As we are now getting into the swing of 2024, you might already be planning your year, from birthday celebrations to holidays and festivals.

But when it comes to looking for concerts and gigs to attend across the North East, some of the biggest names in music are heading to the region this year.

From Bruce Springsteen to Take That and Paloma Faith, here are some of the most talented artists to see on stage – have you got your tickets yet?

9 of the biggest concerts and gigs coming to the North East for 2024

Rick Astley at Newcastle Utilita Arena

When: February 23, 2024

Astley will be performing in the North East as part of his European tour following the release of his new album Are We There Yet?

The Never Gonna Give You Up hitmaker recently hosted his New Year's Eve Rocks show on BBC One alongside Texas star Sharleen Spiteri and This Morning host Rylan Clark.

James Arthur at Newcastle Utilita Arena

When: March 9, 2024

The X Factor star will be bringing his huge UK and European tour titled Bitter Sweet Love to Newcastle in a few months.

His performance in the North East comes after his recent return to music with new tracks Blindside and A Year Ago.

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Paloma Faith at Newcastle O2 City Hall (April) and Stockton Globe (May)

When: April 29 and May 11, 2024

Following the release of Bad Woman, Faith will be bringing her latest tour to the North East on two separate dates in Newcastle and Stockton-on-Tees.

Bruce Springsteen at Sunderland Stadium of Light

When: May 22, 2024

Springsteen and the E Street Band tour will perform in Sunderland during the spring of this year as part of their 22-date European tour.

Take That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium

When: May 24, 2024

The pop band’s tour date in Middlesbrough comes after the release of their newest album This Life.

The trio (Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen) recently performed on one of the Strictly Come Dancing results shows.

Girls Aloud at Newcastle Utilita Arena

When: May 31 - June 2, 2024

Due to huge demand, the girl group made up of Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh will take to the stage in Newcastle for not one but three consecutive nights.

The reunion and 2024 tour follows the death of bandmate Sarah Harding in September 2021.

Doja Cat at Newcastle Utilita Arena

When: June 15, 2024

Grammy award-winning artist Doja Cat will be bringing The Scarlet Tour to Europe in summer 2024, including a date in Newcastle.

Niall Horan at Newcastle Utilita arena

When: August 30, 2024

The One Direction star will stop off in the North East this year as part of The Show - Live On Tour 2024 towards the end of summer.

It will be Niall's biggest tour yet and his first headline run since the Flicker World Tour in 2018.

Becky Hill at Hardwick Festival (August) and Newcastle Utilita Arena (October)

When: August 16 and October 13, 2024

One of the biggest names to achieve fame after appearing on The Voice will be bringing her impressive vocals to the North East as she takes to the stage for two events in 2024.