Teen sensation to kick off pop show.
Teen sensation Austin Mahone is set to kick off the region’s biggest-ever pop concert at the Stadium of Light on Sunday June 22.
Thousands of music fans will flock to the home of Sunderland AFC for blinkbox music North East Live, capping off another huge summer of concerts on Wearside.
Concert-goers can enjoy a family funfair with a host of rides and entertainment, along with a vast range of catering options from 12 noon when surrounding courtyards open.
In a slight change to the original schedule, Mahone who is taking the music world by storm, will get the show underway from around 1.20pm. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will be performing some his biggest hits, before the rest of the stellar line-up takes to the stage.
He will be joined by top UK girl band The Saturdays and fun-loving hit makers Rizzle Kicks, as well as boybands The Vamps and Union J. Alongside them, Jason Derulo will be jetting in from the USA to play his only outdoor UK tour dates for 2014. Headline act Jessie J will close the pop music extravaganza, which is set to finish at approximately 9.45pm.
Chart topper Katy B, hyped girl band Neon Jungle and new to the scene, Rixton, complete the line-up of pop acts hitting the Stadium of Light, whilst Capital FM provide on stage entertainment between acts with breakfast presenters Bodg, Matt and Jojo throughout the day and evening.
Doors open from approximately 12noon, with stadium turnstiles also open throughout the show and concert-goers are advised to arrive as early as possible on the day to avoid queues. Tickets do not permit re-entry into the stadium after exiting however.
Timings of when each act takes to the stage have not been released as yet, however fans can keep up to date with all the latest news on twitter via @North_eastlive and using the hashtag #NorthEastLive.
Thousands of pop fans have already snapped up tickets to see some their favourite acts come together for the one-day festival and tickets are available from just £25.