5 Seconds of Summer stopped off in Newcastle as part of their radio tour. They talked to Rachel Sweeney about 1D, their new single and fame!
First edition Spiderman, X-Men, and Viz comics were among thousands on sale in Newcastle.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is returning to Newcastle Theatre Royal this autumn following a successful season last year.
Queues for a film and comic convention stretched around the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle as families were made to wait for hours to go in.
Fans on social media complained that their children were in tears and some had left the Newcastle Film and Comic Con without ever getting inside - even though they had bought tickets in advance.
A spokesperson from Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena said selling tickets and managing the event was the responsibility of the promoter, not the arena's management.
Comic fans have complained of waiting for hours to get into a convention at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
Two queues stretched the length of the building and several fans said they had not been able to get in at all - even though they had bought tickets in advance.
Newcastle Film and Comic Con Fiasco. Organisation non existent and queuing shambles. No communication A lot of angry people. Off to pub
Well, that was a waste. Don't bother gping to Newcastle Comic Con even if you do get tix in advance - no guarantee you'll get in!!!
Well I was going to go to Newcastle Comic Con but the queues are REDONCULOUS! Need to get my money back! Poor organisation! #gutted
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Soul star Alexander O’Neal has announced a show in Middlesbrough. He will play TFM Soundworks on 22nd March. The RnB and Northern Soul singer flies in from Minneapolis and will be performing his massive hits including Criticize and Fake.
US rapper The Game paid tribute to Benji Bolsenbroek at a show in Middlesbrough last night. Benji died after a night out celebrating the birth of his son in Middlesbrough in October 2013. Organisers at TFM Soundworks said the rapper shouted 'RIP Benji Bolsenbroek' while he was on stage.
NDubs star Dappy is expected to play Middlesbrough's TFM Soundworks tonight. He will be supporting US rapper The Game. The show was postponed twice after The Game tweeted about visa issues. Organisers at the venue are confident tonight's performance will go ahead.
The pop band Lawson will perform at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth on 11th July.
The four-piece only released their first single in 2012, but they have already had five top ten singles and a top five debut album.
Little Mix stars Leigh-Anne, Jesy, Jade and Perrie have released a new video for Word Up. The girls, two of them from South Tyneside, are raising money for Sport Relief.
Franz Ferdinand will be performing in Sunderland for the first time!
They will play at Pop Recs Ltd, which is a record store run by Sunderland band Frankie and the Heartsrings. Franz Ferdinand will be there March 27.
For the tenth anniversary of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Paul Weller will perform. The 'Modfather' will be in Tynemouth in July. It is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Port of Tyne, Kier and TyneMet College.
– Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn
"We are thrilled to welcome Paul Weller to our tenth anniversary festival and can't wait to see him in action - it's a great way to celebrate ten years of live music and entertainment at one of North Tyneside's most iconic locations."