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Snow Patrol at the Metro Radio Arena

Snow Patrol at the Metro Radio Arena

Words by Ann-Christin Korsing Snow Patrol are on their UK/Ireland Tour with their album Wildness, which was published in May. First stop: Newcastle. The crowd slowly filled the Metro Radio Arena while entertained by two pre-acts: Roe and Foy Vance, both Irish singers like Snow Patrol. Roe was clearly touched: “I try not to cry” […]

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Jake Bugg at the Sage, Gateshead: a review

Jake Bugg at the Sage, Gateshead: a review

Words by Robert Halligan Last night I went to see Jake Bugg at the Sage in Gateshead. Despite freezing cold weather, overpriced drinks and a long metro journey back and forward from Sunderland, I loved it. Upon entering the Sage, I saw Jake’s merchandise and I tried to restrain myself. I thought: “I can’t be wasting […]

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Jake Bugg at The Sage: A Preview

Jake Bugg at The Sage: A Preview

Words by Robert Halligan Musician Jake Bugg will be coming to the Sage in Gateshead to end his solo acoustic tour on Tuesday, November 27. The tour began in March at the Innings festival in Arizona earlier this year. After a 12 date North American tour, Bugg performed in Australia before returning home to the […]

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Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Words by Samantha Boal and Christy Laverty ‘Tickets to this performance were provided free of charge as part of University of Sunderland partnership with Metro Radio’ With her songs being hit after hit, the future support act for the Spice Girls reunion tour, Jess Glynne, is adding to the girl power movement. The performer blew […]

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Artist Profile – Lil Peep

Artist Profile – Lil Peep

Words by Joshua Pool Lil Peep’s newest album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, has reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 in the United States – an astonishing achievement for an artist who sadly passed away a year before the album was released. The emo-rap and rock artist, born Gustav Ahr, managed to […]

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Game review: Football Manager 2019

Game review: Football Manager 2019

Words by Luke Taylor The popular Football Manager series just goes from strength to strength with the newest game of the series – and this year’s version is the most ambitious yet. The developers (Sports Interactive) certainly didn’t rest on their laurels after success with last year’s edition, with major overhauls in both training and […]

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Game Preview: Battlefield V

Game Preview: Battlefield V

Words by Alex Jenkins **You must be 17 to purchase this game. This is the next instalment in the thrilling Battlefield series created by Dice and EA. The game is a new take on WW2, spanning from deserts to snow-laden areas and cities to rural places. It’s also the first of the franchise to have […]

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Game Review: Hitman 2

Game Review: Hitman 2

Words by Luke Curry-Glasper **You must be 18 to purchase this game. This is my game article based on Hitman 2. This specific game was released on November 13th, 2018. Here we have a game based on a series of thrilling and traumatic events. There is a lot of violence and gore within this game. […]

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Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Words by Nick Thompson   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sunderland Empire (@sundempire) on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT When I heard Miss Saigon was coming to Sunderland Empire, I had to get tickets, it’s one of my favourite soundtracks, with one of my favourite songs of the show […]

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Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will host The Spice Girls in 2019

Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will host The Spice Girls in 2019

The Spice Girls will perform at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light in the first of a new series of concerts at the venue. The group, who scored nine number one chart hits between 1996 and 2000, have reunited for live shows in 2019; they will be supported by top-selling English artist and singer-songwriter, Jess Glynne. Councillor […]

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