Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spoilt for Choice at the Sage; SUNDAY NIGHT SIMON DUKE Got the Long Straw and Revelled in the Finale of an Absolute Corker of a Weekend

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spoilt for Choice at the Sage; SUNDAY NIGHT SIMON DUKE Got the Long Straw and Revelled in the Finale of an Absolute Corker of a Weekend

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AFTER watching twitter go mad for Jungle turning Sage Gateshead green and turning those that couldn't be there a similar shade with envy, it was time for the BBC 6 Music Festival Sunday night crowd to get their money's worth with another jam-packed bill.

Like with the Saturday daytime events in Ouseburn and the night time festivities over the water, revellers were spoilt for choice.

If ever there was a time to clone yourself to be two places at once it was Sunday night at the Sage.

The stellar line-up had people chomping at the bit to get amongst the action and the acts on the bill certainly didn't disappoint. 5.30pm on a Sunday is normally a time for curling up on the couch and watching a film you've seen many times before but thousands of music fans put down the remote and opened their ears to an eclectic mix of sounds.

It was the job of British Sea Power - and their accompanying bear, honest - to get things going in the seatless Hall One. A rejigging of Hall Two's line-up after Jon Hopline-up after Jon HopT -kins' withdrawal paid dividends for the North East's own Nadine Shah, who got things off to a great start.

She must have been feeling pretty pleased with herself up on stage as the place was packed to the rafters. The talented songstress paved the way for the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Glass Animals.

The concourse became home to a very loud and mighty Wire, Young Fathers and The Maccabees, who were bumped up from Hall Two and deservedly so givand deservedly so givT -ing festival goers a tough decision for the 10pm slot also occupied by The Charlatans in Hall One.

Hall Three gave some of 6 Music's DJs the chance to flex their musical muscle with Daniel Avery, Nemone and DJ Yoda among those on the decks.

Predictably it was Hall One that pulled in the biggest crowd, though with a melting pot of very different acts. …

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