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Although restrictions on events now extend deep into the summer, The Globe’s socially distanced music programme continues unabated, providing artists with a stage and listeners with a shot of escapism – be it in person, or within the confines of their own home. True, Saturday nights still aren’t what they used to be, yet a small contingent is in for a treat on 17th July courtesy of a performance from one of the local scene’s best-loved singer-songwriters.

Namechecked by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and often compared to the likes of Courtney Barnett, Newcastle’s Holly Rees has built a loyal following over recent years with her earnest and emotionally resonant brand of indie rock, now expanded with the backing and added punch of a full band. This new configuration was in the midst of its maiden UK jaunt when the pandemic hit, and understandably Rees is out to make up for lost time, promising “new tunes, new tours and new nonsense” over the coming months.

That reboot gets underway in earnest at The Globe, her first performance before a live audience for some 10 months. Spaces are limited, yet those who miss out, can’t make it or are still hesitant over attending events can still enjoy festivities – whilst supporting both the artist and venue – via ticketed live stream.

Holly Rees performs at The Globe, Newcastle on Saturday 17th July


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