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Newcastle-based folk group Pons Aelius

Progressive folk group Pons Aelius set to perform at Hexham Gathering

The Newcastle-based sextet will be showcasing material from their forthcoming debut EP at the festival

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Sting's Wallsend inspired musical The Last Ship nominated for Tony Award

The Last Ship, Sting's Wallsend inspired stage musical, is in the running for two Tony Awards after its stint on Broadway

Sharleen Spiteri of Scottish music legends Texas

Review: Texas, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Sharleen Spiteri and her Texas bandmates celebrated a quarter of a century of hits with a crowd who didn't want to let them go

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry looks forward to returning to Newcastle City Hall in May

The Roxy Music singer loves the venue where he saw many of his music idols and is hoping to provoke a standing ovation

Uriah Heep on stage

Uriah Heep aim to rock Newcastle Riverside for North East fans

Drummer Russell Gilbrook talks about a band still going strong after five decades of rock and roll

Royal Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick

Review: Classic FM Hall of Fame Showcase, Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia and Joseph Moog win rapturous applause with a programme of classical pops

Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

The festival will feature headline performances from Lisbon, Hyde & Beast and Shields

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Sting was joined by friends including Jimmy Nail and the Unthank sisters in benefit gigs for the Sage's birthday appeal

Lars Vogt the music director of the Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead musicians to star in BBC Proms hat-trick

Orchestral musicians, young singers and music director Lars Vogt will all feature in this year's BBC Proms programme

Turbowolf

Review: Turbowolf at O2 Academy 2, Newcastle

Russell Hughes went along to the O2 Academy to catch UK rockers Turbowolf on their current tour

Lars Vogt the music director of the Northern Sinfonia

Review: The Romantics, Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia, at Sage Gateshead

Lars Vogt, music director designate of Royal Northern Sinfonia, showed the range of his talents in a challenging Sage programme

Fun Lovin' Criminals

The first headline acts of Durham's BRASS 2015 festival have been announced

Durham's well-established annual brass festival is returning in July with some Fun Lovin' Criminals in attendance

Lars Vogt the music director of the Northern Sinfonia

Pianist Lars Vogt on his twin passions of music and football

Introducing Lars Vogt, music director designate of Royal Northern Sinfonia and billed by Sage Gateshead as "the new guy in town"

Saxophonist David Sanborn

Review: Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead

Aspiring young arts journalists got the chance to sharpen their critical faculties as top jazz musicians descended on Gateshead

The Shires at Sage Gateshead

Review: The Shires at Sage Gateshead

The Shires immediately resurrected a love for country musicians and twanging guitars with our reviewer Fran Fitzsimmons

Field Music

Field Music to tour the UK for a series of screenings of seminal documentary Drifters

The Sunderland band were commissioned to produce a musical score for the silent film for the 2013 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

The Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra

Review: Beethoven 9, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rob Barnes was among those spontaneously standing in appreciation at the end of the concert

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: The Best of British Musicals, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The Royal Northern Sinfonia and David Firman collaborate for a memorable night including songs from Matilda, Les Mis, Oliver and Mary Poppins

Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle of The Shires

The Shires return to Gateshead on first headline tour

Crissie Rhodes explains her relief at exiting The X Factor at the boot camp stage during a momentous 2013

Singer songwriter Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah looks forward to playing her new album to a live audience at Gateshead Old Town Hall

As she prepares to release her second album, Fast Food, the singer has booked a date in her native North East