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. […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Long has it been known that the marvellous North East has been the producer of some equally marvellous talent, but somehow, in 2014, the stellar careers of some of our favourite local exports have reached even starrier heights. And folks, this isn’t just about Cheryl Cole (or should that be Tweedy?), our specially selected success […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Here we go again, like a pirate radio station it’s impossible to keep us off the airwaves (think ‘The Boat That Rocked’ but with less Bill Nighy but more seasickness). And with that creaking metaphor we bring you the third edition of the Northern Lights Podcast, and this one is very special. Because not only […]