Bid to save City Hall

A host of North East singing stars have teamed up to produce a special CD in a bid to save one of Newcastle's most popular music venues, which has been threatened by proposed council cuts.

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North East music stars play special gig for City Hall

Music stars from across the North East gathered to play a special gig in a bid to try and save one of the region's iconic buildings.

Performers at The Cluny included former Lindisfarne member Steve Daggett and the folk group Prelude. Stars - including Daggett and Roxy Music drummer Paul Thompson have recorded a CD as part of a campaign to save Newcastle's City Hall.

It has played host to many famous musical acts, but now faces closure as part of council cost-cutting measures.

Full Report: Bid to save City Hall

Newcastle City Council has a fight on its hands as momentum gathers to save the iconic City Hall.

The 85-year-old music venue has hosted acts including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen - but could be closed as part of budget cuts.

A host of North East singing stars have teamed up to produce a special CD in an effort to save it - with a song written by Billy Bragg.

You can watch Helen Pearson's report from the City Hall below.

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Historic hall that played home to iconic stars could close

David Bowie is one of the stars who has performed at the City Hall Credit: PA

Newcastle City Council has a fight on its hands as momentum gathers to save the iconic City Hall.

The City Hall has played home to international stars like Bruce Springsteen Credit: PA

The 85 year old music venue has hosted acts including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen - but could be closed as part of major budget cuts.

Bob Dylan frequented the City Hall Credit: PA
The Beatles performed at the City Hall in their early days Credit: PA

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