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Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter stuns in her first European concert at the Metro Radio Arena

Sabrina Carpenter chats to Northern Lights about pursuing her love for music and supporting The Vamps on their Middle Of The Night tour.

Starting as a small town girl from Pennsylvania, to setting foot on her first European stage, Sabrina Carpenter is the girl you need to have on your playlist. At the age of six, Carpenter’s passion for music and a desire to perform was inspired by the artists her parents listened to. Speaking to Northern Lights, she said: “I can […]

 Elliott Griffiths

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

There’s often a feeling of disappointment at the words: “This one’s off the new album”. Thankfully, with Superfood, those fears were alleviated, as new tracks I Can’t See and Natural Super Soul went down like they were greatest hits. Funky bass lines and bouncy melodies had the crowd jumping and jiving instantly, making for a ridiculously enjoyable night. Superfood were joined […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Luke Smith

Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Canadian rockers Theory Of A Deadman back to Newcastle so early into the new year. Sticking a bunch of dudes with loud instruments in a tiny room is always a recipe for one hell of a party, and this show was no exception. Theory, weren’t alone though. They […]

 Pamela Bilalova

North East teen brings Wretch 32 to Newcastle

North East teen brings Wretch 32 to Newcastle

One of the UK’s leading urban artists will be performing at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on April 30, thanks to 19-year old Jason Blackburn from Hartlepool. The one-off concert will be one of Wretch 32’s first performances in more than two years and his supporting acts will be Bugzy Malone and Ex on the Beach’s Ashley Cain. After […]

 Emily Mertens

Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Never have I been to a concert as vibrant and colourful as the 1975’s, which is something I never would have expected myself to say. Their theme of only black and white in their previous EPs, albums and concerts was almost ditched, creating a more lively atmosphere full of colour. I have seen the 1975 […]

 Paul Barclay

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Since 1981, the self proclaimed Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe have been rocking all over the world with their brand of sleaze filled, occasionally glammed up rock 'n' roll. But now, after 34 years, it is coming to an end.

After embarking on a final world tour which ends on New Years Eve in Los Angeles, the band will then be calling it quits and having a very well deserved rest. So, with this in mind, do they still rock live? Before we find out, we first have the theatrics of Alice Cooper. Watching some […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

REVIEW: Kaiser Chiefs @ Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: Kaiser Chiefs @ Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

Kaiser Chiefs did not disappoint with an energetic show at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Thursday February 5. The Brit Award winning band are renowned for their high energy indie-rock anthems, pleasing and shocking fans with their effortlessly dynamic live performance. The five-piece band from Leeds have released four studio albums, however, it was obvious […]

 Libby Bateman

Imagine Dragons are back with new album and UK tour

Imagine Dragons are back with new album and UK tour

The wait is finally over for Imagine Dragons fans as their new album Smoke + Mirrors is to be released on February 16. As well as a new album, the US chart phenomenon are set to perform at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for the first time on November 14, as part of their ten UK […]