Storming night with the stars

Household names were not the only stars on stage at the Sage as Daniel Cochlin reports.

Melissa lines up with stars

Organisers of tonight's 3 Bandstand gig at The Sage Gateshead yesterday announced a last minute addition to the already star-studded line-up.

Geoff's very special camera crew

Jordan Thompson, 14, from West Denton, was diagnosed with leukaemia on Valentine's Day this year.


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