What's On - Music & Dance
Hartlepool’s folk festival drops anchor at the National Museum of the Royal Navy for the third time to offer up another incredible weekend of contemporary folk music. Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Elephant Sessions and Edgelarks are some of this year’s big hitters, but don’t miss Irish four-piece Lankum, and Somerset singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane – they’re two of the recent revelations to come out of the current folk scene.
Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP – God’s Favorite Customer – reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom. See what it’s all about firsthand when he returns to Sage Gateshead this October for an extra-special performance.
Following the success of their special (and sell-out) intimate performance at London’s Apollo Theatre earlier this year, soft-rockers The Feeling have decided to hit the road once again – celebrating their million-selling album Twelve Stops And Home with their first tour across the UK in over two years.
Having played alongside each other for over ten years now, Scottish duo Mairearad (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna (guitar, banjo and fiddle) revel in an intuitive and captivating approach to each other’s musical interpretations and an almost telepathic communication on stage. They touch down at the Witham as part of a tour in support of their new album, Farran.
Known as the guest vocalist on Jonas Blue's single By Your Side and Jax Jones smash hit You Don't Know Me only a couple of years ago, Raye has now exploded onto the music scene with an eclectic new sound that continues to prove irresistible to fans across the country. Don’t miss the London hitmaker while she’s in the North East.
Enjoy an intimate evening of dance and drinks (cabaret-style) to celebrate 25 years of acclaimed dance theatre company balletLORENT. These very special nights are an exclusive chance to experience scenes inspired by the ever popular la nuit intime and The Night Ball – with some original dances to savour for the very first time, alongside an exhibition of unseen photographs from the archive.
Morpeth Music Society has been bringing exceptional classical music to the town since 1944, and its latest autumn season offering is no exception: the Engegård Quartet has quickly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. They’ll bring to life pieces by Haydn, Grieg and Schumann in this special performance.
Suddenly, following his recently sold-out tour last year, it seems British soul icon Billy Ocean is back – promising to perform the very best of his greatest hits to audiences across the UK. There’ll Be Sad Songs, maybe a Mystery Lady or two, and certainly A Long And Winding (musical) Road to travel, but we’re sure you’ll want to Stay The Night.
Funky 80s folk jammers Terry and Gerry are all set to bring their unique brand of cowpunk skiffle to Middlesbrough as part of their latest string of live dates across the UK. Expect thigh-slappers and foot-stompers aplenty.
This exclusive audience with multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton promises a personal insight through the highs and lows of his fantastic career in music – with star-studded stories, life lessons, Hollywood hijinks and maybe a song or two thrown in for good measure.
Continuing to make UK chart history with her seventh number one single I’ll Be There earlier this year, sultry singing superstar Jess Glynne will be bringing her sensational new album to the stage in a massive UK arena tour – stopping off (of course) in Newcastle along the way.