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CALUM SCOTT – 14/04/18 – NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Former Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Calum Scott has come a long way since his appearance in 2015.

“Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six, including the UK and US. Now certified Platinum in four countries, it was the best-selling UK single of 2016 by a British solo artist and was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single. The song has over 550 million streams worldwide, while views of the video are approaching 225 million.

He now heads out on a headline tour to showcase his debut album ‘Only Human’ which was released on 9th March 2018.

“I wrote this album with the intention of connecting with people all around the world using my own personal experiences, hoping that if I can inspire one person to be happy being themselves, bring some comfort or just make someone smile with my music, then all of my experiences have been worthwhile,” said Calum Scott.

Calum Scott hits Newcastle University on 14th April 2018. Tickets are still available.

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Hit the North – 6/05/18 – Various Venues, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Horrors have been revealed as the first headliner for Hit the North Festival 2018. The festival, which takes place across various venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne, will be celebrating its second year after a hugely successful 2017.

Also topping the bill are alternative rockers Marmozets, who return to the North East after a stellar show at Riverside, Newcastle in early 2018. Marmozets have seen some rough times, but they’ve battled against the hardships as a family to come out on the other side one of the UK alternative scene’s brightest hopes.

Bedford born Tom Grennan makes his triumphant return to Hit The North Festival after an extremely successful year which sees him rise even further up the bill.

Another huge name finding themselves on top in Hit the North’s first wave of announcements are the enigmatic British Sea Power. The Brighton-based sextet originally hails from Kendal in Cumbria and are renowned for their conceptual output which brings together elements of art-rock and post-rock experimentalism.

Priding itself on showcasing the next big things in music, Hit The North’s 2018 line-up boasts a multitude of new and emerging acts including BBC Introducing Ones To Watch, Pale Waves. 

Many more acts are set to grace the city over the weekend of Hit the North.

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Elvis Costello & tHE iMPOSTERS – 25/06/18 – City Hall, Newcastle

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first album My Aim Is True in 2017, world-renowned songwriter Elvis Costello comes to Newcastle City Hall on 25th June 2018.

Costello has collected an astonishing abundance of musical accolades along the road of his career that began at the youthful age of 13. His honours include two Ivor

Novello Awards for songwriting, a Dutch Edison Award with The Brodsky Quartet for “The Juliet Letters”, the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award, a BAFTA for the music written with Richard

Harvey for Alan Bleasdale’s television drama series “G.B.H.” and a Grammy for “I Still Have That Other Girl” from his 1998 collaboration with Burt Bacharach, “Painted From Memory” amoung many others. 

Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In the same year, Costello was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award.

Elvis Costello brings with him a wealth of hits enjoyed and cherished by many. Songs like “Alison”, “Pump It Up”, “Everyday I Write The Book” and his rendition of the Nick Lowe song, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding.

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