Boyband return to SoL

by Sunderland AFC

Stars set for Sunderland comeback.

One of the UK’s most popular boybands is heading back to the North East.

Teen sensations The Vamps, who recently made an appearance on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing at blinkbox music North East Live at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Sunday, June 22. 

The group, whose debut album reached number two in the UK charts when it was released this spring, were among the most popular performers at the inaugural North East Live in 2013 and say they can’t wait to return.

Bass guitarist and vocalist Connor Ball, said: “We’re all super excited. There was a brilliant atmosphere last year and we’re really looking forward to coming back. Sharing the stage with Jessie J will be great and we really like Neon Jungle and Jason Derulo.

“Unfortunately, because of our schedule, it’s going to be a short visit, which is a shame, because we’d really love to explore the area a bit. But with any luck we will be able to stay for the whole show though and see all the other acts.”

The Vamps, who will be performing their top hits, Can We Dance, Wild Heart and Last Night, are among a host of big name stars appearing at blinkbox music North East Live 2014.

The family-friendly event, which will run from 2pm until 10pm, also includes performances form Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, Katy B, Jason Derulo, Union J, Rixton, Neon Jungle and the day’s headliner, Jessie J.

Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director for SAFC, said: “The Vamps were a huge hit at North East Live 2013.  Since then they’ve achieved fantastic success around the world and we are absolutely delighted to welcome them back to Wearside.” 

Jessie J 
Jason Derulo 
Rizzle Kicks
The Saturdays
The Vamps
Union J
Katy B
Neon Jungle

Tickets for blinkbox music North East Live: Sunderland Stadium of Light are on sale now.  

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

AVAILABLE FROM:  , 08448 24 48 24,,

0871 230 1097,, 0844 477 5775 and 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 .