One Direction have announced that they are set to return to the North East. when they will perform at the Stadium of Light on 28 May 2014.
Pop and soccer stars rubbed shoulders when One Direction visited Newcastle United's training ground.
Dancers have come from across the north of England to take part in this years NCDTA competition.
Redcar's David Coverdale has announced that he and fellow band members from Whitesnake will be back in the region to perform in Newcastle.
The band will be playing alongside other rock legends Journey and Thunder at the Metro Radio Arena tomorrow (May 22).
Music lovers in Sunderland will be happy to hear there is a free programme of live music and entertainment throughout June.
“Summer in the City” will feature live music, buskers, street entertainment and markets each Wednesday and Saturday and on concert days.
– Chris Alexander, Chief Operating Officer at Sunderland Live
"This is a chance for everyone in the city, including people who are visiting Sunderland during the series of concerts, to keep that feel good factor going and enjoy a wide variety of live music and entertainment.
“There is something for everyone and it’s also a chance for musicians and singers from across the city and the region to showcase their talent.
“It will be a great way to keep visitors entertained while they shop, dine or enjoy a drink in the city centre.”
The Sunderland Live events take place during a month when US rock stars Bon Jovi (June 13), global superstar Rihanna (June 20) and pop extravaganza North East Live (June 22) all visit the Stadium of Light.
– Harry Collinson, Chairman of the Sunderland City Centre Traders Association
“Summer in the City is a great idea. It gives the people of Sunderland another reason to visit the City Centre and the event will allow Restaurants and Cafe Bars to showcase their venues alongside some great entertainment .The City Centre is not just for shopping and an event like this can demonstrate just what we can offer. It's fantastic to see Sunderland Live working with City Centre businesses; long may it continue.”
There will be at least seven sites for live music, including Market Square, Blandford Street, The Bridges, Park Lane and High Street West.
The series of summer concerts at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light are expected to bring more than 120,000 visitors to Sunderland.
North East Brit-pop group Dubstar will play the Mouth of the Tyne festival, it has been announced. They have been confirmed for the event at Tynemouth Priory on 12th July. The band's hits include Stars, Anywhere and Not So Manic Now.
– Councillor Eddie Darke, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism
“The line-up is stronger than ever this year and the addition of Dubstar as special guests to The Human League is great news for the festival.”
Rod Stewart has announced that his new tour is set to roll into the region later this year.
The 'Time' tour, which is showcasing the rocker's new material, is stopping off at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Friday 27th September.
Rod Stewart will also be performing in Leeds, Liverpool and London.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.00am Friday 24th May and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and from 10.00am in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.
A pop star needs a swish set of wheels and Robbie Williams can take his pick. So, in his new music video, he wanted something unique.
The models he chose are not the fastest - they travel up to eight miles an hour.
The specially modified mobility scooters that Robbie rides around the streets of London in his video were designed by a man here in our region. He took Lucy Taylor for a test drive.
You can watch her full report below.
There are many happy fans in the North East after the world's biggest boy band announced they will be playing a show at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
At a press conference in Wembley today, Louis, Harry, Niall, Zayn and Liam - otherwise known as One Direction - said they will be performing for thousands of fans in the North East on 28 May next year as part of a World Tour.
Tickets go on sale in just over a week's time on Saturday 25th May.
A film described as the modern day "Get Carter" is about to put the North East in the world spotlight.
The Liability has been filmed entirely in the region and those involved say its success could mean a huge boost for the economy.
The dark comedy thriller stars Tim Roth and is released tomorrow.
It was filmed in just four weeks, funded with both public money and by private investors.
The film captures the relationship between a teenager and his step-dad, as nineteen year old Adam looks for a way in his life.
Producer Richard Johns told ITV News that the film is set to put the North East on the map.
Boy band One Direction have announced that they are going to embark their first headline world stadium tour in 2014.
The "Where We Are" tour will include dates at London's Wembley Stadium, Milan's San Siro, and Tokyo's Dome.
Initial dates have been announced for the UK, Ireland and Latin America - including in Sunderland on the 28 May 2014. More dates are expected to be added soon.
Further details can be found on a dedicated website, and tickets for the UK dates will go on sale on 25 May.