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Artists in the world of dance, R&B, drum and bass, soulful house will descend on the Town Moor once again this weekend for LooseFest. Patrick Topping, Joel Corry, Chase & Status, Craig David and Sean Paul are just some of the names performing. There’s also be a chance to stay hydrated and grab a bite […]

Sparkly cowboy hats adorned Sunderland as Beyoncé returned to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, May 23, as part of her Renaissance tour. It was not the first time Queen Bey has come to the region, having previously brought her Lemonade tour to the city back in 2016. We were eased in at the start […]

  Sunderland is getting ready to celebrate the Eurovision song contest with a full day of free partying and entertainment in the heart of the city this weekend. Celebrations will kick off at 1pm on Saturday (May 13), with numerous activities to keep the whole family entertained, and will end with a live broadcast of […]

Eurovision 2023 is less than two weeks away now, So we at Spark decided to ask North East Eurovision expert James Rowe for his thoughts on the 2023 edition. SP: Who do you think will win Eurovision this year? JR: So I think the big favourite this year is Sweden. They’re going to be represented […]

Watch Spark’s exclusive interview with Jordan, one half of Sunderland’s new and upcoming synth pop music duo. Jordan Miller and Rebecca Young are working together on 80s inspired music for their newly formed duo, Chat. Their first single ‘Sugar and Sleep’ is soon to be released on June 2. Visit their Instagram @letschatmusic for a […]

North East-born Indie-Jazz-Soul singer Robyn McLeod and her Leeds-based band Rushbonds have released a stellar debut single entitled Close But No Cigar.   The song is a high-energy track with a massive punching rhythm and an addictive earworm melody. The song’s lyrics of revenge erupt from frontwoman Robyn McLeod with confidence and power, creating an […]

Since Newcastle Arena opened in 1995, it has hosted some of the biggest names in music. However with the 11,000 capacity arena set to close in 2024, we take a look at a few of these concerts from the last 10 years.  

Ahead of Sam Fender’s sell out two-day gig, I had a look back at his career. From the very start performing at small pubs around the North East, headlining tours across the globe to performing at his boyhood club. It has been an easy ride for the North Shields lad, dealing with mental health problems […]

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