"Two of the worlds biggest bands, Boyzone and Westlife, come together for the very first time with a full band production show."
- The Big Elmer Charity Auction, the finale event of Elmer’s Great North Parade
- No frills and no gimmicks, John O’Connell’s Simply Dylan
- Boyzlife Tour 2020, Boyzone meets Westlife for the first full band production show
- Making great music for more than fifty years, Fairport Convention with special guests Smith and Brewer
Film Screening: Supersonic
Saturday 5 October 2019, 7pm
After a fantastic film night celebrating David Bowie in June, Sage Gateshead are back with Supersonic, the phenomenal film revealing the true story behind Oasis, as told by Liam, Noel and those close to them.
Featuring incredible access and never-seen-before footage, the film revolves around the band’s meteoric rise to global success and a lifestyle of mayhem and excess, culminating in the legendary Knebworth concerts.
This is a charity event with all proceeds going towards our diverse programme of classes, workshops and support for emerging artists.
The Big Elmer Charity Auction
Tuesday 12 November 2019, 7pm
Sage Gateshead is holding the highly anticipated finale event of Elmer’s Great North Parade, to help St Oswald’s Hospice to rehome their herd. The Big Elmer Charity Auction will see the sale of more than 45 unique pieces of art created by local and national designers, artists and creatives. Whether you plan to bid for your favourite or simply wish to enjoy the electric atmosphere as the elephants go under the hammer, the evening is set to be a fantastic finale to the 11 week trail which is taking Tyne and Wear by storm. Tickets include a VIP reception with canapés.
Sage Gateshead hopes that you will be a big bidder but is equally happy if you just want to come and watch this exciting event. If you submit the winning bid, this is legally binding and you will be required to pay immediately. You can register to bid on the night, even if you haven’t planned to bid, though you may be in a seat in which it is harder for the auctioneer to see you.
If you’re following Elmer's Great North Parade don’t forget to call into Sage Gateshead and visit the ‘Are We Nelly Home?’ Elmer and the herd of mini Elmers, exhibited until Friday 1 November.
Marlene Dietrich: Live in Gateshead (A Curious Winter Cabaret)
Wednesday 18 December 2019, 8pm
After touring internationally with award-winning one (wo)man show, Dietrich: Natural Duty, actor and drag artist Peter Groom returns to the North East with a brand new cabaret.
Drawing inspiration from Marlene Dietrich’s iconic solo show, performed internationally during her last years in the limelight, this new cabaret is a sensational evening of song that revisits some of the Hollywood star’s most memorable numbers, including Lili Marlene, Lola, and of course Falling in Love Again.
Besides Dietrich’s most notable numbers, Groom will also reimagine classics from the Great American Songbook as well as some festive songs, in the inimitable style of the woman Hemingway called “the beautiful mystery”.
Friday 31 January 2020, 7pm
As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretence: Simply Dylan is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
It is the band’s precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan’s work that has gone from a modest project recognising Dylan’s 70th Birthday in 2011 to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK, and igniting a new wave of passion for one of the world’s most prodigious song writers.
John O’Connell, formerly of Groundpig has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool’s music scene and has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
Boyzlife Tour 2020
Sunday 2 February 2020, 7.30pm
Two of the world’s biggest bands, Boyzone and Westlife, come together for the very first time with a full band production show.
Featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, this specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 number one singles and nine number one albums, and combined record sales of over 60 million units.
Expect to hear hits including: World Of Our Own, Mandy, Picture Of You, Words, No Matter What, Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up, Swear It Again, Father and Son, Love Me For A Reason and many, many more
Brian McFadden featured on all Westlife’s number one singles and albums and has since had a solo number one album.
Keith Duffy is currently touring with Boyzone on their final sell out arena tour.
Fairport Convention and Smith and Brewer
Sunday 2 February 2020, 8pm
Fairport Convention has been making great music for more than fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.
This winter tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much lauded album Full House and Dave ‘Peggy’ Pegg’s membership in the band!
Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album, Liege & Lief, ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four.
Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
Special Guests for the tour are the award winning duo ‘Smith and Brewer’, whose close harmonies and guitar playing will delight all.
All Star 60s Show: The Equals, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes, Mamas and Papas UK
Friday 12 June 2020, 7.30pm
The Greatest Hits of the Sixties, in one great show:
- The Tremeloes featuring original members, Chip Hawkes, Rick Westwood and Mickey Clarke with hits such as Here Comes My Baby, Silence is Golden, Twist and Shout and Do You Love
- The Equals, hits include Baby Come Back, Viva Bobby Joe and Black Skinned Blue-Eyed Boy.
- Mamas and Papas UK, performing all the wonderful hits of the flower power era, including California Dreaming, Monday Monday, Dedicated to the One I Love and Dream a Little Dream of Me.
- The Fortunes whose classics hits include You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here it Comes Again, and Freedom Come, Freedom Go.