Returning to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light for its second year running, North East Live is one of three one day festivals hosted by concert promoters AEG under the banner of UK Live. An event for all the family, some of today’s best pop acts will be hitting the North East stage on Saturday 22nd June for a jam packed day of chart topping music.
The fun filled line up for North East Live contains pop sensations Rizzle Kicks, Katy B, Union J, Neon Jungle and Rixton, alongside up and coming teen stars The Vamps. Also taking to the stage will be some firmly established superstars.
London based girl group phenomenon The Saturdays kicked off their career in 2008 supporting fellow female powerhouses Girls Aloud on their ‘Tangled Up’ tour. Following in the footsteps of their tour mates the girls rose to great success, releasing four top ten studio albums and achieving their first UK number one with ‘What About Us’ in March 2013. The Stadium of Light concert acts as part of their festival season warm up before embarking on the ‘Greatest Hits Live!’ tour in September this year.
American chart sensation Jason Derulo will also be hitting the stage at North East Live in his only UK outdoor performance this year. With three best-selling international albums and a wealth of single releases under his belt, Derulo is at the forefront of R&B singer-songwriter success.
Topping the bill will be international superstar Jessie J. In a series of outdoor events across the summer, Jessie will be continuing her whirlwind career that includes the accolade of only British female to achieve six top ten singles from one studio album, the multi-platinum ‘Who Are You’ released in 2011. As well as an impressive recording career and phenomenal chart success, Jessie J is also known for her role as judge and mentor on the debut series of ‘The Voice UK’.
The Stadium of Light opens its gates for North East Live at 12 noon on Saturday 22nd June. The first act will take to the stage at 2pm with the concert running through till around 10pm. Reserved seating tickets are £25 and £45 dependent on location, unreserved and standing tickets are priced at £35 and Golden Circle tickets £60, all subject to booking fees. As a one day event, North East Live does not offer camping facilities. For convenient accommodation, the Days Inn Hotel in Durham offers excellent transport links with short routes along the A690 or the A1(M) by car. Alternatively, the train from Durham city centre takes under an hour via Newcastle Airport station.