Sunderland favourites The Futureheads will play a pre-Christmas concert as part of a newly-announced winter season at Sage Gateshead.
The popular band are among the next wave of gigs that will follow the seven-week run of shows previously announced to mark the venue's reopening from lockdown.
Following months of closure, the Sage welcomed back live music on Friday - the day of its announcement of a £1.8m award from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.
Now there is further good news for music loves with news of its latest line-up of Sage Live 2020 which will continue socially-distanced gigs there until December.
Post-punk four-piece The Futureheads will perform a special acoustic show on December 5 while, ahead of that, Royal Northern Sinfonia will be continuing its classical performances to include Mahler’s orchestral reworking of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden quartet; Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, conducted by the young Portuguese conductor Dinis Sousa; and commissioned arrangements.
Other shows will include a pay-what-you-like performance by RNS Moves, an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians including the popular Clarence Adoo; Americana rising star Elles Bailey and a rare performance by British-Bahraini trumpet player Yazz Ahmed.
The Sage can currently cater for only a reduced audience size of 300 people to ensure safe social distancing but all concerts are also being live-streamed.
This CRF boost, along with the Sage's ongoing £3m fund-raising campaign, is set to support the organisation up until March.
Abigail Pogson, managing director of Sage Gateshead said: "We are delighted to be able to continue this varied series of high-quality work, offering audiences brilliant music that is familiar, alongside newer or less familiar work that speaks to our lives right now.
"The reaction so far has been wonderful."
For full details of what's coming up and tickets for the newly-announced concerts, which will go on sale at midday on Thursday, October 29, see here.
There will be an allocation of free tickets for all shows available to health and social care workers as well as to Gateshead residents attending for the first time.
Concert-goers can also book a table to have a drink and enjoy free live music before their show.