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Last month Sage Gateshead announced the return of live performance to their shiny venue, with a series of concerts designed to show off what the venue do best. Taking place in Hall One to allow for plenty of space, classical and contemporary sounds will once again emanate from their stage.

Friday nights are given over to Royal Northern Sinfonia, who will dazzle with their virtuoso playing and stunning arrangements of familiar and more unusual pieces.

Saturday nights will welcome contemporary musicians. Avant-garde wonder Richard Dawson, ably assisted by sublime folk songwriter Yakka Doon, will perform on Saturday 31st October, while Saturday 7th November will see recent Mercury-nominated epic indie band Lanterns on the Lake perform what’s certain to be a programme highlight, with support from the inimitable Martha Hill.

Newly announced are a couple of a rare shows from near and far; British-Bahraini trumpet player Yazz Ahmed plays the venue on Saturday 14th November, when her album Polyhymnia will be performed in its entirety by a 12-piece ensemble, and support is provided by alt. jazz rockers Archipelago. On Saturday 28th November electronic artist Joe Snape supports a unique performance from RNS Moves, an inclusive ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians.

Later in the season, everyone’s favourite Mackem harmonisers The Futureheads will play a special show featuring acoustic and a capella arrangements on Sunday 5th December, with a pre-concert performance from Darlington songwriter Jodie Nicholson.

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