Glastonbury 2015 played host to an eclectic mix of performers and some of them will be in Newcastle before the year is out
Florence and The Machine performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival
If like millions of other TV viewers you were hooked on coverage of Glastonbury 2015 over the weekend, the good news is that you will be able to see some of its stars in the flesh in Newcastle over the coming months.
This year’s event brought memorable moments including a stage invasion during Kanye West ’s much talked about set, Lionel Richie bringing the sun through the crowds with the likes of Dancing on the Ceiling and All Night Long, and even a visit from the Dalai Lama.
Unfortunately Kanye hasn’t got any plans to come to Newcastle as things stand, Lionel was here a few months ago and as far as we’re aware the Dalai Lama hasn’t got a visit to the Toon in his diary for the near future.
But there are a few of the acts who performed at Worthy Farm who you can look forward to without having to don your wellies.
Here are our picks:
Jack Savoretti, Playhouse Whitley Bay, July 12
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Singer songwriter Jack Savoretti
One of the stars of the acoustic stage on Sunday at Glastonbury, you don’t have to wait long if you want to see the acclaimed singer/songwriter in action.
Jack is one of an eclectic mix of acts assembled to entertain at this year’s Mouth of the Tyne festival. He will take to the stage at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Friday, July 10.
Tickets from Eventim or the Playhouse box office.
Florence & the Machine, Metro Radio Arena, September 15
A late headliner in the place of Foo Fighters who pulled out of Glasto following Dave Grhol’s much publicised broken leg, Florence was the leading lady of Friday night,
While some accused the set of being a bit too dull for Glastonbury, it’s done the band little harm, shooting their latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful back to the top of the charts.
Tickets from £39.70, from Eventim or the Arena box office.
James Bay, O2 Academy Newcastle, September 27
the year’s hottest young stars was a clear favourite with the Glastonbury faithful at the weekend.
Fresh from winning the BRITs Critics Choice accolade, James has seen his track Hold Back The River become one of the year’s biggest hits on radio and the download charts.
Tickets are sold out so it'll be a case of checking back at the Academy box office for returns
Rae Morris, O2 Academy Newcastle, October 4
You can’t switch on the TV at the moment without hearing this lady’s track Love Again, thanks to its use in a certain advertising campaign.
If James Bay is the year’s hottest new male, Rae must certainly be a contender for emerging female.
Tickets are still available for her Academy show from ticketweb and the box office on Westgate Road.
Years & Years, O2 Academy Newcastle, October 16
Band of the moment Years & Years are heading to Newcastle
Without a doubt a frontrunner for act of the year so far. If the first half of 2015 belonged to anyone it has to be John Peel stage stars Years & Years.
Follow up Shine looks set to emulate its success, boding well for the group’s debut album which is released on July 10.
Tickets from ticketweb or the Academy box office.
The Proclaimers are gearing up for a UK tour
A great night for gigs in Newcastle as the Scottish duo, famous for the stag do anthem ‘500 Miles’, arrive in the Toon.
They entertained on Glastonbury’s acoustic stage at the weekend and if you want to see them closer to home, tickets are still available from the City Hall box office or online from ticketline .
Returning this year with their third album, Get To Heaven, the group, featuring two brothers from Hexham, got festival goers talking with a fine set at the weekend.
Get tickets for their Newcastle gig from ticketweb or the Academy box office.
Paul Weller, Metro Radio Arena, November 25
Paul Weller at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.
Recently returning to the charts with his 12th studio album Saturn’s Pattern, The Jam and Style Council legend was one of the acts who helped bring the curtain down on Glastonbury 2015 on Sunday night.