Get the Abbey habit
The Hexham Abbey Festival returns in September with a line-up that is all kinds of thrilling.
Behold! The Ouseburn Folk Festival
If you’re looking for a three-day, multi-venue, festival in September, which is going to be resplendent with gigs, dance, art, film, workshops and a ceilidh, then you’ll need ...
Blowing your mind with jazz
If you’re into jazz and improvised music then you need to be getting into the Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music festival.
One day! Five bands!
Brinkburn Street Brewery Bar & Kitchen are holding their first ever one-day music festival in September, which is good news for fans of old skool ska, punk, 60s, 70s and new w...
Mancs for the memory
Bez will be on DJ duties at the Made in Manchester night in Sunderland, which will also feature a whole bunch of nice-one-top-one tribute acts. Bez on a turntable. What could ...
Attention beautiful people
The Brooklyn-born soul singer Barbara Tucker is one of THE voices of house music and she’s coming to Tynemouth’s Barca Art Bar in early October.
All aboard the prog express
Four times Progressive Music Award winning band, Big Big Train, have a blisteringly good new album out AND a tour. A big big tour.
They're NOT Deaf Havana
Deaf Havana are the post-hardcore band from the UK while Deafheaven are a post-metal band from the US. Got it?
Brighton/London combo Martha Gunn pen the kind of classic 1970s guitar pop that will literally make you keel over. If you’re in the mood to swoon then you should know they’re ...
The Royal South released their debut single in January but they’ve already won plaudits aplenty among those who like their country music to come with lots of melodic polish.
Let’s Twist Helix again
One of the region’s most feted bands are set for their biggest headline show to date when they play Stockton’s iconic Georgian Theatre in September.
Getting medieval on your ass
The Medieval Music in the Dales festival is coming to Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire this September and it looks all kinds of brilliant.
Imagine if he didn't do American Pie
The legendary US singer/songwriter Don McLean is playing Middlesbrough Town Hall in August and if he doesn’t whip out his most famous ditty then I’ll eat an actual American pi...