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Tinie Tempah announces Middlesbrough show

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Tinie Tempah Credit: PA/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Brit award winning UK artist Tinie Tempah will perform at Middlesbrough's TFM Soundworks. He joins a list of acts playing in the town including Dappy, The Game and Chip. Tinie will be there on April 8. Event organiser Junior Masandi called the show 'a great coup for the town'.

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12 finalists battle it out in Newcastle music competition

Twelve North East acts will battle it out tomorrow at the Soundwave Music Competition grand finale. Over 1,000 musical acts applied and now the final bands have been chosen.

The Blackfire are finalists

They will perform in front of a capacity crowd in Newcastle's O2 Academy tomorrow and also a panel of industry experts.

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The competition offers aspiring artists the chance to gain performing experience.

The winning act will receive a full day’s recording, radio airtime, press coverage, magazine interviews, and photo shoots.

Jessie J will perform at the Stadium of Light

Jessie J performing on stage during the 2013 Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sunderland's Stadium of Light will play host to some of the biggest acts in the country as part of North East Live 2014.

Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays and Union J will join top US act Jason Derulo - and more acts will be announced in the coming months.

SAFC Commercial Director Gary Hutchinson, said: "Naturally we are absolutely delighted that the event is coming back to the Stadium of Light.

"Last year's 'North East Live' was a fantastic event so it's great to be working with AEG again on what provided to be such a hugely successful format.

"There is a great live-up already in place for 2014 and its one that I'm sure will appeal to a diverse audience .

"The show really does have something for everyone and it's an affordable price for what will be a great day's entertainment."

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