North East acts set for Wearside gig

by Kate Smith

Two local artists in North East Live line-up.

Two of the region’s most popular music stars will take to the stage at the Stadium of Light as part of the first ever North East Live pop concert.

Girl band Little Mix and Amelia Lily will help form a line up packed with the best British musicians for the very first North East Live in Sunderland on Saturday 22 June.

The X Factor winners Little Mix reached the number one spot in the charts with their first two singles; Cannonball and Wings, before recording top three hit DNA and currently charting with their fourth single Change Your Life.

The four piece which includes South Shields born Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwell, will be performing in front of their biggest crowd in the North East when they arrive at the Stadium of Light in June and said:

“We are so happy to be playing North East Live, our biggest hometown show to date!!!"

Middlesbrough born Amelia Lily will add more local talent to the North East’s biggest ever pop music extravaganza when she performs her hit singles You Bring Me Joy and her latest single Shut Up.

The 18 year old added: 'I am so thrilled to be part of such a big Pop line up, the fact it's the North East makes it even more special!' 

The North East’s pop superstars will be joined by boy bands JLS, The Wanted, Lawson and Union J as well as Rita Ora, Stooshe and Connor Maynard for the summer music event on Wearside.

Tickets go on sale from 9am Friday 8 February and are priced from just £25 for unreserved seating and pitch standing through to hospitality packages starting at £95 plus VAT for some of the finest seats in the house.

FULL LINE UP TO DATE (additional acts will be added)
The Wanted
Rita Ora
Little Mix
Conor Maynard
Union J
Amelia Lily


Demand for tickets is expected to be huge for this one-off show.

On sale: 9am, Friday 8 February
Prices: £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 (Black Cats Bar) and £65 (Golden Circle)

Available from:

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.

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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