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Folk luminary Sandra Kerr honoured at King's Hall concert in Newcastle

The career so far of folk music luminary, Sandra Kerr were royally celebrated on Friday night. Rob Barnes had the pleasure of looking on as a packed out King’s Hall got to its feet in her honour

The Stranglers

Baz Warne of The Stranglers looks forward to Newcastle gig

The Stranglers claim not to do nostalgia but that's what will drive many fans to their gig at Newcastle O2 Academy

Europe frontman Joey Tempest

Europe singer Joey Tempest looks ahead to weekend Newcastle gig

Black Star Riders and Europe join forces for what promises to be a pulsating double bill at Newcastle O2 Academy

Louisa Tuck, cello section leader with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia musician Louisa Tuck on her life with a cello

Royal Northern Sinfonia cellist Louisa Tuck talks about her musical education and her work with the orchestra and Kathryn Tickell

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson announces rock opera date at Sage

Prog rock pioneer Ian Anderson is bringing Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera to Sage Gateshead in the autumn

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: Beethoven One, Royal Northern Sinfonia and soloists at Sage Gateshead

Beethoven was upstaged in a concert also featuring works by Sibelius and Shostakovich at Sage Gateshead

X Factor 2014 runner up Fleur East led the charge at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: The X Factor Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini were among The X Factor class of 2014 who sang for an excitable crowd on Tyneside

Newcastle indie band Little Comets

Little Comets third studio album enters official Top 40 chart

The band released their highly anticipated third album Hope is Just A State of Mind on February 16

Lola Saunders from East Boldon will be cheering on her old X Factor housemates this week

Lola Saunders is looking forward to seeing her old X Factor muckers as the tour comes to Tyneside

The East Boldon singer will be in the crowd at the Metro Radio Arena when winner Ben Haenow and co come to Newcastle

Rachel and Becky Unthank

The Unthanks are preparing for their biggest North East gig yet at Newcastle City Hall

Having just released their first studio album for four years, the Northumberland-based folk group can't wait to take it on the road

The Fall at the BBC 6 Music Festival

BBC 6 Music Festival hailed as a big success on Tyneside

All are agreed that Tyneside proved the perfect host for the three-day BBC 6 Music Festival

Newcastle indie band Little Comets

Little Comets set for success with release of third album

The trio released Hope Is Just A State Of Mind in February and will be promoting the album on a 13-date UK tour

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Newcastle null

Replay: BBC 6 Music Festival in Newcastle - updates, pictures and reviews

Replay coverage of BBC Radio 6 Music's festival in Newcastle, including pictures, interviews and reviews of acts performing at venues on Tyneside

BBC 6 Music Festival - Saturday February 21 2015

BBC 6 Music Festival: Three-day event gets off to a flying start with Bryan Ferry and Maximo Park

The Washington-born Roxy Music legend spoke to Lauren Laverne at The Cluny, while Paul Smith led the North East charge at Sage Gateshead

The War on Drugs perform at the O2 Academy for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Review: BBC 6 Music Festival kicks off at the O2 Academy Newcastle

Crowds celebrate as bands The War On Drugs, Sleater Kinney, Interpol, and Mogwai lit up Newcastle

Lauren Laverne

BBC 6 Music Festival in Newcastle: We preview the big weekend

The festival arrives on Tyneside today bringing with it top notch acts like Hot Chip, Royal Blood, The Charlatans and Neneh Cherry

The Jesus And Mary Chain in January 1986

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Newcastle 02 Academy

The Jesus and Mary Chain stir memories with a thrilling North East gig of clattering and battering with tunes

Paul Rodgers, head of BBC 6 Music

BBC 6 Music boss Paul Rodgers looks ahead to BBC 6 Music Festival 2015

It was the radio station that nearly died but 6 Music boss Paul Rodgers has good reason to be cheerful

If Music Be the Food of Love at Sage Gateshead offering a melting pot of romantic music

Review: If Music Be the Food of Love, Royal Northern Sinfonia and soloists, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rob Barnes takes in an eclectic night of romantic music on Tyneside featuring some of the classical world's bright young stars

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