Local: The best musical experiences in the North East

The North East has many iconic musical venues, providing music fans with every genre desired. Bryony Clarkson shares her top picks

Sage Gateshead
0191 443 4661

Sage Gateshead is another popular venue that holds live music, along with a variety of events such as plays and stand-up comedy. Sage Gateshead is known for its beautiful exterior, set on the edge of the River Tyne. The interior is arguably just as breath-taking and watching live music in such an incredible building is quite an experience!

O2 Academy
0191 260 2020

After a recent visit to the O2 Academy Newcastle to see new rising talent Natives, my love of live music and an electric atmosphere was reignited. The venue is a brilliant place for bands to showcase their style and talent. With affordable tickets, the O2 Academy offers the perfect night out with friends. Be sure to check it out!

Metro Radio Arena
0844 493 4567

Metro Radio Arena, with a capacity of 11,000 including seating and standing, is a fantastic venue in the North East for attracting well-known artists, often as part of national and global tours. The arena hosts a range of events including family shows, comedy, music and exhibitions as well as musical acts.

Newcastle City Hall
0844 811 2121

Newcastle City Hall is proud to showcase a variety of acts including stand-up comedy, classic and popular music acts. Newcastle City Hall hosts acts that appeal to all age groups, with something for everyone to enjoy. A brilliant venue – worth a visit!

Head of Steam
0191 230 4236

Head of Steam always has a great atmosphere, with a fantastic rage of drinks. A great place to sit and enjoy some live music with friends and family.

If there are any of your favourite venues missing from this list – let us know!