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Hell Fire Jack launch album with Harrogate gig

Review: If the growing success of young Harrogate metal band Blood Youth round the country shows anything it’s that their hometown is more of a centre for hard rock than many would think.
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Record Town by artist Horace Panter.

New Harrogate exhibition of work by The Specials' bassist

US visits by classic British band The Specials have inspired a new exhibition in one of Harrogate’s coolest galleries.

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Dan Webster on stage with his long-term band The Birdman Rallies.

Harrogate musician's new album better than Beck

Review: Dan Webster: The Great Storm of Now (album)
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A Masked Ball is on at Leeds Grand Theatre

Review: Opera North’s A Masked Ball, Leeds Grand Theatre

If Opera North’s 2018/19 season opened with the Little Greats, it is closing with the Massive Classics.

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Harrogate rapper Lence in his new video The Brink.

A rapper from Harrogate - with stunning new video

Harrogate may not be entirely known for its Hip Hop scene but one of its few young rappers making waves says his impressive new video represents a “turning point.”
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Hope & Social who impressed at Ripon's RAOS Hall.

Packed Ripon audience wowed by Hope & Social

Review: Hope & Social, Ripon Amateur Operatic Hall

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Sunday night headliners at Deer Shed Festival - The Mercury Prize-nominated  Field Music.

Exciting names unveiled for North Yorks music fest

More exciting music headliners have been announced for this year's family-friendly Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire in July.
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Opera North presents Madama Butterfly

Review: Opera North: Madama Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre

Magnificently as she sang, Anne Sophie Duprels, as Cio Cio San, achieves her most affecting moment in silence.

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The man who persuaded Britney Spears to play Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre

It was one best known for staging It’s A Knockout, so how has Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre managed to land one of the biggest names in music? Sarah Freeman reports.

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Playing Harrogate - The Southern Companion.

Bob Harris helps put Harrogate on music map

Harrogate may be increasingly on the national map thanks to the success of local firms like Bettys & Taylors and Harrogate Spring Water but it's also going places in the world of music.

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VIDEO: Pulled Apart By Horses to play Live At Leeds 2018 homecoming - latest full line up announcement here

VIDEO: Pulled Apart By Horses to play Live At Leeds 2018 homecoming - latest full line up announcement here

Leeds indie chart stars Pulled Apart By Horses today said they were 'buzzing' to be playing this year's Live At Leeds 2018 festival.

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Ministry of Sound's Ibiza party at Harewood House expected to sell out

Ministry of Sound's Ibiza party at Harewood House expected to sell out

The organisers of an outdoor Ibiza dance party at Harewood House say there has been 'overwhelming' demand for tickets.
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Sheffield band Drenge.

Exciting headliners for North Yorks music fest

Exciting garage blues duo Drenge have confirmed a return to the live circuit for the first time in over a year, topping the Friday night main stage line-up at Deer Shed Festival 9 this summer.
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Reunion - Legendary Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms are back! John Harrison and Tom Syson share the stage at the Blues Bar with a very young fan! (Picture by Rainbow Rice Photography)

Review: Legendary Harrogate band reunion at Reach Out

With their hippy flares and free-flowing cosmic vibes, 20 years ago cult Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms were regarded as way behind their times.
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Playing Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough  - Bulsara and His Queenies.

Top ‘Queen’ band lead bill at Frazer Theatre

Frazer Theatre is offering, perhaps, its strongest-ever programme of shows this new season – especially if you are a fan of Queen.

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Heartfelt - Singer-songwriter Tom Blackwell.

Harrogate venue's live treat for Tom Petty fans

One of Harrogate’s best and most intimate venues gets back into the swing of things in the New Year with a double bill featuring award-winning Southern Companion shortly.
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Barrel and Squidger Records label owner Jason Hodgson, second from the right, with Ben Marsden of The Main Grains, CJ Wildheart and Daniel Lucas of Boss Caine.

Harrogate record label in top ten!

A Harrogate music fan is celebrating his new record label based in his bedroom hitting the top ten UK charts with its very first release.
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Arts 2017 highlight - Paul Young in a cowboy hat, right, performing with Squeeze's Chris Difford at The Warehouse Recording Co in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Arts review: Ten great Harrogate moments of 2017

A personal* look back by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers (* standard disclaimer)
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Harrogate duo Hell Fire Jack.

Harrogate's loudest band record debut album

One of Harrogate’s most popular and incendiary rock bands is set to release their debut album.

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Rock up and sing choir spectacular

Rock up and sing choir spectacular

A celebratory mood was in the air as the combined choirs of Rock Up and Sing! took to the stage at the Royal Hall to perform a festive spectacular just a week before Christmas Day.

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