Hit The North, Newcastle’s first ever inner-city music festival was praised as being a major success over bank-holiday weekend, as it saw more than 80 exciting bands play across 15 venues in the city. The multi-venue event saw hundreds of people travelling to the city to get a glimpse of some of the hottest acts […]
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 […]
Twitter has teamed up with Livenation to stream live concerts, but will this have an impact on the North-East music scene? With venues like the O2 Academy, Metro Radio Arena and Think Tank, Newcastle is renowned for live music and shows, hosting a variety of names from Ed Sheeran to Iron Maiden. Twitter plans to […]
DIY attitude from Bolton is set to conquer the North East with The Rookery's launch event Saturday February 25.
Originally hailing from Bolton, music collective ‘The Rookery’ will celebrate their launch in Newcastle on the 25th of February at the Cluny. The event’s goal is to bring music lovers together and round up emerging bands, musicians and creatives from across the North East for an improvised performance. Following a day of drop in […]
The Tyneside Cinema has won the North East Equality Award for its innovative programme designed to deliver a dementia friendly cinema going experience. The Newcastle based independent cinema screens monthly musicals featuring its trademark friendly atmosphere and a number of specially trained staff also known as ‘Dementia Friends’. Audience Outreach Officer, Chris Anderson, explained that their […]
A show that sets the tone for a practically perfect night – in every way! Mary Poppins filled Newcastle’s Theatre Royal with joy, singing and laughter for a pleasant two hours. As one of Walt Disney’s biggest film productions the show had high expectations going from screen to stage, therefore the bar was set high […]
Newcastle and Gateshead have been selected to host the ‘Great Exhibition of the North’ in 2018, winning the bid over three other shortlisted bidders. The exhibition will be held over 77 days, showcasing art, design and innovation from the North of England. With this in mind we have come up with our own culture walk […]
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. […]
The UK’s biggest girl band, Little Mix, Get Weird with Fairy-tale sets, sparkly outfits, bright lights and plenty of hit songs.
If you told me five years ago that a girl band from X Factor were going to be doing their world tour for their third platinum selling album, I’d probably have laughed about it because everyone knows not many girl bands become so popular; especially a manually put together girl band whose individual dreams were […]
The Laing Gallery to open an exhibition dedicated to Lewis Carroll's novel
Prepare to go down the rabbit hole once more with The Laing Gallery in Newcastle from May 14 – October 2. Celebrating the 150th year of the children’s novel, Alice In Wonderland, the Laing Gallery has put together an exhibition so crammed it’d make the Mad Hatter’s tea party table look barren. Expect illustrations by […]