Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Bid to Save City Hall; Performers Join Forces to Stage Protest Show at Venue

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Bid to Save City Hall; Performers Join Forces to Stage Protest Show at Venue

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Byline: KATE PROCTOR

HE graced the stage of Newcastle's City Hall as a fledgling musician and now ex-Lindisfarne member Steve Daggett is on a mission to save the venue for future generations.

Singer-songwriter Steve will join a host of the region's stars for a one-off "protest concert" on Sunday night.

The gig at The Cluny in the Ouseburn, Newcastle, will also feature Paul Liddell of North East folk group Prelude. s

The city council announced in November that it plans to sell the 85-year-old venue as part of efforts to save PS90m.

Steve said: "A lot of people still don't know the City Hall is at risk and we've got to make more noise to raise awareness.

"It's iconic and it's part of the history of rock and roll. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry ... it's almost harder to find someone who hasn't played at the City Hall."

The night will also include the official launch of the single Save The City Hall, which has been recorded by Steve and a star-studded North East line-up. …

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