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VIDEO: All you need to know about The Great Exhibition of the North 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North will be the largest event in England in 2018 and organisers see it as a a game-changing moment for the North.
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VIDEO: Yorkshire firm behind brand for 2018's The Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North promoting art, design and innovation throughout the region is exactly a year away and today it was revealed at the at the heart of its dynamic brand identity is a Yorkshire company.
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Sir Bryn Terfel

Music interview: Sir Bryn Terfel – ‘The scope of one’s repertoire is sometimes truly life changing’

There’s an opportunity to see one of the world’s great opera singers right on Yorkshire’s doorstep this summer at Harrogate Music Festival.

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Rupert Stroud. Picture: Matt Davis

Music interview: Rupert Stroud – ‘I’m excited to get some new music out’

It’s been a couple of years since the last release by Rupert Stroud, but next week the Ilkley-based singer songwriter is back with a bang.

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James House

Music preview: James House at Warehouse Recording Co, Harrogate

Multi hit American singer/songwriter James House recorded his latest solo album Berwick St at the iconic Studio 2 Abbey Road Studios with his UK band.

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Artwork for Simon Cowell's charity single, raising funds for those affected by the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire.

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Listeners moved to tears by Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single

Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single left listeners in tears when it was aired for the first time - with an opening rap by Stormzy.
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Tony Hadley

Festival review: Let’s Rock Leeds! at Temple Newsam, Leeds

In a day packed full of 80s sing-a-long anthems, Nick Heyward’s ‘Fantastic Day’ best summed up a sun-drenched trip down amnesia lane, 14,000 revellers basking in the Temple Newsam sunshine.

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Peter Andre and Atomic Kitten's Kerry Katona.

Peter Andre, Atomic Kitten, Boyzlife and Union J all announce summer concerts at Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A galaxy of pop stars are all set to rock Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park this summer.

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The Stone Roses set for Yorkshire double date.

Stone Roses in Leeds: All you need to know

Tonight seminal British indie band Stone Roses play the first of their two night residency at Leeds’s First Direct Arena.

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The Sensational 60s Experience on a 67 date UK tour

VIDEO PREVIEW: Legends announced for Sensational 60s Experience UK Tour

Legendary pop and rock stars in their seventies are to show today's young acts how to really rock on - they have just announced a 67 date UK tour .
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Live In Barnsley 2017 attracted record crowds of around 7,000 people

LIVE in Barnsley music festival hits top note with record 7,000 crowd

LIVE in Barnsley, the town's annual urban music festival, hit a top note with music fans attracting a record 7,000 turn out, bosses have revealed.
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Leeds Contemporary Singers who have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

Leeds music students make it to final of BBC's Pitch Battle

A group of Leeds music students have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

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LIVE in Barnsley 2017 turning the town centre into an all day free music festival on Saturday, June 17.

PREVIEW: LIVE In Barnsley free music festival featuring 150 bands and ex MP

Former MP  Michael Dugher will be showcasing his musical talents today when he takes the spotlight along with more than 150 bands at the fifth annual LIVE In Barnsley festival.
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Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward of Bananarama.

‘There’s still the shared love of what we do and it is an excuse to just have a laugh’ says Keren Woodward on the Bananarama reunion

Keren Woodward was one third of one of the 80s biggest bands. With Bananarama now fully reunited, she talks to Duncan Seaman.

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Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.

VIDEO: Leeds Festival Sunday tickets sold out for headliner Eminem

Eminem fans still after tickets to see the rap legend returning to Leeds Festival this summer will now have to buy a weekend camping pass - Sunday day tickets have sold out.

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NEW YORKERS: The Escher String Quartet appear at the festival.

classical preview: Bradfield festival of music

Described in the Washington 
Post as “one of the top young quartets before the public today”, the New-York based Escher String Quartet came into my orbit when reviewing two discs of Zemlinsky’s music for the Naxos label, their outgoing style of performance and obvious technical expertise creating very special releases.

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ON THE ROAD: Status Quos Francis Rossi  the band are currently on tour and play in York next week.

Status Quo rock on

Status Quo lost band member Rick Parfitt last year, but the veteran rockers are still gigging. Martin Hutchinson reports.

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Joe Wilson with BBC presenters Johnny I'Anson, and Nick Ahad unveil a blue plaque in memory of musician Angela Morley,

Goon but not forgotten - a blue plaque for Leeds musician Angela Morley

THEME and incidental music by Wally Stott: the spoken credit at the end of Hancock’s Half Hour and The Goon Show is recognisable instantly to a generation of radio listeners.

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Jon McClure says his trip to Thailand made him go "a bit mental"

Thailand trip made me "go a bit mental" says Sheffield singer Jon McClure as Reverend and The Makers get set for new album

Sheffield music star Jon McClure has said recording his band's new album made him "go a bit mental."

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Blink-182.

Music interview: Matt Skiba of Blink-182 on anniversaries, accolades and song writing inspiration

Proclaimed the most influential American punk pop band of their generation, Blink-182 have had an eventful history over the course of the last 25 years.

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