Rapper Stormzy stars in Vogue photo shoot on Leeds street

Grime star Stormzy has appeared in photos taken on a street of terraced houses in Leeds as part of a shoot for fashion magazine Vogue.
Dolores O'Riordan

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

The family of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan are "devastated" by her death at the age of 46, her publicist has said.
Heartfelt - Singer-songwriter Tom Blackwell.

Harrogate venue's live treat for Tom Petty fans

One of Harrogate’s best and most intimate venues gets back into the swing of things in the New Year with a double bill featuring award-winning Southern Companion shortly.
SINISTER: Mozart's Don Giovanni is part of Opera North's winter season.

classical preview: Winter season operas

Once banned for political reasons, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, relates the true story of King Gustavus of Sweden in 1792, who had fallen in love with the wife of his most loyal friend, who then joins the conspiracy to murder him.

Crossing genres: Pianist Tokio Myers will be appearing in Leeds and Sheffield in April.

Music interview – Tokio Myers: ‘To find myself with a top five album is beyond anything’

It’s been quite a year for pianist and Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers. He spoke to Duncan Seaman.

The FAC51 Hacienda Soak bill includes several famous names.

Erick Morillo to headline Hacienda Soak night in Leeds

FAC 51 The Hacienda and Soak return to Leeds for a very special show Easter Saturday March 31 at Church where international artist Erick Morillo headlines alongside the best of The Hacienda’s and Leeds talent, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Ralph Lawson and Marshall.

Black Moth. Picture: Gobinder Jhitta Photography

Music interview – Black Moth: ‘It’s a different experience, fronting a rock band as a woman’

Black Moth frontwoman Harriet Bevan can’t quite believe that it’s been almost half-a-decade in since the band put out an album.

Martin Boyce' sSouvenir Placards, 1993 which will feature in the exhibition. Picture courtesy of the Arts Council Collection.

What one thing would you do to make the world a better place?

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has just unveiled its new Revolt and Revolutions exhibition looking how the arts has shaped the protest movement. Featuring a jukebox which only plays songs addressing social issues and an installation of Ban the Bomb placards, ahead of its opening we asked writers, curators, poets, directors and photographers how they would make the world a better place in 2018.

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Revealed: The worst rip-off prices being charged online for gigs in Yorkshire

The Government is promising a crackdown on controversial resale websites offering tickets to sold-out concerts in Yorkshire with 700 per cent mark-ups. Chris Burn reports.
Barrel and Squidger Records label owner Jason Hodgson, second from the right, with Ben Marsden of The Main Grains, CJ Wildheart and Daniel Lucas of Boss Caine.

Harrogate record label in top ten!

A Harrogate music fan is celebrating his new record label based in his bedroom hitting the top ten UK charts with its very first release.
ON SONG: Tenor James Gilchrist appears in York Universitys Song Day.

Classical preview for the year ahead

Making classical music’s headlines in 2018 Opera North return their award winning Kiss Me Kate to Leeds Grand Theatre in May; the Dresden Philharmonic celebrate its recent bicentenary in Leeds Town Hall (May 19), and the BBC New Generation Artists Programme comes to the Ryedale Festival in March .

FUTURE SOUNDS: Music reviews for 2018 including Plan B.

New sounds for 2018

We take a look at what new music will be released this year, including Plan B and the next Arctic Monkeys offering.

Clockwise from top left, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Jorja Smith, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Flight of the Conchords, Zara McFarlane and Beth Nielsen Chapman are all performing in the region this year. Montage: Graeme Bandeira

What’s in store at Yorkshire’s music venues in 2018

For music lovers in the region there is plenty to look foward in 2018. Duncan Seaman takes a look at what is coming up.

Arts 2017 highlight - Paul Young in a cowboy hat, right, performing with Squeeze's Chris Difford at The Warehouse Recording Co in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Arts review: Ten great Harrogate moments of 2017

A personal* look back by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers (* standard disclaimer)
Clockwise from top left, Park Fires, KOYO, Sounds Like A Storm, Dave-O and Louie James. Montage: Graeme Bandeira

Five artists from the Leeds City Region to watch out for in 2018

Yorkshire Evening Post music writers Faith Gledhill, Tom Newton and Duncan Seaman choose five acts from the Leeds City region to look out for in 2018.

TALENTED: Ross Ramgobin sings the title role in The Marriage of Figaro.


Launched in London during February, English Touring Opera’s Spring season continues through to June, this year taking in 21 theatres throughout the country and including four visits to our region – Buxton (March 23/25), Sheffield (May 11/12), Durham (May 14/15) and York (June 1/2).

Auld Lang Syne is sang after midnight.

What are the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne? Just 3% of Brits are said to know the words

The future of Auld Lang Syne being sung at the turn of the New Year has been thrown into doubt, with just 3% of people in the UK knowing the words, according to a study.

Debbie and Kim vowed to continue Sister Sledge to honour their late sister Joan. Picture: Camilla Camaglia

Music interview: Sister Sledge on 40 years of disco

Of the many musical movements spawned in what was arguably pop’s most fertile decade, the 1970s, perhaps the one that continues to exercise the most far-reaching influence on modern popular culture is disco.

Nadine Shah is playing at Deer Shed.

Nadine Shah among first acts announced for Deer Shed Festival 2018

Family-friendly Deer Shed Festival has announced the first acts for its ninth event, which is set to take place in July 2018.

Onur Ozer is headlining the Boxing Day Albion Night.

Music preview: Albion Records presents Onur Ozer at Distrikt Bar, Leeds

Albion Records are vastly becoming a stalwart imprint within the heart of the Leeds clubbing culture. Now into approaching their eighth release in 2018, they have drafted in a super selector in that of Onur Ozer to perform their Boxing Day shindig.

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