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New on sale Friday 7 June, Sage Gateshead

Highlights include:

SJM Concerts Present

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – In Concert

Monday 9 September, 7.30pm

In theatres across the UK, audiences will have the chance to experience The Czech National Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ music to the entire first film live.

Throughout September 2019, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform live alongside a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film while hearing the Czech National Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Don’t miss it when it comes to Sage Gateshead on Monday 9 September!

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, “The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we bring fans for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. This is truly an unforgettable event.”

Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”

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Foy Vance: The Tour

Monday 18 November, 8pm

Foy Vance is a singer and songwriter hailing from the land of Bangor, Northern Ireland, who is deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States. Foy independently released his debut album, Hope, in 2007, which quickly garnered acclaim from fans and fellow musicians alike.

Foy released his second full-length album, Joy of Nothing, in 2013, leading to further critical praise and star-studded invites on tours worldwide from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol and Sir Elton John.

Foy was only the second artist signing to Ed Sheeran’s label, Gingerbread Man records. Foy’s debut recording on the label, The Wild Swan, was Executive Produced by Sir Elton John and released in 2016. His music video for the lead single She Burns featured Pretty Little Liars star and People’s Choice Award winner Lucy Hale.

Foy has headlined globally to sell-out crowds and splits his time between London and the hills of Aberfeldy, Scotland with his family.

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Erland Cooper

Monday 2 December, 8.00 pm

Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney, composer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper explores the natural world of landscape, memory, people and place. Cooper believes music often reflects the surrounding landscape, be it rural, urban, real or imagined.

His second solo album, Sule Skerry, is the second in a triptych shaped by Orkney’s air, sea and land, as it was celebrated by Orcadian poet, George Mackay Brown. While his acclaimed first solo record, Solan Goose, paid homage to Orkney’s birdlife, Cooper turns his attention to the North Sea in Sule Skerry.

Originally part of acclaimed bands The Magnetic North and Erland & The Carnival, Cooper has a diverse musical history. Solan Goose was an Album of the Year at BBC Radio 6 Music, the Quietus, and more; and Sule Skerryhas already been crowned a BBC Radio 6 Music Album of the Day.

Cooper recently provided the score for NEST, a giant kinetic sound and light installation. It was a collaboration with the ground-breaking Marshmallow Laser Feast to open London’s first Borough of Culture celebrations.

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Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 7.30pm

Sandi Toksvig is touring her new, one-woman comedy show.

Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a national treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a ‘national Trevor’ – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.

Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and a quiz.

Don’t expect tap-dancing, leotards or a forward roll.

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The Blues Band

Thursday 13 February 2020, 7.45pm

The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of R&B fans when they formed back in 1979.

In a career spanning 40 years and 16 albums later they continue to be as popular as ever.

The Blues Band are: Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuiness, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend and are still as enthusiastic as ever.

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Jamie Cullum

Friday 20 March 2020, 7.30pm

World-famous singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 presenter Jamie Cullum will headline next year’s jazz festival Sage Gateshead on Friday 20 March, 2020.

Jamie Cullum releases his eighth studio album, Taller, on 7 June, written and recorded at home and at the studio of his long-time friend and collaborator Troy Miller (Emeli Sande, Mark Ronson, Laura Mvula).

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Jamie Cullum’s legendary live shows have seen him perform and work alongside artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Lang Lang, whilst the success of his major label breakthrough, Twentysomething and its follow up Catching Tales saw him nominated for a BRIT, Grammy and numerous other awards around the world.

In addition to his enduringly successful recording career, he has also established himself as a multi-award winning music broadcaster. He approaches all aspects of his career, as he has from the beginning, as both a fan and a student with seemingly boundless creativity and enthusiasm.

Jamie Cullum is the first act to be announced at Sage Gateshead’s 2020 jazz festival, with more acts to follow over the coming months. The festival, with its new name, ‘Gateshead Jazz’, returns following a break in 2019.

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