Sage Gateshead calls for nominations for ‘The North in 100 Songs’

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Sage Gateshead is calling on people to reveal their favourite Northern song as part of a second wave of Great Exhibition of The North events announced by the music venue.

The North in 100 Songs will see Manchester-based illustrator, Stanley Chow, create a series of portraits of the top 100 voted artists while the Great Northern All-Star Band, led by Peter and David Brewis of Field Music, performs a selection of the chosen tracks in The Great Northern Songbook (23 June 2018) as part of Lauren Laverne’s Great Northern Soundtrack.

Manchester-based illustrator, Stanley Chow
Manchester-based illustrator, Stanley Chow

Other artists joining the Great Northern Soundtrack line-up are:

Other Great Exhibition of The North highlights include:

There will also be Concourse performances by schoolchildren, youth groups, choirs and ensembles and a gala performance by young musicians from across the North-East.

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme at Sage Gateshead, said:

‘Whether you sang along with The Futureheads at Glastonbury or you’re loving IAMDDB’s latest track; if West End Girls was the first single you bought or if Valerie is your karaoke song, Sage Gateshead wants to know which Northern song you love the most, using the hashtag #NorthIn100Songs or by voting on our website. We’re asking the public to nominate whichever song they think best sums up the North for them – either about the North, for the North or by those from the North.’


Peter and David Brewis of Field Music will be putting together the exclusive Great Northern All-Star Band

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