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Echo and the Bunnymen set to play first Gateshead show of 50-year career

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been ones to shy away from revisiting past glories, and quite rightly, given their back catalogue.

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Stan will perform at Northumberland Live.

First bands named for Live

Some of the region’s most entertaining musical acts have been lined up for this year’s Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth, with more to be announced – including the headliners.

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Brian Fallon returns to Newcastle next month.

Brian Fallon back in north east next month, and Gaslight Anthem reunion to follow

Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is back in Newcastle next month for his second show in the city since the band were put on hold in 2015.

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The line-up for this year's X Factor live tour.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including the latest X Factor live tour

Here’s our sixth round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Don Broco, the Go! Team and Franz Ferdinand.

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Headway Arts

Fund-raising for festival

A Blyth-based arts organisation has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its growing festival.

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First in series of concerts

First in series of concerts

The 2018 Seaton Delaval concert series, arranged by music fanatic Alan Coxon, will kick off with a Great Piano Show this Sunday.

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A great year for events

A great year for events

From Easter egg hunts to world class sporting events, Santa Claus to some of the biggest names in pop music, it’s been a great 2017 for Blyth.

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Ashington and District Male Voice Choir.
Bigger and not cropped.

Director leaves on a high

Christmas came early to St John’s Church, Seaton Hirst, when Ashington and District Male Voice Choir staged its Christmas Concert.

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Alnwicky on the Treehouse, Alnwick Garden, in the summer.

Young folk band Alnwicky back to serve up festive treats

A young Alnwick-based folk band is back on the road this Christmas and New Year with a series of festive performances.
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Choir gets in festive spirit

Choir gets in festive spirit

A traditional Christmas carol concert will take place in Seaton Hirst this weekend.

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Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield performing on stage during the 2017 Q Awards last month in London.

Manic Street Preachers set to trek back to north east next year

Welsh rock stars the Manic Street Preachers are trekking back to the north east just months after their last date here to promote their forthcoming 13th album.

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Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on stage in Newcastle last night. Photo: Rob Loud.

Live review: The Killers at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

They kicked off their first Newcastle show for five years with the title track of their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful, and there could be no doubting that the Killers were doubly wondrous throughout.

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Pupils from Northumberland first and primary schools rehearse at St Cuthberts Church, Bedlington, for the Brass in Concert event at the Sage, Gateshead, on Saturday, November 18.

Northumberland pupils tune up for Brass in Concert at the Sage

More than 100 Northumberland school pupils, who have been learning a musical instrument as part of a celebration of brass, will be performing at Sage Gateshead later this month.

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Mark is making big waves

Mark is making big waves

Blyth-based musician Mark Deeks is hoping to make waves with his new album, which showcases the region’s unique relationship with the sea.

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Liam Gallagher.

Live review: Liam Gallagher at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

It didn’t take the beadiest or most eagle-like of eyes to spot what was missing at Liam Gallagher’s first solo show at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena last night.

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Morrissey back in north east next year for first show here since 2011

Morrissey is returning to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena in February for what will be his first north east date for almost seven years.

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Ashington Colliery Band.

Concert to mark 150th anniversary

A concert will take place at the weekend as part of Ashington’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott at a previous show.

Review: The Waterboys live at the Sage Gateshead

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Waterboys returned to the Sage Gateshead last night, October 23.

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A music resource for all

A music resource for all

A keen classical music fan is hoping to take Mozart to the masses with the creation of a new website.

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Blake will be appearing at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth

Blake back with new tour

The hugely successful cross-over harmony boy band Blake is bringing its Songs of Stage and Screen tour to Blyth next week.

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