"Thrilling live vocals from TV favourite Lance Ellington, a spectacular dance ensemble and a stunning 23-piece orchestra led by conductor Richard Balcombe."
- Saddle up and ride on out for a ‘rootin’ ‘tootin’ Big Family Hoedown
- Giovanna Fletcher’s first ever UK Tour of Happy Mum, Happy Baby: Live
- A mash-up of Celtic and American roots sounds for 2020 with Transatlantic Sessions
- Back with their brand-new show for 2020, Anton and Erin Dance Those Magical Movies
Blues Guitar Workshop with Alvin Youngblood Hart
Saturday 20 July, 11.30am
Known as a musician’s musician, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Now spend time with Alvin as he talks through his process and technique in this special masterclass.
Big Family Hoedown
Saturday 20 July, 11.30am
Howdy partners! Saddle up and ride on out for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown party at Sage Gateshead. Put on your denim, channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl and kick up your heels for some jigs and reels. Yeehaw!
Sunday 15 September, 10.30am
After the popularity of the last Yoga Live session, Grace Johnson returns to deliver a unique Sunday morning yoga practice, bringing live music and yoga together.
Ada Frances also returns with Imogen Bose-Ward to accompany this full yoga session workout, bringing live acoustic folk vibes for a very special addition to your poses.
Expect an upbeat and playful vinyasa style flow, which both challenges, yet nurtures the body, mind and soul. Suitable for all levels, you will be guided through an accessible practice, uniting the breath, and movement with accompanying music.
This workshop will cater to all levels, however some experience of basic poses is recommended. Please bring a yoga mat with you and arrive in clothes suitably comfortable for yoga.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby: Live
Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm
Following the success of her first live event, author, podcaster, presenter, YouTuber, mother, wife, Giovanna Fletcher has announced her first ever Happy Mum, Happy Baby UK tour for September 2019.
Giovanna’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby tour is a delightful addition to her Sunday Times number one Best Selling book of the same name which is her first non-fiction personal account of motherhood and discusses all aspects of parenthood.
Debuting at the end of February 2017, Giovanna’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast features a range of celebrity guests chatting openly and honestly about their own experiences as parents. It has phenomenal success and reached more than 4.6 million people over four series.
With nine titles under her belt so far, Giovanna is one of the UK’s most successful women’s fiction authors with her novel Some Kind of Wonderful becoming the second best-selling women’s fiction title of 2017. Her latest venture sees her team up with husband Tom, of McFly fame, for the first novel in their new sci-fi trilogy, Eve of Man, with the second instalment due to be published in Spring 2020.
Afternoon - Family Christmas Ceilidh with 422
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December, 2pm
A Folkworks Family Christmas Ceilidh has become one of the traditions of the Christmas season at Sage Gateshead. Join in with an afternoon of fun dances, expertly explained by the caller, with music you just won't want to sit down to from 422.
422 are a folk and ceilidh band based in the North East of England. They play music from all over the world with a Northern English Bias. Since winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 1999, they have released four albums. With a wealth of experience of playing for dancing, they know exactly how to give the tunes that extra 'swing' to make you want to dance.
Evening Christmas Ceilidh with 422
Monday 23 December, 8pm
The Folkworks Christmas Ceilidh is a great way to let your hair down and get into the Christmas spirit.
422 are a folk band and ceilidh band based in the North East of England. They play music from all over the world with a Northern English Bias. Since winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 1999, they have released four albums. With a wealth of experience of playing for dancing, they know exactly how to give the tunes that extra ‘swing’ to make you want to dance.
Transatlantic Sessions 2020
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 7.30pm
Following the success of their sold out US tour including a headline slot at Wilkesboro's Merlefest, Transatlantic Sessions returns to the UK and promises, in the words of one critic, “…a mash-up of Celtic and American roots sounds in a sterling, invigorating and immensely satisfying night of music.” Country Standard Time, 2017.
Originating as part of the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions continues to revisit shared roots and new common ground between today's finest Celtic and Americana musicians. The project's founding musical directors fiddle maestro Aly Bain and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas, lead the ultimate house band that includes John Doyle, Danny Thompson, Michael McGoldrick, Russ Barenberg, John McCusker, Donald Shaw and James Mackintosh. The show brings together the best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland in a format that “affords these musicians the opportunity to play together for the love of the music they are playing.”
First artists announced: Tommy Emmanuel and Sierra Hull
Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies
Thursday 19 March 2020, 7.30pm
Anton and Erin, the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020 as they Dance Those Magical Movies.
With sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen, expect a Hollywood red carpet premiere performance from the UK’s leading dance stars. Including musical classics from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singing in the Rain, Casablanca, The Wizard Of Oz, The Greatest Showman, 007, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more.
Thrilling live vocals from TV favourite Lance Ellington, a spectacular dance ensemble and a stunning 23-piece orchestra led by conductor Richard Balcombe complete the show-stopping line up for this fabulous 2020 tour.