A POP extravaganza is set to shake the Stadium of Light this summer when some of the UK’s biggest chart stars arrive in Sunderland.
North East Live, a five-hour family-friendly concert, will be headlined by boy band JLS and features The Wanted, Rita Ora, Little Mix, Lawson, Conor Maynard, Stooshe, Union J, Amelia Lily and more. The line-up for the gig, on Saturday, June 22, features five acts currently in the Official UK top 40 and some of the country’s biggest selling pop artists.
North East Live is expected to attract some of the biggest crowds the Stadium of Light has seen. Coldplay brought 56,000 fans into the venue last year but bosses are predicting Rihanna’s Diamonds tour stop-off on Thursday, June 20, will top that with 57,000.
Families attending are being urged to make it a day of fun, with doors opening at the stadium from 1pm. There will also be a funfair, family-friendly activities and music.
The main show kicks off at 2.30pm.
•Tickets for North East Live are priced from £25 and will go on sale from 9am on Friday.