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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 […]

 Jordan Davidson

Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

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 […]

 

9 ways to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day in the North East

9 ways to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day in the North East

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to be celebrated by couples in love. If you’re single, go out and experience the fun part too, and use it as a day of self-reflection, a day to love yourself, go out with a friend or have fun by flirting with the dating game. Here are nine ways […]

 Jordan Davidson

“Middle Earth” to be conquered by Gateshead man for charity

“Middle Earth” to be conquered by Gateshead man for charity

Paul Barclay, a brave warrior from Gateshead, has took it upon himself to take part in a “Middle Earth (film) Marathon” in the name of charity. During the movie marathon, the 29-year-old University of Sunderland student will watch all three Hobbit movies, followed by the three Lord Of The Rings in one sitting, and the feat […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Award winning Chase Park Festival returns this August

Award winning Chase Park Festival returns this August

Chase Park Festival, held in Gateshead, returns this year with a bigger and better line up. Iris rock outfit Ash have been confirmed to headline the fifth annual all-inclusive family festival this August. The open air festival will feature two stages of live music on Saturday August 8. The festival is set to bring thousands of […]

 Paul Nicholson

Interview: The Shires “We always said that if people think we are together, then we’re doing our job right”

Mention country music and most people automatically think of America, cowboy boots and stetsons. But things are changing. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of country music here in the UK. So much so that there is an annual country music festival (Country2Country) which brings a group of the genre’s superstars to […]

 daniel benson

Nick Cave brings solo tour to the Sage

Nick Cave’s sold-out European tour reaches the Sage on April 29. He aims to create a unique and out-of-the-ordinary show and playing intimate venues is the perfect opportunity to explore his eclectic back catalogue. Expect the set to include songs from his band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ most recent album Push the Sky […]

 Paul Nicholson

Review: The Shires @ The Sage

Review: The Shires @ The Sage

The Shires are quickly establishing themselves as one of British music’s most unlikely success stories. They’ve brought country music to the mainstream, gaining regular airplay on BBC Radio 2, as well as dominating the track-listing A lists of most of the UK online country music radio stations. They are single-handedly changing the face of country […]

 Christabel Howdon-Bancroft

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads comes to BALTIC

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads comes to BALTIC

Jason Rhoades’ work comes to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead across its two largest floors next month. The Californian artist passed away in 2006 at just 41 and this will be the first major exhibition of a collection of his work spanning several years. Jason Rhoades, Four Roads is a set of […]

 sophieheward

Drenge announce new album and date at The Sage

Drenge announce new album and date at The Sage

Grungy brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless have been fairly quiet since their burst of festival appearances last summer, but at long last Drenge have announced their second album, Undertow, and a UK tour to go with it. They’ll be playing up a storm at the Sage in Gateshead on April 13. The duo recently made […]