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MusicI Am Kloot – ‘natural History’ 14th Sep 2015

It’s Monday morning again, and I’m in one of those contemplative moods, thinking about where to go and how to muddle on through life. I [...]

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MusicOutdoorsSplit Festival Announcement 12th Mar 2015

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Due to financial constraints Split Festival will not take place again. The Sunderland based festival has been a big part of the North East music [...]

MusicEnd Of Year Review 2014 12th Jan 2015

2014 Strap

This year’s review is not really a review at all just a list of winners. Most years I ramble on and on but this year [...]

Everything ElseFood & DrinkOutdoorsA Winters Tale 27th Nov 2014


As the Christmas tree goes up and the council switch the lights on, folk busy themselves up and down Whitley Road. The Christmas scramble has [...]

MusicDaisy Hill Puppy Farm – John Peel, 10 Years On! 20th Oct 2014


This Friday (25th October) will be the tenth anniversary of the death of John Peel. I will be spending a considerable part of that day [...]

MusicSplit Festival: Sunday 10th August 2014 13th Aug 2014


We arrived in the rain. We watched the bands in the rain. It rained all day……. First up was TISSUE CULTURE a band we have [...]

MusicOutdoorsLucky 13th… The Wickerman Festival Preview 24th Jul 2014

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It’s been likened to a ‘smaller version of Glastonbury’. It’s been labelled ‘family friendly’. ‘Chilled out’. ‘Amazing’. ‘Well organised’. ‘Cool’. And last time TheNorthernLine was [...]

MusicOutdoors50 More Names Added To Leeds 2014 Lineup 30th May 2014

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Fresh out of Leeds (and, we suppose, Reading) is the news that 50 more massive acts have been added to this year’s festival lineup, which [...]

MusicBritpop 100 Years On! 12th Apr 2014


There’s been a lot of talk about Britpop, in this, its centenary year. And it seems to me, that once again history is being re-written [...]

Food & DrinkMusicOutdoorsDeershed Festival 2014: Best Line Up Ever!!!!! 30th Jan 2014

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With our “Festival of the Year” prize firmly stuck in their trophy cabinet they celebrate by announcing the first acts for this summers event. And [...]

Art & DesignGoldsmiths And Glasgow School Of Art Graduates Take Over York City Centre Contemporary Art Gallery, According To Mcgee 18th Jan 2014

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York art gallery According to McGee are set to launch their year long 10th anniversary celebrations with an exhibition celebrating the freshest work from Goldsmiths [...]

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