Pop and rock
The 11,000+ capacity Metro Arena attracts some of the world’s biggest music stars to the city like Katy Perry, The Arctic Monkeys and Kylie.
The iconic O2 Academy is a regular stopover for the likes of Rudimental, Rita Ora and George Ezra.
The University’s LIVE in the King’s Hall series hosts performances from international musicians and our own students on campus each week.
Folk and classical
Just over the river is The Sage Gateshead, a £70 million futuristic music centre that is home to the Northern Sinfonia and Folkwolks.
Their annual SummerTyne Americana festival is hugely popular.