THE music of the Bee Gees sings Newtown’s Hafren theatre out of 2018, with a tribute show on Friday, December 21.

From their early pop hits of the 1960s, the Bee Gees flowered again to set the disco scene of the 1970s on fire with a string of high-energy tracks.

The show features the UK’s top Bee Gees tribute show Stayin’ Alive, voted number one at the National Tribute Awards in 2016.

The show has been touring extensively recreating the look and sound of The Bee Gees and capturing their full history.

‘To Love Somebody’, ‘ Massachusetts’, ‘ I Got To Get A Message’, ‘Jive Talking’, ‘ More Than A Woman’. ‘Night Fever’, ’You Should Be Dancing’, ‘Tragedy’, and ‘Stayin’ Alive’ are just some of the many hits you can hear performed live.

Tickets cost £20 (£18 concessions). Call the box office on: 01686 614555.

The new year will start in a completely different style, with Welsh National Opera’s ‘A Night In Vienna’ at 4pm on Sunday, January 6.

Following an extremely well received concert in 2018, WNO Orchestra returns with another popular offering.

This time they present a programme with not just the talented orchestra but also the extra dimension of song to truly uncork the spirit of Vienna in the concert hall.

Directed as usual by leader and concertmaster, David Adams, the concert opens with the irrepressible energy of Weber’s ‘Oberon Overture’. also David features as soloist in extraordinarily elegant and virtuosic works by Fritz Kreisler.

In line with time honoured tradition, the orchestra then takes you through a delightful selection of ever-popular Viennese waltzes, polkas and song which are known and loved the world over. Strauss’ ‘Laughing Song’, ‘Csárdás’, Lehar’s ‘Vilja’, the evergreen ‘Blue Danube’ and stirring ‘Radetsky March’ are sure to make this a very happy new year from WNO to you!

Tickets are £16 or £14.50 concessions.

Other Hafren shows to look forward to in 2019 include Max Boyce, Jacon Donovan, Mark Steel, Mid Wales Opera’s ‘Tosca’ and Sir Ian McKellen.