Aaron Hindhaugh

Live review: Yungen – Chosen tour

Live review: Yungen – Chosen tour

Yungen’s very first performance in Newcastle did not disappoint a packed O2 academy crowd that was full of energy. They were clearly ready for the show, with a chorus of ‘Yungen, Yungen, Yungen’ from the crowd moments before he appeared on stage. He started off with Chosen — also the name of his tour — and […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

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 […]

 Clinton Forde

Krept and Konan: A Night To Remember @ O2 Academy Newcastle

A Night to Remember is what was promised, and an evening that Newcastle will never forget is what was delivered courtesy of Krept and Konan. Expectation levels were set at an all-time high by the punchline dependant poetic pair. Having previously made an impression in the North East alongside Skepta, they now return back to […]

 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 […]

 Daniella Keating

Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil come to Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil come to Newcastle’s O2 Academy

American post-hardcore mob Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil are sharing the stage for the first time at Newcastle’s O2 Academy since their 2012 sold-out world tour. Also on the bill are American metalcore band Issues. They join Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce the Veil on their second leg of their huge worldwide tour. […]

 Alexander Riley

Tickets still available for Yellowcard and Less Than Jake at Newcastle's 02 Academy tonight

Tickets still available for Yellowcard and Less Than Jake at Newcastle's 02 Academy tonight

Nostalgia, at its youthful best, will be at the 02 Academy tonight (March 6) in the form of co-headlining powerhouses Yellowcard and Less Than Jake. Joining them as special guests on their European tour are French band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, whose music has been described as metal-core, hard-core, easy-core, oh and pop-core. Yellowcard released […]

 Eleanor Tidswell

Hozier to come to Newcastle's O2 Academy in May

Hozier to come to Newcastle's O2 Academy in May

Irish-born singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne will be touring the UK in May and June 2015. His upcoming tour will take to Newcastle’s O2 Academy stage on May 22. Following an incredible year, Hozier released his self-titled debut album, which reached the UK Top 5, and he reached number 2 in the UK Top 40 with Take […]

 sophieheward

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets are a band who’ve never been afraid to discuss real, deep issues through their music. Their highly anticipated third album, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind, is due for release on February 16 and not only reinforces them as fierce and smart songwriters but as talented producers as well. Hope Is Just […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Lisbon to headline first o2 Academy Newcastle gig

Lisbon to headline first o2 Academy Newcastle gig

With 2014 being full of highs for Whitley Bay’s Lisbon, the lads look likely to top the past twelve months with the release of their Life Is Good EP, supporting Little Comets on their upcoming tour and headlining their first gig in Newcastle’s o2 Academy. Having started 2015 recording in Rockfield Studios, previously used by […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Digits kick off tour with gig at Newcastle's o2 Academy

Digits kick off tour with gig at Newcastle's o2 Academy

Following a rebirth, fit with a new name, the band formerly known as Cut Glass Accent are set to play Newcastle’s o2 academy in the opening gig of a several-date tour that will take them around the country. Digits, as they are now known, have found their place in the music world, opting to channel […]