North East Live

Great demand for pop festival

by Kate Smith

North East Live sees fantastic early sales.

Tickets went on sale at 10am today for the North East’s biggest ever pop event, North East Live, with websites and telephone hotlines experiencing exceptional demand.

Some of pop’s biggest acts are set to come together for the one day festival at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Sunday 22 June, 2014, as AEG Live brings the phenomenal summer music event back to the region as part of its wider UK Live events.

Thousands of pop fans have already snapped up tickets for the show which features some of the country’s top pop acts, with the sensational Jessie J headlining a stellar line up. Rizzle Kicks, top UK girl band The Saturdays and teen sensations The Vamps and Union J are also set to wow the Wearside audience, along with US superstar Jason Derulo. Further announcements of additional acts will also follow.

Sunderland AFC commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “Last years’ North East Live was a hugely popular event, especially with families and young people and the 2014 show already looks set to eclipse that.

“There has been fantastic early demand for tickets, which shows that there is a real appetite for live music and major events of this kind in the North East and that’s great to see.”

The family-friendly music extravaganza is designed to suit music fans of all ages, with tickets priced from a purse-friendly £25.

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

Available from:,  08448 24 48 24, 0871 230 1097, 0844 477 5775 

In person at the Stadium of Light ticket office.

Doors open 12noon, first act on stage 2pm, event close approximately 10pm

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 .

All the latest North East Live and UK Live updates will be available at, or via Twitter @north_eastlive

For all the latest on UK Live - which includes North East Live at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on 22 June, East Coast Live at Ipswich Chantry Park on Saturday 28 June and South West Live at Weston-super-Mare Beach on Sunday 29 June - see, and and Twitter@UKLiveOfficial.