Write stuff for North East Live

by Sunderland AFC

Your chance to review pop extravaganza.

Young, aspiring writers from across the North East are being given the chance to have their say on a spectacular summer concert featuring some of music’s biggest stars.

North East Live 2014, which is being held at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland on June 22, will be headlined by Jessie J, with performances by Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps, Union J, American star Jason Derulo and more to be announced.

Students from the region’s secondary schools, colleges and universities are now being asked to submit a speculative review for the event – with the best winning tickets to attend.

The competition, organised by promoters AEG Live and SAFC, is open to anyone aged 11 or over in full time education, who is able to write a short, mock review for North East Live 2014.

Three lucky winners will be chosen in all – one from a secondary school, one from a college and one from a university – with each receiving four VIP tickets to the concert, as well as the chance to write a review of the event to feature on Sunderland AFC’s official website, www.safc.com.

The secondary school winner will also receive four additional VIP tickets for their school.

In addition, all education establishments who submit reviews on behalf of their students will receive entry into a separate draw to win tickets, which can be used for fundraising opportunities or as student incentives.

SAFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “The feedback we received from North East Live 2013 was fantastic and this year we wanted to give young people the chance to showcase their reviewing skills in more of a formal fashion.

“We’re looking forward to reading all of the entries and ultimately giving the lucky winners a chance to report like a real journalist at North East Live 2014 with our compliments.”

Note: All entries must include name and age and should be submitted by the school, no later than Monday 2 June.  Entries should be submitted via email to lucy.hall@safc.com in person at Black Cat House, or by post to: Schools North East Live Competition, Sunderland AFC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU.

For more information please call 0191 5515157

Tickets for North East Live are on sale now from just £25, for more information visit www.uklive.co.uk or follow @north_eastlive on Twitter. 

Tickets are also available from
www.axs.com, 08448 24 48 24, www.seetickets.com, 0871 230 1097, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, 0844 477 5775 and the Stadium of Light ticket office.