UK's biggest pop festival returns to Wearside

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The summer gets hotter with new acts added to the North East Live Festival - step forward Katy B, Neon Jungle and Rixton.

Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps, Union J and more take to the stage at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Sunderland's Stadium of Light is to play host to the North East's biggest ever pop event, as AEG Live brings the phenomenal summer music event back to the region, as part of its wider UK Live events.

Following on from the success of 2013's North East Live event, some of pop's biggest acts will come together for the one day festival at the home of Sunderland AFC.

Headlining the festival is the sensational Jessie J, who will be joined in the line-up by fun-loving hit makers Rizzle Kicks, top UK girl band The Saturdays and teen sensations 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.

Further announcements of additional acts will follow soon - see SAFC Concerts and UK Live for all the latest news.

The family-friendly music extravaganza, designed to suit music fans of all ages, will take place on Sunday 22 June and demand for tickets, which are priced from just £25, is expected to be high.

Tickets will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 14 December (full ticket information detailed below).

SAFC Commercial Director, Gary Hutchinson, said: "Naturally we are absolutely delighted that the event is coming back to the Stadium of Light. Last years' North East Live was a fantastic event, so it's great to be working with AEG again on what proved to be such a hugely successful format.

"There is great line-up already in place for 2014 and its one that I'm sure will appeal to a diverse audience. The show really does have something for everyone and it's an affordable price for what will be a great days' entertainment."

AEG Live Promoter, Sam Bush, said: "After last year's hugely successful inaugural event, we are absolutely delighted to be back at the Stadium of Light.

"It's a fantastic line up and North East Live 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever."

Full line up to date (additional acts will be added)

Jessie J
Jason Derulo
Rizzle Kicks
The Saturdays
The Vamps
Union J

Ticket information and event timings

On sale: 10.00am, Saturday 14 December, 2013

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

Available from: AEG Live, AXS, 08448 24 48 24, See Tickets, 0871 230 1097, Ticketmaster, 0844 477 5775 and the Stadium of Light ticket office.

Doors open 12noon, first act on stage 2.00pm, event close approximately 10:00pm

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

Latest news

All the latest North East Live and UK Live updates will be available at SAFC Concerts, UK Live or on North East Live on Twitter.

For all the latest on UK Live - which includes North East Live at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on 22 June, East Coast Live at Ipswich Chantry Park on Saturday 28 June and South West Live at Weston-super-Mare Beach on Sunday 29 June - see UK Live, and UK Live on Facebook and UK Live on Twitter.