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Mark Knopfler, in concert at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The evolution of Mark Knopfler from Eighties soft rock superstar to peerless songwriter was evident at the Arena

Take That during their sold out gig at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle

Take That deliver a night to remember for fans with dazzling show at the Metro Radio Arena

Take That soar to new heights at their Metro Arena Newcastle gig with a flying spectacular

The Lake Poets

Review: Music at Marley Hill, Tanfield Railway, near Sunniside

Shivering in the chill night air, music fans sat beneath fairylights to enjoy some top notch North East bands

Bryan Ferry on stage at Newcastle City Hall

Review: Bryan Ferry at Newcastle City Hall

It was a triumphant return to home turf for Bryan Ferry as he seduced his audience with a blend of old and new

Lulu live on stage

Review: Lulu brings a whole lot of soul to the Sage Gateshead

The iconic sixties singer paid tribue to blues legend BB King during the concert which also included nods to Elvis and The Bee Gees

Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet announce date at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena as part of 2016 tour

Marti Pellow and his bandmates, who have collectively notched up more than 30 UK chart hits will play the Tyneside date in March 2016

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia play Beethoven's Eighth at Sage Gateshead

Alexandre Bloch led the North East orchestra and two brilliant soloists on a very merry dance in Hall One

Jason Donovan in his pop music heyday

Jason Donovan announces dates in Gateshead and Carlisle

There will be Ten Good Reasons to see Jason Donovan as he aims to perform his hit debut album of 1989

Indie rock band Cohesion

Tanfield Railway welcomes star line-up of local music to Gateshead in May

The world’s oldest railway, near Sunniside, Gateshead is celebrating Museums at Night with an evening of music from the region

S Club 7 review: Re-formed band roll back the years at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

It was party time as re-formed S Club 7 rolled back the years to delight fans at Newcastle's biggest music venue Metro Radio Arena

Pons Aelius

Hexham Gathering 2015 announces that rising stars are set to play alongside big names

The line-up has been announced for this year's Hexham Gathering which has a packed programme both inside and out

Jonathan Bloxham and a metronome

First Northern Chords concert to featured clockwork metronomes

The opening concert of this year's Northern Chords festival will be free with people paying what they think it's worth

Singer Rufus Wainwright will be performing as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Rufus Wainwright to play Mouth of the Tyne festival gig at The Playhouse Whitley Bay

'The greatest songwriter on the planet' - according to Elton John - joins Paul Heaton, The Specials and Jack Savoretti at the Mouth of the Tyne festival

Jonathan Bloxham

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

Sage Gateshead

Review: Godspell in Concert, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

A concert version of the musical's 2011 Broadway revival honoured its date on Tyneside with a first class evening of entertainment

Trombonist Dennis Rollins has been announced as the headline act of this year's Harambee Festival in Barnard Castle

Jazz legend Dennis Rollins will headline the Harambee Pasadia festival in Barnard Castle

The four-day event will feature internationally-renowned performers of Afro-Beats, jazz, reggae, funk and Latin music as well as workshops and food

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

Founding member of the folk-rock band, Rod Clements joined the band following Ray Jackson's departure earlier in the year

Concert pianist Freddy Kempf

Review: Beethoven Symphony No. 2, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead

Mario Venzago and Sage Gateshead's resident orchestra give scintillating concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Nick Cave put an audience at Sage Gateshead under his spell

Review: Nick Cave, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

'Occasionally playful, often witty, this is very likely the artist at the peak of his powers'. Australian icon was on the toppermost form on Tyneside

Drama students rehearsing for SunFest 2015

SunFest 2015 to feature some of history's greatest plays

Budding actors from the University of Sunderland will be gaining experience and generating applause at Arts Centre Washington