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Geordie musicians make music rich list

Sting is 8th richest musician in the UK according to new rich list Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sting and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have made it onto a list of the richest musicians in the UK.

Sting, who was born in Wallsend, is joint 8th on the Sunday Times Rich List of Musicians, with an estimated fortune of £180 million.

Cheryl, who grew up in Newcastle, is second on The Times' Young Musicians Rich List. She is said to be worth £12 million.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Rock legend coming to Whitley Bay

Roger Daltrey. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Rock star Roger Daltrey is heading to the region to be part of the Whitley Bay film festival.

Organisers of the festival revealed the coup at a pinball session at a cafe in the town this morning (April 13).

The Who front man will watch a special 40th anniversary screening of his cult film "Tommy" at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay in August.

Pinball wizards at the Rendezous Cafe, Whitley Bay. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Festival Director, Ema Lea, says it is great news that the rock legend is making an appearance.

Lindisfarne... on Lindisfarne for first Holy Island Festival

The festival will be held for the first time in June Credit: Holy Island Festival

Two members of the Tyneside band Lindisfarne will top the bill at the first ever Holy Island Festival.

The festival will take place from 25th - 28th June and will include music, dance, circus and theatre performances.

Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw and guitarist Billy Mitchell will perform the Lindisfarne Story, which charts the band's history in music and words.

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell will top the bill Credit: Holy Island Festival

The idea for a summer festival was sparked by celebrations in 2013 surrounding the Lindisfarne Gospels. It is hoped the event will be held annually.

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