The countdown is on for the North East’s biggest ever pop show!

Some of the UK’s biggest and best loved pop acts are joining forces to take to the stage for a fabulous live stadium show on Saturday June 22.

X Factor winner James Arthur, Rita Ora, JLS, The Wanted, Lawson, Conor Maynard, Stooshe, The Vamps and Union J will all be taking to the stage as part of the North East Live show.

The appearance of James Arthur completes a trio of acts with a regional flavour, with Amelia Lily and Little Mix also set to star.

Speaking about the forthcoming show James said: “I’m really looking forward to North East Live – playing to such a big home crowd will be amazing!”

The Middlesbrough born singer-songwriter won the ninth series of The X factor in 2012. His debut single ‘Impossible’ went straight to the top of the UK charts in December 2012, selling over a million copies in its first week of release. It has also become the fastest-selling ‘The X Factor winner’s single’ so far, reaching 255,000 downloads within 48 hours and over 490,000 by the end of its first week on sale.

James Arthur north east live

James Arthur

The X Factor theme runs deep with Amelia Lily, Little Mix and Union J all graduating from the show as well as previous runners-up JLS.

Little Mix to play Stadium

Little Mix to play Stadium

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast.



  • The family-friendly five-hour music extravaganza takes place on Saturday 22 June. Tickets are on sale now, priced from just £25 (see below for full ticket information).



The Wanted

Rita Ora

Little Mix

James Arthur


Conor Maynard


Union J

Amelia Lily



PRICE:                                   £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 (Black Cats Bar) and £65 (Golden Circle)

AVAILABLE FROM:   ,, 08448 24 48 24,, 0871 230 1097,, 0844 477 5775 and 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. Contact 0871 911 1555 or email  to make a booking or for more information.

Further details are available at, or via twitter, @north_eastlive