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Camel Island pictured above [Jay Morris, William Gofton, Daniel Taylor, Alex Lipanov] (Credit: Jake Granlund)  North East band Camel Island claims that the global pandemic COVID-19 put a “pause” on their musical progression.  The band, formerly known as Bottle Rocket, won the Young Performer category at the 2019 Best of South Tyneside Awards, but have […]

Written by Peter Doherty and Floyd Cordelia The annual WAVES festival hit Sunderland’s shores on Saturday, November 11. Sweeping up the city’s venues, WAVES fest attendees made their way through the streets of Sunderland city to catch the best that the North East and its surrounding areas had to offer. The morning sun set the chilled […]

With The Beatles on course to score their first Number One single since 1969, we take a look at the oldest artists to top the Official UK Singles Chart. 

REVIEW On October 26, a thunderous rumbling could be felt all throughout Sunderland, emanating from the hub of all things alternative as ‘Goth Christmas’ shook the foundations of Life of Riley. Teaming up to melt some faces were Rituals, coming off the back of playing Download Festival 2023 and Sorrow, an unstoppable force from Sunderland. […]

Kubix Festival have announced that Busted will headline Sunderland’s biggest Pop Party on Saturday 13th July 2024 as part of their series of huge outdoor UK shows in 2024. Following on from a sell-out UK arena tour, and with their greatest hits recently reaching number 1 in the UK, Busted will have Herrington Country Park […]

Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen will make a triumphant return to the North East for the first time in over a decade as he embarks on a colossal European Tour in 2024.  The 74-year-old “Born to Run” singer announced that he will be embarking on a 22-show tour of Europe along with the E Street Band.  […]

A singer from Newcastle has been chosen to represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 

Rating: ★★★★★ The BBC Proms returned to the Sage in July for a pop-sinfonic hybrid concert with Self esteem performing her most well known hits in an entirely different arrangement in what felt like a gospel service for her self founded almost religious like movement of empowerment. We review both her set and the support […]


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