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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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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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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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REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

What does freedom mean to you? That is the question The Script asks their fans. The concert generates answers from supporters around the world about the importance of being free. After a two-year absence from Newcastle, alternative pop-rock band The Script returned to animate the Geordies at the Metro Radio Arena. The trio were greeted […]

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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, USA, 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 […]

 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 […]