Music show is picture perfect

by Kate Smith

Have your artwork displayed at North East Live gig.

North East Live, the region’s biggest ever pop show, is being staged at the Stadium of Light on 22 June, featuring some of the country’s favourite pop acts including JLS, The Wanted, Rita Ora, Little Mix, James Arthur, Conor Maynard, Stooshe, Union J and Amelia Lily.

And local school children and students are being given the opportunity to play their part in the music extravaganza with a fantastic competition.

Primary school pupils are being asked to draw a picture about what they think the concert will be like. The drawings could feature anything from pictures of the acts to families and friends enjoying the show

A montage of the artwork will be displayed for tens of thousands of music fans to see on show day and the winning entry will take pride of place in the display. The winner will also receive four VIP tickets to the concert and the winning pupils’ school will also receive four VIP tickets for the show.

SAFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “We’re encouraging children to be as creative and original as they want and really get into the spirit of North East Live. It’s a fun, family-friendly event for the whole region and we want to involve as many people as possible in the show and the build up to the day.”

Secondary school and college students will also have the chance to participate, with a competition to test their writing skills. They are being asked to submit a mock review of what the concert will be like and the winner will be invited to attend the show and write an actual review, which will appear on Sunderland AFC’s official website, They will also receive four VIP concert tickets for themselves and their school/ college.

Local schools and colleges have been contacted directly by SAFC with details of the competition, however any schools who would like additional information on how to get involved should email 

Demand for tickets is expected to be huge for this one-off show. See ticket plan below or download here.

Prices: £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 (Black Cats Bar) and £65 (Golden Circle)

Available from:
AEG Live
SEE Tickets

AEG Hotline - 08448 24 48 24
SEE Tickets Hotline - 0871 230 1097
Ticketmaster Hotline - 0844 477 5775

OR in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office.

Reserved seats are priced at £25, £30 and £40, unreserved seats and pitch standing £35, Golden Circle (close to stage) £65, Black Cats Bar (with padded seat and bar access) £50. 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 however.

Youngsters under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 for the show. No babes in arms are permitted for safety reasons.

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

Group bookings of 20 or more with reduced booking fees available, please contact 0191 5515004 or email Coach parking in venue car park can also be booked at this location at £30 per bay.


Hospitality packages, which include a concert ticket, are available from just £95 plus VAT. There’s a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, please contact 0871 911 1555 or email to make a booking or more information.

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