One Direction show sparks ticket frenzy

by Stuart Vose

Concert set to be biggest ever staged at the SoL.

Boy band One Direction’s 2014 show on Wearside next year is set to be the biggest ever staged at the Stadium of Light.

Tickets went on sale at 10:00am this morning (Saturday 25th May, 2013), through a variety of ticket websites and telephone hotlines, and demand has been huge. Only a limited amount of tickets now remain and fans are advised to book now to avoid disappointment.

The band kicks off the UK leg of its ‘Where We Are’ 2014 World Tour at the home of Sunderland AFC on Wednesday 28th May, 2014. The Stadium of Light is one of only four UK venues on the tour and the only stadium between Manchester and Edinburgh to welcome the chart-toppers.

SAFC Commercial Director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “There has been unprecedented demand for tickets for this show, which is fantastic. It’s a real statement from the North East music fans and clearly shows the demand for major music events in the city.”

A very limited number of hospitality packages are also still available, which include a guaranteed seat for the show.


Tickets are priced from £43.00 (plus booking fee) and available online and through ticket hotlines. Tickets ARE NOT available from the Stadium of Light ticket office or SAFC ticket phone lines.




0844 811 0051, 0844 826 2826, 0844 338 8000

Standing tickets only available to persons aged 12 and over. No under 16s will be allowed on the pitch unless accompanied by an adult. There are no age restrictions for seated tickets.


Hospitality, which includes a guaranteed concerts ticket, is available from just £145 per person (+VAT). Call 0871 911 1555 or email to book.


For general enquiries email or log on to

Fans can keep up to date with all the latest information at the Stadium of Light’s official Facebook page or join the conversation on Twitter @SoLConcerts using #1DSoL.