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Countdown to blinkbox North East Live

by Sunderland AFC

Pop extravaganza countdown is on.

With less than a week to go, preparations are in full swing for the region’s biggest ever pop extravaganza - blink box North East Live  - and thousands of concert-goers are looking forward to enjoying  what is set to be a sunshine-filled day, featuring 10 top pop acts.

The show kicks off with Austin Mahone, who will open events at around 1:20pm. The rest of the stellar line-up featuring Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps, Union J, Katy B, Neon Jungle and Rixton will take to the stage throughout the afternoon and evening, culminating in the headline act, the sensational Jessie J.  The show is anticipated to finish at around 10pm.

Stadium doors will open at 12noon, also allowing access to the courtyard area featuring fairground rides, music and entertainment. A range of catering outlets are available, offering a wide selection of food and soft drink options including pizzas, wrap and street food, along with traditional items such as hot dogs and burgers.

Bar facilities serving a range of drinks are available for concert-goers aged over 18, however patrons are advised that the ‘Challenge 25’ protocol will be in place and they should carry proof of age to avoid any issues on the day.

Weather forecasts are predicting a hot, sunny day and concert-goers should ensure they dress appropriately for such conditions - wear sunscreen (especially young children), bring a hat and stay hydrated throughout the day.

For safety reasons food and drink cannot be brought into the venue and re-entry is not permitted after exiting. Attendees can move between the courtyard and stadium freely however.

Attendees can move between the courtyard and stadium freely however.

EVENT TIMINGS (approximate and subject to change)
12 noon - doors open, including external courtyard offering a wide range of food/beverages, fairground rides and activities for youngsters

1.20pm - first act on stage - Austin Mahone

10pm - show closes


Jessie J 
Jason Derulo 
Rizzle Kicks
The Saturdays
The Vamps
Union J
Katy B
Neon Jungle

Tickets for blinkbox music North East Live: Sunderland Stadium of Light are on sale now.  

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£25, £35, £45, and £60 (Golden Circle)

AVAILABLE FROM:  , 08448 24 48 24,,

0871 230 1097,, 0844 477 5775 and the Stadium of Light ticket office.

Reserved seats are priced at £25 and £45, unreserved seats and pitch standing is £35, with Golden Circle (the area close to stage) £60. A maximum of eight tickets per person can be purchased and a booking fee per ticket is applicable; this does not apply to cash sales from the SoL box office, however.

Youngsters under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. For safety reasons, babes in arms are not permitted.

Disabled patrons should call 0191 551 5004 or email to purchase tickets for the wheelchair platform.

Hospitality packages, which include a guaranteed seat for the concert, are priced from just £60 plus VAT. Contact 0871 911 1555 or email .