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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 […]

 Amy Ray

Album Review: Tennessee & 48th – Dave Giles

Album Review: Tennessee & 48th – Dave Giles

A first glimpse into a long-awaited second album. Big labels are not needed when you have a loyal fan base – and that certainly seems the case for Dave Giles, who is eagerly awaiting the release of his second album, Tennessee & 48th, next month. The London-based, independent singer-songwriter has toured the UK for the […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Eight independent music venues in the North East

The music culture in the North East is constantly growing. With large venues such as the Metro Radio Arena, O2 Academy and City Hall hosting well-known acts, smaller venues tend to get overlooked. Little do some people know, these independent music venues have hosted a range of household names that are known and loved – from Nirvana to James Bay. […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Album review: The Overtones by The Overtones

Album review: The Overtones by The Overtones

Bringing some swing music magic to their latest album, The Overtones are back and just as brilliant as ever. It’s been a tough year for the band, with the unexpected death of their band mate and lead singer Timmy Matley in April. The newly minted four piece have put a lot of emotion and passion […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Four characters. Four stories. One passion. The story of Fans is one of four friends trying to form their own band so they can be the next big thing. Along the way we see creative differences over their sound, as well as what they should call themselves. All of this is glued together with their […]

 Stacey McMaster

Fans: Yes we are!

Next week an exciting show hits the Live Theatre in Newcastle and at Northern Lights we can’t wait for the opening night. If you have any interest in music or theatre, this is a must-see, unique show with something for everyone. Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke, it features songs from Green Day to Beyonce, as well […]

 Emily Mertens

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

You might recognise Joe Reeve as the enthusiastic saxophonist who regularly performs in Newcastle’s top clubs: House of Smith, Madame Koo and Florita’s. Speaking to Emily Mertens, he reveals why he began this journey and how he hopes it can eventually take him around the world. Many musicians have idols. And these idols influence musicians […]

 Northern Lights

Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Words by James Copley Manic Street Preachers return for a mega-gig at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena NME God-Like Genius award winners, and Arguably Wales’ finest rock & roll export, return to the North East on Monday April 23. The Blackwell-born band arrive for a second indie sing-a-long in as many years, after last year’s incredible […]

 Sophie Knight

Review: Sam Smith (21/3/18)

Review: Sam Smith (21/3/18)

“I spent many a night in Powerhouse; my family is from Newcastle, this is my second home.” Sam Smith brought the Thrill Of It All tour to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on March 21 and surprised fans with the story of how Whitley Bay is where his family are from. With the support of his […]

 Daniel Robinson

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys have finally announced details of their sixth studio album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.’ The album will be available from May 11 and was announced via a short teaser which was posted on the band’s YouTube channel. Details of a UK tour have also been announced with Arctic Monkeys playing the Metro Radio […]

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