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The Sage Gateshead in January 2017

A New Year, A New Line-up at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead begins 2017 with a programme that not only brings the North East some of the biggest names in pop but also gives audiences the opportunity to experience music at the cutting edge with some of the best new and rising artists around as part of the exciting New Year New Artists festival.

Want to see things before anyone else or know someone who wants to hear the next big thing?  On January 27 and 28 New Year New Artists showcases the stars of the future from the genre-defying Anna Meredith, electro-pop duo Bossy Love and singer-songwriter Ditte Elly to violin virtuoso Tamsin Waley-Cohen, the accomplished Elliot Galvin jazz trio and charismatic pianist Mariam Batsashvili with much more in between.  What’s more, it’s easier than ever to see as much as possible with special afternoon, evening and full day tickets available.

For those who want to see established names, LeAnn Rimes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, King Creosote, Martha Wainwright, Paul Carrack, Mike and the Mechanics, Alexander O’Neal and Radio 4 panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue among others visit the banks of the Tyne.

A strong line-up of folk music sits alongside the celebration of brand new music to bring a taste of the traditional and the contemporary. Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Eddie Reader and The Civil Wars’ John Paul White return with The Transatlantic Sessions along with established folk legends Tom Paxton and Tommy Emmanuel, while Megson and Blair Dunlop represent a new generation keeping folk music alive and well.  We have Stornoway visiting on their farewell tour and a special show from Nancy Kerr, The Young’Uns, Faustus and members of Bellowhead retelling folk ballad opera The Transports.

With a packed classical programme in January and February, it’s never been easier to get to know the orchestra of the North East, Royal Northern Sinfonia.  From free tickets for Gateshead residents to £5 tickets for under 30s, as well as great value package deals for the rest of the 2016/17 season and discounts for the unemployed, Sage Gateshead have a number of special offers available for the remainder of the Classical Season.

January is a new start and the time of year to get involved with music.  Sage Gateshead’s Courses, Classes and Workshops continue this January with a new term so it’s the perfect time to take the plunge and play, sing, or join a group.  Catering for all ages, these classes allow participants to start from scratch or hone skills on a range of instruments, with opportunities for performance.

The January – February What’s On Guide is out now.  To find out more about these gigs download the Guide online, or, to make a booking, visit www.sagegateshead.com or call Ticket Office on 0191 4434661.

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