As 2012 draws to a close, it is time for a look back on the events which have made the North East news in the last 12 months.
Richard Wilson has the first of our reviews of the year.
More top news
The band played a hit-packed set including Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Ruby and I Predict a Riot.
The police force say events taking place over the bank holiday weekend will still see an increased police presence.
Stockton Stages takes place from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22 in Stockton town centre.