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 Michael Oakes

Chase and Status added to Down To The Woods line-up

Chase and Status added to Down To The Woods line-up

Chase and Status, Catfish and The Bottlemen, and more are heading to the North East this summer to play Down To The Woods in County Durham.  Down To The Woods is only a new festival, but is already bursting onto the summer festival scene by securing more big British names to play in the third […]

 Mark Tyers

Sunderland duo writes award-winning song on the refugee crisis

Sunderland duo win International Songwriters Challenge

Fresh off their victory in an international song-writing challenge, Mark Tyers caught up with Thorney Close rapper Adam Penman and Town End Farm based singer-songwriter Rob Burlinson to ask them how the refugee-crisis inspired Safe came to be and what they’ll do to celebrate. Mark Tyers: The Indi.com original song-writing challenge is always entered by […]

 Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

SunnyCon 5 to return to the North East

SunnyCon 5 to return to the North East

The North East is once again going all-Japanese this year with the return of SunnyCon in June. After hosting last year’s SunnyCon at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, this year it is to be held at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Former chairman and ambassador Michael Tuckwell said: “We had come to a point where we […]

 Rachel Butler

Tickets on sale: Maximo Park to headline Newcastle Weekender

Tickets on sale: Maximo Park to headline Newcastle Weekender

North East indie pop favourites, Maximo Park, will be returning to their home turf in July as they have been confirmed as the headline act for the second day of the outdoor live music spectacular in Newcastle. The band, famous for their high-octane live shows, will be joined on stage for the expected sell-out all […]

 Rachel Butler

Preview: Record Store Day

Preview: Record Store Day

The annual event of Record Store Day is just around the corner, taking place this year on Saturday, April 16, and Crate Digger Records are holding a huge Record Store Day fair at Northumbria University. Originally kicked off by Metallica in San Francisco in 2008, Record Store Day is now a worldwide event. It is […]

 Rachel Butler

Preview: Busted at Metro Radio Arena

Preview: Busted at Metro Radio Arena

Pop-rock trio Busted have announced their hugely anticipated upcoming arena tour which will be called Pigs Can Fly and will see them stopping off at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. The band, who have a staggering five-million record sales, announced their surprise return to the music scene late last year to a phenomenal response, and […]

 Michael Cross

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

Every generation has an album that defines them, and for the teens and punk lover of the early millennium, Green Day’s American Idiot is that album. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide and was made into a Broadway Musical in 2010. It is now touring the UK, with Newton Faulkner and X-Factor’s Amelia Lily, […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Frank Sinatra Junior passes away aged 72

Frank Sinatra Junior passes away aged 72

Music legend Frank Sinatra Junior has passed away, aged 72, after suffering from a cardiac arrest while on tour. The singer, who was the son of Frank Sinatra Snr, not only sang like his father before him, but did voice other work for the adult cartoon Family Guy, often performing dialogue and vocals with cartoon […]

 Tamra Lewis

Little Mix Get Weird Tour to come to North East

Little Mix Get Weird Tour to come to North East

Representing all the women, Salute, Salute. Little Mix are back and ready with their Get Weird Tour.

This month girls Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall return to the North East with their BFFs and group members Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson for their major UK arena tour, Get Weird, at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday March 17. Little Mix announced the news after the release of their UK no 1 hit […]

 Northern Lights

We look back at how Mario has grown for Super Mario Day

We look back at how Mario has grown for Super Mario Day

Mario Day (March 10) is the day of celebrating the extremely popular pizza loving plumber guy we have came to know throughout the years. Since his introduction in the game Donkey Kong in 1981, Mario (created by Shigeru Miyamoto), has became Nintendo’s main mascot, which already shows how popular the Mario universe has become; successfully […]