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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by the Manic Street Preachers, Frank Turner and Paul Smith

Here’s our 15th round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the Manic Street Preachers, Vamps, Little Comets and Frank Turner.

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Matt Cardle

X Factor winner to headline Live

A million selling, number one chart topping artist is set to headline Northumberland Live at Bedlington this July.

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KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

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Editors are returning to Newcastle in October.

Editors bringing sound of Violence to Newcastle in autumn

Silence is golden, according to the Four Seasons, and for alternative rock act Editors so will be Violence, that being the title of their latest album.

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Paul Skerrit Band

Marking 36 years of Ashington Jazz Club

Ashington Jazz Club will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a concert in the town.

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Rebecca Sian Currie who will play the lead role in Made in Dagenahm at the Phoenix Theatre, Blyth.

Musical to be extra special for Rebecca

The British 1960s’ inspired Musical Made in Dagenham will come to Blyth next week, bringing with it the message of love and fighting for what is right.

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Brian Fallon live at the Boiler Shop, Newcastle. Photo: Gary Welford.

Live review: Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather at the Boiler Shop, Newcastle

It’s now 10 years since US alternative rock act the Gaslight Anthem released their breakthrough second album, The ’59 Sound, and they’ll be reuniting in the summer after three years apart for a tour to mark its anniversary.

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Sir Tom Jones performs in Alnwick in 2015. Picture by Jane Coltman

Superstar singer Sir Tom Jones returns to Alnwick

Music legend Sir Tom Jones is coming back to Alnwick, three years after power problems forced him to abandon his long-awaited show.

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Northburn Primary School presented the Lion King.

Roaring success for school’s Lion King

The week before February half-term, Northburn Primary School produced a wonderful performance of Disney’s The Lion King.

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Morrissey performing at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in his first North East date in 10 years Pic: Carl Chambers.

Review: Morrissey, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Much has happened in the world of Morrissey since the iconic former singer with The Smiths last played in the North East back in 2008.
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The Lightning Seeds are coming to Blyth.

The Lightning Seeds to headline free Northumberland festival

Nineties indie band The Lightning Seeds have been announced as headliners of a free Northumberland festival.

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SPACE - pop group - band

Britpop stars set for gig

This year looks set to be another great one for music in Blyth, with ‘90s Britpop band Space set to appear.

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Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch on stage in 2015.

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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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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